Roof installation process

The Roof Installation Process

Have you ever wondered what the process is for installing a roof? There is a lot more that goes into it than most people imagine. In this article, we will break down the roof installation process and discuss why hiring an experienced roofing contractor is essential.


Every sound roof installation begins with excellent planning and preparation. Some of the more critical elements of the planning process involve obtaining the correct permits and selecting a roofing material that suits the climate and environment where the home is located.


Roof installation requires a certain amount of equipment and tools, especially if the job is particularly large or the site is complex. Standard roofing tools include hammers, nail guns, ladders, shingle cutters, hard hats, and harnesses. Larger jobs often require construction equipment like forklifts and tractors.

Roof Inspection

Before the work begins, inspecting the existing roof thoroughly is essential. Particular attention should be paid to the roof deck to ensure it is structurally sound and fully capable of supporting the new roof.

Removal of the existing roof

After the roof deck is determined to be structurally sound, removing the existing roof is the next step. At this point, cleanliness is vital because all old roofing materials must come off and be disposed of. At CMR, we follow strict disposal procedures to ensure that we leave the house exactly as it was when we arrived.

Roof deck preparation

Once the roofing materials are removed, the roof deck must be fully inspected and prepared. Next, the underlayment is installed to provide an additional layer of protection.

Roofing ventilation and insulation

To function up to its potential, the roof must be properly ventilated and insulated. Ventilation and insulation are necessary to prevent moisture buildup and regulate the temperature inside the home.

Roof flashings

Roof flashings seal up exposed areas such as chimneys, skylights, and vents. While often overlooked, roof flashings are essential for protecting the home from water damage.

Quality control and inspection

Most roofing professionals will agree that the quality control and inspection phase of the roofing job is one of the most important. Throughout the inspection phase, we assess our own work and make sure that every aspect of the job is completed in a manner that lives up to the CMR standard.


As mentioned previously, we are committed to leaving your house exactly as we found it – except for the significantly upgraded roof. We institute strict cleanup and disposal guidelines to ensure the job is done correctly.

CMR has the roof installation process down to a science

CMR is a team made up of roofing pros. Our roofers have years of experience and know the roofing process inside and out. We look forward to impressing you with our knowledge, hard work, and expertise. Contact us today to get started.