New Roof Installations
Understanding the basic steps of your roof installation will help you choose the right roofing contractor for the job.
Removal of Your Existing Roof
If the roof is being replaced, then, The Roof Specialists will remove the existing roofing materials and damaged decking.
Installation, Replacement, or Inspection of the Roof Decking
Next, we install or replace the roof decking. After removing the old roof, we assess the decking.
Roof decking is the layer beneath the ice and water barrier, and the shingles, metal, or tile roofing materials provide the structural base on which roofing materials, like shingles, metal, or tile, are attached.
Your roof specialists will examine the decking to ensure no structural damage or rotting wood. If structural damage or rotten wood is discovered, we must replace the decking before reinstalling the water barrier and other roofing materials.
Installation of the Ice & Water Barrier & Underlayment
Once the decking is structurally sound, the Ice & Water Barrier is installed. The Ice & Water Barrier protects the decking from water, which could cause water damage or rot.
The Ice and Water Barrier is a sticky underlayment that adheres to your roof’s decking.
Once the adhesive water barrier is applied to the decking and a strong adhesive bond is formed, the underlayment is nailed down on top of the ice and water barrier to ensure weather tightness.
Installation of the Drip Edge
Next, we install the metal drip edge along your roof’s bottom edge over the ice and water barrier. We secure the drip edge by nailing it flat against the edge of your roof.
Once the underlayment is installed, another layer of drip edge is nailed on top to prevent water from running over the edges and underneath the underlayment.
Installation of the Synthetic Underlayment
Synthetic underlayment products are durable and more reliable when compared to cheaper felt underlayment products. For this reason, Austin Roof Specialists uses Synthetic Underlayment on all roof replacements or installations.
Synthetic underlayment is the most suitable and long-lasting option for home/commercial property owners interested in protecting their property’s structural integrity and increasing their new roof’s lifecycle.
We roll the underlayment along the roof’s edge and attach the underlayment using roofing nails. The roofing nails are placed not through but above the drip edge.
To ensure that running water cannot travel under the underlayment, We overlap the rows of underlayment by a minimum of six inches.
Installation of a Metal Roofing System
First, we measure and mark where the metal roofing panels will be placed to ensure that each panel overlaps with the next metal panel.
Once we have determined the correct placement of the metal panels, we use screws to secure the panels to your roof. We use screws designed for metal roofing with rubber washers to prevent running water from traveling under the metal panels. These special screws are also used to secure the ridges.
Once the metal roofing panels are placed and secured, it is time to cap off the roof’s ridges by installing ridge vents and insulating under them with a waterproof sealant.
Once we have Sealed the ridge caps and screwed them down on top of the ducts, the Metal roof installation is complete, and you and your family can enjoy the comfort and security of your new metal roof.
The roofing installation is complicated and can be dangerous for an inexperienced person.
Contact us to ensure your safety, and we will guarantee that your roof is installed correctly and meets specification standards.
Installation of an Asphalt Shingles Roofing System
Asphalt shingle roofing is the most popular roofing material for residential homes. The installation of asphalt shingles is straightforward compared to installing other roofing materials, such as tile roofing. However, installing any roofing material is dangerous for an inexperienced DIY enthusiast.
We recommend contacting an expert roofing contractor.
Installation begins by placing the shingles, starting from the bottom of the roof, nailing down the shingles, and working across and up the roof.