A roof replacement is a significant part of home renovations that comprises more than a roofing contractor fastening metal panels or nailing down shingles. Although an experienced roofing company can answer a client’s question regarding the roof replacement process, understanding what will happen from start to finish can benefit homeowners. So for people who don’t know what to expect during a roof replacement, here are a few pointers.
Existing Roof Removal
According to the narrator, the roofing contractor will come in, anchor their harnesses and start by removing the existing roof, whether metal panels, shingles, tiles, etc.
The Ice and Water Shield
Next, the contractor will install this shield anywhere the roof changes direction to protect the homeowner against weather elements such as hail and rain.
The Starter Strip
This wind-resistant layer is installed all around a roof to protect it from lift during high winds.
The Finish Layer
The finish layer can be anything from metal panels and shingles to tiles. Usually, the finish layer is installed using a drill or pneumatic nail gun, depending on whether the contractor is using nails or screws to fasten a client’s roof.