Having any kind of remodelling project done on your home is arduous work, as well as something that will introduce a no small amount of turmoil inside your everyday life. However, the bulk of stress that you’ll experience due to it will come from the fact that you won’t know for sure what is it that lies ahead. Fortunately, this is something that you can easily fix by inquiring a bit on this topic. Here are six stages that usually happen during the roof replacement process.
Protection of property
The first thing you need to do in order to initiate the roof replacement process is to protect your property from any kind of damage that could take place while your home is unprotected. For this to work, you need to think about several various areas and aspects of protection, ranging from protecting siding, walls, all the way to protecting the landscape around the place. Even plants and bushes beneath your home will be endangered, which is why you need to apply necessary measures to keep them safe. The most traditional method of handling this is the use of tarps and protection plywood.
Removal of old shingles
The next thing you need to do is remove old shingles in order to see what kind of construction you’re working with. Sure, the structural health of your roof can be inspected from the inside, as well, but only when you completely expose it will you be able to see with 100 per cent reliability what you’re dealing with. In order to facilitate the process, you should prepare the area beneath for the old shingles to land. Later on, you can repurpose these broken shingles if you aim for maximum eco-friendliness and reusability.
The inspection of the roof
Previously, we’ve mentioned the step of inspecting wood decking and for this to work, you need to know exactly what you’re looking for. The main point of focus here is soft, wet or rotted areas of wood. These need to be replaced as soon as possible. You see, even if it appears that the damage is not that great, the truth is that this roof replacement process won’t be repeated for the next 20 to 30 years. This means that in just a couple of years, this might become a bigger issue and a bigger safety risk.
Installation of new roofing material
The next step is the most iconic one, as well as the first thing that everyone has in mind when the issue of roof replacement installation is brought up. Now, previously we’ve talked about shingles as the most common roofing choice on most households, however, what if you’ve decided to change direction? In that particular case, you would want to see exactly what your options are. Checking out the platform of a specialized roofing company like MLR Slate Roofing might give you an idea of what you’re dealing with. The options are numerous, ranging from standard slate roofing, lead roofing, timber shingles roofing and more.
Once you’re done with all the work, you need to clean up the site. How much of work this depends on whether you’ve been meticulously cleaning the place at the end of each day (if it’s a project that lasts for several days) or if you’ve been waiting for all of it to be done in order to wrap things up in one big swoop. Once again, when hiring professionals to do the work, the first method will be used 9 out of 10 times.
One last thing you have to do in order to check the successfulness of the project is to conduct a final inspection of the roof. For a layman, an up-close inspection wouldn’t be as revealing as it would be to a professional, yet, there are a couple of tricks you might want to try out. A before and after a photograph is always a good idea and something that’s quite simple to pull off. In fact, you might even be able to share this as a success story online.
Just by knowing what lies ahead you’ll be able to better prepare for the following process, thus avoid being stressed out by it. It also helps you pick the best option for your property, as well as ensure that you get a decent ROI from your project. For all of this to come to life, you need to invest a fair bit of time and effort into the research of the topic.
Audrey Taylor was born in San Francisco, and moved to Adelaide at the age of five. Marketer researcher and social media manager on hold, full – time mommy of a cheerful two-year-old. Graduated from Queensford college, worked in a couple of marketing agencies across Australia, eager to learn more about business and share her experiences. Traveled across Europe. Her hobbies include: home decor, fashion, travel, music, old movies.