A roof replacement is a time-consuming, but altogether necessary procedure. Every roof has a service life. When that day comes, it’s important to know what steps get the job done. Even if a roofing system or siding contractor does the job, you must still know what they do throughout the process.
Here, Custom Installations presents the basic steps for roof replacement.
Ensure Safety First
We first ensure that your entire property is well protected every step of the project. This includes siding, walls, plants, bushes, etc. We lay out some drop cloths around the bottom of the roof to protect against any accidental drops. Roof jacks along the bottom of the roof holding 2×10 boards will catch slipping shingles and people. Custom Installations uses safety harnesses secured to the roof peak to prevent falls.
Get Rid of the Old, Make Way for the New
Taking off the old roofing is a very important step in installing a new roof. We start at the top and work our way down dumping the removed shingles into the garbage. After the old roofing and underlayment is gone, we clear the bottom of your home of all debris. This will ensure easy access for our roofing services crew to install the new roof.
The next step is a thorough inspection of the wood decking. We replace any soft, wet, or rotted wood to create a solid base for your roofing structure. This will help your shingles to stay intact. To ensure that wood sheeting is well secured to the roof rafters, we re-nail the whole wood decking.
Installing the New Roof
After completing the above steps, we lay out the new asphalt or metal roofing from the bottom up. Then we install step and counter flashing, ridge vents and ridge capping, as needed. But that doesn’t end there. We make sure to always be on hand for further services and maintenance because, just like your roof, we believe in the value of a lifetime commitment.
We’ll be happy to discuss more details of our roof replacement process with you. We serve Highland Park, IL. Call us today at (847) 979-5522 for a free consultation.