26 Jan 2022
roofing project

At All American Exteriors, we recommend the following 8-steps for quick and successful roof replacement process.

Step 1: Choosing the Right Contractor

If your home is in Des Moines, IA, or a nearby area, get in touch with All American Exteriors, an award-winning and family-owned business with three decades of experience in roof replacement.

Step 2: Choosing the Materials

All American Exteriors offers many types of roofing, from inexpensive asphalt shingles to top-of-the-line metal, tile, slate, and architectural shingles.

Step 3: Removing the Old Roof

Some homeowners are nervous about the tear-down process because they worry the house will be vulnerable to the elements. We cover the work area with tarps to protect the decking and protect the nearby landscaping from roofing and construction materials. We remove the old shingles carefully and bring them to the dumpsite so that falling debris does not clutter your lawn or driveway.

Step 4: Inspecting the Wood Decking

Once the old roofing is off, we will thoroughly inspect the roofing structure underneath. Water damage, rot, and other problems sometimes come to light at this stage. We make sure to fix any roof damage before we begin installing new shingles on top of the roof decking.

Step 5: Getting the Roof Surface Ready

We install an ice and water shield underlayment to protect the roof deck from the elements and roof jacks around vents to prevent water from getting into spaces between the vent and the shingles. We add a new drip edge between the roof and the gutters to prevent water from getting underneath the roof shingles.

Asphalt Roof Replacement Process

Step 6: Installing the New Roofing Materials

All American Exteriors installs basic roofing materials, such as asphalt and asphalt composition shingles. We also install less common roofs such as metal roofing, wood shake shingles, tile, slate, and architectural shingles. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of tile, slate, and metal roofs with your contractor.

Beginning with starter shingles, we affix the new shingles to the roof decking. Once the new roofing is in place, we seal the roofing with roofing caulk to protect the shingles from wind and water damage.

Step 7: Cleanup and Final Inspection

At this point, the shingle roof replacement is nearly complete. We’ll inspect the roof once more and dispose of any stray shingle and roofing nails. The roof inspection will verify that the roof installation was up to code and that there were no problems.

Step 8: Enjoy Your New Roof

The last stage of the roofing process is the most important: making sure that you are happy with your roof. Once you have your new roof installed, you can be sure that you and your family will have an attractive and sturdy roof over your heads in the decades to come.

Take Your First Step Toward a Roofing Replacement with All American Exteriors

For professional and efficient roof replacement by a trusted roofing contractor using American-made roofing material, call 515-255-4872 or find out more at https://allamerican4u.com/contact-us/. Find out why we outperform other roofing contractors.