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Steps in the Roof Replacement Process

We’ve all been there. You’re just trying to enjoy your morning coffee when you hear a loud drip in the kitchen. You’ve got a leaky roof and it’s time to start thinking about a roof replacement. But what does that process look like?

Don’t worry, Big Easy Roof Contractors is here to help. We’re going to walk you through the steps in the roof replacement process, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.

From choosing the right materials to final inspection, we’ll make sure you’re prepared for everything that comes your way.

Let’s get started!

Initial Inspection

Upon your request, we’ll conduct an initial inspection of your roof to assess its condition and determine the best course of action.

Our team of experienced roofing contractors has extensive knowledge and training to accurately assess the condition of your roof.

inspector on roof for inspection

We use a variety of diagnostic tools to determine the condition of your roof and ensure that the replacement process is as smooth as possible.

We also inspect the entire roof structure for any signs of weakened or damaged areas. We ensure that the necessary safety precautions are in place.

We will also inspect the attic for any signs of water damage or mold growth, both of which can be indicative of roof damage and require immediate repair.

After the inspection is complete, we’ll discuss the best course of action with you and provide you with a comprehensive estimate for the roof replacement process.

Our team of roofing contractors strives to provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Choosing Roofing Materials

Selecting the right materials for your roof is essential for a successful replacement, so pick wisely!

We’ll discuss the various types of materials available and the advantages and disadvantages of each. We’ll also provide you with a cost estimate for each material so you can make an informed decision.

The most common roofing materials are asphalt shingles, metal, tile, and slate. Asphalt shingles are the most affordable option and they’re available in a variety of colors and styles.

Metal roofs are durable and energy-efficient, but they can be noisy during rain and hail storms.

Tile and slate roofs are more expensive, but they’re also more durable and can last up to 50 years.

At Big Easy Roof Contractors, we’ll help you make the best decision for your roof replacement. We’ll provide you with a detailed cost estimate for each material and answer any questions you may have.

We’ll also provide you with a warranty for the materials and installation so you can have peace of mind.

Estimating Cost and Budgeting

Estimating the cost and budgeting for your roof replacement can be tricky, but we’re here to help. We want to give you an idea of what you should consider when budgeting.

Here are a few items to keep in mind:

calculating the cost of roof replacement

  • The cost of the roofing materials
  • The cost of labor
  • The cost of any additional supplies needed for the job
  • Any permits or fees that need to be acquired
  • The cost of any warranties or guarantees

It’s also important to factor in the cost of any removal or disposal of old materials that may need to take place.

Having a good understanding of the overall cost of the project can help you effectively budget and plan for the roof replacement.

At Big Easy Roof Contractors, we understand that the cost of a roof replacement is an important factor when deciding to move forward with the project. That’s why we strive to provide our customers with accurate estimates and budgeting plans that fit their needs.

We want to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your decision and have the best experience possible.

Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

Choosing the right roofing contractor is essential for ensuring a successful roof replacement.

When making this important decision, it’s important to take into account the roofing contractor’s experience, expertise, and reputation. It’s also important to ensure that the contractor is licensed and insured.

To select the right roofing contractor, it’s important to speak to multiple contractors and compare their quotes. Ask them questions about the materials they use, the experience of their crews, and the warranties they offer.

Make sure to get references and check reviews to get an idea of the contractor’s reliability and the quality of their work.

It’s also important to make sure the contractor is willing to work with you to customize the roof replacement according to your budget and preferences.

Ask them if they’re willing to provide a written estimate that outlines all the steps of the project and the cost of materials and labor.

Taking the time to make the right choice will help to ensure a successful roof replacement project.

Preparing Your Property

Before you begin the roof replacement process, it’s important to prepare your property for the job.

This means making sure the area surrounding the roof is safe and clear of any debris or items that may be in the way of the roofers. This includes removing any outdoor furniture, plants, and decorative items that may be in the way.

Additionally, you should inspect the areas around your roof for any damage that may need to be addressed before the roofers begin.

Once you’ve removed any items and inspected your property, you’ll need to check your roof for any repairs or maintenance that needs to be done before the roofers can start.

This includes checking for any loose shingles, damaged flashing, or other signs of deterioration. If you find any of these issues, you should address them before the roofers arrive.

Before the roofers start their work, it’s important that you provide them with a clear and safe pathway to your roof.

Make sure there are no obstacles in the way and that the roofers have access to all the tools and materials they will need to complete the job.

Additionally, you should ensure that your roofing contractor has the proper insurance and safety protocols in place.

Removing Old Roofing

Now that the necessary preparations have been made, it’s time to start removing the old roofing. As experienced roof replacement contractors, we take this stage of the process very seriously.

Every step of the way, we make sure that the old roofing is removed without causing any damage to your property.

workers removing old roof

  1. First, we start by removing the old shingles. We carefully take out the nails so that we can salvage as much of the old roofing material as possible.
  2. We then take out the old flashing around the vents, chimneys, and other protrusions.
  3. Finally, we take out the old roof decking. We use heavy-duty tools, such as hammers, to properly remove the roof decking and prep the area for the new roof installation.

We also pay special attention to the edges of the roof to make sure that the new roof will be properly secured. We have the experience and the expertise to make sure that the roof replacement process goes smoothly and safely.

We take all necessary precautions to ensure that your property remains safe and undamaged throughout the entire process.

