What Is Involved In Replacing A Roof?

Out of the various home remodeling and repairs essential in a home, reroofing is arguably one of the most important. Though a new roof may seem like any other replacement, it protects everything inside a house. Therefore, property owners shouldn’t overlook a roof that looks somewhat old or has signs of leaking.

Today, effective roof replacement practices rely on an integrated system approach and advanced material technology to protect the entire house. Roof replacement in Central and Southern Maine involves the following processes.

Property Protection

The first step of the roof replacement procedure is to protect a home from any potential damage during the reroofing process. An effective way of protecting property is thinking about all the surrounding elements, including the walls, siding, landscape surrounding the property, and the bushes and plants.

Removal of the Old Shingles

Roofing professionals must remove all the old shingles to have a clear view of the wood decking. Although homeowners assume that roof inspection is possible from the inside of the property, it never clarifies what roofing experts are working with.

Roof Inspection

For any roofing replacement project, there must be a thorough roofing inspection on the wood decking. The focus areas are any rotten, wet, or soft areas of wood. Such areas need immediate replacement to have a solid base for the new roofing structure. Even if it’s only minor damage, no one wants to repeat the roofing procedure in the next 20 to 30 years. Without a proper inspection, the underlying problem might become a more significant issue and a safety concern.

Installation of New Roofing Material

Once the base is ready, the most iconic step is to lay out the new roofing material. Since it’s the most critical procedure, the roofing choice is also crucial. Roofers Elite does not only rely on the standard roofing material. It prioritizes quality roofing materials that guarantee years of service. The roofing materials used include:

  • Shingle roofing: This type utilizes metal shingles or asphalt, mostly G90 galvanized steel and aluminum, to offer a more durable design.
  • Standing seam slate: As the name suggests, this metal roofing has panels running vertically up the roof with a raised interlocking that joins neighboring panels.
  • Stand seam metal: This roofing option has a concealed interlocking system to connect with the adjoining panels. The roof has a ridged appearance due to the raised seams and flat areas.
  • Synthetic slate and shake: This type of roofing comprises a combination of plastic and rubber. The synthetic slate has been crafted to mimics natural stone. On the other hand, the synthetic shake is made from cement, rubber, metal, plastics, and asphalt and mimics real wood shake. For these roofing materials, there are fewer installation hassles, and homeowners incur minimal maintenance costs.

Site Cleanup

After completing the roofing task, the next step is to clean up the site. Note that cleaning the site should be a daily task until the last day of the project. Roofing professionals from Roofers Elite leave the site cleaner than it was before the start of the project.

Final Inspection

The last task should be a final inspection to certify that the reroofing was a success. A post roofing inspection is essential because it also ensures that the project meets all the quality standards and the expectation of the client.

Need Reroofing for Your Property in Southern and Central Maine?

Roofers Elite is a full-service roofing company for commercial and residential clients in Central and Southern Maine and the surrounding neighborhoods. For property owners looking for roof installation, repair, or maintenance, reach out to Roofers Elite professionals.

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