If you have to get your roof replaced, it is best to know what to expect from the process. That way, you can be prepared for the replacement and feel more confident about your home.
Having a big construction job on your property can be stressful and disruptive. We want to make the process as smooth and straightforward as possible. Here is what you can expect when you need a roof replacement.
The Options for a Roof ReplacementThe difference between a complete roof replacement and a re-roofing is the layer underneath the singles.
The crew will lay down new singles on your old roofing material during a re-roofing. It is the quickest and cheapest way to get a new roof. However, a re-roof will not last as long as a complete replacement, and there is no way to guarantee that there is no moisture underneath the layer of shingles.
A complete roof replacement is when the roofers remove the shingles and replace the felt underlayer with a new one. This way, the roofers can assess any rot or weak areas in the structure and evaluate those problems. That means it will take more time and cost more in expenses.
What a Roof Replacement IncludesOnce you’ve had your roof inspected by a professional and they’ve determined the need for a replacement, they will give you a bid for the time and cost it will take to complete the work. Before signing the papers is an excellent time to ask questions and request a project breakdown. Get the plan settled in writing before you get underway.
After a date has been set and papers signed, the crew will get started. First, the workers will tear off your old shingles and roofing materials. Next, a good company will lay down a tarp to catch any nails or other debris that comes down from the roof. After they take off the old roof, they may inspect the roof and make necessary repairs.
Second, they will lay down the new materials. The process can take as little as a day or up to three days. It is all depending on the size of your roof and the weather. Next, they will lay down sheathing and a metal drip around the edge that helps protect moisture from getting into the roof. Then the shingles are installed and flashing around the areas where leaks may come in. Lastly, the ridge vent will go in, and it will help circulate the air in the top of the house, which will allow hot air to escape.
Finally, the crew will clean up the area and dispose of the old debris from your roof.
We offer a wide range of high-quality roofing replacement and repair services. Whether you need a complete roof replacement or a re-roof, we can help.
Make an appointment for an inspection and we will be happy to answer any questions.
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