Before a new roof is installed, the old shingles must go. As with almost every other important endeavor, the process of shingle removal requires great skill. Qualified Orange County Roofers will rely on this skill when they clear away old shingles as a first step to roof installation.
Before any prying and tearing takes place, however, a professional crew must prepare the work area. Various protective measures will be implemented. One of these measures is the covering of doors, windows, and other vulnerable zones. Often crews will utilize plywood or a similar material for this purpose.
Once the work area is fully protected and prepared, an Orange County Roofing Company will begin the actual removal process. Since shingles are installed from the roof edge to the top, the crews must tear away the shingle layers in reverse – from the top down. Most likely, workers will use a special shovel to lift each shingle, popping the nail holding it in place.
A sloped roof presents unique challenges, as nails tend to slide down the inclined plane and drop groundward. Don’t worry. Since your chosen Orange County Roofers have diligently prepared the work area, the nails will fall into trash bins strategically set up below.
When your roof has been stripped bare of shingles, the old pieces will be sitting in some type of trash receptacle. This load of waste then must be properly disposed. How this is done may depend on the material composition of the shingles. For instance, since asphalt shingles are petroleum based, your Orange County Roofing Company must transport these pieces to a special disposal facility. It's all part of the job.
Got questions on any of this? Your best course of action is to consult a local professional. Let’s say you live in Costa Mesa. OK, just direct your inquiries to a Costa Mesa Roofer. It’ll be time well invested.
If you have questions about shingle removal, Luke Roofing can help. A long-established Orange County Roofer, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every residential roofing and commercial roofing need. No matter where you live in OC, you can count on Luke Roofing for reliable roofing solutions.