Whether it’s because of severe weather or just wear and tear, every home’s roof will need to be replaced at some point. Re-roofing is a complex job that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It requires an experienced skill set to complete the various steps associated with a roof replacement. The biggest question in many people’s minds is where does one start, and what are the steps involved with roof replacement? Here’s a step-by-step guide to your home re-roofing project.
Find The Right Contractor
Choosing the right roofing contractor will either make or break your re-roofing project. The outcome of your roofing project will depend on the experience and skill level of the contractor you choose. It’s recommended that you choose someone who comes with good reviews, communicates clearly, and has a high level of professionalism. Be sure to check out their webpage their social media sights, and online reviews. They should also be able to answer any questions you may have promptly. Finally, check that they are correctly licensed and qualified to offer re-roofing services.
Choosing The Right Roof
Once you’ve chosen your contractor, you’ll need to decide on which roof type is best for your home re-roofing project. Certain roofing materials fare better in certain climates and your contractor will be able to advise you on which materials will be best for your home.
The three most common roof types include:
Shingle roofing is the most affordable option and offers a fair level of durability. Shingles roofs can last for around 20 years when installed correctly.
Being a more expensive option, tile roofing not only lasts longer but also requires very little maintenance. Tiled roofs are extremely water-resistant and protective against various weather elements.
Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular mainly due to their trendy aesthetic appeal. They are also hard-wearing and weather resistant. A metal roof can outlast shingles roofing by up to three times!
Removing The Old Roof
In most cases, your existing roofing materials will need to be removed before your new roof can be laid. Your old shingles, tiles, or metal paneling will be stripped away leaving the deck exposed. This allows the contractor to inspect the condition of your roofing deck and underlayment. If your roof deck is showing signs of decay and rot, it may need to be rebuilt. An experienced contractor will ensure that the old roofing materials are neatly removed and taken off your property. Choosing the right season for this phase is also important as your roof deck may be exposed for a couple of days. It’s best to time the removal of the old roof with the installation of the new roof to prevent exposure to the elements. It’s also important to ensure that your contractor hold to a high level of safety protocol as working on a roof comes with certain safety risks.
Replacing The Roof
Based on your roof deck still being in good condition, a new roof underlayment will most probably be laid on the decking. Underlayment acts as a protective layer against water leakage. It’s best to have a fresh underlayment installed as your new roof is going to last you a long time. Once the underlayment is laid, then the new roof can be installed. An experienced contractor will ensure that your new home re-roofing materials are installed professionally. They will also have experience in laying different roofing materials.
Final Inspection and Clean-up
Once your new roof has been installed, the contracting team will clean up any remaining debris caused by the installation. After a thorough cleaning has been conducted, a final roof inspection will be made to ensure that the newly installed roof is up to standard. After this stage has been completed, you as the homeowner can rest assured that you and your family will be protected by your new roof for years to come.
Your Home Re-Roofing Specialists
At ABC Roofing Corp. we offer a wide range of home re-roofing services and options. Our experienced team will be able to advise you on the best re-roofing option at a price point that works for you. Make your re-roofing project a breeze by calling us today at (954) 344-4622.