Water Damage & Roofing of Austin Installing New Roof Replacement on this Tile RoofRoof Replacement

A Roof Replacement is a 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 roofing contractor, you can protect your property.

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

Roof Replacement Steps

1) 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

2) Remove Existing Roofing Structure

  • Workers begin to remove the old roofing system by starting at the base of the roof, on all slopes, and 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 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

3) Ensure Proper Flashing

  • Ensure metal flashing around Chimney and other penetrations are properly installed, in good condition, and counterflashed
  • 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 the home

4) 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 pound or 30 pound felt, where the heavier felt paper is for steeper roof pitches
  • For Metal Roofing projects, usually a syntethic underlayment material is used

5) Install Roofing Material

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

6) 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

7) Warranty 

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

Tile Roof Replacement being completed by Austin Water Damage & Roofing

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


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