Important Roofing Related Details

While the selection of contractors and materials is very important, so is attention to some important related details. Before a new roof is installed the following items should be inspected and, if necessary repaired or replaced:

  • The chimney and chimney flashing

  • Skylights
  • Gutters, down spouts and drains
  • Roof vents including vents for various fans and kitchen hoods. See Roof Venting Systems under Topics.
  • The siding at dormers
  • Overhanging tree limbs (should be removed without damaging the trees!)
  • The electrical strike and wires
  • Insulation in roof structures without an attic access
  • Repair or replacement of these items is usually easier before or during the roofing process.

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