Replacing your home’s roof is a valuable investment which adds curb appeal and value to your property. Like other major home remodeling projects, roof replacement requires time, money, and preparation to ensure everything is done right the first time. If you always work with a local, reputable roofer, you can expect these things for your roof replacement:
After you hire a reputable roofing contractor, they will begin by inspecting your roof and providing an estimate. The estimate should include a breakdown of the material and labor expenses, highlight areas of particular concern, and indicate when the project will be started and completed.
Ask your roofer about any other expenses, such as dumpster rental costs, clean-up costs, or other charges not in the initial estimate. Once you’ve accepted the estimate and signed the agreement, the roofer will schedule a time to begin the work. Also, note a reputable roofer will not ask for full payments upfront.
Ordering and Shipping Roofing Materials
When meeting with your roofing contractor, they should show you samples of different roofing materials based on your needs, style, budget, and preferences. Today, shingles come in a variety of exceptional styles and colors to suit any home.
Once you’ve settled on your preferred roofing material, your roofer will order and ship the materials to your home. You will then receive a call to schedule the work, pending any changes in weather, and always keep you in the know.
Tearing Off Old Roofing Materials
On D-day, your roofer will arrive at your home on time with their crew and begin by tearing everything off your roof and disposing of it. Before proceeding with the installation of a new roof, it’s important your roofer inspects the condition of the framing underneath. If the boards are rooting or have holes, they may need to be repaired or replaced.
Installing the New Roof
The roofing crew will then install an underlayment to form a moisture barrier before adding the roofing material. They will also install flashing, drip edges, and water shields in certain areas of the roof to prevent leaks.
It typically takes a whole day to replace a roof, but some projects can take longer depending on the size of your roof and how much detail work is required (roofing penetrations, ventilation, skylights, chimneys, valleys, etc). Your contractor may also add a few other components such as ridge vents to provide ventilation.
Once the roof is fully installed, the roofing crew will do a final inspection of the roof to ensure everything is done correctly. They should also clean up and dispose of any leftover debris. Moreover, they should use magnetic equipment to pick up any nails or other metallic debris lying around your property.
When it comes to roof replacement, quality workmanship is just as important as the quality of roofing materials. Always work with an experienced roofing contractor to ensure the job is done right the first time. Whether you need a full roof replacement or minor repairs, you can trust Red Diamond to deliver exceptional services in the Denver and Fort Collins area. Contact us today to learn more about our roofing services.