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Being able to learn and understand effective roofing in today's roofing technology is knowing all about the technology behind the newly-developed and advanced roofing materials and the specific kind of applications that must be used in installing these materials.  While the cost estimates are a major concerned in a roof replacement project, as this is a costly undertaking, yet a homeowner must make a lot of effort in making research on the latest and available technology of roofing procedures in the market so that he/she can work this out and consult with his/her right choice or roof contractor at http://elroofing.com/roofing/commercial-roofing/, who is knowledgeable, as well as owning enough experience on the new roof approaches, thus preventing installation pitfalls that can affect seriously the cost and time of the project.   

 

As a roof contractor, he takes professional precedence in being mindful of protecting the residential properties of his client, such that before the re-roofing process is going to take place, he must ensure that all adjacent or surrounding areas of the house near the roof must be shielded by covering them with tarpaulin and plywood.  As soon as the other parts of the house have been shielded by tarps or plywood, the roof contractor at http://elroofing.com/roofing/residential-roofing-repair/ begins the re-roofing process by first removing the old shingles completely and, at the same time, inspecting the wood decking to check if they are still in good condition.

 

Thorough inspection of the wood decking must be conducted, before installing the new roof shingles, so that any found rotted wood can be replaced with a new solid one as wood decking serves as the foundation structure for the roof shingles to lodge on.  Also, an important inclusion during inspection is checking for missing nails during the removal of the old shingles, there is a possibility that installing the new roof materials are done without nailing back the old wood decking, thus causing visible bumps on the roof.

 

After the thorough inspection of the roof and before the installation of the new roof shingles, the roof specialist must prepare first the bare, roof surface by mounting three kinds of installations, which are the following: piece of metal bended at 90 degrees, called the drip edge, which is placed at all the edges of the roof to prevent water from the rain from going underneath the roof materials which are found near the edges; ice and water shield, which is a special kind of roof underlayment, that are bedded at the roof bottom and at all areas where there is possibility for rain to penetrate, like chimneys, pipes, and roof connections; roof felts placed all over the roof so that the shingles do not stick to the wood.

 

 

When the roof surfaces have been prepared, then the installation of the new roof shingles follows in the direction from the bottom up, followed by a series of installation completion process, which are counter flashing, ridging of vents and caps.  It is equally important to require in the contract for a cleanup job after the installation of the new roof materials, as well as a post inspection to ensure that the job installation has been thoroughly done.