Re-roofing Process

Understanding the Re-roofing Process: What Every Homeowner Should Know

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Re-roofing is a significant investment in your home, and as such, it’s essential to understand the process. This article outlines the key steps involved in a typical re-roofing project:

  1. Initial Inspection and Estimate:

The process begins with a professional roof inspection to assess the current condition of your roof and provide an estimate for the re-roofing project. The inspection will identify areas of damage and measure the size of the roof to determine the quantity of materials needed.

  1. Material Selection:

Next, you’ll select the materials for your new roof. The material you choose will depend on various factors, including your budget, the style of your home, and local weather conditions.

  1. Removal of Old Roof:

Once the contract is signed, the roofing team will start by removing the old roof. This process involves taking off all old shingles, underlayment, and flashing to expose the roof deck.

  1. Inspection of the Roof Deck:

After removing the old roofing materials, the roof deck is inspected for damage. Any rotten or damaged decking is replaced to ensure a solid base for the new roof.

  1. Installation of the Underlayment:

The next step is installing the underlayment, which serves as a secondary barrier against water and wind. This layer can be made of felt or a synthetic material.

  1. Installation of New Roofing Material:

The new shingles, tiles, or metal panels are then installed. They are typically placed from the bottom up, with special attention paid to roof features like chimneys or skylights.

  1. Installation of Flashing:

Flashing is metal sheeting installed around roof features to prevent water intrusion. It’s typically installed around chimneys, skylights, vents, and the roof’s edges.

  1. Cleanup and Final Inspection:

The last step involves cleaning up debris from the project and a final inspection to ensure the installation meets quality standards.

Remember, re-roofing is a complex process that requires professional expertise. At Kiwi Roof Masters, we have the experience and knowledge to ensure a smooth re-roofing process, providing you with a durable and attractive new roof. Contact us today for your re-roofing needs.