Roof Installation

Putting a new roof on your home can seem like a daunting task. At Lifetime Roofing, our goal is to make the process as easy as possible for you. Once you’ve accepted our estimate and scheduled your installation with your service manager, here’s what will happen next.

1. Delivery

Either the day of or the day before, we will deliver a dumpster, as well as your selected roofing materials to your property.  Your service manager will contact you in advance to let you know when these will be delivered, and determine the best place to leave them for the duration of the job. 

2. Removal

The first step to installing your new roof is removing the old one. The first thing our crew will do is remove your old roofing materials all the way down to the plywood sheathing or “deck”. We will then inspect the plywood, and replace any damaged sections to ensure that your new roof has a solid foundation that will last for many years to come.

3. Installation - The Underlayment

Once your roof has been “stripped” and sheathing has been replaced as needed, we will install the underlayment. Underlayment adds an extra layer of protection from windblown rain or snow and ice from ice dams, which can force water to seep up under even properly installed shingles. Underlayment consists of a synthetic roofing “felt” (a modern replacement for roofing paper, or tar paper) which is installed all over the roof, as well as specialized products such as ice and water shield in areas that are particularly susceptible to water infiltration, like eaves, hips, and rakes.

4. Installation - The Shingles

After the underlayment is installed, we move on to installing the shingles. Shingles are typically installed starting at the eaves (the bottom edges) of the roof and working up to the peak in overlapping layers. At the peak of the roof a ridge vent will be installed and overlaid with shingles. This is a continuous strip of material installed along the roof peak which allows attic ventilation. This ventilation releases warm, damp air keeping your attic cool year round. The ridge vent can improve your cooling bills in the summer, but more importantly help prevent ice dams in the winter, by keeping your attic cool and preventing the insidious melt-freeze-melt cycle that pushes ice and water under your eaves causing dams, leaks, and damage to your home.

5. Finishing Touches

Once your shingles are installed, we’ll finish up any gutter or downspout replacements, paint touch ups, or other items. Then, we’ll do a final clean-up of your property, including running a magnetic sweeper throughout, in order to pick up any stray nails.  We’ll then do a final walkthrough with you, to ensure everything meets your expectations.

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Happy Clients

Went great, they also removed a chimney and patched up the hole. They worked with me on color changes of the shingles right up until the day of install. Highly recommend.

Allston, MA

Kyle said his crew would start the job at 7:30, they started at 7:29. He thought the job would go until 4:30, they were done and cleaned up by 4:25. He and his crew were punctual and efficient. Kyle was easy to work with and highly responsive. He spent a great deal of time discussing the roof, evaluating the project, and answering all my questions. He did not push me into moving on the job too soon, but when I was ready to replace it, Lifetime Roofing scheduled me promptly and executed the job efficiently. They left me with a quality roof at a good price and Kyle was true to his word. I would happily recommend Lifetime to friends and family.

Waltham, MA

Kyle and his team were incredible, They worked fast and efficient, and the price was just right. Thanks Kyle for your fast response and awesome job on replacing my roof.

Waltham, MA

The price was very reasonable. They were courteous, kind, responsible, and dependable.

Newtonville, MA

Kyle was a pleasure to work with- responsive, knowledgeable, and incredibly flexible. Our new roof was installed quickly and efficiently and the quality of the clean up was better than anticipated. We would recommend Lifetime Roofing to any of our neighbors!

Milton, MA

Alan is a great team leader, the workers were prompt and knowledgeable , the ultimate result was very good. No complaints!

Wellesley, MA

A+ work from Kyle and his crew. The roof looks great!

Needham, MA

We needed to put a new roof on our house, as well as repair a sagging porch roof. Shingles had been flying off and we had had several leaks. Kyle provided a very reasonable estimate - well below some of the other Angie’s List companies. The work was done very promptly and professionally. A couple of issues that arose were settled to our satisfaction and Kyle took full ownership of the situation. It was very clear that customer satisfaction is a priority for this company. I would definitely recommend and hire again.


Kyle was fantastic! Met with us and walked us through the process and cost of the new roof. My wife chose the roof type and Kyle had the job done in one day. Very efficient company, reasonable cost, and our roof looks great. We highly recommend Lifetime Roofing!

Milton, MA

I worked with Kyle and his team. It was our first time replacing the roof. Kyle came highly recommended from our relator. I met with him and had him examine the roof. He was able to show me spots that were of concern and took photos while he was on the roof to explain the different options. He did not pressure us and in fact was upfront and said that we likely had a few more years left on the roof. He was very knowledgable and professional. We also appreciated that he was straight forward in the assessment and cost. He went above and beyond in my opinion. He came back the following day to get rid of any tar that had touched the siding, got rid of an old satellite dish that we did not want on the house, even got rid of a bunch of random cables that were placed high up on the house, and replaced an old downspout that I had, making it look much nicer and also more functional. I appreciated how the house had a tarp around it while it was being completed so the shingles and nails were contained. I have a seven year old daughter and a dog and asked them to take the giant magnet around the house twice when they were finished as I was concerned that any nails could injure them. They easily obliged my request. Honestly, it was a very smooth process with no additional fees. I had never met him before, but if I ever need to do the roof again I would have him do it again without reservation.

Milton, MA

We used Lifetime Roofing to replace the roof over our garage and office. The project went great - they were easy to work with, responsive and delivered a great product. When we discovered that the roof tile on our existing roof had been discontinued, they went out of their way to help us find a great match. We were very happy with the work and would definitely hire them again.

Wellesley, MA

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