Wappingers Falls, NY Roof Installation
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Roof Installation in Wappingers Falls, NY
Orange County, Dutchess County, Ulster County
Our Approach to Roof Installation
Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or this is the third time you’ve changed roofing materials, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself for a roof replacement. Because of that, here’s what you can expect from the installation process.
Delivering Materials for Roof Installation in Wappingers Falls, NY
The first step to any installation will be the materials being delivered to your home, which means you can expect a delivery within 24 hours of your roof replacement. It might be a large shipment or relatively small depending on the size of your roof and what you need done.
However, unless we personally deliver the materials, you should avoid accepting delivery of your materials prior to 24 hours before your scheduled installation, as you’ll be responsible for keeping the materials dry and protected until the we arrive, not to mention pallets don’t do your yard any favors.
Roof Installation in Wappingers Falls, NY
Since you’ll want to stay out of the way when the contractors are working on your roof, the best thing you can do is get your home ready in advance. That means taking steps to protect your property, like moving your vehicles into the garage or down to the curb.
That will clear space for a dumpster to be brought to collect waste or fallen materials. Keep in mind, though, that if you’ll need to leave, the curb might be a better choice to avoid potential nails in the driveway.
Contractors also recommend moving anything you want to keep safe into your home or out of the way, like potted plants, flowers, lawn equipment, etc. You might also want to secure anything attached to the interior walls, because roofing can shake things loose.
The first thing a contractor will have to do is, if you have any previous roofing, tear it off. They strip your roof in order to assess the underlying structure for any damages that may need repairing or reinforcing before covering it.
This will avoid an expedited roofing project in the future caused by weak beams or something usually attributed to water damage or leaks. The good news is that a professional will know what to look for, so it doesn’t take long and they can usually start installing as they go.
Once the contractor has stripped your roofing layer and done any repairs necessary, they’ll begin to put down the asphalt shingles. As mentioned above, the installation can be done while the stripping is still in progress for a faster result.
Keep in mind that they might need to replace sheathing, which is a thin layer between the roof and the materials, or use flashing, usually metal stripping around chimneys and other roof structures.
After the shingles have been installed, ridge capping is done to finish the installation before vents are fixed into place. One piece of advice is to invest in better materials, like architectural shingles, to get the best protection for your roof and the most for your money.
The Final Step for Roof Installation in Wappingers Falls, NY
Even though the installation is done, it doesn’t mean the contractor is ready to leave just yet. With everything in place on your roof, they’ll clean off the materials with a blower to get any dust or excess nails down onto the tarps they set up below.
The blower will also be used on your gutters to make sure those are clear before they check below. Nails and screws can fall off your roof and land in the yard even with the tarps, so most contractors will use a metal detector to sift through the grass.
On that note, one more preparation you can do ahead of time is to cut your grass to make it easier for the metal detector to find things. The last thing you want is to step on a leftover roofing nail that was missed.
Before they leave for good, your contractor will do one last sweep of the area for leaks or anything that will affect the quality of their results. You know you’ve hired a true professional when they’re not content to just install and leave.
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