The Capital Roofing Process
STAGE 1 – PERMITTING
NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT (NOC)
You have signed and notarized this form if your contract amount was $2,500 or above. This form is required for us to pull the proper permit(s) to complete your job. We will have this document recorded at the Clerk of the Court Office.
Once we have the recorded NOC, we are able to apply for permits. Permits typically take from one to ten business days to receive, depending on the municipality.
The PLACARD CARD that is issued will be posted on the job site when we start the job. This must stay posted until the final inspection is completed. IMPORTANT: DO NOT REMOVE THE PLACARD until it is signed by the inspector. On rare occasions we have had the inspector come out and approve the job, but fail to sign the permit. If this should happen and more than two weeks pass after completion of your project, contact our office and we will handle it.
The PLACARD CARD must be posted and visible from the road. If an inspector comes out or passes by and is unable to see the permit, they may “tag” the job. Sometimes when a job is tagged, a fine is also attached. If you remove the placard before the appropriate time you will be responsible for the tag fee.
Every City or county municipality has their own requirements for inspections during a re-roofing project. Arry’s is committed to knowing and following the rules for each area. If you would like to know the specific requirements for your area, please feel free to call us for additional information.
STAGE 2 – ORDERING MATERIALS AND SCHEDULING THE JOB
This stage is normally initiated at the same time as the permitting. We are not able to schedule your job until we have confirmation that the particular materials for your job are in and ready to be delivered. Once we receive confirmation on the materials, we are ready to schedule your job. We try to provide as much notice as possible, but the schedule can change frequently, especially during the rainy summer months. We will request your deposit when we contact you for scheduling.
It is a good idea to start preparing your home for the project at this time. Here are a few suggestions:
- Remove any hanging decorations such as plants, birdbaths, wind chimes, etc.
- Cover belongings in the garage and house as there maybe some dust, especially if you have an exposed ceiling.
- Prepare animals. It will be noisy, which could bother them; consider that there will be men on the crew(s) that will be walking across the roof and/or through the yard.
- Solar units are to be removed and reinstalled by others. If you would like the solar unit removed and disposed of, we can take care of that for you.
- We can remove satellite dishes, but we suggest that you have your satellite company reinstall and adjust for reception. We are not liable for any damages.
STAGE 3 – TEAR-OFF, WOORDWORK & WEATHERPROOFING
The first team on the job will be our tear-off crew. They will remove the existing roof covering, underlayments, drip edge, vents and boots. They will inspect and clean all of the flashings and replace them as needed. They will also replace or repair any damaged or rotted wood, as well as nail off the roof decking to meet current Building Code. Finally, they will install the underlayment, which is the weatherproofing.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to predict how long this process will take, as we do not know how much wood damage is under the roof covering. Depending on the municipality, if any inspections are required during this stage, our staff will schedule them accordingly.
STAGE 4 – ROOF COVERING
If you are to receive a shingle roofing system, the project could have two separate crews. Typically the same crew who completes the tear-off will be the crew that installs the shingle system. However, sometimes a different crew then the tear-off crew will come out to do the shingle installation. This crew is typically the last on the job.
FLAT I LOW-SLOPE ROOFS
If you are to receive a modified, single-ply, or roof coating system, it will be completely installed by the same initial crew. The roof will be removed, the woodwork completed, and all new metals and roof covering installed by the same team.
Tile roofs are a little more complicated. The process of installing a new tile roof requires the coordination of a few different things. First, the old roof covering is removed by one of our crews. Then, the tile is delivered to your home and is put on the ground; we call this ground dropping. The next crew out will be the tile loaders, who will be putting the tiles up on the rooftop. You will see that they stack the tiles all across the roof. Typically, these two steps can take up to a week. We then schedule the tile layers who will begin to install the tiles and eave closures. There will normally be one more delivery, consisting of sand, cement, carotex and oxide. These items are used to make the mortar the tile layers use to complete the tile job.