The first step in the Lindholm Process is handling your estimate request. Whether you call in and speak to one of our live secretaries or submit an online estimate request form, we will be able to provide you with a free estimate handled by one of our roofing professionals.
Once a roofing professional has come out, you will receive a proposal for the work that we are able to perform. We will provide you with two copies of the contract, one for you to keep for your records and a second for you to sign and return to Lindholm Roofing. Once we have received the signed contract your job goes directly into the scheduling department to be setup for completion.
The third step in the Lindholm Process is to prepare for the work to begin. We will select the best crew for your project, and a time for the work to begin (weather permitting). Once we are ready to begin the job we will order any material that is needed, and have it delivered, or brought to the job site by the roofers themselves.
PREPARING THE JOB SITE
When the crew arrives, they will begin setting up everything needed to complete your job. This may include tarps, ladders, plywood, extension cords, etc. If there are any questions that you would like to ask during any part of this process, please give us a call. It is always best to inform us of any concerns as soon as possible so we can address them.
TEARING OFF YOUR ROOF
Tearing off an existing roof can be a loud and dangerous process. There is a lot of weight coming off of your home, about 10,000 lbs on average. All of this material has to come off and is placed either directly into a dumpster or on the ground and removed by hand. It is important to understand that we do this everyday, and that many homeowners only have a roof done once or twice in their lives. So again, if there are any questions or concerns please give us a call and we will be able to answer any questions you may have.
During the tear off process is the first time where the original roof deck is exposed. This is the first time we are able to assess the type and amount of wood that should be replaced. Many homes require little to no new wood, while others could need large sections replaced, as it is about 10% of our customers need no new wood at all, 2% need a lot (over 400 feet), but the average runs 20-80ft.
INSTALLING YOUR NEW ROOF
With a solid deck to work with, we are ready to begin installing your roof system which consists of 4 parts.
#1 ICE BARRIER
An Ice Barrier is installed at the eves and in valleys of heated spaces. This is a self-sticking membrane, designed to resist melt water from entering the house if it backs up under the shingles when ice dams are occurring.
#2 FELT PAPER
Felt Paper installed over the remaining exposed decking was originally installed to protect the shingles from the sap in new roofing boards. Today its main function is to backup the shingles in situations of extreme windblown rain.
At last! It’s starting to look like a roof again. Anyone can claim to be a roofer and slap on shingles, but few roofers have the hands on experience, installing hundreds of successful projects year in year out, with Lindholm’s ongoing training, support and inspections.
Vents, baby tins, chimney flashings, pipe flashings, “the devil is in the details” must have been coined with roofing in mind. When inexperienced roofers have problems it is usually here. For us there is no such thing as 99%, we feel 1 drip is 100% failure. Our crews take pride in building a roof system that not only looks great but will provide years of worry free service.
Once everything has been completed, we will sweep and haul away all of the debris around the house. All of our roofing trucks are equipped with magnets that will pick up stray nails around you property. If you are having (gutters, siding, or windows) installed, an additional crew will arrive within 1 week after the roof has been done. If there was a dumpster used at your property it will be removed after the job has been completed.
This last part of the system is really the most important, 86% of roofing companies’ fail in the first 5 years. We’ve been here since 1949 that roof on your house is “our” roof to us. You have one of the best companies in the industry behind you. With a Lindholm Roof we stand by our motto, “Our Family Has Your Family Covered”! Our best customers are our existing customers, and we know that to keep people coming back, we have to follow up and make sure that our customers know we stand by our work for the years to come.