So you’re about to have your roof replaced, that’s exciting! You might be curious what will happen during the actual process of your replacement. The roofing company will take several steps to get the roof replacement completed in a timely, professional manner.
Here’s what you can expect when a pro roofer (like us!) gives your home the makeover it needs.
1. Set Up Workstations
The roofers will need easy access to your roof and clear spaces to work from. So, expect them to set up tools and work areas. If you have preferences for where they do this, let the foreman or project manager know ahead of time.
2. Remove Old Roofing
Before the workers can install new roofing, they must first remove the old roof shingles and flashing. They may create piles of debris on your lawn first, then cart them to the dumpster. They may also toss the debris over the side of the roof (so be careful if you’re walking outside your home).
They’ll also temporarily remove items such as satellite dishes and antennas. This may disrupt TV viewing, but the workers will reinstall everything once the replacement process is completed.
3. Make Repairs
Once the old roofing is removed, it becomes easier to spot issues such as rotted wood underlayment or damaged roof support beams. These issues usually occur when your old roofing wasn’t keeping out moisture from rain and snow. If damage is found, repairs need to be made before the new roof is installed,