When you’re preparing for a roof replacement, you may be wondering what will take place during the process. Aside from the loud noises and falling debris, you’ll also see each step a contractor takes to ensure that your roof is ready to protect your home. Mammoth Contracting offers roofing services for your home and wants to share what you’ll be expecting when roofing specialists replace your roof. Here are the 8 steps you can expect during a roof replacement visit.
Step 1: Protecting Your Property
Professionals will ensure that your property will stay protected while they work on your roof. By using tarps or protective plywood, the roofers will protect your bushes, plants, walls, fences outdoor furniture. This should always be the first course of action for your safety.
Step 2: Removing Your Old Roofing
The next step starts with removing your old roofing for a thorough inspection. This will make sure that the roofers can easily determine any problems with your roof. Old shingles will be taken out so they can be inspected for repairs.
Step 3: Inspecting Your Roofing
Roofers will be looking for any specific damages to your roof that they can replace or maintain. This includes:
- Rotted wood
- Soft or wet wood
- Damaged or loose shingles
- Missing nails
They should replace any of these pieces that may be causing your roof problems. If you find that you have problems with your roofing such as bumps, it’s because your roofing is missing nails. The roofers should ensure that these parts are fixed before they continue replacing your roof.
Step 4: Preparing Your Roof’s Surface
While your roof is being inspected, the roofers will secure the wood decking to your roof to prepare for the drip edge. The drip edge is then installed on all the roof’s edges to protect your roof from rain and other weather conditions. It keeps the water from seeping underneath the roofing material. The next step is to make sure there are no leaks in your roofing from the weather.
Step 5: Applying The Water And Ice Shield
The water and ice shield is a roofing underlayment that will stick to your wood decking. This ensures that there will be no water leakage or penetration onto your wood decking. After installing the water and ice shield to all roof penetrations, the roofers add a layer of roofing felt. This prevents any new shingles from sticking to the wood. All these layers keep your roof safe from extreme weather.
Step 6: Installing New Roofing Materials
Your roof now has a base where the roofers can effectively and safely work on. Working from the bottom up, they lay out the new materials on the roof. Roofers install the ridge capping, the ridge vents and the count flashing on your roof. From here, you should be able to see the finished result of your roof.
Step 7: Cleaning Up The Site
The roofers ensure that your roof is clean and presentable. They should never leave their tools or excess debris on your roof after they’ve finished installing the materials. Your roof should be cleaner than how it was when they arrived.
Step 8: Inspecting The Finished Roof Replacement
After everything is complete, professionals should meticulously inspect your roof to make sure everything is perfect. When every part is installed correctly and there are no further damages, the roofers will present your new roof for your approval.
Interested In Professional Roof Installation? Contact Mammoth Contracting Today!
If you want to see how professionals approach this process in person, Mammoth Contracting would love to help you with any roof replacements! If you have any roof replacement questions, contact us through our website for a consultation.