Your roof is your home's first line of defense against
the elements. Consider the conditions your roof must
endure: scorching summer temperatures, freezing winter
temperatures, wind, rain, snow, ice and UV rays. With
this constant exposure to the elements, your roof never
has a day off. Selecting the right roof is critical to
the protection of your home and everything in it.
The best shingle is worthless if installed improperly.
You also need to consider who is installing your
shingles. Here is our detailed installation process:
off existing shingles-
Some companies will do a lay-over and say it saves money
on labor. While true, it is better to start from
scratch and tear off because without removing the
existing shingles, we cannot inspect for rotted wood or
any other leaks your roof may have.
the wood / sheathing-
Any rotted wood must be replaced prior to new shingles
and water protection along gutter lines, valleys and
A thick layer of rubberized asphalt, it prevents water
from clogged gutters or sitting snow to crawl back into
A modified L-shaped flashing used along the eaves.
Directs runoff water into gutters and away from roof
line, helping to prevent ice-damming.
Choose from 15lb to 30lb felt paper or synthetics. This
a moisture barrier for the roof. Prevents wood rot from
A corrosion resistant metal that overlaps joints created
by the intersection of roof & roof-mounted structures
such as sky-lites, chimneys, vent stacks, pipes, etc.
Proper flashing will prevent water leaks. If your home
has a leak or water stains on drywall, it's most likely
Installed to help ventilate the attic. Properly vented
roofs will prevent mold and rotted wood in the attic.
A proper installation must have:
A) Properly trained installers. Nails must be driven
straight. Nails must never be nailed at an angle as they
can cut the shingle and cause leaks.
B) Galvanized nails should be used to prevent rust.
Four nails per shingle.
C) Proper clean up. Extra care must be made to not
damage and trees, bushes or shrubs. All nails picked up
with a magnetic rake and all trash hauled away.