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A New Roof Installation Is Done In Good Weather And Involves A Few Steps

Nora Mcdonalid

A new roof installation doesn't take very long once the work starts, but it could take weeks to start on your roof after you've signed the contract. It all depends on how busy your roofer is. Months with mild weather are usually the busiest.

A new roof installation involves putting on at least new underlayment and roofing tiles, shingles, or panels. Your roofer might also need to put on part or all of a new deck and new flashing but sometimes the deck and flashing can be reused. Here are more points to know about getting a new asphalt shingle roof.

Rain Can Cause A Delay

Rain makes a roof slippery, so your roofing crew probably won't work when it's raining for safety reasons. Plus, lightning is especially dangerous when you're on the roof of a house.

Another reason rain can bring the work crew to a halt is that they don't want the deck to get wet. The roofing materials need to stay dry if possible or at least dry out thoroughly so wet decking or wet underlayment aren't covered up.

Safety Equipment Might Be Necessary

If your home has more than one story, the crew may need to wear safety harnesses for protection if they slip and fall. Work may also progress slower on a roof that's high off of the ground or on a roof with a steep slope.

That's why a new roof installation may cost more than it would on a low-sloped roof on a single-story home. However, no matter what kind of roof you have, a roofing contractor can figure out how to get on it and put a new roof on.

Asphalt Shingles Can't Be Installed In Cold Weather

If you're looking to have a new roof installation done in the winter, talk to your contractor about whether it can be done. It all depends on the outdoor temperature. Some asphalt shingles can't be installed when it's too cold because of the adhesive that's used.

The adhesive won't bond when the temperatures are too low. It might be possible to install other types of roofing in cold weather, and it might be possible to install asphalt shingles as long as the work can be done when the winter weather is mild.

Your Landscaping Plants Should Be Protected

Before your roofer starts putting on your new roof, they'll probably cover your foundation plants to protect them. You may also want to remove everything from around the foundation so it will be out of the way.

When the job is finished, a roofer will use a magnetic sweeper to pick up nails that may have fallen near the foundation. They'll also pick up shingle debris and other trash so there will be no sign of construction work left behind when they leave and haul the dumpster away.

For more information about roof installation, contact a local contractor. 


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Every job is different. But we should all be able to agree that most professions in this world are necessary. Take roofing, for example. It definitely has its upsides and its downsides when you're up on the roof. It's nice to watch things come together as you're nailing shingles onto the surface. But of course, it can be tiring, too. Luckily, there are plenty of people who think the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to roofing as a profession. Therefore, we all have roofers to work on our homes when needed. You can learn more about roofing right here on this website.