Whether your asphalt shingle roof has been damaged by weather or simply aged to the point where it’s just deteriorated beyond repair, it will eventually need to be replaced.
Installing a roof is a serious job, and one that very few homeowners will (or should!) tackle themselves. Because of the critical role your roof plays in protecting your home, this is a job that’s best left to your local roofing contractor experienced with the ins and outs of the roofing replacement process. This article describes what you can expect during the process of your shingle roof replacement.
Shingle Roofing Installation The Right Way
1. Getting an estimate
First, when choosing a roofing contractor, be sure to select an experienced, licensed, and insured company. Your roofing contractor will evaluate the roof to confirm its condition. You’ll receive a bid for roof replacement, which should include the entire project. Your roofing installation estimate should include necessary permits, materials, labor and installation, thorough clean-up, old materials disposal, and final inspections. The good news is that many roofing projects can be completed in just one to two days!
2. Replacing underlying materials
Your contractor will replace any soft or rotted wood decking to provide a solid base for your shingles. Drip edge will then be installed at all edges of the roof. Drip edge prevents rain and snow from getting underneath your shingles around the roof’s perimeter.
Next step is installing “ice and water shield” which is a special type of roofing underlayment. This is installed at the bottom few feet of the roof and around all roof penetrations, such as chimneys and pipes. Prior to installing the shingles, the remainder of the roof is covered with roofing felt (sometimes called “tar paper”), which prevents shingles from sticking to the wood & offers additional protection.
3. Installing new shingles
Finally, working from the bottom of the roof toward the top, your Delaware roofing team will install your choice of asphalt shingles. This is followed by step and/or counter flashing, ridge vents, and ridge capping installation, as needed. After cleaning up and hauling away old and excess materials, you’ll be ready for your post-installation roof inspection!
Have Your Roofing Installed Right, The First Time!
One additional aspect of roofing installation is warranty information – material, system, and workmanship warranties come in many flavors. This is critical and often overlooked factor – ensure that you’re adequately protected for years to come by selecting wisely.
Educate yourself on proper installation to make the best investment possible.
All Roofing Solutions is proud to be a team of experienced roofers who are committed to helping you with your next roofing project. We’ll consult with you regarding the right roofing material for your home, install your roof with the care and expertise you expect, and back it up with a comprehensive guarantee.
Call 302-725-ROOF (7663) in Delaware or 610-551-ROOF (7663) in Pennsylvania with any questions or to request your FREE roofing estimate!