Tearing Off The Roof And Preparing The Roof Deck
Nothing is more important in roofing than preparing the surface under the shingles. With a roof tear-off, when the old materials are removed, you’ll have a clean deck that allows you to see any potential problems that need to be fixed. This could range from rotten wood to cracked boards to an unsound deck that won’t hold nails as well.
Installing Roof Deck Protection
The proper installation of a high-quality roof deck protection material is used as water proofing.
Ice and Water Shield
We protect your investment and safeguard vulnerable areas of your roof with an extra waterproofing membrane material that provides a secondary layer of waterproofing protection that helps prevent damage caused by ice dams and windblown rain. By installing the extra protection it creates a watertight barrier that provides continuous protection year after year.
Installing Starter Course Shingles
One of the most common sources of failure in a roof system is the improper installation of starter shingles. The starter course is very important, especially for wind resistance. Starter strip shingles are the first line of defense against wind uplift along the edges of a roof.
Proper Shingle Nailing
Nailing errors, such as under-driven or angled nails, can cause future problems with your shingles—everything from premature failure and blistering to blow-offs. Nail type, location, length, angle, and force of application are all critical when installing shingles. We use more nails than the manufactures installation guide lines require for better wind resistance and an overall stronger roof.
Valleys are one of the areas of roofing that takes careful planning and time to install correctly. Valleys are a prime leak area, so it’s important to be precise during installation. We install valley metal to provide protection in the valleys.
Wherever surfaces intersect on a roof, there is a chance of water seepage. Flashing is highly recommended for waterproofing these critical areas of your roof. We will inspect these areas and install flashing where needed to provide protection in all critical areas of the roof.
Proper ventilation is critical for helping to reduce hot and moist air in your attic space that can damage your possessions, increase your energy costs, and potentially reduce the longevity of your roofing system. There are several different ventilation options that work well depending on the size and type of roof system. Our certified representatives will discuss the most efficient options with you.
Installing Ridge Cap Shingles
Hip or ridge cap shingles are not only a great finishing touch to your roof, they are also a critical piece of your roof system that helps to protect some of the highest stress and vulnerable areas on your roof.
Cleaning Up The Job Site
Our installers will use tarps to collect as much debris as possible and to protect flowers, shrubs, plants, ect. We will use yard magnets to sweep the perimeter of the house to collect nails. We use a dump trailer so we can haul the debris off daily. We do not want our customers to even know we were there after we leave.
How Long Will It Take?
The average roofing project takes between 1 to 2 days to complete depending on the size and complexity of the roof.