You’ve made the decision to upgrade your roof- or perhaps fate has done that for you in the form of a major storm that’s knocked a tree down onto your roof. In any case, you are about to have a new roof installed. So, now what?
The majority of the time, the process of installing a roof takes two or three days to complete (depending on the size of the building) because there are so many large-scale steps involved. Here’s what you can expect for each day of the operation- and each step of the process.
The first stage of a roof installation is usually the messiest
In order to install a new roof, the existing roof needs to be torn down completely. That’s going to mean a lot of debris on your lawn: between ladders, stray shingles and nails, and potentially even a dumpster that the roofing company brought along for the job, there will likely be all kinds of things temporarily be strewn out across your property. Don’t worry; the best professional roofing companies such as Southline Roofing will take care of your property and clean it all up afterward, but the point is that this is not a great day to have guests over to your house or place of business.
The second stage of a roof installation is the quickest, but most important
Some roofing companies may break down the task of a roof replacement into two main stages: the removal of the old roof and the installation of the new roof. It’s true that those are the two most large-scale sub-tasks, but usually in between comes a critical job that’s so important that we refer to it as its own stage in the process: auditing the overall condition of your roof’s foundation. Once the previous roof has had its shingles removed, the roof is then carefully inspected to make sure everything is in order, and that a new roof can be placed down on top of the foundation without ignoring any major issues. If there are any areas of your roof’s foundation that require immediate attention, such as if there’s mold growing or rotting wood, the roofing professionals will take care of it immediately so that you’re not simply covering up a problem- you’re addressing it.
The final step of the roofing process is the installation itself
Now that the previous, existing roof has been removed and the foundation of your roof has been confirmed to be issue-free, it’s time to lay down that new roof that you picked out. This is typically done the day after the prior roof was removed and the roof has been thoroughly inspected, and as is the case with the first day, the house is going to be really, really noisy. With drills going and people pounding about on your roof, it’s not uncommon for the entire house to vibrate a bit throughout the new roof installation process, so just be sure to take that into account ahead of time.
Are you in need of an immediate roof repair or replacement? The team of experts at Southline Roofing would be more than happy to help. Reach out to us explaining what happened, and we’ll take care of it for you.