New Roof Installation Process
You’re now getting a new roof. That’s great! What is the actual process? It can help you feel confident that your home is receiving the highest quality protection. This is a step-by-step guide to installing a new roof. You will feel more confident about your investment the more you learn.
ROOF INSTALLATION STEP 1. DECIDING ON A MATERIALS AND CONTRACTOR
You’ve made the major decision to replace your roof. But there are important decisions that you need to make.
First, you need to choose a roofing company. Ask for recommendations, get a few estimates and compare prices. Compare them all and pick the one that suits your needs best.
Discuss your options with the contractor and choose the color, style, and type of shingle which best matches your home.
ROOF INSTALLATION STEP 2. REMOVING OLD ROOFING
Your old roof will need to be removed in most cases before you can install your new roof. The surrounding landscape must be protected by tarps. Your neighbors will need to allow you to place the dumpster in their yard.
After removing the old shingles, roofers can inspect the decking underneath and replace any damaged areas with new decking. This will ensure a strong foundation.
ROOF INSTALLATION STEP 3. DEFENDING AGAINST WAVE DAMAGE
To prevent moisture from getting under your new shingles, a drip edge (a non-corrosive metal) will be attached to the roof’s edges.
Flashing and underlayment will be next installed. This serves as a waterproof barrier between decking, shingles, and flashing. It also reinforces roof valleys and provides additional protection. To ensure that water cannot penetrate your roof’s vulnerable areas, all chimneys, vents, and pipes will be sealed.
ROOF INSTALLATION STEP 4: INSTALLING NEW SHINGLES
Woo-hoo! Your house is now ready for a new roof. Now it’s time for the new shingles to be applied. The time it takes to apply the new shingles you chose in step 1 depends on many factors such as the size of the house, the type and complexity of the roofline, and the weather. The average time it takes to place new shingles is between a few days and a week.
ROOF INSTALLATION STEP 5. CLEANUP AND FINAL INSIGHT
You can celebrate the placement of the last shingle, but it is time to clean up any remaining materials, tools and equipment. Take a look at how beautiful our house looks!
After your roof looks great, your roofing company will make sure that your roof works well. To ensure that your roof is installed to the highest quality standards, a thorough inspection is required.
ROOF INSTALLATION EXPERTS
Reggie Reed Roofing has the expertise to help you whether you are looking for a new roof to cover your new house or replacing your current roof. You can be confident that you will get the best roof for your money. Reggie Reed Roofing is a trusted source. Get a free quote from us and we’ll come out to protect your home for many more years.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Roofing Companies in Pinellas County. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.