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.