A roof replacement should not be taken lightly, nor should you put off making the necessary repairs. A single shingle can be easily replaced or repaired, but if one breaks, it’s a good idea to have your roof evaluated to ensure the integrity of the remaining shingles.

The shingles you can see from the street are just one part of your roof. A full roof system is made up of many roofing materials and components that work together. Your roofer may decide it’s time for a replacement if your roof is old or badly damaged.

What is a complete roof replacement?

You can learn more about what is involved and what to anticipate from the replacement procedure by reviewing the following information.

Things That Are Included in Roof Replacement

Deck

When you replace your roof, you also get new decking, which is the base material on which the shingles are placed. Over time, decks can deteriorate or sustain other types of damage, such as wood rot. Your old deck will be taken down and a new one installed by roofers. 

Shingles

Your roof’s shingles protect you from wind, rain, and other weather conditions. If they’re stretched out or damaged, you might need to replace them. Roofers will apply your new shingles to secure your property while your new deck is installed.

Roof flashing

Anywhere your shingles are in contact with a wall, chimney, or an open valley, metal flashing is installed on your roof.  When you install a new asphalt roof, your flashing might not require replacement.  It won’t need to be replaced if your flashing isn’t rusted and the metal’s integrity is still good. The roof flashing will need to be replaced if it is damaged, rusted, or if you’re switching from a 3-tab to a dimensional asphalt shingle.

Underlayment

Your roof’s underlayment functions as a drainage layer, helping in the elimination of water damage to your house. To guarantee the highest level of protection against moisture or water damage, roofers will remove your current underlayment during a full roof replacement and replace it with a new one. 

Vents

Roof vents ensure that your attic has adequate airflow. You can maintain optimum ventilation in your attic by having new vents built as part of the roof replacement procedure.

Framing

Over time, roof frameworks can weaken, which might affect the effectiveness of your roof. Your current framing may be taken out and replaced with brand-new framing during a roof replacement. 

Shield of Ice and Water

You have extra protection from ice and water in roof regions where there is greater water flow or ice damming. This reduces your chance of experiencing water damage. A new ice and water shield is put together with a new roof when a roof is completely replaced.

Gutter

When it rains, your home’s gutters restrict water from entering the interior and reaching your roof. When you have your roof changed, you can have your gutters removed and replaced if they aren’t in good condition. 

Insulation

Your roof will remain in good condition with the help of a well-insulated ceiling, which will also make your home’s interior comfortable. You can have any necessary insulation added or changed when your roof is replaced.