How A Roof Is Built


 
 
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STEP 1:

The first thing to do when a roof is replaced is tear down existing shingles and remove wooden decking. *Typically the decking does not need to be replaced, but we can replace up to 3 sheets at no additional cost.

 
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STEP 2:

If there is bad or rotted decking we will replace it all and invoice the insurance company for the difference. That way it is not an out-of-pocket expense to the home owner. 

 
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STEP 3:

We install a painted drip edge to match the color of the shingle. It protects the fascia board along the edge of the roof from being rotted out by rain water and it gives the roof a sharp outline. 

 
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STEP 4:

We install Ice & Water Shield by GAF. It is made of a rubber membrane and will not tear or rip. It is also peel and stick so it will not allow water to get underneath and it is self sealing around the nails. Valley metal is industry standard but does not provide an adequate seal and water can get in through the nail holes.  

 
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STEP 5:

Our Crew Manager will thoroughly examine all heat stacks and exhaust caps and will replace any that require it. 

 
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STEP 6:

We then install lead pipe jacks over any plumbing pipes. These jacks are 3 to 4 times more expensive than the standard rubber ones done by other roofers, but  they are very flexible and will last up to 100 years as opposed to the rubber one’s 5-10 year life-span. 

 
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STEP 7:

Since we warranty our work, we will check for leaks in the most common places. Chimneys and skylights will be “re-flashed” should they be examined and we discover a problem such as the flashing was improperly installed.  

 
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STEP 8:

We install Ridge Vent (unless otherwise requested). Ridge Vent is the best attic ventilation on the market. It much more efficient than turtle vents and wind turbines. A slit is cut over the top of the roof to let air out of the attic. Your roof will have a high profile look instead of those boxy bulky turbines sticking up. 

 
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STEP 9:

Finishing Up: All metals will be painted to math the shingles and we will thoroughly clean our work area and remove all nails and debris that we have left. You will be impressed with out crew’s orderliness and cleanliness.