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Understanding the Roof Replacement Process: What to Expect

Replacing a roof is a significant investment and can feel overwhelming. Understanding the process can help you feel more confident and prepared. In this blog, we'll walk you through each step of the roof replacement process, from initial inspection to the final clean-up, to ensure you know what to expect.


Initial Inspection and Estimate


The first step in the roof replacement process is the initial inspection. A professional roofing contractor will visit your home to assess the condition of your current roof. This includes checking for:


  • Signs of Damage: Cracked, curled, or missing shingles, water damage, and leaks.

  • Structural Issues: Sagging or uneven areas, ventilation problems.

  • Underlying Problems: Potential issues with the roof decking or insulation.


After the inspection, the contractor will provide an estimate, detailing the scope of work and the cost. This is your opportunity to ask questions and understand the proposed plan.


Schedule a free inspection today to get an accurate estimate for your roof replacement.



Choosing Materials and Planning


Once you decide to proceed, you'll work with your contractor to choose the best materials for your new roof. Considerations include:


  • Shingle Type: Asphalt, metal, wood, or tile.

  • Color and Style: To match your home’s aesthetic.

  • Durability and Warranty: Longer-lasting materials often come with better warranties.


Your contractor will also help you plan the timeline for the project, considering factors like weather conditions and your schedule.


Preparing Your Home


Before the work begins, there are a few steps you should take to prepare your home:


  • Clear the Area: Remove vehicles, outdoor furniture, and any valuable items near the house.

  • Protect Your Interior: Cover items in your attic and any fragile items inside your home, as debris and dust may fall during the process.

  • Inform Neighbors: Let your neighbors know about the project and any potential disruptions.


Get our checklist for preparing your home for a roof replacement.



Removal of the Old Roof


The first on-site step is removing the old roof. This involves:


  • Tearing Off: Removing old shingles and underlayment.

  • Inspecting Decking: Checking the roof decking for damage and making necessary repairs.


This step can be noisy and messy, but a good contractor will manage the debris and protect your property as much as possible.


Installing the New Roof


With the old roof removed, the installation of the new roof begins. This includes:


  • Underlayment: Installing a protective layer to prevent water penetration.

  • Ice and Water Shield: Layer added to certain areas for colder climates like Central Oregon

  • Shingles: Applying the new shingles or roofing material.

  • Flashing and Ventilation: Ensuring proper sealing around chimneys, skylights, and vents.


The installation process can take several days, depending on the size and complexity of your roof. Contact us to find out how long your roof replacement might take.


Final Inspection and Clean-Up

Once the new roof is installed, the contractor will conduct a final inspection to ensure everything is done correctly. They will check for:


  • Proper Installation: Ensuring all shingles are securely attached and sealed.

  • Clean-Up: Removing all debris, nails, and old materials from your property.


You’ll also have the opportunity to inspect the work and address any concerns before making the final payment.


Schedule your roof replacement today and enjoy peace of mind with our thorough final inspection process.


Understanding the roof replacement process can help you feel more confident and prepared for your project. By knowing what to expect at each step, you can ensure a smoother experience and a high-quality result.


Ready to start your roof replacement journey?


Call us today for a free inspection and estimate!

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