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When it comes to installing your roof, we offer nothing but the highest of quality and top-notch customer service. Storm Guard will walk you through the entire process to ensure you feel comfortable with each step we take.

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What To Expect When Getting a Roof Installed

Whether you’re installing a roof on your own or hiring a professional, it’s important to know if your roof is properly installed. Understanding the roof installation process for your roof type will help you feel more confident in the final result. Here is what you can expect a roof contractor to do when installing or replacing your roof.

Installing Roofs With Different Materials

How to Install Roofs

There are several different roof materials and roof systems, and each one has its own installation process. The first step for each one is safety. Your roofing professional should wear the appropriate safety gear, perform the work when the roof is dry, and follow manufacturers instructions.

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Installation Methods Per Roofing Materials

Asphalt Roofing Installation

A layer of starter shingles begins the installation process for asphalt shingles. Starter shingles are nailed about half an inch past the drip guard. They don’t have the same seams that asphalt shingles do, which helps keep water off the underlayment. Starter shingles should also be applied by eaves and joints. Then, it’s time to install the first course of shingles. This should be done by starting at the bottom of your roof and overlapping the shingles, working across. A chalk line can be used to help keep the shingles straight. The shingles should lay so that the top layer of shingles covers the seams of the bottom layer. There should be at least 4 roofing nails per sheet and the nails need to be hammered straight down.

Metal Roofing Installation

Metal roofing looks and functions best when there are no seams. For this reason, it’s best to get the metal roofing panels cut to the length of your roof; this will help avoid leaks. Metal roofs also require inside closure strips. These go on the edges of the roof to cover the underlayment. Once the insider closure strips are installed, the metal panels are then added. One potential problem with installing metal roofs is that they can buckle. But starting from the eaves can help avoid this problem. Instead of nails, metal roofs are installed with screws and washers. With exposed fastener systems, the washers act as a seal. Once the panels are in place, an outside closure strip finishes the roof. These outside closure strips can be solid or vented depending on your needs.

Clay Tile Roofing Installation

While asphalt and metal roofs are installed in sheets, a clay tile roof is done one tile at a time. A chalk line should be used to create a pattern for the roofing tile, both going up the roof and across. Clay tiles last a long time, so it’s important that high quality nails are used, ones that are resistant to corrosion.

Cedar Shake Roofing Installation

Cedar shake roofing is slightly different from shingles. For instance, shingles are cut on both sides, while shakes are split. However, cedar shake roofing is installed the same way as shingles, starting from the bottom and overlapping across the roof.

Slate Roofing Installation

Slate roofs can last for upwards of 75 years. Similar to clay tile roofs, each slate is installed one at a time. When installed, the slates should overlap by at least three inches on the side as well as at the top to help keep water out.

Roof Installation Costs

It goes without saying that roof replacement costs and roof installation costs vary by the type of roof material you want, the square footage of your roof, and how complicated your roof is. On average, most roof contractors will charge between $350 and $600 per 100 square feet for an asphalt shingle roof. On average, the cost to install a 2,200 square foot roof can vary between $7,000 and $13,200.

Other Types of Roofing

If you are getting any other type of roof system installed, your costs may be higher. Check out the national average costs:

  • Metal roof: Between $12,000 and $20,000
  • Clay tile roof: Between $25,000 and $50,000
  • Cedar shake roof: Between $15,000 and $30,000
  • Slate roof: Between $20,000 and $45,000

What’s included in my cost estimate?

When you get an estimate back from a roof contractor, the price will usually include the removal and disposal of two or fewer layers of old shingles as well as the installation of underlayment, ice and water shield, and new flashing for the chimney. It’s a good idea to check your estimate carefully to ensure that everything your roof installation will need is included in the total price.

When you work with Storm Guard, the quote you receive will include all costs to do the job. You will also get a 5-year, industry-leading workmanship and labor warranty, something few other roofing contractors can offer. This is the real benefit of choosing professional roofing services with Storm Guard.

Roof Installation Near Me

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