Whether it’s due to everyday wear and tear, severe weather, or even a natural disaster, eventually every roof will need to be replaced. Of course, roof replacement is a complicated job that requires experienced and professional roofing contractors who are versed in ensuring your roofing system is safe and secure once again. But where exactly do you begin when you know it’s time for roof replacement Chattanooga? This step-by-step guide can help you prepare to have your commercial roof replaced.
Step 1– Find the Right Contractor for the Task
Before you begin the roof replacement process, you first need to find a great commercial roofing company to work with. This is a big job, and a big investment, and you’ll want to make sure that the job is done well, with the right materials, and on time and budget. You’ll want to find a company to work with that is professional, communicates clearly, and has a great track record of doing stellar commercial roofing work in your area. Our team at Tennessee Roofing and Construction has a long history of completing an array of commercial roofing and construction projects in the area, and we pride ourselves on a solid reputation within the Chattanooga community.
Step 2– Decide on Roofing Style/Materials
Whether you’re having an old roof replaced or working on a new construction project, you’ll need to assess the building type, weather patterns for the existing area, and goals for the structure before settling on a roof type. Our team can help with this. Some roofing materials are more appropriate for certain climates and regions than others. Tennessee Roofing & Construction can help you determine what makes most sense for your commercial building, whether that is asphalt shingles, slate, metal, or some other type of roofing material.
Step 3– Remove Old Roofing
Out with the old. Before a new roof can be installed, the old roofing material will need to be removed from the site. Though removing an old roof may seem simple, it can actually be a rather involved step of the roof replacement process. It requires manpower, the right equipment, and a proper avenue for responsibly disposing of the old roofing materials. This also requires proper timing. You don’t want to have the old roofing system removed until you’re ready to immediately install the new roof. This can leave your structure susceptible to damage and problems. Work with your contractor for a timeline that is feasible and achievable.
Step 4– Prepare the Roof Surface for New Installation
This step also depends on the type of commercial roofing system being installed; however, no matter what materials are being used, it’s important to adequately prep the site for a successful install. The construction team will use a roofing underlayment that is waterproof which will be placed between the wood decking and the roofing materials being used. This is purposed to prevent water from rain, snow, or melting ice from seeping into the wood and causing damage to the roof’s surface. The team may also install a drip edge, or a piece of non-corrosive metal, along the edges of the roof that also helps prevent water from damaging the decking.
Step 5– New Roof Installation
The next phase is installing the new roofing materials. Of course, time required for installation depends on factors such as size of structure and roofing type selected, but when you work with TRC, our team will communicate with you so there are no surprises.
Step 6– Clean Up & Inspection
After the roof replacement or new installation has been completed, the crew will diligently clean up after the job. When the job site is appropriately cleaned up, it’ll be time for a final roofing inspection to ensure the work has been done immaculately. Once our team is satisfied that the new roof meets quality standards, the job is considered complete.
If you have any roofing questions or you are in need of a quote for your commercial roof replacement in Chattanooga, contact our team at Tennessee Roofing and Construction today. We’d be happy to help!