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  • Roof Leaks

    Why a Roof Can Start Leaking

    There are many possible conditions of hidden damage a leaky roof can be doing to your home. Have you seen any of these signs?

    A medium “untreated” shake roof lasts approximately 20 years.
    An aged wood shake roof begins to loose it’s thickness, curl, break, and become susceptible to wind damage. When this occurs it leaves the felt underlayment exposed.
    Your first clue that your roof may be leaking is water stains on the wall or ceiling dry wall.
    When heavy rainfall occurs water will pool and saturate the ceiling dry wall and possibly collapse from it’s own weight.
    If your leak occurs on a perimeter wall, without obstruction, the leak may appear at the baseboard or flooring.
    Interior damage is a possibility from as little as a single broken roof tile.
    Debris accumulation can restrict water travel leaving your felt underlayment to remain wet. The resulting rot inevitably leads to a roof leak and dry rotted lumber.
    Small hidden roof areas can be a problem and lead to a roof leak if debris is not removed annually.
    The “valley” is a common area where debris gathers and obstructs water flow.
    It is sometimes surprising how much accumulation may be under the roof!
    Debris that decomposes over time can turn to mud and obstruct water flow.
    Another example of inferior sheet metal work with debris accumulation leading to the water flow being diverted to the felt underlayment.
    Not repairing leaks leads to severe roof damage.
    One option to repair this is to cut the roof tiles, exposing the valley metal, allowing continuous water flow without obstruction.
    When rain water reaches the felt underlayment the water may travel “sideways” on wood battens. Wood battens become saturated and then hold moisture, leading to premature rotting of felt underlayment and roof leaks.
    More results of debris build up under roof tiles, sideways water travel evidenced by water stains, and deteriorating felt underlayment.
    This is an example of a “rake” edge where the felt underlayment was NOT wrapped over the edge, leaving the plywood roof surface exposed and susceptible to dry rotting.
    This photo shows that the felt underlayment had been cut during the original roof installation and not repaired prior to roof tile being installed.
    Time to call Crown Roofing, your trusted, local, neighborhood professional.
  • Re-roofing

    From Start To Finish

    Putting a new roof on is a major makeover which not only puts an end to leaks, but upgrades, beautifies and extends the life of your home.

