roof replacement process

Roof Replacement

Roof Replacement is the process of removing your home’s roofing system and replacing it with a new and durable material that will protect your home from the elements. By taking the time to learn about the Roofing Replacement process and how to find a qualified roofer, you can protect your property.

When you notice roofing damages, call immediately. You need to repair or replace it.

Here’s a  quick guide about the steps of Roof Replacements written by Water Damage and Roofing of Austin.

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Roof Replacement Steps

  • Prepare Home and Driveway for Roofing Replacement  

    • Clear your driveway of cars or items so that the hauling trailer can be easily accessed by workers
    • Remove all pets from fenced areas around workers.
    • Remove breakable objects, such as flower pots, from the perimeter of your home.
    • Follow proper safety by ensuring workers use appropriate safety gear when needed.
  • Remove the Existing Roofing Structure

    • Workers begin to remove the old roofing system by starting at the base of the roof, on all slopes, and to work their way upwards.
    • Shingles are removed using flat tools to dis-adhere them from the roof decking.
    • Felt paper or underlayment is removed.
    • Roofing nails and staples are nailed flat into the roof decking or removed
    • Your homes exhaust vents and other penetrations, such as solar panels and satellite dishes, are carefully removed to ensure their safety and proper reassembly
  • Ensure Proper Flashing

    • Ensure metal flashing around Chimney, and other penetrations are properly installed, in good condition, and counter flashed.
    • A drip edge may be used on the perimeter of the roofing structure. This provides a 2″ lip that allows rainwater to drip further away from home.
  • Install Underlayment

    • Usually, felt ‘paper’ is used as a barrier under your roofing materials to keep any moisture away from your roof’s wood decking material.
      • This underlayment can be 15 pounds or 30 pounds felt, where the heavier felt paper is for steeper roof pitches.
    • For Metal Roofing projects, usually, a synthetic underlayment material is used.
  • Install Roofing Material

    • Whether you are replacing an Asphalt Shingle, Barrel Tile, Snap-lock Metal Panel, or Flat Roofing product the technicians that are installing your roofing material should follow industry leading best practices and company specifications
  • Clean Up and Roofing Inspection

    • Using heavy professional magnets, we find and clear all debris from your home’s roof, driveway, and yard
    • A project manager will thoroughly inspect the installation and materials
    • Meet with customer to finalize job and receive full payment for work and materials
  • Warranty 

    • Your roofing materials should be warrantied by the manufacturer
    • Roofing labor is warrantied by the roofing contractor that installs your roof replacement

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Water Damage and Roofing of Austin has a solid reputation for local roofing expertise and honesty, and we offer an ironclad warranty.

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