Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is a significant project that requires careful planning and execution in order to protect your home, ensure its structural integrity, improve energy efficiency, maintain property value, and provide peace of mind. A reputable and experienced roofing contractor should carry out the replacement in order to ensure quality work. Request multiple quotes, check references, and review past projects to make an informed decision.  

How To Do A Roof Replacement

Here are the general steps involved in the process of replacing a roof. It is important to note that a roofer/contractor can - and should - handle most of these steps for you. 

Experienced Labor

Perhaps the most important factor in a roof replacement is the labor. It would be better to have cheaper materials and expert labor than premium materials and poor labor. As it happens, we use both premium materials AND skilled labor! Many of our roofers have over 20 years of experience and are highly paid. Typically a roofing crew will have between 5 and 10 workers, depending on the size and demand of the roof.

Cheap labor is where a company can save thousands of dollars. We believe in the power of good contractors and never settle for less than our standards, so we pay the much more expensive cost for expert roofers. Customer satisfaction is our highest aim and we achieve that with quality results. That's what you should be aiming for. 

Inspection And Assessment

Begin by a comprehensive roof inspection to assess its condition. Look for signs of damage, such as leaks, missing shingles, or rotting materials. Determine if a complete roof replacement is necessary or if repairs can suffice.

Obtain Roof Replacement Permit

Check with your local building authority to determine if any permits are required for a roof replacement. Obtain the necessary permits before commencing the work to ensure compliance with local regulations. Failure to obtain the necessary permits or install it to current building code could result in the city making you tear off your new roof and do it again! 

Choose Replacement Materials 

Select the roofing materials that best suit your needs, preferences, and budget. There are dozens of colors and roofing types available. Most people simply replace what they already had, but now is a great chance to determine if you want to change it up and install asphalt shingles, metal roofing, clay or concrete tiles, a slate roof, or synthetic roofing materials. You could also opt to go solar at this point. If you live in an Home Owners Association, make sure you are selecting materials that conform to your HOA guidelines/requirements.  

Roof Replacement Prep

Roofing can be a messy and dangerous project. Clear the area around your home, ensuring there is sufficient space for material storage and debris removal. Protect or remove any plants, outdoor furniture, or fragile items near the construction zone.

Roof Removal

Begin the roof replacement process by removing the existing roof materials. This involves stripping off the old shingles, underlayment, and any damaged or rotten components. Proper safety measures should be followed during the removal process.

Image of home undergoing roof replacement with the current roof removed

Roof Replacement Repair and Prep

Once the roof is stripped, inspect the underlying structure for any damage. Repair or replace damaged sheathing, trusses, or other structural elements as needed. Ensure the roof deck is clean, free of debris, and in good condition.

Install Underlayment and Flashing

Apply a new layer of underlayment, such as asphalt-saturated felt or synthetic materials, to provide an additional weather barrier. Install flashing around chimneys, vents, and other roof penetrations to prevent water leaks.

Roof Replacement Material Installation

Install the chosen roofing material according to the manufacturer's guidelines and industry best practices. This can include laying down new shingles, metal panels, or other roofing materials. Follow proper installation techniques, including proper fastening, sealing, and alignment.

Ventilation and Insulation

Ensure proper roof ventilation to prevent moisture buildup and promote airflow. Install or update insulation as needed to enhance energy efficiency and maintain a comfortable interior environment.

Clean-Up and Final Inspection

Remove any debris or waste materials from the site, ensuring a thorough clean-up. Conduct a final inspection of the newly installed roof to ensure it meets quality standards, adheres to building codes, and addresses any remaining concerns.

It's important to note that these steps provide a general overview, and the specific process may vary depending on the roof type, materials used, and the recommendations of the roofing contractor. It is advisable to consult with professionals and follow local building codes and regulations throughout the roof replacement project.

Need a roof repair or roof replacement in the San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, or Fort Worth areas? We pride ourselves on our customer service and quality work and will walk you through the entire roofing process, from insurance, retail, to replacement. No matter the project, quality and customer satisfaction is our goal.

Give us a call or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation about how we can help you with a new roof. 

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