    The day arrives for the transition to this home's new roof.
    The Crown Roofing sign is placed in the front yard to designate the work site.
    The project coordinator arrives to greet the home owner and employees.
    Specific details of today's job are discussed with the crew leader.
    Additional attic intake ventilation locations are determined.
    The roof removal truck is set into position. Precautions are taken to ensure vehicle fluids do not leak onto the driveway.
    We lay out tarps around the perimeter of the property to gather falling debris from roof removal.
    The tarps keep the inconvenience of debris to a minimum.
    We do everything possible to protect all perimeters of your property.
    The wood shake roofing is now ready to be removed.
    This old wood shake roof has been ready to be replaced for quite some time.
    Ideally the old wood shake roofing, felt underlayment and staples are rolled up into a manageable bundle.
    The bundle is then hauled to the awaiting roof removal truck.
    All discarded roofing materials are properly disposed of by transporting to the local landfill.
    The existing roof has been removed and the surface will be thoroughly cleaned of any remaining debris.
    The roof is now completely clean.
    A roller magnet is used to collect all stray nails and staples.
    A gas blower is used to clean the surrounding property after the tarps have been removed.
    The larger debris pieces which have fallen into the attic are also removed.
    Although there are a variety of options available it is our recommendation to create a balanced intake and exhaust ventilation system by installing soffit vents.
    Here a soffit vent is being installed.
    ...and then fastened into place.
    This view shows the soffit vent installation from the roof. The existing insulation will be adjusted for proper airflow.
    The completed soffit vent installation.
    To complement the soffit ventilation, a ridge ventilation system will now be installed.
    A maximum 3" opening will be cut at the designated ridge lines.
    Ridge ventilation is a superior ventilation system which allows hot air to escape evenly at the apex of your roof. This continual air flow with no moving parts will keep attic temperatures cooler.
    An existing gable end vent is shown prior to being covered.
    Covering the existing gable end vent ensures proper airflow for the ridge ventilation system.
    All heat carrying pipes are secured and kept an appropriate distance from plywood sheathing per building codes and requirements.
    One option is to install a sheet metal flange securing pipe in place while keeping pipe an appropriate distance from plywood roof surface.
    A finished application of a heat venting pipe includes a code compliant base flashing and code cap for proper ventilation and waterproofing.
    To continue in our re-roofing slide show sequence, the truck bearing the roofing materials has arrived.
    Precautions are taken by our material delivery service to distribute the truck weight evenly and protect your driveway surface.
    The roofing material delivery truck is now roof-loading the plywood sheathing by conveyor.
    Today we are using a solar reflective "Radiant Barrier" plywood sheathing which helps repel a minimum 50% additional heat which otherwise would transfer directly into the attic space.
    Once off loaded, the roofing materials are evenly distributed on the ridge using "toe boards" for safety.
    The "Radiant Barrier" plywood sheathing is now being installed providing a solid deck roof surface.
    For an asphalt composition shingle roof, the next step is to install a synthetic felt underlayment covering the structure in a waterproofing fashion.
    An appropriate sized nosing is then installed around perimeter or roofs edge, protecting raw edge of installed plywood sheathing.
    ...and then secured with 1¼" electro galvanized coil nails.
    The manufacturer's starter shingle, with seals tabs on the top and bottom for wind resistance, are then installed on all perimeters.
    The installation of a rake edge starter shingle insures a visible straight edge appearance.
    We utilize a 24" valley metal with a baked on enamel finish in either charcoal or dark brown for proper water flow in all valley locations.
    The addition of a diagonal asphalt composition shingle in all valleys, approximately 1½" from the crown of valley, helps with waterproofing and straight line appearances.
    Full installation of the roofing material is now ready to be installed per manufacturers' specifications.
    The asphalt composition shingles are installed using a minimum of racking technique.
    The asphalt roofing material shingles are cut diagonally in valley areas for a straight edge appearance and proper water flow.
    The asphalt composition shingles are installed bottom to top and can be installed either left to right or vice versa unless otherwise specified by manufacturer's installation requirements.
    A professionally installed roof will have the appearance of near perfect symmetry as this one.
    All pipes and extrusions through the roof receive a new galvanized flashing.
    The CertainTeed "Ice and Water Shield" flip sheet is installed for added protection and waterproofing.
    The asphalt roofing material is then installed with an appropriate width from the throat of flashing for proper water flow.
    All pipes or extrusions through Roof will be painted a similar color of new roofing and have either a neoprene collar, T-top with "dog ears", or a code cap for proper ventilation and waterproofing.
    We ensure that all exposed nail heads are caulked and metal surfaces painted in a color matching the new roof
    An "Air Vent II" ridge ventilation system is then installed per manufacturer specifications.
    ...and trimmed out with a high profile ridge material.
    A side view of the "Air Vent II" ridge ventilation system showing the exposed baffles which allow hot air to escape the attic while keeping the ridge line watertight.
    A straight on aerial view of the "Air Vent II" ridge ventilation system.
    A rear aerial view of the "Air Vent II" ridge ventilation system.
    We Now have a brand new asphalt shingle composition roof on this home.
    And another satisfied Customer!
    The Re-roofing process with Crown Roofing.
  • Gutters

    Full Service Gutter Installation

    The gutters that we install are professionally manufactured on-site using the latest die and extrusion process.

