What is the process of installing a roof

What is the Process of Installing a Roof?

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Installing a new roof is a significant investment in your home’s value and protection. At the same time, it can increase your net worth and keep your family safe. 

Before you do anything, it is important to understand the process and what to expect during the project. 

This section will provide an overview of the roof installation process.

START: Assessing Roofing Needs

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Before beginning the roof installation process, it is important to assess your roofing needs.

Factors to consider include the age and condition of your current roof, the climate in our area, and the style of your home.

You may also want to consider energy efficiency and the potential for future solar panel installation.

Choosing Roofing Materials

The roofing material you choose will have a significant impact on the overall look and durability of your new roof.

Common roofing materials in the northeast include asphalt shingles, metal, and tile. 

Each material has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to talk to a reputable contractor. We can help you research and choose the best option for your home and budget.

Understanding Local Building Codes

Local building codes and regulations may dictate the type of roofing material, installation methods, and other requirements for your new roof.

At Segelman Shaw Roofing, Siding & Gutters, we can handle all of this for you. We’ll keep you in the know. 

SECOND PHASE: Preparing for Installation

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Before you can begin installing a new roof, you need to prepare the area by removing the old roofing, inspecting the roof structure, and installing underlayment.

Here are the steps that are involved in this process.

Removing Old Roofing

The first step in the installation process is to remove the old roofing.

This involves detaching the existing shingles or tiles and inspecting the roof deck for any signs of damage.

Inspecting Roof Structure

After removing the old roofing, you need to inspect the roof structure for any damage or rotting.

This includes checking the roof deck, rafters, and trusses.

If any damage or rotting is found, it needs to be repaired before proceeding with the installation process.

Installing Underlayment

Once the roof structure has been inspected and repaired, underlayment can be installed.

Underlayment provides an additional layer of protection against moisture and ensures proper ventilation.

FINAL PHASE: Installing New Roof

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Installing a new roof involves several steps that must be executed with care to ensure the safety and longevity of the roof.

Here are the essential steps that we follow to install a new roof.

Installing Roof Deck Protection

The first step in the roof installation process is to install a layer of roof deck protection.

This layer provides a barrier between the roof deck and the shingles or other roofing material.

Roof deck protection helps prevent water damage and other types of damage to the roof deck, which can lead to leaks and other problems.

Roof deck protection comes in two main types: felt paper and synthetic underlayment.

Felt paper is the traditional choice, but synthetic underlayment is becoming more popular due to its superior performance.

Synthetic underlayment is more durable and provides better protection against moisture and other types of damage.

Applying Roof Covering

Once the roof deck protection is in place, the next step is to apply the roof covering.

This can be shingles, tiles, metal panels, or other types of roofing material.

The choice of roofing material depends on several factors, including the climate, the style of the building, and your preferences.

During this phase, we will install flashing around chimneys, vents, and other protrusions to prevent water from seeping in.

Sealing and Waterproofing

After the roof covering is installed, the next step is to seal and waterproof the roof.

This involves applying a sealant to the roof covering to prevent water from seeping in.

The sealant also helps protect the roof covering from damage caused by UV rays, wind, and other factors.

We use high-quality sealants that are designed to last for many years. 

Final Inspection and Cleanup

The final step in the roof installation process is to conduct a final inspection and cleanup.

We’ll carefully inspect the roof to ensure that it meets all the necessary standards for safety and quality.

We will also clean up any debris or materials left over from the installation process. We treat every home like it’s ours!

After the final inspection and cleanup, the new roof is ready to provide years of protection and beauty for your home.

With proper maintenance and care, your new roof will last for many decades and provide a safe and comfortable environment for you and your family.

Another job well done!

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