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The Roof Installation Process

Steps, materials, and tips for a successful project

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What is Involved in a Roof Installation or a Roof Replacement?

Replacing your roof is a significant home improvement process. If you are to the point that the roof installation has begun, you are likely through a lot of the process and well on your way to a beautiful and secure new roof! 

By this point, you have already had the condition and needs of your old roofing system evaluated by a professional roofing company. You have already decided on your new roofing materials and received and agreed upon a roof repair estimate with your local roofing contractor. 

Your licensed and insured roofing contractor has obtained the necessary permits, and your new roofing materials have been delivered. It’s time to begin your roof replacement! 

What should you expect on that day? What are the things you should be aware of when replacing your roof? 

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Understanding the roof replacement process is essential when replacing your roof. A roof replacement is a significant investment in your home, and you want to ensure the process is done correctly to ensure the longevity and functionality of your new roof. Here are some of the most important things to know about the roof replacement process:


The importance of hiring a professional

Roof replacement is not a DIY project. It’s essential to hire a licensed and experienced roofing contractor who can assess your roof’s condition, recommend the best materials for your property and install them correctly. 


the importance of inspection

Before beginning the replacement process, a thorough roof inspection is necessary. An inspection can identify any issues that need to be addressed before the replacement begins, thus ensuring a quality installation. 


the importance of choosing materials

The materials you choose for your new roof will significantly impact its longevity, performance, and appearance. There are a variety of roofing materials available, including asphalt shingles, metal, tile, and so much more.


the importance of understanding the estimate

Roofing estimates are confusing; use abbreviations and technical jargon. However, it is essential to take the time to understand the estimate to replace your roof to ensure industry standards and local codes are completing your roof. 


The importance of the installation process

Proper installation is crucial to the longevity and functionality of your new roof. Your roofing contractor should follow manufacturer guidelines and best practices to ensure that your new roof is installed correctly. 


the importance of routine roof maintenance

Regular maintenance is crucial to the longevity of your new roof. Your roofing contractor can provide guidance on how to maintain your new roof and prevent future issues properly. Annual roof inspections are recommended for all roofing systems. 

Did You Know?

A roofing contractor will install a layer of protective underlayment over the entire roof deck before installing the final roofing materials. The underlayment provides an additional layer of protection against water infiltration, wind-driven rain, and other potential sources of moisture that could cause damage the roof deck and underlying structure. This underlayment is typically made of synthetic materials, such as polypropylene or polyester, which are lightweight, durable, and resistant to tears and punctures. The underlayment is an essential component of the roof system and can significantly extend the roof’s life by preventing water damage and improving overall performance. 

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understanding the roof replacement process

Understanding the roof replacement process is critical to ensuring that you make the right decisions for your home and that the replacement process is done correctly. Working with a licensed and experienced roofing contractor can help ensure your new roof is installed correctly and provides lasting protection.

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What Should I Expect During the Roof Replacement Process?

A roof replacement can be a significant home improvement project that may cause some minor inconvenience to homeowners. Here are some things you should expect on your installation day:

  1.  Noise: Roofing is usually a loud process. The removal of the old system and the installation of your new roofing system will generate enough noise that it could be disruptive to your daily routine. Planning can reduce disruptions due to the installation noise. 
  2.  Debris: Removing the old roof and installing the new one will generate a lot of debris. This debris may include shingles, nails, and other materials that could be hazardous to walk on or drive over. 
  3.  Access to your home: The roofing contractor may need to use your driveway or yard to access the roof. This can make it difficult to park your car and use your outdoor space. 
  4.  Temporary loss of utilities: In some cases, the roofing contractor may need to connect your utilities temporarily to ensure safety during the roof replacement process. 
  5.  Dust & dirt: The roof replacement process can cause dust and dirt to get inside your home. It is a good idea to cover furniture and belongings during the process. 

Your roofing company must communicate timelines to allow for proper planning before roof installation. 

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Not Quite Ready For Installation? Need Emergency Services?

If you’re looking for a professional roofing contractor with emergency tarping in The Front Range, call the experts at Custom Exteriors, LLC today at 9704608714 or complete our online request form.

Roof Inspections

When you replace your roof with Custom Exteriors, you will receive two inspections once the work is complete. 

The first inspection will be from your local jurisdiction. This inspection will be performed by an inspector for the jurisdiction. They will ensure the work is completed according to plans, meets the required standards, and complies with local regulations. 

Custom Exteriors will perform the second inspection. It is our practice to inspect completed roofs for internal quality control. We take this time to ensure the roof is installed to our strict guidelines and that there is appropriate ventilation, flashing details, and other factors that contribute to the durability and performance of the roof. Additionally, we will document your property’s “after” pictures, confirming all repairs are complete. 

Both inspections are essential to ensure compliance with building codes, permit requirements, quality control, and the safety of the property occupants and anyone who may need to be on the roof surface. 

Weather Delays

While Custom Exteriors values its position as a premier roofing contractor along the Front Range and Cheyenne, WY, your roofing installation must be postponed if your area predicts moisture or severe weather. We take safety and quality of work seriously. As such, we will not compromise when it comes to protecting our crews, the watertight barrier on your roof’s home, or the compromise of the adhesion of roofing materials due to water.

It is best to depend on a professional roofing contractor to assess the weather conditions and provide guidance on the optimal time for roof replacement or repairs. Custom Exteriors holds high regard for safety, the quality of work we provide, and any warranty considerations due to installation in adverse weather. 

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