Are you considering a new roof for your home? Of all the major home renovations and projects, a new roof installation is likely high on the list of important items to take care of. Adding a new roof comes with a fresh new look, new technologies to protect your home’s interior, and several other advantages.
New roof installation is quite a complicated process!
Because of its complexities, selecting a roofing contractor that you can trust is essential along with a roofing company with proper certifications and licenses. As the homeowner, understanding the new roof installation process will also help ensure your roof is completed properly and in a timely manner. Craven Construction offers over two decades of experience with new roof installation and is here to provide you with the general steps a contractor will take when installing the new roof on your home.
We’re Talking New Roof, NOT Roof Over
Before we begin, it is important to understand that we are discussing a full roof installation, NOT a roof over. A roof over is when a new roofing material is laid directly on top of the current material on your roof. For example, if you are in need of a shingle roof, your roofer may recommend roofing over your current shingle roof. While there are advantages of a roof over, that is not what we are discussing today.
9 Steps Of A New Roof Installation
1. Initial Meeting & Scheduling
Likely, if you are shopping for a new roof, you are getting quotes from multiple local roofing companies. In the initial meeting, the roofer will ask all of the questions and assess the roof. They will be able to determine what will be needed and provide you with an estimate for the replacement.
Once you decide to work with them, they will call you to schedule the installation. You can likely plan on approximately three days for the roof installation to be complete. This will vary based on the availability of installers, size of your roof, and other variables specific to your roof and your contractor.
2. Choose The Roofing Material
Regardless of whether you are wanting to change your roofing material or not, the roofing contractor you select will offer the best options available for your roof. Things that are often taken into consideration include the climate in which you live, design of your home, and budget. Once you decide on the material, your roofer will order all of the materials and deliver them to your home based on your agreed upon schedule.
3. Set Up
On your agreed upon start date, your roofing company will come to begin your new roof installation. They will likely have a trailer and several trucks with materials and tools along with a dumpster for old material. You will likely have a list of items from your contractor to prepare your home for the install. These can include moving outdoor furniture and vehicles, keep pets inside or board them, or even removing items from youor walls. Ask your local contractor for exactly what they expect to promptly begin work and not cause any delays.
4. Remove Old Materials
The installation begin with removing all of the old materials from from your roof. This can include parts of the roof deck (if they are worn), gutters if requested, roof vents, fascia, and everything else that needs to be replaced. All old materials will be placed into the dumpster that will be delivered prior to the install.
5. A Second Inspection
A roofer will likely complete an inspection of the remaining roofing material once all of the old materials have been removed. This is to be sure there was no hidden damage that is revealed through removing the old material. If more extensive repairs are needed or materials need to be replaced, your roofer will communicate this to you and provide you with a written quote for all work to be completed.
6. Underlayment Installation
A key piece of any roofing material is the underlayment. This is an essential layer of protection from the elements and is installed directly to the roof deck. Craven Construction exclusively uses a synthetic underlayment because of its extensive advantages. Discuss your underlayment options with your local roofing contractor.
7. Material Installation
Up until this point, everything that has been completed is all in preparation for the installation of your roofing material. The more prep that is done will help with the longevity and proper installation of the roofing system as a whole. Because the material is the most visible aspect of the roofing system, the material installation should be done carefully. Completing this step with precision will not only make your home look good, but also ensure the material protects your home below.
8. Accessorize The Roof
We’re not talking about giving it a purse and a fancy pair of shoes. There are several essential pieces of the roofing system that are installed after the roofing material. This can include new flashing, roof vents, gutters, and other items that may have been removed. Your roofer will also cap the roof ridges at this final step. Special materials are used for capping the ridge to offer additional protection to the vulnerable area.
9. Clean Up
As the last step of a new roof installation, clean up is almost as important as the preparation. This will ensure that all materials are removed from the property and properly discarded. Your roofer should go over your lawn to pick up and nails and other debris as well.
If you are ready for a new roof installation and live within the East Valley, you can rely on Craven Construction to get the job done right! Our team is highly trained and skilled to complete each new roof install with professionalism and efficiency. Call our office to discuss your roofing needs and schedule your FREE estimate!
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About Craven Construction
Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over two decades of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.
Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.