A roofing project is a long process that requires careful planning. When you hire the right roof installation contractor, you can minimize stress because your contractor will operate with transparency, guiding you every step of the way.
Here are the basic steps that a quality contractor will follow during a roof replacement project:
1. Protecting the Property
The first step is to secure the client’s property so that all areas will be safe from damage while work is underway. A true professional will keep the area safe for residents, workers and passersby alike.
2. Removal of Shingles
Some contractors may suggest installing new shingles over your existing ones, but this is a bad idea. Failure to remove the existing shingles means your contractor won’t be able to inspect the underlying parts of your roof, which could be harboring damage. Avoid costly roof repair down the road by working with a contractor who will remove your existing shingles before installing new ones.
3. Laying Down Underlayment
After the skeleton of the roof is installed or repaired, it is time to install the underlayment, the water-resistant shield that keeps your home safe from leaks. Once this is in place, the roofers can start with the last step in the process.
4. Installing Shingles and Other Parts
Your roofers will install the shingles once they remove the old material and the underlayment is ready. Depending on the material you choose, this part of the project can take one day to a week.
To learn more about what we can do for your home, including roofing services, call Affordable Roof Care today at (360) 639-4339. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate. We serve many areas in and around Port Orchard and Bremerton, WA.