Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofer in Charleston SC
Most homeowners have to go through the reroofing process only once, and there is often considerable anxiety when it comes to replacing a roof. Here is a breakdown of what to expect from the process.
The first phase of a roof replacement is the initial inspection. Many reputable Charleston roofing contractors will do this for free. An experienced roofer will do the inspection while walking on the roof, noting damaged or missing shingles as well as deteriorated flashing, sealants and pipe vent boots. The contractor will also look for signs of rotting decking by noting any spongy feeling while walking on the roof.
After the inspection, the roofer will prepare a written estimate of what needs to be fixed, how much it will cost and how long it will take to complete the project. An exceptional roofer will help homeowners communicate with their insurance company and may even meet with the adjuster to ensure that the roof is repaired correctly.
After the homeowner and the insurance company approves the work, everything gets rolling. The first step is the tear off. Depending on the extent of the roof replacement, the existing roofing materials will be removed.