Protecting your Property
Our repair and replacement crews always take care when working at your property, but removing a roof is a loud and messy business, no matter what precautions are taken. In order to minimize our impact during the repair or replacement process, we do our best to protect any landscaping, decks and other areas around your home using tarps and other cover. However, it is always best practice to move your items when you can, such as deck furniture, grills and other things easily relocated to safer ground.
In order to ensure the best possible outcome for your roof replacement, all original roofing material must be removed. Many manufacturers do not allow any warranty coverage for roofing systems installed over old roof surfaces. We take everything off down to your wood deck surface.
Once the existing material has been removed, we must ensure the wood decking on which the new roof will be installed is intact. Any areas where the wood has been compromised must be replaced. This ensures the integrity of your roof system by providing a smooth surface for the shingles to lay on and self-adhere. This guarantees the manufacturer’s warranty coverage and allows an overall sound structure to protect your home.
Moisture Barriers and roofing underlayment are Installed
Over the sound deck, underlayment is installed. This product can vary based on the style and brand of shingles you have chosen. Some manufacturers require the use of a specific underlayment from their brand, which varies based on the type of shingles you have chosen. In addition to underlayment, a moisture barrier is installed, also called “ice & water shield”, to protect eaves and other areas from damage. Once this is complete, the shingles are ready to be installed.
New Roof Installation
Shingles begin with a first course, known as the “starter strips”. These are always installed first, to guide the installation of the remaining shingles. Shingles are installed from the bottom up, ending with the installation of specially designed ridge cap shingles, to finish the system. Many homes also have ventilation installed, such as ridge vent, soffit vents and eave vents. These are necessary to allow your home to properly “breathe”.
Finishing Touches Are Added
Often homes have additional components installed, such as drip edge, chimney caps, gutters or other items. We will ensure your roof system is complete and all items installed to manufacturer’s specifications.
Your Property Is Cleaned
Each day, your jobsite is left clean and weather tight. When the job is finished, we magnetically sweep your property to catch any stray nails or caps.