If you own a house, garage, shed, or commercial building, it is likely that your roof will need to be replaced at some point in time.

A little-known fact about roofing companies is that they are very selective about the roofs they will demolish. For example, an old and deteriorating flat roof will need to be fully demolished before a new one can be installed. Most roofing companies are unable to handle a demolition project such as this, and the experts such as A+ Enterprises are called in to assist.

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Old Collapsing Flat Roof

The first part of roof demolition is establishing where the damage is, and the best way to disassemble the roof. One advantage to hiring a demolition company to demolish your old roof is they have heavy equipment to assist in getting the job done quicker and more efficient compared to a dedicated roofing company.

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Old Roofing Tear-Down

Once you begin demolishing the roof structure, it is rinse and repeat! One thing to keep in mind during this process is to be on the lookout for any existing damage to the roof trusses. They are the backbone to your roof, and it is important to keep them in as good of shape as possible. In this scenario, the trusses were so old that they did not have cross bracing. This means they were able to flex & bend very easily so extra precautions had to be made.

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Roofing Cleanup

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when doing a roof demolition project is underestimating the weight of old roofing. Typically, roofing in a building such as the one in this example should weigh roughly 13-20 tons depending on construction. When we removed all the old roofing it weighed over 40 tons! Because of the variables in construction of old roofing, it is important to always plan for the worst when budgeting for a project such as this.

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Final Roof Demolition Result

After doing all the steps above, your roof demolition project should now be complete! Demolishing a roof is not an easy task, and is often-times more expensive and complicated than originally anticipated. If you have an old roof you need demolished and want to hire a company that will get it done right, give A+ Enterprises Demolition Services a call! Our crews are fully licensed & insured and possess the knowledge and experience to get your job done right the first time.

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  • review rating 5  A+ is a first-rate, highly professional outfit. They offered courteous, efficient, same-day service at a more-than-fair price. I recommend them with great confidence.

    thumb Joel Shuman
    7/08/2019

    review rating 5  I never leave reviews but Sal (I think his name is) was great. Both times we used them they showed up the next day on time and did a fast and efficient job. Personable and reliable. Highly recommend.

    thumb Carissa Dewey
    5/05/2019

    review rating 5  One of the best companies I have ever dealt with. Professional, courteous, reasonable and efficient. Highly recommend.

    thumb Lynette Villano
    4/04/2019
  • review rating 5  Very professional. Very polite. Efficient. I will use this company again. Prices were reasonable.

    thumb Mary Jane Meaney
    2/23/2019

    review rating 5  I got a 100% accurate estimate from the owner and he dispatched a crew to clean out my house the next day (!). The guys were professional and very nice and personable, making a tough situation much easier to handle. Moreover, they worked until the job was done way over my expectations. This company has the best prices in our area and they are complete pros. I would recommend them to anyone...don't hesitate and call A+ first! They will be my first call in the future!

    thumb Daryl Williams
    9/26/2018

    review rating 5  These guys are awesome! They came here when promised, were really nice and friendly, and they did what they were supposed to do in a timely fashion. The price quoted was changed because I had more “stuff” to get rid of. However, they quoted the difference before getting the rest of the things out and we agreed. I will certainly call them next time. Thanks, A+!

    thumb TJ Belt
    3/26/2019
  • review rating 5  Sal was great to work with. I was so stressed about a large deck in the back of my house that was collapsing. Sal came right over and gave me a very fair price and two days later the job was done. And a really good job. He even hauled away a piece of junk for me at the last minute. I highly recommend this company and plan to use them again as the need arises

    thumb Pam cortese
    4/10/2019

    review rating 5  Called A + enterprise junk removal to have a few items removed from my apartment. Sal and his team were GREAT!!! Fair price and fast service plan on using them again.

    thumb John Steve
    3/20/2019

    review rating 5  Requested a free estimate and they called me back in seconds! They were much more affordable than other big name companies in the area and provided service the day I requested. The movers were friendly and awesome! They moved out my awful bulky sofa with no issues! Absolutely would recommend to anyone! They are efficient and completely organized!

    thumb Jennifer Kobeski
    4/06/2019
  • review rating 5  Fast service, excellent price. Picked up on the same morning that we called.Will definately recommend and call again. Sal was very professional.Guys who showed up at our home were professional as well.We prefer to use local companies and this is one we expect to keep on our list.

    thumb T Seidel
    7/08/2019

    review rating 5  Sal and his team are amazing! They came and did a clean out the same day I called. They are honest, flexible, quick, and professional. They are worth every penny they charge. I wouldn't consider calling anyone else.Ryan K.

    thumb R K
    3/08/2019

    review rating 5  Sal really helped us out. We needed some junk removed right away and he got there within a couple of hours, was very professional and polite and did not charge an arm and a leg. He has a customer for life in us now!

    thumb Margaret Esopi
    12/24/2018
  • review rating 5  Very professional and efficient. Came on short notice. Very nice guys. Extremely good job done swiftly.

    thumb Julianne Cusick
    5/27/2019