When Roofers Are Involved
While many people may think that roofers are responsible for the entire roofing task, it’s really only the first layer of the process. But still, many people think that there is only one layer of the roofing job and that’s the most difficult, which is actually incorrect.
The term “laydown” refers to a layup, which is the next step in the roofing process. In other words, the layup is also just a layer of the actual roofing.
Proper layup is critical because it includes all of the next steps. For example, a proper layup includes laying the roof shingles, cementing them in place, laying the boards and nails into place, and finally finishing the roofing with the tar and grout. The layup itself is so important because it will eventually make the job of roofing easier and faster.
Just like with any other kind of roofing project, tile roofing is a layup, as well. Tile is laid down in a straight row and is comprised of a number of tiles in a series that goes from the outside edges of the roof outward. As the time gets closer to the interior of the home, they start tacking into place, making the tile look better and nicer and allowing for the asphalt to stick better, which in turn means less effort is needed to secure the tiles.
Tile is definitely more complicated than just the single layer of wood shingles and will require more skill and effort on the part of the roofers to properly lay the tile, which makes the job easier. Since it’s such a complex layup, it can take longer to install tile, but it will be worth it in the end.
Once the layup has been done properly, the next layer of the roofing job is the shingles themselves. This can be another layup, though, because they are actually covered with tar paper. The tar paper, along with the other layers, will make the asphalt work much better and will keep the shingles up through the winter.
The last important step is actually to complete the crowning and flashing. This requires three layers of roofing materials and is the hardest to install. However, since the crowning and flashing are layered on top of each other, the entire roofing job will probably take longer to complete, but the more layers of materials that are installed, the better the finished product will look and feel.
After a roof has been properly installed, the next thing that needs to be done is inspection. Make sure that the roof is level, straight, and does not need repair or replacement.