We install shingles from all of the top trusted manufacturers such as BP, Certainteed, GAF, and Owens Corningall available with lifetime warranties. You can choose from several styles of shingles such as architectural shingles which are by far the most popular, as well as three tab shingles, and for those after a distinguished look there are also the designer style shingles.
Components of A Roofing System
It is a good idea to become familiar with the terminology in your roofing contract and in the installation process described below. These are the products commonly used in asphalt shingle roof installations.
Don't be in the dark about exactly what will go on during the installation of your new roof. These are the procedures and minimum product application practices we perform on all of our jobs. See the Photos and Reviews section for some pictures of the process from start to finish.
On the morning that we begin your installation we will have the materials and dumpster delivered. On some occasions this may be done the day before depending on vendor scheduling constraints. Dumpsters are placed in a location approved by you and we always place planks under its wheels so we do not mark your driveway. The roofing materials are either placed in a location approved by you or they are hoisted onto the roof with a crane.
Before we begin stripping your old shingles we will cover your home with tarps so falling shingles do not hit your home. The tarps are typically extended to cover the bushes around your home when possible. We then strip off the old shingles and underlayments down to the wood roof decking.
We now inspect the roof decking to determine if any of the wood needs to be replaced due factors such as water or insect damage. We will bring any damage to your attention, advise you on the recommended course of action, and address the issue as you instruct us. If any loose roof decking is observed during this inspection it will be re-nailed. Roof flashing on chimneys and sidewalls will also be inspected and if determined to be in poor condition you will be advised.
With a good base to work on we begin the installation process. This starts with installing new aluminum drip edge around the perimeter of your roof. The ice and water shield is then applied over the eaves of the home as well as on roof valleys, sidewalls, and roof openings such as skylights and vents. Next the felt paper is installed over the rest of the roof deck. Starter shingles are then nailed around the perimeter of the roof to provide clean lines. New flashings are installed around vent pipes and if needed, new lead flashing is installed around chimneys along with step flashing on sidewalls. Skylights would also be replaced if desired. Finally it is time to install your new roof shingles.
Once all of the roof shingles are installed all the way up to the peak of the roof it is time to install the ridge vent if one is being utilized. The last step in the installation is to install the hip and ridge shingles. These are utilized on all of the roof peaks on the home.
With the installation all done the final important step is the cleanup. While the roof is being installed all of the old shingles are being loaded into the dumpster. With all of the shingles loaded we then rake up the smaller particles of roofing on the ground. To remove the nails we go around with a big magnet on wheels which pulls them off of the ground. Any dust is swept up and/ or removed with a blower.
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Most roof installations take one day from start to finish. We provide all the materials agreed upon in the contract and dispose of all the construction debris. Contact us for a free estimate that will detail the specific components and installation procedure for your home.
We can install any brand you would like, but here are some popular roofing brands we use: