How exactly will your contractor replace your roofing system? Is this restoration process different from other roof repairs? We're here to answer those questions and others for you today.
What to Expect During a Denver Roof Replacement Project
Before any work can begin, your roofing contractor will conduct a comprehensive inspection of your roof. Top-rated roofers, like those at Ethos, will take the time to not only examine your roofing system but the rest of your home as well. This way, you'll learn if a roof leak has contributed to property damage elsewhere (e.g., foundation damage, drywall damage, etc.).
After the inspection, your roofer will provide recommendations for the next steps and outline the process for your roofing work. Each roofing contractor approaches replacements a little differently, but you can expect your roofer to follow these essential steps.
1. Remove Old Roofing Materials
In a majority of roofing replacement projects, all of the old roofing materials need to be completely removed. Whether your roof uses asphalt shingles, tile roofing, or another material, those old products must be replaced entirely
The exact removal process will depend on your roofing materials. However, you can expect your roofers to remove all shingles, flashing, and other materials to gain access to your roof decking.
2. Repair/Replace the Roof Decking
Once your roof is stripped down, your contractor will perform another inspection of the roof bed itself. This allows your roofing professional to check for any signs of damage that couldn't have been spotted earlier. Your roofer will look for things like:
- Soft, wet, or rotted wood decking
- Cracks, punctures, or holes in the decking
- Loose sections of the bed
- Work hazards like old, protruding nails
From there, your roofer will begin to repair or replace the wood decking of your entire roof. With a renewed base that is solid and secure, your shingles will be able to do their job successfully for many years to come.
3. Install New Underlayment
With the decking set and ready, it's time to start preparing your roof surface for shingles. The underlayment is often one of the first new materials to install.
Your roof's underlayment is water-resistant and helps keep moisture out of your roofing system and your home (NACHI). There are 3 basic types of underlayment that you can choose from:
- Asphalt-saturated felt
- Rubberized asphalt underlayment
- Non-bitumen synthetic underlayment
Ask your roofer about which type of underlayment is best for your roofing needs.
4. Install New Drip Edge
Every roof needs a drip edge. This angled piece of roof flashing is installed along the edges of your roofing system. And as you may have guessed, the drip edge helps protect your property from water damage.
This metal installation essentially directs water away from your roof and fascia boards (Angi). Combined with a proper gutter system, your drip edge will help keep your home in great shape for years to come.
5. Install Roof Covering
After the steps above are completed, it's time to start installing the new roofing materials. Starting from the bottom up, your roofer will work systematically through a series of product installations. As needed, they'll install:
- Flashing materials
- Ridge vents and ridge caps
- New shingles
- And other materials
6. Clean Up Debris
The clean-up process is always the final step of any roofing experience. All of the old materials will be removed from your property by the contractor.
In addition, your roofer will ensure your roof has a pristine appearance and clear off all dirt and debris. Your roofing contractor will even walk around your property with magnets to catch any fallen nails or debris.
Before they leave, your roofer will conduct one final inspection. This inspection helps ensure that you're fully satisfied with the work and that all the damage has been repaired.
Get Started on Your Denver Roof Replacement Project
Has your roof suffered hail damage recently? Has it been over 10 years since your roof was last repaired or installed? If so, it might be time to get your roof replaced. Fortunately, you've come to the right place.
At Ethos Roofing & Restoration, we aim to deliver quality workmanship and prompt service at an affordable price. Our team of roofing professionals has decades of experience in the roofing industry. After your inspection, you'll see why we stand out from other roofing companies in the metro area.
Contact Ethos today for a FREE roof inspection and get started on your Denver roof replacement in no time.