Having A New Roof Installed? Here’s What To Expect

A Durable Roof Is Essential

Your roof is what protects you, your family, and your most valuable assets. Therefore, it is critical to have a solid roof that will stand up to even the harshest weather. Getting a new roof is a very strategic process that requires multiple steps. To help you understand the importance of a roof install, we’re going to walk through the steps we do when installing a new roof.

7 Steps Of Installing A New Roof

  • Step 1 Tear-Off It is essential to start with a clean base. Before adding anything new to the roof, we strip off the old roof down to the clean decking. Getting down to the clean decking, we can see if there are any weak spots on the roof and excessive gaps in the plywood/rotten plywood.

  • Step 2 Apply The Leak Barrier: The leak barrier is the first thing to be installed. The job of the leak barrier is to create a barrier on your roof to keep water out of the most vulnerable areas. Without a leak barrier, your home is left to ceiling and interior wall staining from these leaks.

  • Step 3 Roof Deck Protection: A roof deck protector will provide an extra layer of protection between the shingles and roof deck.

  • Step 4 Starter Strip Shingles: Starter strip shingles assist in guarding against shingle blowoffs. We use high-quality starter strip shingles that tighly lock the shingle’s place to prevent any sort of blow-off by harsh weather conditions.

  • Step 5 Lifetime Shingles: After installing the starter strip shingles, we apply the lifetime shingles. They are durable and come in a wide variety of styles and colors. This allows you to match your home, taste, and budget.

  • Step 6 Attic Ventilation: The benefit of attic ventilation helps remove excess heat and moisture to protect your home from deterioration.

  • Step 7 Ridge Cap Shingles: The ridge cap shingles are the finishing touch. It helps defend against leaks at the hips and ridges.

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Choose HSI For Your Next Roof Install

Each roof is unique but these are the steps we follow when replacing every roof. It is important to check your roof every year for damages that may have occurred from the severe storms throughout the year. HSI is the roofing contractor you want to choose. We take pride in our roofing installation. From beginning to end, we like to communicate with you every step of the way. Contact us today to get set up with a free estimate. We would love to come out and talk to you about how GAF Asphalt Shingles are the perfect fit for your Iowa home!

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