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Roof Installation II – The Process

March 11th, 2011 No comments

After deciding what kind of roof you want to have for your house, here are ideas how roofing works are done:
The first stage will be the knocking down of mess, existing roofing is removed exposing water damaged and deteriorated sheathing. This entails the removal of old layers of shingles, take away any old or decayed materials such as old felt paper under the shingles and staples that make it hold in place.  Make sure you totally clean up the exterior of the roof. Examine the roof and make some replacements in case it is needed especially when it comes to roof plywood sheeting or any dented boards. Any roof vents should be set aside for the purpose of reinstallation and you will still need to look for a new one if it’s really badly damaged already. Roof sealant material that is lengthening out of the roof must have a cut.

Next will be the Preparation Stage, This involves the installation of new fascia boards; it does not matter whether or not it existed beforehand in the clean up period for the roof because you will be needing this one for putting up of an L-shaped and rigid drip edge covering  around the border of the whole roof area.  If in case you have roof valleys, you will be needing valley flashing so you can ensure to have your roof seam in between of two adjoining roof lines well protected.

After that, get ready for felt installation on the roof.  It is also known as tar paper. This is being installed from corner to corner of the roof starting along its edge and the overlap successive rows should measure at least one foot. Staples are used to fasten the felt or tar paper while razor knives for trimming down the felt extending to any vent location at the roof.
Never forget the peak cap, this is the installed rows of felt paper at the roof peak when both sides are entirely installed with the felt paper, this covers the peak of the roof.

Lastly, brace yourself for the installation of shingle. These are either stapled or nailed to the roof. The shingles should appear above the line being exposed. The shingles are to be installed staggered in contagious rows and make sure that the seams in between individual shingles are unparallel. Vent covers are again used for making it sit in the lower row of shingles. You can also prefer to put up specially made ridge shingles but only if all shingles are completely installed.
Never forget the common mistakes of not staggering the seams of the sheathing.  Never attach the sheathing wrong side-up. Do not align the Sheathing with the edge of the roof rather than perpendicular to the rafters, panels should meet in the center of a truss or rafter and make sure that there is adequate nailing.
Did you know that roof system is one of the most significant constituent of any home structure? It is devised to keep the elements out and allow the construction breath. If it is installed properly, it can actually add spark to your home… whatever style or colors you have got, these basic roofing procedures applies.

It is a genuine relief to secure your roof and it could make you really feel as ease as many people used to call it a home sweet home.