By Published On: August 22nd, 2023Comments Off on What Can I Expect From My New Roof Installation?

Significant damage from severe weather. Wear and tear over the years. Improved energy efficiency. Increased aesthetic appeal. These are just a few of the reasons property owners seek new roofs on their existing structures. Whatever the underlying motivation, the process of installing a new roof is usually the same. But what does that process look like?

At Standard Roofing & Restoration of Wauwatosa, we understand the anticipation and curiosity surrounding the installation of a new roof. Your roof is a significant investment in the longevity and safety of your home or business, and knowing what to expect from the process can provide peace of mind. 

Here we will walk you through the process of having a new roof installed – from the initial consultation to the final inspection – providing insight into what to anticipate and the reassurances you deserve.

It All Starts With A Roof Consultation

The initial consultation serves as a crucial step in your new roof installation. It’s designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of your specific needs and concerns, enabling your roofing contractor to deliver a tailored solution.

The objective here is to listen attentively to your needs, understand your vision, budget constraints, and timelines, as well as to answer any initial queries you may have.

You’ll also learn about the various roofing materials available and what might suit your property best in terms of aesthetics, durability, and weather resistance. You should get all the necessary information to help you make an informed decision.

Finally, the roofing contractor will do a preliminary assessment of your property. This provides a first glance at the structure, helping identify any potential challenges and tailor the project approach.

The Installation Itself

The installation process is where planning meets execution. At Standard Roofing & Restoration, for example, we follow a methodical approach to ensure every aspect of the roof installation is done meticulously and efficiently.

Preparation: The first step involves preparing the site for the installation process. Existing roofing materials will be removed down to the deck to assess its condition. This allows your contractor to spot any structural issues or damage that might need repair before proceeding.

Underlayment Installation: Once the deck is ready, an underlayment gets installed. The underlayment acts as a secondary barrier against water and ice damage. It’s typically made from a water-resistant or waterproof material that is laid down on the roof deck.

Roofing Material Installation: The next step involves the installation of the roofing material of your choice. Whether you’ve opted for asphalt shingles, metal roofing, or any other material, your contractor should ensure that it’s installed correctly and efficiently. This involves starting from the bottom and working up, overlapping materials at each step to prevent water ingress.

Flashing Installation: At the same time, the contractor will install flashing around any features on your roof like as chimneys, vents, or skylights. Flashing is a type of sheet metal used to direct water away from critical areas of the roof, helping to prevent leaks.

Final Inspection and Cleanup: Once installation is complete, a final inspection is conducted to ensure that the work meets our high standards and your expectations. Your contractor will look for proper alignment, secure fastening, and a clean aesthetic finish. The crew should also clean up the work site, removing any debris, nails, or leftover materials. 

Throughout the installation process, the crew should remain attentive to safety measures, ensuring a risk-free environment for both our workers and your property. With Standard Roofing & Restoration, you can expect a professional, thorough, and seamless installation experience.

Timeline of New Roof Installation

The time it takes to install a new roof varies depending on factors such as the size and complexity of the project. However, for most properties, you can expect the process to be completed within a few days to a week. During this period, your involvement is minimal. You can go about your day-to-day activities while we take care of the installation.

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of a new roof can vary significantly based on several factors. These include the size of the roof, the materials are chosen, the complexity of the installation (considering factors like the pitch of the roof, number of layers, number of chimneys, or other features), and even the time of year.

It’s important to remember that while cost is a key consideration, it shouldn’t be the only one. The cheapest roofing materials may not last as long or perform as well, leading to potentially increased costs in the future. Conversely, more expensive materials can provide longer lifespans, better durability, and improved aesthetic appeal, potentially offering better value over the long term.

Ready for Your New Roof Install Project?

A new roof is an investment in your property’s future. At Standard Roofing & Restoration, we value your peace of mind as much as the durability and aesthetic appeal of your roof. If you’re in the metro Milwaukee area and considering a new roof, contact us for a consultation or quote. Also, to learn more about roofing and exterior solutions, explore our diverse collection of related blogs.

We’re committed to working with you to identify the best roofing solution that fits your budget and meets your needs. We offer a comprehensive and detailed quote after our initial consultation and property inspection, ensuring you understand where every dollar is going. Our goal is to provide you with a durable, high-quality roof that represents a sound investment in your property.

Through every step of the new roof installation process, from the initial inspection to the final cleanup, Standard Roofing & Restoration stands by your side, committed to providing a seamless, satisfying experience. Embrace the benefits of a new roof and entrust your installation to us – a decision that safeguards your property, enhances its value, and ensures its beauty for years to come.