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Residential Roof Replacement

Author : Rod Pinto


The roof of your home is without doubt the most essential element of your home. Quite literally, it is the “roof over your head”. When it comes to home renovations, residential roof forms an all too important part. In the scheme of things, the roof forms the first job on the to-do list of home renovation.

Of course the first thing you will think of is the cost. This will vary according to the amount of work you will need done on the roof as well as the quality of materials you plan to use. Other elements that will determine the cost of your residential roof replacement will be the contractor you hire, the steepness of your roof, the area that you will require covered as well as several other factors that may be related specifically to your property. Your budget should be in the ballpark of around $5000. Anything less would not be good enough. Of course, your roofing contractor can be negotiated with.

It is essential that you know a bit of the process when it comes to residential roof replacement. The job generally takes up to 4 days. First, all shingles will be removed, deposited in a roll off and the roof removed. If there are just a few minor repairs, then this is done and the roof is fixed on. If the wood is in really bad condition, then those parts will be replaced with plywood and other similar materials that are compatible with your roof.

At this point, ice dam protection is introduced where a protective layer of synthetic material is put on to prevent a backup in ice gutters. Asphalt paper is laid down, the shingles are then applied moving from below upwards. Any points of leak are plugged and ridge vents are put in place.

There is a common misconception that summer is the only time when major roofing work can be done. This is completely wrong. An experienced roofer will be able to fix your roof come hail or sunshine. There is no stipulation that the weather has to be bone dry. But what must be kept in mind is that any areas that are partially installed will have to be completely dry before any protective layers are added.


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