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How to Get a New Roof in 2023: Homeowners Guide

Learning how to a new roof can often feel like an overwhelming and confusing process. After all, it is a really BIG project! To help, we’ve outlined a step-by-step guide on what you can expect from start to finish!

Step 1: Get an Inspection

Your first step before getting a new roof should always be to get an initial roof inspection. Luckily for you, ours are free! When you schedule an inspection, a trained roofing professional will come out and do a thorough analysis of your roof. They know precisely what to look for – whether your home has sustained damage from past hailstorms or only have wear and tear accumulated over time. 

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Step 2: Need to File a Claim?

After a hail or windstorm, your homeowner’s insurance can save you thousands of dollars on repairs or replacement. However, insurance can be tricky, and sometimes not everything is covered. To avoid unexpected costs, you need to take a close look at your homeowner’s policy.

The next step is to request an estimate from one or two trusted contractors to submit to your insurance. Once you have the ball rolling with insurance, you can move on to the fun part!

Step 3: Select Roof Type / Color 

There are many different types of roofing materials to choose from and come in a wide price range as well. If you have any questions about what roofing material might be best for you, please call us, and we’d be more than happy to assist you!

One of the top questions we get from homeowners is “what roof color should I choose?”

If you are asking yourself the same thing, check out this chart below for some inspiration!

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What to Expect on Your Install Day

Every roofing company handles installs a little differently, but this is what you can expect when you work with our team at Durashield. 

We are typically able to complete a job in a single day and always leave your property spotless. We want to make the process as quick and easy as possible, and that’s why we always communicate what we’re doing with the homeowner.

For full disclosure, the work can be noisy, and homeowners should take the necessary steps to ensure work and/or children at home aren’t disturbed. We also like to remind homeowners to be careful when entering and exiting the house, and never walk outside barefoot while we’re working. 

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Post Installation Clean-Up 

We will ensure that your roof, gutters, and yard are clear of roofing debris. We go the extra mile to ensure that no nails are left. We also recommend doing a walk around your property with your roofing contractor to make sure everything is exactly the way it was before we were here. 

Getting the Most Out of Your New Roof

Every contractor is different, but here at Durashield Contracting, we take great pride in our quality of work and our customer service. We always aim for 100% customer satisfaction. If you’d like to learn more about what roof replacement project could look like for you, please give us a call at 855-387-2744 or schedule a free estimate online!


  • What does roof maintenance look like? A yearly inspection is always a good idea to ensure that your roof is staying sound, and an inspection is especially important after a storm passes. Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris can also help prevent buildup and damage to your roof, such as leaks. 
  • What if I have a problem? Our number one priority is to complete quality work for our customers that always leaves them happy. If you ever have any questions or issues, please call us directly so that we can make everything right.
  • Do I need to tell my insurance company? Yes, you should always check with your insurance company before repairs begin. If you make repairs that aren’t covered under your policy, you may have to pay the bill out of pocket.

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