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All You Need to Know About the Roofing Process
Roofs are sturdy and an integral part of your house and protect you against weather elements. However, with time, your roof gets damaged, and you will need to replace it. Roof replacement is a complex and time-consuming process, and it is best to hire a professional roofing contractor for the job. Still, knowing the process can help you make the right decisions and get the best out of your money.
Here is our step-by-step roofing process guide to help you through your roof replacement.
Step 1: Find the right contractor
The best way to ensure that your entire roofing process goes well is to have professionals by your side who know what they are doing. When hiring your contractor, look for experience, expertise, and exceptional communication skills. The right contractor gets your roof replaced in the most efficient and timely manner.
Step 2: Decide the materials
Roofing material plays a vital role in your roof’s longevity, function, and looks, so you need to give good thought to the material you choose. You need to consider the following things while deciding:
- Which material suits best as per the weather conditions in your location?
- How long will it last?
- How much will it cost?
- How will it look?
Step 3: Removal of the old roof
Once you have decided on the material, you need to move on to the actual replacement by removing the old roofing shingles. Removing old shingles may seem easy, but it takes a lot of time and workforce. You may also need to cover the foliage with a tarp to prevent damaging it.
Pro tip: Remove the old roof only when the roofing materials are ready. Leaving the top without shingles can cause damage in the meantime.
Step 4: Inspect the wood decking
Decking acts as a supportive base for your shingles, so you need to ensure that the decking is good enough to hold the new shingles. If the decking is damaged, you need to replace it before adding the new shingles.
Step 5: Get the surface ready
Once the decking is cleared, you need to get the surface ready before adding the new shingles. The surface preparation involves installing drip edges. This prevents the water from going underneath the roof and damages the decking. It acts as a protective waterproof layer that prevents the roofing material from water damage.
Step: 6 Installing the new materials
The next step is to install the new shingles on your roof. The installation process varies according to the material. Talk to your contractor about the process they follow for a particular material to get clarity.
Step: 7 Cleanup
Once the installation is finished, the final step is to clean up the area and inspect the new roofing to ensure no problems with the installation. If there are any issues, they will be resolved at this point.
About Christopher Home Improvement
If you are looking for a reputable and professional roofing contractor to install and maintain your roof, Christopher Home Improvement should be your one-stop destination. We have served the residents and businesses in Connecticut and Rhode Island for over 16 years. Call us at 877-334-4654 or fill our contact form to get free roofing, siding, gutter, or home window installation and repair estimate.
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