Your roof replacement is finally here. A new roof will give you years of peace of mind. Did your contractor explain what happens when your roof is replaced?
Old Time Roofing has been replacing roofs for many years in Florida. Contractors will often cut corners or neglect to pay attention to all the requirements of roof installation. Contractors will have different steps for installing a roof. Reputable roofing contractors will make the process seem very routine.
Here are the steps that your roofing contractor will take to replace your roof.
1. Your home will be delivered with roofing materials
Your first step in roof replacement is to have all your roofing materials delivered to you. Most roofing contractors will deliver them the day before or the morning of your replacement.
The size and type of roofing material you need will determine the delivery cost. They should be stored in an area that is dry near the roof access point once they are delivered.
2. Move your vehicles out of the way
Your contractor will make sure that all vehicles are removed from your driveway and garage when they arrive at your house. It’s okay to not move a vehicle that isn’t being used for your replacement.
This is done by your contractor so that you are free to move around as you like. They won’t stop you or your family from going about their business as usual.
It protects your vehicle from any debris that might fall from your roof. It is important to protect your windshield from falling debris on the roof.
3. Protecting your property
Preparing your property for roof replacement is the next step. They will prepare your property for the roof replacement by tarping the ground and putting up tarps to protect your shrubbery.
Your contractor will take all necessary precautions to protect your property during roof replacement.
4. Your old roof will be torn down
Once everything is covered, your contractor will begin to tear off the old roof in sections. The contractor will start at the farthest corner of the roof, away from your driveway. This allows them to move toward the dump truck and the new materials.
Once a section has been torn, some installers will remain behind to start installing your new roof. While others tear off, others will continue to work on the other side. This reduces the amount of time required to install your new roof and makes it easier for you to use your roof.
5. Gutter cleaning will be done
Your gutters will also be cleaned after a section has been removed and cleaned up. Your gutters will be cleaned out of any roofing debris, leaves, or other obstructions.
It’s not just a job that should be done during a roof replacement. You should do it regularly through roof maintenance.
6. Your roofing contractor begins to install your roofing materials
Your contractor will be ready to install your roof after the tear-off. The contractor will work his way around your house, following the sections they have torn.
After removing a section, they will lay the underlayment. The drip edge will be installed. They’ll install your starter shingles or shingles depending on the weather conditions.
After they are done with the shingles they will apply all the ridge caps. Your contractor will not install any vents for your roof’s ventilation system.
The quality of roofing materials and workmanship can have a significant impact on the roof’s longevity. To get the best out of your roof replacement, you should invest in high-quality roofing materials.
7. Clean up after the replacement
Your contractor will begin the clean up after your roof is installed. Your contractor will blow off your roof to ensure that any debris remains on the dump tarps.
To remove any roofing debris, they’ll blow out your downspouts and gutters. They’ll spend several hours on the ground after they have removed your roof.
They will then roll up all the tarps and get their tools to clean up the area. They will use a strong magnet to sweep your property. This will ensure that they remove all nails. It should look like they never left once they’re gone.
8. Examining their work
Your contractor will inspect the final product after your roof has been repaired and your property cleaned up. The contractor will inspect your roof and take a look at the property to ensure that the roof meets the high standards you have set when replacing your roof.
They will double-check areas known to leak frequently (around penetrations and skylights) They’ll also make sure that they are properly protected. You should inspect the work of any contractor, regardless of who they are.
Are you ready to hire a roofing contractor?
You’re probably curious about the time it will take to replace your roof. The answer will vary from one roof to the next. How long it takes to replace your roof will depend on factors like weather conditions and accessibility. You can’t compromise on quality.
A great roofing contractor will ensure that you have a quality roof replacement.
You can contact us to begin the process of replacing your roof.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the best roofing company in Clearwater! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.