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Our Roof Installation Process
Before undertaking a major home improvement project like replacing your roof, it is helpful to understand what your contractor will do during the procedure. Here are the steps a professional will take during new roof installation:
1. Selecting Materials
Before your contractor begins the roof replacement project, you and the contractor will discuss which types of materials will be used. There are several options to select from depending on your home’s structure, local climate conditions, budget constraints, and aesthetic preferences.
2. Setting Up
To make the process smoother and protect your property from damage, take some steps prior to starting. Move vehicles, cover landscaping with a tarp, and place garbage cans near your house as a catch-all for debris. This will make for a much cleaner workspace once everything is underway.
3. Clearing Away Old Roof Material
One of the most essential steps when installing a new roof is taking away the old one. If your roofing material is asphalt shingle, your contractor will use a shingle fork to gently pry away shingles from your roof starting at the top and working their way down. These removed shingles should then be placed into garbage cans or dumpsters near your house for disposal.
4. Evaluating the Roof
After taking off the old roof, your contractor will assess its sheathing – composed of flat panels that offer structural support and serve as a foundation for roofing materials such as shingles. They’ll then check for any moist areas or trouble spots on the roof that should be addressed or replaced.
5. Examining Flashing
After all debris from the roof has been cleared away, inspect all flashing on the roof for water seepage. This includes drip edges and any flashing at valleys, vents, or chimneys. If replacement is necessary, high-quality flashing can be added and then sealed to keep out water intrusion.
6. Attaching the Drip Edge
Installing the drip edge for roofing requires two stages. On the lower part of the roof, it goes on before underlayment while on the sides it comes after. Contractors first attach a metal drip edge along the bottom edge of the home over the top of the ice and water barrier then secures it flat against the roof surface with nails or staples.
7. Installing Underlayment
Underlayment is essential for the health of a roof. It catches water and sheds it away, keeping sheathing and framing below dry and free from dampness or rot. Your contractor should first lay an ice and water barrier if one isn’t already installed, installing it beneath the drip edge for added protection (this might involve pulling up the drip edge to install), then fastening it back down again when finished). Finally, they’ll nail down this shield along the edge of the roof for additional strength before applying underlayment on top.
The roofer will begin running the underlayment along the edge of the roof, over both ice and water barriers and drip edges. It is fastened down with cap nails just above these drip edges every four to six inches along their length before spreading it out for around eight to ten inches around the rest of the underlayment.
Once installed, roofers should overlap each row by six inches and continue the nail pattern of the first with close nails at the edge and nails spread out more towards the middle. This process should continue until just below the roof’s ridgeline. Finally, run material overtop of this ridge so it drops down over both rows on either side and fasten both bottom edges securely in place. Afterward, roofers apply drip edges along each edge for water prevention; these prevent rainwater from running over the siding edges and back underneath them.
8. Installing The New Roof
When having a shingle roof installed, your contractor will use starter shingles at both the bottom and sides and stagger each row to prevent water infiltration. All nails holding the shingles in place should be added just beneath their tar strip covering so no nails protrude above it – leaving no heads visible.
9. Clearing Up
To complete this project, the contractor will tidy up any debris not already contained in garbage cans or dumpsters. Afterward, an inspection will take place to guarantee that the roof was installed correctly and no materials are defective in any way.
Ready to Install a New Roof?
If you’re ready to upgrade your home’s protection with a brand-new roof, Carl Martin Roofing is here to help! Our team of expert roofers has years of experience in the industry and is committed to providing you with the best roofing installation services possible. We understand that investing in a new roof is a big decision, which is why we take the time to understand your needs and recommend the best roofing solutions for your home. With our expertise and top-quality materials, you can rest assured that your new roof will not only look great but also stand the test of time.
Contact us today and let’s get started on installing the perfect roof for your home!