The roofing Installation Process can have various steps depending upon the present condition of your roof. Let us discuss the generalized process of roofing.
- Plan the Process: It is always advisable to plan the process which will include measuring the size of your roof which will make a lot of things clear pertaining to the number of shingles and other materials.
- Remove the old roof: Use of stripper is best for removing the old tar paper and shingles. Some chemicals can also be used for dissolving the sealant which will give a new freshness to your roof.
- Sheathing: It is the bottom of the roof. If you do not wish to opt for a new sheathing then simply you can re-nail them so that its durability is increased. Mark and cut out space for ventilation.
- Water Guard: Water guarding is very important for your roof and will avert leakages. Stick it on your roof with its adhesive side and be sure that no gaps are left in the sealant.
- Underlayment: Tar paper is used for underlayment. It is installed with roofing nails or staple gun. Staple guns will act quickly and you will finish your work early but it is not as strong as roofing nails. The entire roof should be covered with the underlayment.
- Flashing: Flashing also supports the roof from leakages. It is applied on the rising part of your roof, in corners and around the bottom of the Chimney.
- Shingles: All the shingles are to be placed, overlaying them leading towards the top of the roof by nailing them. Systematically laying them row by row and getting up with each row.
We understand that the choice of material and colors can be quite confusing for you and hence we are here to assist you in every way. We can also make a digital model of your house so that you can easily select the best style and color along with the siding materials that will perfectly match your home.
Proper ventilation is essential specifically in winters when the dryers, heating systems, dishwasher, stove, and showers emit warm air. This air, if not ventilated, will allow moisture to build-up.
During summers, due to extreme heat, the build-up forces increases the chances of cracking and aging of roofing materials.
Reasonably balanced ventilation can take care of these issues and can increase the durability of your roof. Balanced ventilation creates a negative force and blows out the warm air out and fresh air is regulated. No energy consumption is required for this process. Some of the advantages of roof ventilation are stated below:
- It encourages a drier and cooler attic.
- The fresh air easily flows in and the warm air is blown out.
- It averts mildews, paint peelings, rotting, warped siding and other wall damages caused by warm air.
- It averts the trapping of moisture in the structural wood, insulation, roof decks, and shingles.