Replacing a roof may seem daunting. But our comprehensive guide breaks it down into easy-to-understand steps. Read on to learn everything that’s included in a roof replacement!

What Is Included in a Roof Replacement?

If your roof is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, it may be time for a new roof. But what does getting a new roof entail? Let’s look at everything included in a roof replacement, so you know what to expect.

Step 1: Inspect

The first step in any roof replacement is thoroughly inspecting the existing roof. The inspection will help the roofing contractor determine the extent of the damage and what type of replacement is necessary. Once the inspection is complete, you can schedule the removal of the old roofing material. 

Step 2: Remove the Old Roof

Next, your contractor will remove the old roof. Roof removal usually means stripping off the shingles and any damaged plywood or sheathing. They will also remove old flashings and gutters. In some cases, the entire roof deck might need to be replaced. 

Step 3: Install a New Roof

With the old roof gone, it’s time to install the new one! Your contractor will start by installing a layer of ice and water shield around the perimeter of your roof. This layer will help protect against leaks from ice dams or severe storms. Next, they’ll install new flashings and gutters. Then, your roofer will lay down a layer of felt paper. The last step is installing the new shingles. 

Step 4: Clean Up

Once the new shingles are in place, your contractor will clean up any debris from the job site. They’ll also perform a final inspection to ensure everything was correctly installed and that there are no potential problems with your new roof. 

Get a Brand New Roof Without All the Hassle

Installing a new roof is a big job. But it’s not as complicated as it sounds. By working with a qualified and experienced roofing contractor, you can rest assured that your new roof will be installed correctly and will provide years of protection for your home or commercial property. 

Contact Perry Roofing Company to schedule a free consultation. We are happy to answer any questions about roof replacement and help you choose the best option for your needs. 479.306.4327