What to expect the day of your roof replacement

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What to expect the day of your roof replacement

Getting your roof replaced is a significant home improvement project, and it’s important to know what to expect on the day of the roof replacement. Here’s a step-by-step overview of what typically happens on the day your roof is replaced:

1. Arrival of the Roofing Crew:

  • The roofing crew will arrive at your home in the morning, typically between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM, but this can vary depending on the company and project size.

2. Set-Up and Safety Measures:

  • The crew will begin by setting up their equipment and ensuring the work area is safe. This includes setting up ladders, safety harnesses, and barricades to protect your property and landscaping.

3. Removal of Old Roofing Materials:

  • The first major step is the removal of the existing roofing materials. The crew will systematically strip off old shingles, underlayment, and any damaged decking. This can be noisy, so be prepared for some disruption.

4. Roof Inspection:

  • Once the old roofing materials are removed, the crew will inspect the roof deck for any damage or deterioration. If any issues are found, they will be addressed before proceeding.

5. Repairs and Replacement:

  • If necessary, damaged or rotted roof decking will be replaced or repaired. This is essential for the structural integrity of the new roof.

6. Installation of Underlayment:

  • After the roof deck is prepared, a new underlayment will be installed. The underlayment is a moisture barrier that provides an additional layer of protection beneath the shingles.

7. Installation of Roofing Materials:

  • Once the underlayment is in place, the crew will start installing the new roofing materials. This typically begins with the starter shingles along the eaves and edges, followed by the main field of shingles or other roofing material.

8. Ventilation and Flashing Installation:

  • Roofing vents, ridge vents, and flashing around roof penetrations (chimneys, vents, etc.) will be installed as part of the roofing system to ensure proper ventilation and waterproofing.

9. Cleanup and Debris Removal:

  • Throughout the day, the crew will clean up debris and roofing materials that are removed. At the end of the day, a thorough cleanup will take place to ensure your property is left as clean as possible.

10. Final Inspection:

  • The roofing contractor or a supervisor will conduct a final inspection to ensure the new roof has been properly installed and meets quality standards.

11. Communication with Homeowner:

  • The roofing company will keep you informed about the progress of the project throughout the day. They will also let you know if any unexpected issues arise that need attention.

12. Completion and Departure:

  • Once the project is complete, the crew will perform a final cleanup and remove their equipment. They should leave your property in good condition, with a new, functional roof.

13. Payment and Documentation:

  • You may need to provide final payment to the roofing company at this point, as per your contract terms. Be sure to receive any warranties, guarantees, or documentation related to the work completed.

It’s essential to be prepared for some noise, disruption, and increased activity around your home during the roof replacement process. However, a professional roofing crew will strive to minimize any inconvenience and complete the project efficiently. Before the work begins, make sure you have a clear understanding of the project timeline and what to expect during the roof replacement to ensure a smooth and successful process.

Have additional questions? Give us a call at (314) 932-1042 to get answers!