When roof installation begins, there is often a lot of prep work to be done to prepare the roof for a new installation. Many homeowners are concerned with how much work will need to be done before the actual roof installation begins. A few days prior to installation day, some work may be done to the roof, but there is often no more work to be done after the initial setup. However, this is not always the case and some work may still be needed.
Some days prior to the installation day, a dump truck may be brought to the home. Some homes have a large area where the roof is not installed, such as an attic or basement. A dumpster can be used to get the material from the roof and then some materials may need to be removed from the roof prior to the installation of the new materials. If the roof has a basement, the same work should be done before the roof is installed. A second dumpster may be brought if the roofing company is recycling the old asphalt shingle.
Other things that need to be done before the work can begin our pre-cleaning of the home and other work that will involve removing the top layer of the roof. This layer may need to be removed because the materials being installed are too heavy to install on top of the existing roof. It also may need to be removed to make room for new materials. Once the layer has been removed, there will be a lot of work that has to be done to prepare the roof for the installation. This work is important to make sure that the materials will not scratch the surface that will be installed over the existing roof.
A truck may be driven to the house after the materials are removed in preparation of the roof for the installation of the new materials. The new materials may need to be put down the entire length of the roof, and the roofer will be ready to go once the work has been completed. Some roofs will need a small amount of prep work, while others will only need to have the top section of the roof prepared and the bottom sections re-roofed before the installer arrives. The new materials will be driven through the area where the previous materials were installed, and then the top and bottom portions are re-roofed and replaced with new material.
Some roofs will need to have their roofs replaced and the installation of the new materials will be complete before the roof replacement. After the materials have been replaced, a sealant will be applied to the roof to protect it from the elements and to ensure that the material will not rust.
When installing a new roof, there are many details that need to be worked into the roof before it is completely attached to the existing roof. This includes everything from fixing leaks to preparing the material for a roof replacement. Before the materials are fully attached to the roof, a number of materials may need to be removed from the existing roof. This includes the shingles, nails, brackets, insulation, or any other items that may have been in place prior to the installation. Roof installation is a large job for an individual so if you want a perfectly done project it is advisable to hire a licensed roofing contractor.