It’s inevitable. Your roof won’t last forever, unfortunately. Installing a new roof to your home is a large investment and one that Destin Roofing wants you to feel good about. That’s why we want you to know exactly what to expect when hiring a roofing contractor so that you can trust that it is done correctly the first time. Regardless of what kind of roof you have, the replacement process is the largely the same for every roof. Below are preparations that you can take to make sure that everything goes as planned.

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Preparing to Replace Your Roof

As mentioned above, your roof preparation will be largely the same regardless whether it’s metal, slate, tile, asphalt shingle, and more.

Step One – Protect Your Property:

A contractor’s first priority is to protect your property while replacing your roof. Plywood and tarps are used to protect your siding, plants, outdoor furniture, walls and bushes. One of the best ways to ensure that your roofing contractor will be respectful of your home and property is to see what past customers are saying about their services.

Step Two – Roofing Removal:

Your metal, slate, or regular shingles will be removed to conduct a thorough inspection of your home’s wood decking. This step allows your roofing contractor to get a clear image of what condition your roof’s decking is in, underneath the roof shingles.

Step Three – Roof Inspection:

If your contractor finds any signs of rotting, soft or wet wood during the inspection, it will be replaced to make sure the base of your roofing structure is solid. By doing this, your shingles will remain in place. Your wood sheeting will also be inspected to make sure that it is properly attached to the roof.

Step Four – Further Preparing Your Roof:

After your contractor finishes with your wood decking, it’s time to install the drip edges at all of your roof’s edges. A drip edge is a piece of metal that has a ninety-degree bend. The drip edge is a helpful tool to keep rain from seeping into your roofing material at its most vulnerable points.

Step Five – New Roof Installation:

After all above steps have been completed, your contractor will move forward and begin laying out your new materials. Your roofer will begin at the bottom of your roof and work their way to the top.

Step Six – A Clean Site:

A good roofing contractor refuses to leave the exterior of your home a mess after having a new roof installed. Once your new roof has been installed, all excess plywood, shingles, trash and other debris should be removed and disposed of safely.

Step Seven – The Last Inspection:

It is important to have your roof inspected upon completion to ensure that it was installed properly and that you are happy with the results. A new roof is a large investment and one that should not be taken lightly. Any trusted roofing contractor will fulfill one final inspection before leaving the site, to ensure that you are satisfied with your investment.

Contact Destin Roofing

If you’re in need of roofing services for your home or business, you’ve come to the right place. There is no job too big or small for our team at Destin Roofing. Contact us online or by phone today for more information or to schedule your roof replacement estimate!