A roofing company’s ultimate goal should be to ensure that your family, home, and valuables are properly protected from the elements while increasing the property’s worth. Building and maintaining a residential roof is both challenging and rewarding.
It is challenging because you need to be able to use different types of roofing materials and techniques. The work is often time-consuming, requires constant physical effort, is outdoors, exposed to the elements, and can be done at great heights. Roofing is a dangerous job. Safety precautions and teamwork are essential.
This profession is rewarding, even though formal education is not required. It offers competitive salaries and some benefits. Commercial and residential roofing workers enjoy being outdoors and building structures. Their time is spent planning, installing, repairing, or replacing roofs. Everyday activities include learning about roofing and safety precautions.
You might be interested in doing a DIY project on your home. However, it is important to hire a qualified, licensed, experienced, and certified residential roofing contractor.
A residential roof should last between 25 and 30 years, depending on how you search. There are many things that can alter this expectation. The quality and age of your roof structure and the building materials can cause damage beyond what is normal wear and tear. This could be due to extreme weather conditions like excessive sun, rain, storms, hurricanes, and debris. As with all roofs, there will be a need for repair, partial, or complete replacement. It is important to have a professional roof inspection done at least twice per year.
Although every roof structure is unique and requires a different approach to planning, design, and construction, there are some aspects that remain constant in roofing. After assessing the damage, a roofing contractor will consider the best ways to protect the property during construction, repair, or replacement, as well as after the work is completed. It usually takes several days to complete a major roof repair or replacement. Because occupants often live in the house while repairs are being done, it is important that the work site is safe and clean.
Once safety precautions have been taken, any damaged shingles or other parts of the residential roof must be removed. After each step is completed, it is checked to ensure that the repairs or installation are done correctly.
The roofers then install new drip edges, and roofing underlayment felt. Roofers then make sure all vents, ridge caps, and other components are installed to protect the roof from extreme weather conditions. After the roof structure has been approved and supervised, it is ready to be installed with new roofing materials.
The roofing contractor will ensure that the site is clean and tidy before the final inspection by the client.
Old Time Roofing is a licensed roofing contractor and operates in the Orlando area. Contact us to schedule a free inspection.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers Commercial Roofing Contractors In Clearwater FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.