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What To Expect When Getting a Roof Installed
Whether you’re installing a roof on your own or hiring a professional, it’s important to know if your roof is properly installed. Understanding the roof installation process for your roof type will help you feel more confident in the final result. Here is what you can expect a roof contractor to do when installing or replacing your roof.
Remove The Old Roof
The first step is to remove the old roof. Oftentimes, people will install multiple layers of roofing in order to save time. However, too many layers can lead to missing a leak or other failings in the roof. While it does take longer, removing the old roof down to the sheathing and then rebuilding it will ensure a be
Evaluate What's Underneath
Before installing the shingles, there are a few steps to help protect the roof. After removing the old roof, it’s important to evaluate the sheathing underneath. Sheathing is what provides structural support and is what the roofing materials are attached too. Your roofing expert should take the time to check for moi
Apply a Barrier
Next, an ice and water barrier is applied around the roof. This underlayment layer is sticky and should adhere to the sheathing. In cold climates it goes around the edges of your roof, with special attention to the very bottom edge since it’s most prone to ice damming and water buildup.
Installing the Drip Edge
Once the barrier is installed, installing the drip edge is next. The drip edge prevents water from running down the fascia and then back under the siding, which can lead to major water damage. The underlayment is a water resistant material that goes across your whole roof. For the lower part of the roof, the drip ed
Installing the Underlayment
Next, the roofing underlayment is installed. There are two thicknesses available, 15# and 30#, and two materials, felt paper and synthetic. The 30# is twice as durable as the 15# and the synthetic option for both is more durable than the roof felt paper. The layers of underlayment should overlap by at least six inch
The Remaining Drip Edges Are Added
Once the underlayment is installed, drip edge for the sides of your roof is added. Installing these after helps prevent water from getting underneath the underlayment. Once these lower layers are installed correctly, your roof is ready for whatever roofing system you’ve chosen.
Installing Roofs With Different Materials
How to Install Roofs
There are several different roof materials and roof systems, and each one has its own installation process. The first step for each one is safety. Your roofing professional should wear the appropriate safety gear, perform the work when the roof is dry, and follow manufacturers instructions.
Installation Methods Per Roofing Materials
Asphalt Roofing Installation
A layer of starter shingles begins the installation process for asphalt shingles. Starter shingles are nailed about half an inch past the drip guard. They don’t have the same seams that asphalt shingles do, which helps keep water off the underlayment. Starter shingles should also be applied by eaves and joints. Then, it’s time to install the first course of shingles. This should be done by starting at the bottom of your roof and overlapping the shingles, working across. A chalk line can be used to help keep the shingles straight. The shingles should lay so that the top layer of shingles covers the seams of the bottom layer. There should be at least 4 roofing nails per sheet and the nails need to be hammered straight down.
Roof Installation Costs
It goes without saying that roof replacement costs and roof installation costs vary by the type of roof material you want, the square footage of your roof, and how complicated your roof is. On average, most roof contractors will charge between $350 and $600 per 100 square feet for an asphalt shingle roof. On average, the cost to install a 2,200 square foot roof can vary between $7,000 and $13,200.
Other Types of Roofing
If you are getting any other type of roof system installed, your costs may be higher. Check out the national average costs:
- Metal roof: Between $12,000 and $20,000
- Clay tile roof: Between $25,000 and $50,000
- Cedar shake roof: Between $15,000 and $30,000
- Slate roof: Between $20,000 and $45,000
What’s included in my cost estimate?
When you get an estimate back from a roof contractor, the price will usually include the removal and disposal of two or fewer layers of old shingles as well as the installation of underlayment, ice and water shield, and new flashing for the chimney. It’s a good idea to check your estimate carefully to ensure that everything your roof installation will need is included in the total price.
When you work with Storm Guard, the quote you receive will include all costs to do the job. You will also get a 5-year, industry-leading workmanship and labor warranty, something few other roofing contractors can offer. This is the real benefit of choosing professional roofing services with Storm Guard.
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