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It’s important to ask your contractor for a timeline of your roof replacement job. This allows you to prepare and plan your personal schedule, especially if you’re keen on being on site throughout the project.

In this article, Sully-Jones Roofing, a reputable commercial roofing contractor, discusses how a typical roof replacement project is done.


A few days or a week before the start of the job, you can expect your new shingles to arrive at your home. Your contractor may also send a dumpster during this period, so you might want to allocate space for that. Ask your roofer if they will be recycling your old shingles since a secondary dumpster is usually needed for those.


Ensure there’s enough space for your roofer to move freely. Also, you might want to cover or set aside your outdoor furniture, planters and other structures in your garden to keep the work zone and nearby areas clear. Clarify with your contractor if roof repair jobs will be done prior to the installation of your new roof. This might set you back by a few hours or days, so you should be aware of these adjustments.

On the last day of the roof installation job, you can expect your contractor to do a final walk-through with you. Make the most out of this opportunity to thoroughly check the quality of their work. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask them. Contractors typically clean the site before leaving, so you don’t have to worry about loose nails and construction debris in your yard.


The dumpster delivered to your home a few days prior to the start of the job will be picked up. Also, a representative may visit to collect final payment and solicit a general review.

The roofers at Sully-Jones Roofing boast of over 60 years of industry experience. We are deeply committed to ensuring total customer satisfaction, so you can expect top-notch results, from residential roof replacement jobs to commercial roof maintenance. Call us at (619) 312-4018 or fill out our contact form to request a free inspection. We offer our services to homeowners in San Diego, CA, and the surrounding areas.