At Pro-Line Contractors, Inc., we understand the importance of keeping your roof up to date. Your shingles last no longer than 20 years. Gutters last five to ten. On top of that, seasonal storms can shorten the lifespan of every aspect of your roof. After the build-up of moss, algae, and debris, wood rot often happens to the deck at the base of the roof.
If you see signs of wear and tear, it may be time for a new roof. Usually, we receive calls for inspecting roofs after seasonal storms. Some are small restorations jobs: blown-off roof shingles and gutters clogged with debris. Worse still, falling tree branches causing roof leaks and significant renovations. If you have recently had roof damage or are looking for a roof replacement, reach out to our team, and schedule an appointment. (Most homeowners’ insurance policies cover storm damage to your roof.)
Prepping For Construction
Before the project begins, it is best to cover valuable items directly under the roof using thin plastic sheets. The interior property directly underneath, like an attic or living space, will become dusty during construction. It is likely that debris, nails, and heavy dust will fall. Pro-Line can help with this part of the task too. The exterior of the house will mostly be looked out by our team, but certain items such as playsets, pools, patio sets, and a/c units may need plastic covering sheets too.
We will be sure to check with the city you live in for local noise ordinances and work within the suggested window and schedule work during normal daytime working hours. With a regular daytime work schedule (and weather-permitting), a roof replacement takes around a week once construction begins. If you, your family, or pets are sensitive to noise, we suggest a home away from home during construction. Some people require a calm space away from any racket, and admittedly, hammering and power-stapling a new roof together can be quite noisy.
Pro-Line Contractors, Inc. is licensed and insured for all roof replacements and restorations. However, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to obtain appropriate permits from the city for any construction of over 100 sq. feet to their home. (Village of Homer Glen Building Permits and Fees)
Out With The The Old…
The first part of roof replacement is removing old shingles, and original felt paper, all the way to the deck. The deck is composed of multiple pieces of thin 4′ x 8′ plywood that fit the area of the roof, which protects the insulation in the attic. In worst cases, when shingles are missing and the wood needs replacement, water can penetrate through the plywood barrier allowing the insulation and inside to get wet. In which case, the deck and support beams may need replacement as well.
For the safety of the team and your house, there cannot be any workdays during snow, rain, and extreme winds. Nature may delay a roof replacement, so we suggest scheduling roof replacement in summer and early fall when the weather is most-likely to cooperate.
…In With The New
The second half of the roof replacement job is exciting; Adding the all-new materials. If we are replacing the deck, the frame underneath must also show no signs of dry rot, termite damage, or too much general wear in the lumber. Once the framing passes the safety test installing the deck is the first thing down.
Then waterproof felt and shingles are put in place. Pro-Line contractors will ensure supporting beams in the attic are structurally sound and the main plywood deck is 100% secure before applying the new felt paper and shingles. Our staff also correctly installs drip edges along the deck before laying out the waterproof roll-on felt paper. Once the roof’s felt paper is ready for the new shingles, your roof reconstruction is almost complete.
There are dozens of small elements that go into reassembling your roof. One is installing flashing around the chimney. If not installed properly, water can get under the deck and inside your home. Water may also creep between the shingles and vents, cracks, and loose or broken flashing. Our professionals are extremely experienced and are aware of all of the caveats of roof replacement. Our pros ensure that your roof is 100% waterproof, and you remain worry-free.
It is crucial to accurately install shingles overlapping from the bottom of the roof to the top, including placing cut to fit shingles along edges and corners. Otherwise, water gets under the shingle, causing mold, moss, and algae to grow. Pro-Line Contractors recommends annual inspections, so we can fix and replace shingles before significant damage occurs.
Types of Shingles
The appearance of shingles come in many styles of shapes and colors. Colors come in black, grey, green, red, and tan. Types of shingles include not just square, but round, and some cascade differently. If you are looking for an upgrade from your old shingles, architectural shingles are a higher quality shingle with a sharp appearance.
Become Leak-proof & Worry-free with a Pro-Line ROOF REPLACEMENT!
Altogether, it may sound like a complicated process, but with professionals like us at Pro-Line contractors, you can expect the job to go smoothly. Here are a just a few examples of our roofing projects. We provide all supplies and materials that are necessary for your project and make the process as smooth and efficient as possible. Call us today for an estimate for a roof replacement.
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