A roof replacement is a process in which contractors remove your existing roofing system and replace it with new materials to ensure durability and protection over your home. When it comes to a roof replacement, the right installation process is imperative. This will help your roof last and protect you for years to come. Finding a contractor that is highly qualified and an expert at the installation process will save you money in the long run. Let’s take a look at what you can expect during the roof replacement process.
In order for the contractors to come in and start the project, you’ll want to make sure your driveway is clear of any cars, items, or debris. This will give them clear access to your roof and prevent injuries and anything from being broken.
The contractors will start the process by removing your existing roofing structure. This will include the shingles, underlayment, and any roof penetrations so that the new roofing materials can be installed.
Flashing is used to prevent water from seeping into your home from your roof. Your contractor will make sure your roofing system has the proper flashing installed to prevent water damage. Metal flashing will be installed around your chimney and other penetrations on your roof. This layer will give you great protection and save you from things like mold and leaks. Drip edge may also be used to help guide rainwater away from your home during storms.
The underlayment will then be installed as an extra barrier between the roof deck and your roofing materials. This layer serves as a protective cover to prevent any moisture from seeping into your home.
The next step is installing your roofing shingles or flat roofing. No matter what materials you use, the way they are installed will be a huge factor. Make sure you have a licensed contractor that is qualified and follows industry standards and best practices.
After the roofing system is installed, it’s time to check the installation and clean up any debris from the roof, driveway, and yard. Heavy professional magnets will be used to clean up around the roofing structure. A project manager will then thoroughly inspect the roof installation and materials to then meet with the customer and finalize the project.
Make sure that you have a good warranty on your roof replacement. Your materials should be warrantied by the manufacturer, which is often a third party. The labor will be warrantied by the roofing contractor who completed the job. It’s important to note that all warranties will be paid for and processed by the contractor and will be kept on file. They will be your point of contact for any questions about your warranties on your roof replacement.
You can certainly expect a smile. At Remodel Rx we ensure that your roof replacement is installed with precision and top-tier customer service. We want to make this process as easy as possible for you and your family. We follow these steps to make sure that your roofing system is installed correctly and for the best price. Contact us today to get started on your roof replacement.