The Roofing Process: What Can You Expect?

Your roof is a critical part of your home. It keeps you safe, protected, and away from the variety of elements that occur in the unique weather systems of the Pacific Northwest. When you’ve decided that it’s time to replace your roof, the whole process may be new and a bit overwhelming for you. Here, we’ve outlined the process – from start to finish.

Step #1: Planning.
This is the phase where you will meet with our team of specialists to go over the job and what materials are needed. Then, once the materials are delivered, there will be tarps and other barriers put up to keep your home protected during the installation process.

Step #2: Removing the old roof.
Here, our team will tear off the old roof and get rid of the materials. This can be a messy and time consuming process depending on the age of the roof, and it requires close attention to detail. During roof tear offs, we can look closely for any leaks or issues around dormers that you may not even know about and change out the rotted spots. In addition, in spots like eaves, sidewalls, chimneys, or valleys, we can look closely and make sure that no new flashing or ventilation to be added or updated.

Step #3: Installing underlayment and shingles.
Once the old roof is torn, our crew can start installing drip edges and underlayment. This will add an extra layer of protection between your home and the outside weather elements. It also provides space for your shingles to lay flat and neat. Next, shingle installation will happen and the amount of time on installation will vary on this. On a simple roof, we can install new shingles in a day, but if you have a larger or more complex roof to work with, it may take a little bit longer, especially if the weather is wet, windy, or extremely hot. We’ll communicate with you throughout the process and make sure that your roof is done well and within the specified time frame. When we’re done, we’ll clean up and allow you to inspect the roof. Now, you’ll have a beautiful new roof that will keep you protected throughout the year.

Don’t neglect your roof! Our experienced team has the expertise and know-how that is needed to recognize the signs that you need a roof replacement before you might recognize them and if that’s the case, you need to take care of it quickly. We love serving Portland, Bend and Central Oregon area customers! Contact us today if you need expert advice on your roof.