What to Expect When Getting your Roof Replaced

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Updated on January 11th, 2024

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Being a new homeowner can be intimidating. Especially when your house requires maintenance that you have never had to think about before, let alone do yourself. Replacing your roof, windows, gutters, and more can seem like a scary puzzle that may never be solved, but don’t worry. These tasks are something that every homeowner will have to do at some point in their time with their property. When it comes time, you should know precisely how to fix the issue or at least who to call to fix the problem. Here are some steps to help you when replacing your roof for the first time. Yes, you will need a professional team to help with this process. However, there are some steps that you need to take first.

To prepare for your roofing crew, you should prepare inside and outside your home. It is a good idea to cover anything that may accumulate debris from the roofing crew. Anything you are worried about damaging should be moved into a safer place, including your patio furniture, grills, and potted plants.

Once your home is finally prepared for your professional roofing crew, like Miller Custom Exteriors, their preparation is similar, no matter the material for your roof. Now, some of the products we discuss may not be used by every company, but you can bet that they have an alternative that they use that will leave you with the same outcome.

First, your contractor will lay down plywood and tarps around your property. They usually will cover your siding, plants, and bushes so that no damage occurs. Then they will start to remove your old roof and do an inspection to make sure there is no rotting, soft, or wet wood. They do this because you always want to ensure your roofing structure is as solid as possible.

After the inspection, a drip edge will be installed around your roof’s boundaries to ensure rain cannot seep beneath your roofing materials. Next, the contractors will lay down some roofing underlay to prevent water leaks in your roof. They will install this product anywhere that water can get into the roof so that you are protected from water damage. The next step would be to install the new roofing material and clean up the site when they are finished.

The final step will be the last inspection. Your contractor will go over your roof with a fine-toothed comb to ensure the job is done right and that the products they use are doing what they must. Miller Custom Exteriors uses some of the most trusted brands, like CertainTeed, Arrowline, Generations, and Infiniti Roofing.

What makes us different from all other roofing contractors is our “We do it right, or we do it over” motto. We will ensure that our products are living up to their claims, or we will replace them at our own expense. We have had to do it before, and will gladly do it again to keep our customers satisfied. If you are interested in our roofing services or any other service we offer, call us at 330-695-4905!

We look forward to helping you with your home improvement needs.

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