If you are in need of a roof replacement, it is important to know what to expect. Many people mistakenly believe that a new roof is simply a matter of installing new shingles. In reality, there are many other components that go into a roof replacement project.
In this blog post, we will discuss the different elements that are typically included in a roof replacement job:
1) Initial Roof Inspection
The first step in any roof replacement project is a thorough inspection of the existing roof. This inspection will help to determine the condition of the roof and identify any potential problems that could impact the replacement job.
2) Sourcing of Materials
Once the inspection is complete, the next step is to source the materials that will be needed for the roof replacement. This includes things like shingles, flashing, and underlayment.
3) Delivery of Materials
The next step is to order the materials that will be used for the roof replacement. This includes things like new shingles, felt paper, and flashing. We’ll also be delivering a dumpster so we can properly dispose of the old roofing material.
The material delivery typically takes place a few days before the actual roof replacement job begins.
4) Removing Your Old Roof
Once the materials have been delivered, the next step is to remove your old roof. This process can vary depending on the type of roof you have and the condition it is in. However, most roof replacements will involve removing all of the old shingles and felt paper before installing the new materials.
Your roofing contractor will remove all of the layers of your roof, including the decking, to get to the underlying structure. Roof decking is composed of wooden boards that are connected to the joists and trusses in your roof. The shingles are attached to the roof decking, which acts as a foundation for them. If your roof decking is in good shape, your roofer can start rebuilding on top of it; if not, the board should be replaced too.
5) Installation of Your New Roof
Once the old roof has been removed, it is time to install your new roof. This process will vary depending on the type of roof you are having installed. However, most roofs are installed in a similar fashion.
First, the felt paper or underlayment is installed. This helps to protect your home from water damage. Next, the flashing is installed. Flashing helps to keep water from seeping into your home through the gaps around your chimney and other openings. Finally, the shingles or other chosen material is installed. The shingles are the final layer of protection for your home and they give your roof its finished look.
6) Clean Up & Final Inspection
Once the new roof has been installed, the final step is to clean up the job site. This includes removing all of the old materials, nails and debris from your property. Your roofer will also inspect your new roof to ensure that it has been installed properly.