An expert can describe the steps that must be completed, during a project that is meant to achieve replacement of old roofing with a new structure.

Preliminary investigation

Study the condition of the existing roofing structure. How substantial does it appear to be? Should the roofers plan for placing a stronger wooden framework under the selected underlayment?

Gather the essential materials

• Select the type of underlayment that will be used
• Make a color selection, where appropriate
• Obtain the flashing, which should go on the edges of a shingle or tile-covered surface
• Purchase the proper type and size of nails and screws.
• Assemble the shingles or tiles

Arrange for introduction of a dumpster

There will be lots of waste, once the old roofing has been removed. A smart homeowner should plan a method for dealing with such waste.

Removal process

Remove the old shingles or tiles and the old underlayment. Study the condition of the exposed rafters. Fix any broken rafters and if any rafters were repaired, be sure to install a drip edge.

Actual installation

Install the selected underlayment. Install the tiles or the shingles. Those go on top of the underlayment. Be sure to use the proper nails and screws. Place metal flashing on the edges of the chimney: If this step were to be overlooked, water would start leaking into the location under the chimney.

Every step is essential

A roofing contractor in San Mateo would be unable to offer a quote for the project’s cost, if the homeowner remained in the dark, concerning the condition of the old roofing structure. Think about more than materials. Will the contractors have to plug any of their tools into a socket? If so, obtain any needed extension cord.

Be sure to order a dumpster before creation of all the unsightly debris. Make use of the dumpster, after removal of the old underlayment and the old tiles/shingles. Do not rush replacement of the removed materials. Instead, check for any hidden damage to the exposed rafters. It is pointless to place new materials on a structure that cannot offer the required amount of support.

Once all the broken rafters have been repaired, begin installation of the new underlayment. Follow that with installation of the tiles or shingles. Use the newly purchased nails and screws. It is best not to overlook that places where sections of the shingles or tiles meet, such as at the corners of the chimney. Install flashing at those intersection points.

Afterward, get pictures of any leaks, and share them with the contractor. A good contractor should offer the customer some type of guarantee. In other words, any corrections should be made without adding to the bill that must indicate the homeowner’s total costs.