What Is Replaced When You Get A New Roof?

If you own any home long enough, you will have to replace a roof. When you replace a roof, you may be wondering what actually gets replaced in the process of labor. This article will go over what is replaced when you get a new roof.

Shingles Are Torn Off

Older shingles are torn off first but this often comes down to the overall well-being and condition of your roof. If only a few shingles are curled or worn-out, a quick repair could be done if the rest of your roof remains in good condition. Your roofing contractor may make a judgment call that it’s a good idea to completely remove your roofing materials and replace them. When this occurs, there will be a need to remove all roofing materials and go right down to the roof decking to start the job again. 

Roof Decking Replacement

Your roofer will also inspect the wooden deck underneath your shingles to determine if a repair needs to take place. If a replacement is necessary, the wood deck will need to be properly repaired as this will serve as the main roofing structure to keep your shingles intact and together. 

Roofing Underlayment

The underlayment on your roof will also sometimes need a replacement. This is the water-resistant barrier that is installed on top of your roofing deck. Roofing felt is one of the most common types of underlayment material and it is used in asphalt as the main protective material for the rest of your roof. 

New Flashing

Some parts of your roof can be prone to water damage and leaks and these can include areas like your chimney, perimeters of the skylight as well as areas across your roof that are responsible for water runoff. Flashing is an item that’s made of rust-resistant metal and it often provides a channel for the water where two main opposing surfaces are meeting across your roofing materials. Application of new flashing can make sure that your roof remains at its best even in poor weather conditions. 

Edging and Ice Dams

Proper edging for drips as well as protection from ice dams can be important along the eaves of your roof. Even if you live in an area where ice is not particularly a concern, proper installation of one of these items can assist with water runoff and make sure you could be ready for any icy conditions. This extra layer of waterproof material can prevent the chance that water can back up under your shingles. 

Assessment Of Attic Ventilation

New attic vents may be installed if your attic ventilation is recognized as poor quality. If you are having problems with moisture in your attic, it can often be highly advantageous for you to consider the option of new roofing materials for these areas. A quick assessment of the ventilation throughout your attic can help your roofing contractor to decide the best path forwards with your roofing materials. If your attic ventilation is poor, there is a chance that you could be facing a series of problems with your roofing tiles and ongoing issues with your attic ventilation. Poor attic ventilation will lead to issues with ice and water buildup throughout your roofing systems. The installation of attic fans or roofing vents can be crucial to preventing future problems with premature wear in roofing materials. 

If you are in need of a roofing assessment for your home contact us today to learn more. We can help you through the process of your roofing assessment and roofing installation support.