A Beginner’s Guide to Roof Installation

At Exterior Home Solutions, we understand the importance of having a robust and well-installed roof over your head. The process of getting a new roof might seem daunting to many homeowners, but with our expertise, it becomes a seamless experience. Let’s dive into the steps and considerations for a successful roof installation.

Understanding Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles, the primary material we work with, are the most common roofing material in many homes. They offer durability, aesthetic appeal, and affordability. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Composition: Asphalt shingles are typically made from organic or fiberglass material, coated in asphalt and topped with granules.
  2. Lifespan: A properly installed asphalt shingle roof can last between 20 and 30 years.
  3. Variety: They come in a range of colors and styles, enabling homeowners to pick a design that best fits their home’s exterior.

The Steps to Roof Installation

Installing a roof isn’t just about nailing down some shingles. It’s a meticulous process that ensures your home remains protected from the elements for years. Here are the general steps we follow:

  1. Inspection and Measurement: Before any installation begins, our team assesses the structure of your home. This gives us an idea of the amount and type of materials needed.
  2. Preparing the Roof Deck: The old roofing material is removed, and the roof deck is inspected for damage. If there’s any structural damage, it’s addressed before new installation.
  3. Underlayment Installation: This is a water-resistant barrier, which is crucial for preventing water seepage.
  4. Shingle Installation: This is the main event! Shingles are laid in precise rows, overlapping each other to ensure no gaps.
  5. Flashing Installation: Flashings are metal pieces that are placed around obstacles on the roof like chimneys or vents. They prevent water from penetrating these vulnerable areas.
  6. Final Inspection: Once everything is in place, our team does a final inspection to ensure every shingle is secure and the roof is watertight.

Ensuring the Longevity of Your New Roof

While asphalt shingles are reliable and durable, the longevity of your roof largely depends on the quality of installation. At Exterior Home Solutions, we pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail, ensuring every roof replacement is top-notch.

Why Choose Exterior Home Solutions?

We’re not just another roofing company. Our commitment is to provide homeowners with peace of mind knowing their new roof is in expert hands. Our experienced team ensures a smooth and efficient roof installation process from start to finish.

Ready for Your New Roof?

Your home deserves the best, and so do you. Schedule a roof inspection with us today to get started on your journey to a safe, stylish, and durable new roof.