Home Roof Replacement #1: What to Expect
Home roof replacement can be stressful to most homeowners because they do not know what to expect. Northwest Roofing of Haslet, TX is a professional roofing contractor company with over 25 + years of roofing experience in roof replacement. We take a lot of care in every step of the process of building a home roof replacement for our customers.
Home Roof Replacement #2: Preparation
There are many things that go into preparing for a home roof replacement. We always take into every important consideration so that the homeowner does not have to stress and worry.
We always try our best to keep up with the weather. We will watch the weather forecast up to 15 days in advance. We use local and government sources but guessing weather is still a wild guess. If the chance of rain is above 30% we will not start the job. Below 30%, we may begin with your approval. We will only remove and replace one section at a time while watching the weather. In any case, we always will have tarps on hand as an extra safety measure. Weather issues like cold and heat can make a huge impact on the quality of a residential roof replacement. We will explain about weather conditions at the time of your residential roof replacement.
We provide and carefully use tarps to protect your landscape features and grass areas.
We will move patio furniture, grills and other objects out of the work area. We will set them back in place after the roof replacement is completed.
Sometimes it will be necessary to trim tree limbs and remove them off the roof in order to complete the contracted work.
Removal of Old Roof
We will tear off old roofing materials. This includes shingles, sometimes in some cases multiple layers, and the underlayment if necessary.
Replacement or adding to decking, depending on the job and tearing out valleys to the deck level.
Removal of Other Items
Removal of all roof accessories and smoothing out the decking of nails, staples shingle pieces etc., so that the deck inspection may be done. A perfectly smooth deck is prepared for the new roofing materials.
Home Roof Replacement #3: Installation
Now that everything has been cleared away and we have a nice smooth deck for the new home roof replacement.
Installation of required underlayment, depending on roof pitch, along with all valleys.
20″ metal is always used in all valleys.
Laminates or Ice/Water Shields
Cold Laminates and ice/water shields will be installed if required.
All flashing is inspected, replaced as needed or added if missing. This includes flashings around chimneys, walls, skylights etc. All penetration flashings are replaced, sealed and painted to match the roof.
Ventilation upgrades will be done at this time. See comments on Roof/Soffit Ventilation
Installation of high-quality composite shingles will be done per the manufacturer’s requirements. Our residential roof replacement includes the use of nails, not staples. Nailing will be anywhere from 4 to 6 nails per shingle, depending on the type of shingle and pitch. This actually equals out to 8 to 12 nails per shingle, once the next course is installed.
The new home roof is installed and completed. We will do another check around the house to make sure that we remove all ladders and equipment and check for any materials that may be lying around. We like to leave a homeowner feeling confident that not only do they have a new professional home roof replacement but that the yard and house looks the same before we arrived.
Our customers’ testimonials are our best advertisement. We do every job professionally and as quickly as possible.
If you are thinking about getting a home roof replacement, give us a call at (817) 439-3065 or fill out our easy contact form and we will be happy to give you a free estimate for a new home roof replacement. We have a Business Rating of A+ with the Fort Worth BBB. Northwest Roofing serves all of Tarrant County and the surrounding counties.