The solar roof was originally scheduled to start on Sept 7th but the manager called and asked if they could start earlier and I said, “Sure!”. The first day another company tore off the old roof. I asked if they would quote a price to put on a rubber roof on the flat roof portion but they have not gotten back to me yet.
In the meantime the old roof came off very cleanly with the original deck still in quite good condition.
I chose to remove the aging skylights. They would have needed new trim to waterproof them and they were pretty much inoperable for ventilation and not screened.
It was also the opportunity to get rid of the old chimney and vents we were no longer using.
We thought it would be easiest to put the debris truck in the back but they preferred the front so they could toss the old roofing in from above.
As soon as the roof was off the Tesla crew began to put on the waterproof membrane layer.
A Tesla installation supervisor told me the underlayment was another Tesla product that was amazing as it can withstand stretching and shrinking. Plus being water and windproof. The membrane had an adhesive backing that was removed to place it. But it was also forgiving so it could be repositioned to help make it lay flat.
By the end of the day the roof was completely “dried in”. So much was accomplished in one day.