Nothing lasts forever! A roof replacement is a necessary part of homeownership. A residential roof replacement can be daunting and expensive, but we like to think that understanding the process can help alleviate some of the stress.

So, where does the process begin? The first step in a roof replacement is to assess the condition of the roof. We send someone to inspect the roof to determine if it can be repaired or if a full replacement is necessary. The age of the roof, the extent of damage, and the materials used will all play a role in which is best for you.

If we have enough damage to indicate that a replacement is needed, the next step is to choose the materials for the new roof. There are a ton of choices available, including regular or impact-resistant asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and tile roofing. We’ll help you weigh things like durability, cost, and aesthetic appeal when you’re picking the right materials for your new roof.

Fast forward to build day. It’s time for your new roof! Before the replacement process begins, we’ll remove the existing damaged shingles. The crew strips away the old shingles or roofing material and inspects the deck for any damage. By the way, the deck is the heavy plywood underneath your shingles. Any necessary repairs will be made at this time.

After the deck is prepared, the new roofing material will be installed. This involves laying felt, a waterproof underlayment, followed by the new shingles or roofing material. Flashing will be installed around chimneys, vents, and other spots to ensure a watertight seal.

Once the new roof is installed, the final step is to clean up the work site and inspect the roof for any necessary touch-ups. Texas Direct Roofing will always take care to leave your property clean and free of debris, ensuring that your new roof is installed correctly and will provide many years of protection for your home.

So as simple as it may sound in this article, a residential roof replacement is a big project that requires careful planning and execution. By understanding the process and working with a reputable roofing contractor like us, you can ensure that your new roof will provide the protection and peace of mind that you need for years to come.