Installing New Roofing

You’ll be amazed at the transformation when we start to install your new roofing! Our experienced roofing professionals will begin by laying down a layer of felt paper over the entire surface of the roof.

This is an important step in the process as it provides a protective barrier between your roof and the elements.

We’ll then install the new roofing materials of your choice, such as asphalt shingles, metal roofing, or wood shakes.

The next step is to install the necessary flashing and trims around the edges and penetrations of the roof. This step is crucial for making sure that your roof is properly sealed and waterproofed.

We’ll also make sure that all of the roofing components are installed securely and to the highest possible standard.

At Big Easy Roof Contractors, we take great pride in our work and make sure that all of our clients get the best possible roofing experience.

We’ll complete the installation process by cleaning up the job site and providing you with a detailed roof inspection report.

With our reliable services and quality materials, you can rest assured that your new roof will last for many years to come.

  • We use high-quality roofing materials.
  • Our team of experienced professionals is skilled in all aspects of roofing.
  • We take extra steps to ensure your roof is properly sealed and waterproofed.
  • We provide a detailed roof inspection report upon completion.
  • We clean up the job site before leaving.
  • We offer a comprehensive warranty on all of our roofing services.

Flashing and Ventilation

Now that we have the new roofing installed, the next step in the roof replacement process is to put in the flashing and ventilation.

Flashing is metal sheeting that helps to keep water from entering the roof. It’s installed around vents, chimneys, skylights, and other objects that are penetrating the roof.

It’s important to make sure that flashing is done right in order to ensure that the roof doesn’t leak.

shingle roof with flashing

Ventilation is also essential. Proper ventilation helps to keep the temperature in the attic consistent and it also helps to keep the roof from getting damaged from moisture build-up.

The type of ventilation system used will depend on the size of the roof and the type of roofing material that was used.

Big Easy Roof Contractors have a team of experienced roofers that know the proper way to install flashing and ventilation. When we arrive on-site, we will inspect the roof to make sure that everything is ready for flashing and ventilation.

We will also make sure that the flashing is properly sealed. The ventilation system will be carefully installed based on the size of the roof and the type of roofing material. We will also check to make sure that everything is working properly.

Once the flashing and ventilation are installed, the roofers will check the roof to make sure that everything is sealed and that there are no leaks. We will also check the attic for any signs of water damage.

After we have completed a thorough inspection, our team will give the roof a final inspection to make sure that everything is up to code. We guarantee that our work is done right and that the roof will be ready to protect the building from the elements.

Final Inspection

Finally, our roofers will conduct a final inspection to ensure that everything is up to code and the roof is ready to protect the building from the elements.

During this inspection, they will:

  • Check the roofing materials for any signs of damage.
  • Pay close attention to the flashing around the chimney and any other roof penetrations.
  • Make sure that any vents are properly installed.
  • Inspect the gutters and downspouts for proper installation.

Once the roofers are satisfied with the results of the inspection, they will seal up and clean the work area, leaving the property owners with a clean, brand new roof that’s ready to serve them for many years to come.

Clean Up and Waste Disposal

Now that the final inspection is complete and we have your approval, we’re ready to move on to the clean-up and waste disposal phase. Our team of experienced roofers will start by clearing away any debris that was created during the roof replacement process.

We’ll also make sure to remove any old material that was used in your previous roof.

Once all of the debris has been cleared, we’ll use a professional-grade cleaning system to make sure your new roof looks perfect. This process involves using specialized cleaning solutions and high-pressure hoses to remove any dirt, dust, and other debris that has accumulated on the roof.

This process will help to ensure that your new roof looks as good as new.

After the cleaning process is complete, we’ll carefully package and dispose of any old roofing material in an environmentally friendly manner.

We understand that you want your roof to look great, and that’s why we take extra care in cleaning and disposing of old materials.

Our team of experienced roofers will make sure that your new roof looks perfect before we finish the job.

If you’re in need of a reliable roof contractor for your next project, look no further than Big Easy Roof Contractors! With our comprehensive services and experienced professionals, we guarantee that you’ll get the best possible roofing experience.

So give us a call today and let us help make sure your roof is ready to protect your home or business from the elements.

What Our clients Say

The crew at Big Easy Roof Contractors is professional and prompt. They took care of my roof leak the same day I called them, then came back later in week to give us an estimate on installing new shingles! We were so impressed with their work that we had all new roofs installed within one month and it looks great! Thanks again, guys!

Betty Hinson

From the moment we called Big Easy Roof Contractors, they were there for us every step of the way. They took care not only about installing our beautiful new roof but also making sure everything around it was protected and cleaned up afterward. We will definitely be using them again in future projects.

Tyson Mobley

The Big Easy Roof Contractors crew really made my day. They showed up first thing in the morning to tear off two layers of old roofing along with their decking and shingle replacement services! The guys were so nice, too. If you need any work done on your home’s roofs, grab these fellas first because they are experts at what they do.

Iris Crawford

Big Easy Roof Contractors was a pleasure to work with. The team arrived early in the morning and cleaned up after themselves which is something I really appreciated!

Larry Floyd

The installation of our new roof was a seamless process! Every day, the workers arrived on time and completed their work quickly. Our new roof looks great!

George Payne

I was so happy with my experience at Big Easy Roof Contractors. The guys were amazing and left the place spotless when they finished! They really helped me out by giving excellent customer service, picking out a great roof for us then following up after installation to make sure everything is perfect before leaving. Definitely not something you see every day in this industry!

Silvia Miranda