If your home's roof is showing its age or has suffered damage, you might be planning a roofing replacement. If so, there are some things you should think about to ensure that you're getting the best possible results from that replacement. Here's a look at a couple of the things that you should plan for ahead of time so that you're prepared for anything.

Monitor The Weather

Roofing replacement will take several days at a minimum and longer if the roof is large or there are other issues. That means monitoring the weather forecast throughout the entire process because rain and inclement weather can be problematic. However, if you know ahead of time that there's poor weather in the forecast, you can plan with your roofing contractor to cover the exposed areas securely with tarps at the end of the workday before. That way, you don't have to worry about water damage to the roofing felt or other similar issues.

Expect Additional Damage 

Even the best roofing contractor can't see underneath the entire roof to tell you what condition things are in. That means you may be in for a surprise or two when the initial roofing is stripped off. Sometimes, additional damage is discovered to the underlayment that will require more extensive work. Be prepared for this type of issue by leaving room in your budget for the unexpected and allowing extra time as well.

Understand Your Warranty

One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when they're dealing with a roofing replacement is failing to understand the warranty for their roofing materials. If you don't take the time to understand the warranty terms before the installation, you may overlook something that could jeopardize that coverage. Simple things like skipping the starter shingles or using the wrong roofing nails can invalidate warranty coverage, so make sure that you understand the terms and you discuss them with your roofing contractor.

These are just a few of the many things that you need to understand when it comes to dealing with roofing replacement. Talk with your roofing contractor today for more information so that you can be adequately prepared for the project. The more you understand and the more questions you ask, the easier your roofing replacement will be. It's not a small undertaking, so don't be afraid to take an active role in the planning so that you know what to expect.

To learn more about roofing replacements, contact a company like Chapman Construction.