What To Expect During A Residential Roof Replacement?
1) Roofing Contractors Pre-Roofing Inspection
Before beginning any residential roof replacement work, roofers should perform an inspection of your roof to evaluate its condition and get familiar with it. During the roof inspection, they will check for any signs of wear and tear on the roof, ensure that no previous repairs have been done to it already, measure its square footage, find out if there are any leaking problems or electrical issues with the current roofing system of your home.
2) Demolition And Removal Of The Old Roof
Once the inspection of your residential roof is completed, it’s time for the old roof to be removed. This requires some intensive work on the part of residential roofers. They will first remove all debris and nails from the existing roofing system, before they start stripping off any caulking or coating found on it. Then, they will chisel off the existing shingles, while checking for any additional damage found on the roof. Once all of this is done, residential roofers will remove sheets of plywood or any other roof sheathing that was previously installed. Lastly, they will tear down metal structures like chimneys and air conditioners to make way for new ones during renovation work.
3) Installation Of New Roofing Materials
Once residential roofers have completed all of this, they can finally install the new materials. First, residential roofers will put up a temporary support to ensure that your property does not sustain any more damage or leaks. In this phase residential roofers will install flashing around chimneys and vents before putting up ice and water shield or rubberized asphalt underlayment. When the membrane is installed residential roofers will set up drip edges, which are metal channels that prevent water from seeping through the tiles. Lastly residential roofers will install new shingles on your residential roof to complete installation work.
4) Post-Roof Replacement Clean Up Work
Once residential roof replacement is complete, residential roofers will do a final inspection of the residential roof to ensure that it’s up to standards. They will also clean up debris and nails from your residential property before they leave your home. Finally, residential roofers will remove the temporary support structures installed during installation work and restore electricity and other utilities to your residential roof.
When getting a residential roof replacement, property owners should check the credentials of roofers beforehand. Before accepting roofers’ quotes, property owners should ask for references and customer lists to check how their previous residential roofing projects have gone. Residential roof replacement requires good knowledge about roofs so you need to choose professionals with enough experience in residential roof replacement.