    While re-roofing, the gutters usually need replacing. This is how we do it at Crown Roofing.
    First we remove and discard the old gutters.
    Many older houses were built with extended barge rafters exposed to the weather and vulnerable to rotting. This is a design flaw which we are going to change.
    These exposed barge rafter will be cut off flush with existing rafter tails.
    Here we see how it looks with the barge rafter cut flush to existing fascia board.
    Cutting the extended barge rafter flush allows the gutter to extend to the end of the roof and eliminates dry rotted lumber.
    The gutter machine has arrived.
    The gutters will be formed on the spot using this extrusion machine.
    After carefully measuring the home, the gutters will then be cut to their precise measurements.
    Varying degrees of angles will be needed so that the gutters fit exactly to the roof’s edge.
    Here measurements are being made for a 45° bend.
    Custom colored gutters are available beyond the standard white and dark brown.
    We now have a perfect 45° angle in the gutter.
    The bend will be securely fastened into place.
    End caps are installed and securely crimped.
    This is a finished end cap.
    End caps and spliced seams are caulked for proper waterproofing.
    The men are now ready to install the gutters.
    Each new gutter will be securely fastened into place per manufacturer specifications.
    Heavy duty brackets are fastened to existing rafter tails providing strength and rigidity to outer edge of gutters.
    All remaining seams and splices will be caulked and permanently sealed.
    This homeowner requested an upgrade to a 3” round downspout.
    All down spouts are custom fitted for the desired location.
    Once the down spouts are custom fitted they are pop riveted together for a secure application.
    Drain pipes will be securely attached to the wall.
    Crown Roofing gutters done right the first time!
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  • Repairs

    Common Roofing Repair Issues

    Whether concrete tile, composition or shake, we have the expertise and experience it takes to track down and repair a roof leak.

    Broken tiles are most likely related to foot traffic ranging from installing a satellite dish, cleaning skylights, hanging Christmas lights, etc.
    Faulty installation can also be a cause for tiles not being properly secured.
    Under shots and hidden areas on roof are typically ideal places for wildlife to nest.
    After a period of time the wildlife debris migrates underneath the roof tiles where it becomes trapped.
    Wildlife debris is acidic and can prematurely rot the felt underlayment or the lumber beneath the roof.
    In this repair we have replace the roofing plywood.
    Once the sub structure has been repaired new felt underlayment is always installed.
    We have the expertise to handle large area repair jobs as well.
    In some cases a wire mesh will be installed to prevent wildlife access.
    Another successful Crown Roofing repair completed.
    This sheet metal cricket leak is compounded by the downspout location doubling the amount of rain water in one specific location.
    The roof tiles are removed to provide access to inspect.
    This roof leak is evidenced by the large water stain that has damaged the felt underlayment and decorative plywood overhang.
    This repair includes a roofing cement under sheet metal tile pan preventing rain water from traveling back behind wall.
    Once the substructure and felt underlayment have been repaired the roof tiles are then re-installed.
    Rake edges can be a problem when the felt underlayment is not properly installed over rake edge.
    Leading to dry rotted lumber,
    Requiring plywood lumber to be replaced.
    A new layer of felt underlayment is then installed properly draped over rakes edge.
    When dry rotted lumber has been repaired it is strongly suggested that new lumber be sealed and painted as quickly as possible.
    Another quality repair performed by Crown Roofing.
    Older homes have larger perimeter green scape as shown by the large tree in the background.
    Debris tends to gather in valleys and decomposes creating mud. When this mud dries it diverts rain water sideways.
    Here we see water stains on felt underlayment and 1x2 wood battens.
    A combination of the debris, mud, and wet 1x2 wood battens will deteriorate the felt underlayment prematurely.
    Notice how far the mud stains have migrated over time once this roof surface has been cleaned.
    The felt underlayment is repaired and 1x2 wood battens are re-installed.
    This repair included the opening of the valley allowing rain water to freely run off the roof.
    Concrete roof tiles are cut with a power saw.
    An open valley prevents rain water from traveling sideways underneath roof tiles.
    Some architectural designs are very difficult to access let alone waterproof.
    Removing debris allows us to assess the damage and take the appropriate course of action.
    In this specific repair we are going to eliminate the existing sheet metal cricket area.
    We will extend the existing rafters on the left to rest on opposing roof surface.
    Install a new sloped plywood roof surface.
    A base sheet is then installed on new roof surface.
    A single ply roof system is then installed on the newly created cricket area.
    A wire mesh bird stop eliminates nesting and all rain water now runs fluently on top of roof tiles.
    This completed Crown Roofing repair incorporates a redesigned cricket and eliminates a problematic area for this homeowner.
    Crown Roofing, roof repairs done right the first time!