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Roof installation is an extensive process that requires expertise and utmost care. Whether you are working with a team of professional roofers or are planning to install it yourself it is best to be aware of the steps involved in the task. Proper roof installation is mandatory for the safety of your house and family but also because you need to comply with building codes and make sure your roof passes any tests imposed by your building inspector.
All-in-1 Roofs has vast expertise in the field of roof installation and replacement. We can deliver fast, high-quality, and professional installation for new residential projects looking to benefit from energy-efficient and durable new roofs, as well as for homeowners looking to replace their old roofs. All-in-1 Roofs has experience with a wide range of roofing materials and is always ready to provide efficient roof installation.
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Know your roof
Even if you decide to leave this demanding mission in the experienced hands of roofing contractors, it is always best to get to know the anatomy of a roof. This way, you can understand each step of the process and make sure you are getting a fair quote for your roofing project. A roof consists of flashing, underlayment, and roofing materials. The flashing is made of metal and connects the materials to prevent leaks, and the underlayment is the black paper set up over the plywood sheeting to seal and protect the roof from water, condensation, and moisture.
Old roof removal
Many residential projects involve the removal of the structure’s old roof. While there are homeowners who prefer to add multiple layers of roofing on top of each other to save time and money, too many layers of roofing materials can accelerate the roof wear and lead to roof issues. The best approach to roof installation is to remove the old roof down to the roof sheathing and install a new one.
Once the old roof has been removed, it’s time to evaluate the roof sheathing. This section of the roof is made of flat panels. Roof sheathing is the base of any roof and the support for the installation of different types of roofing materials. The sheathing assessment is meant to identify moist areas or spots with potential issues that may impact the health of the new roof.
Chicago is known for its unforgiving wind and cold winters, so ice protection for the roof is usually part of the package. It is extremely important to install a water and ice barrier around the roof edges to avoid ice buildup and water pooling. This type of underlayment is installed directly to the roof sheathing using roofing nails.
Roof deck protection
Roof deck protection is essential for your roof because it protects against extreme weather events and is the barrier between your house and water and cold temperatures. The drip edge is to be installed on the lower and the sides of the roof. The metal drip edge for the lower part of the roof goes above the weather protection underlayment. The drip edge meant for the sides of your roof follows the same process, and its purpose is to prevent water from running over the edge of the siding and infiltrating underneath it.
Roof underlayment can be made of felt paper or synthetic. Either way, it’s a water-resistant material available in two thicknesses, 15# and 30#. Basically, the thicker the underlayment, the higher the durability. We usually advise homeowners to go with the synthetic underlayment, which is a bit more expensive, but it’s also more durable.
Roofing material installation
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing types in the U.S. due to their affordability and curb appeal, and many of the homeowners who have benefited from our services are currently more than happy with their choice. However, we can also provide clay tile roofing installation, cedar shake roofing, slate roofing, and more! And we can do it right from the first time, warranty included!
Hire the right roofing contractors
For the roof installation process to be complete and the roofing investment to be successful, you need to work only with expert roofing contractors who can provide different roofing options and guarantee that your roof will make the most of its life span. Professional roofers can also help you obtain vital documents from building officials such as the building permit, and can make sure your entire roof adheres to the building code. All-in-1 Roofs can do all this for you and more! Give us a call!