Roofing isn’t easy. It’s an extremely hot and exhausting job for everyone. But when you are working with a plan and some partners this work becomes easier. Working on your roof is always extremely dangerous, so if you are unsure about working on top of house or you have a height phobia, you should hire some professionals for your roof installation work.
Removing Old Roofing Materials
There will be lots of waste coming off the roof when you are doing the work. You should find out an effective and efficient way of recycling and your waste disposal. You should dispose of some parts separately, including:
- Felt underlayment
- Asphaltic underlayment
Pre-sorting will save your money and time. The materials you’ll be keeping for the job at hand should be kept separately, and well within your reach.
Selecting Roofing Materials
Now you have sorted out your recycling procedure, it’s time to choose a color for your new roof. Find the right combination of color that matches your house and taste. A good roofing company provides lifetime guarantee for their roofing materials. If you aren’t sure about the materials, you can consult with an expert roofing company. The working steps are simple – selecting your:
- Shingle style
- Roof color
- Warranty coverage level
Material estimation is very important before starting the work. You have to calculate the roof pitch to determine the amount of materials you will need. An inclinometer can help you to measure the pitch of your roof. Determine the total square footage after that and measure all section including the:
After collecting all measurements you can find out the overall square footage. Now you can assume how much materials you will need per square footage. Starting the work without data can result in either shortage or wastage of materials.
Decide on how much ventilation you need. Because the ventilation system is critical, you can consult with your local consultant to decide about ventilation. You should tear off old materials and:
- Repair or replace rotted decking and framing
- Replace bad flashing
- Install proper ventilation
- Install leak barriers
- Seal dormers, skylights, chimneys, roof slope transition areas, and ice dam
- Seal other critical leak areas, where wind-driven rain could come in
Professional Roofing Contractors
To have your roof installation done by a professional roofing company you can contact us anytime. We provide quality service with expert professionals. We serve Fort Collins, CO, Loveland, CO, Longmont, CO, Greeley, CO, and all of northern Colorado.
(Image and excerpt from “Planning your Roofing Project”)