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Proper Roof Installation Can Extend the Life of Your Property

The roof is an important part of your property. Not only does it protect your premises from outside elements, it also extends the life of your home and provides aesthetic appeal. Keeping your roof in good condition is therefore very important.

There are situations where you may need a new roof installed. When dealing with an extensively damaged roof or when building a new structure altogether, selecting the right roof installation can help you extend the life of your property.

What to expect during roof installation

There are many different types of roofs available, including metal roofing, tile roofing, and concrete roofing. Regardless of the material you choose, the roof installation process proceeds in largely the same way. You can expect the following activities to be carried out:

Removal of the old roof

The first step carried out during roof installation is to remove the old roofing material. The old roof needs to be stripped down to the sheathing level, in preparation for the new roof to be put in place.

Preparing the roof sheathing

The roof sheathing is the framework of underlying flat panels that support the roofing material. During roof installation, the roof sheathing is inspected for any cracks and damages. The panels need to be sturdy and level to provide adequate support.

Applying the water/ice-proof layer

Areas in Australia that are prone to ice and snow need to have a waterproof layer installed on the roof. This layer uses a sticky material that adheres to the sheathing and seals the underlying roof material from ice build-up.

Installing the drip edge

The drip edge is the material that goes to the side of the roof to prevent water from running over the edge and back underneath the roofing material. During roof installation, the drip edge is applied in two different stages. It is first placed before the underlayment is installed, and secondly, on top of the underlayment material. 

Placing the underlayment

The underlayment is the layer that will provide direct support to the actual roof itself. During roof installation, it acts as the first line of defense after the top layer is compromised. Therefore, using a tough synthetic material for the underlayment provides added support and durability.

Installing the roofing material

Finally, the actual roof can now be installed. This is the upper most layer that will be visible by everyone, and will first come into contact with outside elements. Depending on the type of roof (metal, tile, shingles, etc), different strategies will be used to install this layer. For example, metal roofs will have their individual metal panels arranged into an interconnected network. 

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Do You Need a New Roof?

Hello, my name is Richard and I have one important question for you which is this, do you need a new roof? If you aren't sure, you should have your roof inspected by a professional contractor for any signs of damage. If any damage or wear or tear is detected, you may need to consider having the roof repaired. If the damage is severe you may need to have the roof completely replaced. I have just had the roof on my home replaced and I learned an awful lot during the process. I hope you find this blog useful and entertaining.

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