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What is the process of installing a roof?

Roof installing- The word might sound exciting but at the same time, is potentially daunting as the options are in abundance.

After all, a home is a significant investment, and roofing is a critical component of that investment. Understanding the roofing installation procedure will assist you in ensuring that your new roof is completed correctly.

Let's take a closer look at roofing installation. However, we can have a much better notion of what goes into a roof if we understand how it is normally placed.

Remove the Old Roofing Materials

The old roofing will almost certainly have to be removed before the new roofing can be placed. To save time, many people stack multiple layers of roofing on top of one another; however, too many layers (such as asphalt shingles) can cause the roof to fail prematurely. The old roof should be taken down to the sheathing and reconstructed.

Assess the Roof

After removing the previous roof, inspect the sheathing. Roof sheathing is made up of flat panels that act as both structural support and a basis for roofing materials like shingles. Inspect for any moist or problematic areas that may require replacement.

Guard Against Ice

If you reside in a region where ice forms for even a portion of the year, an ice and water barrier should be installed around your roof. This substance is applied to the roof's edges, particularly the very bottom edge, which is the most prone to ice buildup. This sticky underlayment attaches to the roof sheathing before being put down with roofing nails for extra strength and stability.

Set up the Drip Edge

During rainstorms, drip margins help protect the roof by maintaining efficient water shedding and preventing horizontal rain from entering the roof system. According to local rules and manufacturer specifications, the drip edge will be put 4" apart.

Installing Roofing Underlayment

Roof underlayment, whether felt paper or synthetic, is saturated in water-repellent compounds and is available in two thicknesses: 15# and 30#. The synthetic goods outlast both felt paper options, despite the fact that the 30# underlayment is twice as durable as the 15#. If you want the most effective method of safeguarding your roof other than the roofing itself, go with the more expensive synthetic underlayment; it's the most convenient and long-lasting option.

All Vent and Pipe Penetrations Should be Sealed.

Roof penetrations allow air to travel through the roof and into the interior rooms. Sewer ventilation, curve vents to ventilate bathrooms or kitchen ranges, and other factors all contribute to this. To guarantee that no water penetrates between the shingle and the underlayment, each vent will be sealed with a wide bead of roofing cement.

Allow time for your new roof to dry before enjoying it.

Before doing a comprehensive post-inspection of your roof, allow the roofing glue to dry. Check for any loose nails, excess roofing seams, regions with cracked adhesive (which require reapplication of the material), and other locations that need to be addressed during this phase. Rep until you've handled all of the potential issues with your roofing installation.


Whether you're building a new home or re-roofing/repairing an existing one, hiring a reputable roofer can help you prevent difficulties.

If you need a roofing installation service that is swift and efficient, you should consider choosing a professional roofing contractor like Seacoast Roofing and Exteriors.

Our highly skilled crew will efficiently remove your old roof and replace it with high-quality, long-lasting materials.

To learn more, simply visit today!

Seacoast Roofing & Exteriors, LLC
Seacoast Roofing & Exteriors is your trusted partner for exceptional roofing solutions in New Hampshire. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, we provide top-notch roofing services tailored to meet the unique needs of your home or business.


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