Spec PlanE: Roofing

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Spec Plan-E looks at roofing and roofing materials. Part of roofing includes rain removal systems. Make sure to order gutter protection guards. You will welcome it later on.

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Spec Plan E: Roofing

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Identify type of roof and rain removal systems:

— ceramic tile on main house
— protective guards on rain gutters, etc.

  • Roofing materials come in asphalt and fiberglass shingles, cedar shakes, tile, slate and other more expensive materials.
  • You may consider adding a solar panel or other alternative energy systems:
    view center: alternative energy


Rain removal systems include gutters, down spouts, and underground piping that channels the water to respective areas


Check framing building codes:

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spec planning: roofing

Getting Started

Step 1: develop the plan

  • take a completed draft of the roofing spec sheet to your architect or planner, who will can customize a remodeling plan or revise an existing plan that meets your specs.
  • use your spec sheet and floor plan to bid the construction project out to contractors
    roofing spec sheet


Step 2: get required building permits


Step 3: find pre-screened contractors and other service providers

find roofing contractors

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Helpful Tools

Some helpful forms for making remodeling decisions:

home improvement guide
home remodeling checklist
remodeling specification sheet
contractor evaluation form