Here are 9 essential steps to know for a roof replacement from Camden Roofing & Construction. When it comes to home ownership, roof replacement is an inevitability that you cannot afford to ignore. The good news is that the process of getting a new roof is not as complicated or intimidating as it may seem. At Camden Roofing & Construction, we believe that as a homeowner, you deserve the best possible service and workmanship for your investment. This is where our skilled and qualified roofers step in to provide top-notch roofing solutions that keep your roof in pristine condition for years to come. 


Get Your Roof Replaced: Factors that Matter

When it comes to getting your roof replaced, timing is everything. Several factors can impact the process. Let’s take a look at each one of them.

  1. Storm Roofing Damage

Living in this area means you are no stranger to extreme weather conditions. From high winds to heavy rains to hail, ice, and snow, your roof bears the brunt of these elements throughout the year. For this reason, it is important to check every part of your roofing system right after a weather hazard such as a storm for any signs of damage, such as roof leaks, broken gutters, and missing shingles. 

  1. Building Codes and Local Regulations 

If your home is older than 15-20 years, your current roofing system may not meet the latest safety codes. It may need some repairs to strengthen it and ensure it lasts for years to come. If you have noticed any warning signs of damage in your current roof, make sure to get it replaced right away and keep your home safe and sound.

The New Roof Installation Process: Key Steps Involved

  1. The Planning

Your roofer will begin the process by planning the installation. They will conduct a thorough inspection of your current roof, identify any necessary repairs and provide you with a detailed proposal and estimate. They will also help you obtain all necessary permits to ensure a smooth and hassle-free installation.

  1. The Preparation: 

To protect your property, a reputable roofing company will take the following steps to prepare your home for a roof replacement project. 

  • Protecting your landscaping is a top priority. Professionals will use tarps to cover your shrubs and flowerbeds. 
  • They will move any lawn decorations and outdoor furniture away from the working area before they start the process. 
  • To make it easier for roofers to find and remove debris including sharp objects, make sure to cut the grass before the installation. 
  • Cover your belongings in the attic with a good-quality tarp to prevent any damage from stray debris. 
  • For added safety, move your cars or other vehicles into your garage or some other safe location. This will ensure that your vehicles will stay protected from any accidental damage due to falling debris. 

These precautions will ensure that your roof installation will go in a smooth and stress-free manner and without disrupting your everyday routine. 

  1. Removing Old Roofing

Roofing professionals will remove the current shingles, drip edging, and old flashing. And they will get rid of debris in a safe and eco-friendly manner. 

  1. Performing Repairs

Professionals will check every part of your roof and repair any damaged plywood. This will help ensure maximum security and longevity for your new roof. 

  1. Preventing Ice Dam Formation

Professionals will add an ice guard membrane to prevent ice dam formation on your new roof. This will help prevent moisture damage to shingles.

  1. Adding Roofing Paper

Professionals will tack or nail asphalt roofing paper to form a moisture barrier. This will prevent water infiltration in the valleys of the roof and any gaps around the chimney. 

  1. Installing Flashing

Professional will nail valley flashing to the roof deck and seal it properly with caulk. Acts as an additional protective layer, the flashing is required to divert water away from these damage-prone areas.  

  1. Installing New Shingles

Professionals start laying down shingles at the eaves and move up to the peak of the roof. Properly installed shingles not only provide efficient protection against the elements, but also boost the curb appeal of your property. 

  1. Cleanup

Roofers utilize various magnetic tools and other equipment to detect and remove any sharp objects and debris like nails from the lawn. They will then haul away your old roofing materials so that you’ll start enjoying your new, beautiful, and secure roof right away. 

Looking To Get a New Roof Effortlessly? Get In Touch

When it comes to protecting your home or business, getting your old, inefficient roof with a modern, resilient, and energy-efficient one is crucial.

For more information, contact Camden Roofing & Construction, LLC in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, at 919-729-5050.