Preparing for a new roof installation can be a daunting task, but with proper planning and organization, you can ensure a smooth and successful project. Lyons Roofing is here to guide you through the process. In this blog post, we will provide you with essential steps to follow, helping you have a new roof installation that is hassle-free and long-lasting.
Assessing Your Roof's Condition
Before embarking on a new roof installation, it is crucial to assess the condition of your existing roof. This step is vital as it helps you avoid unnecessary expenses or replacements that you might not need. Depending on the type of roof you have, reroofing might also be an option worth considering.
When assessing your roof to determine if you need a replacement, we will check for several things, including:
- Leaks: Leaks are one of the most common indicators of roof damage. Look for signs of water intrusion in your attic or upper floors, such as water stains or dampness.
- Missing Shingles: Another telltale sign of a deteriorating roof is missing shingles. If a significant number of shingles are missing, it's likely time for a replacement.
- Sagging Areas: Sagging areas on your roof are a sign of significant structural issues. These areas may be more apparent from a distance, so it's a good idea to step back and view your roof from various angles.
By identifying these issues beforehand, you can determine if any repairs are necessary to your roof's interior structure before the installation begins, ensuring that your new installation is efficient and effective. It can also help you determine if a roof replacement is even necessary or if repairs will be sufficient.
Choosing the Right Roofing Material
Once you've determined a new roof installation is necessary, the next step is selecting the appropriate roofing material. This decision is critical not only for the longevity of your new roof but also for its visual appeal.
Various factors should guide your selection, including:
- Energy efficiency
- Your budget
At Lyons Roofing, we offer a broad spectrum of roofing materials to cater to diverse needs and preferences. Our options range from asphalt shingles, a popular choice here in Arizona for their robustness and affordability, to tile roofing, favored for its distinctive aesthetic appeal and longevity. We also provide architectural shingles, a premium option known for their aesthetic appeal and exceptional durability.
Each material has unique benefits, and we are committed to helping you make the best decision based on your specific circumstances and requirements.
Preparing Your Home and Property for Installation
Preparing your home and property for a roof installation is just as important as choosing the right roofing material. Clear your driveway and the areas surrounding your house. This includes moving any vehicles, furniture, or equipment that could be in the way of the roofing crew. We also recommend covering items in your attic with a tarp or old sheets to protect them from dust and debris. Finally, inform your neighbors about the upcoming installation to minimize any inconveniences caused by the noise and activity.
In terms of duration, average roof installation times can vary significantly depending on the material used. Here's a rough guideline:
- Asphalt Shingles: This is generally the fastest material to install, with an average duration of 1-2 days for a standard-size home.
- Architectural Shingles: These shingles require more labor due to their weight and size, with an average installation of 2-3 days.
- Tile Roofs: Tile roof installations are the most labor-intensive and can take anywhere from 5-7 days on average, depending on the size of the house and the complexity of the roof design.
It's important to note that these timelines are estimates; actual durations may vary based on various factors such as weather conditions, as well as the size and complexity of the roof.
Contact Lyons Roofing today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our reliable and professional new roof installation services. Trust us to protect your home with a roof that will stand the test of time.