Roof installation is a big investment and needs to be handled properly. Let’s take a closer look at the installation process.
Once you’ve selected the right roofing materials for your home, a contractor will go over the details before beginning the job, and review the delivered materials to make sure they match your order exactly. The crew will put up tarps and other barriers to protect your home and property during installation.
If you’re replacing your current roof, the crew will tear it off and dispose of it. In some cases, a new layer of roofing can be added to the old one, saving time and labor costs. However, layering roofing materials can cause the roof to be too heavy for the structure or have other consequences. Some areas, like those with high wind, may require the initial roof covering to be removed; the roofing professional will tell you what works best for your home.
If you are tearing off the old roof, the crew will be able to spot any weaknesses or needed repairs. They will keep an eye out for issues like water leakage, rot, or inadequate ventilation. These are issues that can result from installation mistakes, which is why finding the right professional for the job is so important.
Metalwork and Underlayment
The crew can now move forward with installing the drip edges and the underlayment. The underlayment provides an extra layer of protection between your home and the elements. It also allows your shingles to lay flat and neat.
Now, it’s time to install the shingles. The amount of time this will take depends on the size and complexity of your roof, as well as the weather. A simple roof installation will typically be a one-day job, but a large home with unique roof features may require a few days or longer. Poor weather conditions, such as storms, wind, or extreme heat can be dangerous for the installation crew and may impact the project schedule. The roofing professional will use his or her best judgment to ensure your roof is completed in a safe and timely manner.
Cleanup and Review
While odds and ends get finished up, the crew will be cleaning your property, making sure no debris or dangerous materials are left over for you to find. The team will make sure the roof meets high standards before calling the job done.
Overall, be prepared for this to be a somewhat messy and loud yet professionally managed experience for you as the homeowner.
For all your roofing needs please contact us at Class Eh! Roofing 289-687-6924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A roof protects your building from the elements but did you know that fiberglass – asphalt and other types of roof shingles, such as tiles, shakes, slate, are not water proof?
They are actually designed to shed water on a pitched or sloped surface. The steeper the better. Steeper surfaces shed water faster and dry faster.
No responsible roofer would use the wrong type of material. A good roofer looks at every roof on a case by case basis.
Our roofers at Class Eh! Roofing have been doing at this for a while so we have the ability to consult with you in these matters. We have seen all kinds of roof leaks and all kinds of roofs leak!
We also listen to what the manufacturers say about how and where to install their roofing products and we meet building codes.
We recommend the use of CertainTeed Landmark and other models of shingles made by CT because of their #1 rank on consumer reports and because of our experience over the years using different brands.
Remember: No matter how good the roofing material is, it must be installed in the right place and in the right manner to perform and do so for a long time. Ask the roofer and find out how much he knows before you hire him. The right decision in picking a roofing contractor or company is very important.
For all your roofing needs be it dry or wet weather, please contact the team at Class Eh! Roofing and we would be pleased to offer our professional and cost effective solutions!
Cleaning Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts are important components to your home that help your roofing system do its job!
That being said, it’s that season when the leaves are falling and proper maintenance and cleaning of your home’s gutters and downspouts helps prevent damage to your home’s interior due to flooding through the foundation and walls or leaks in the roof due to seepage of water.
Here are a few tips to get you on your way:
Step 1 - Gather Tools and Pick a Starting Spot
Bring your tools and equipment to a location near your starting place. The corners of the home are good starting locations since this is where the downspouts are typically located. It’s best to start near the downspout and work away from it to avoid pushing additional debris into it.
Use work gloves to protect your hands and have a handy trash bag to collect debris that you have attached to your ladder.
Step 2 - Remove Large Debris
Begin at the part of the gutter closest to the downspout. Use a garden trowel or hand spade to scoop out the debris. Place it into trash bag. Remove pieces by hand that you can’t get easily with your tools.
Step 3 - Rinse the Gutter
Once you have removed all of the larger debris, get the garden hose. Rinse the gutter in the direction of the downspout using the spraying attachment on the hose. Spray the gutter until no signs of debris remain.
Step 4 - Clear Clogs
If the downspout is clogged, you will need to clear it. Three options are available to you. Simply try each one until you find one that works. It’s probably easiest to begin by using the spray attachment on the hose to direct water into the downspout from the bottom end. This may force any clogs loose. Additionally, you can use the spray attachment on the hose to direct water into the downspout from the upper end. This may also knock the clog loose. If that does not work, then you need to work a plumber’s snake into the downspout to loosen the debris and draw the debris out.
Step 4 - Find and Repair Damage
Inspect the gutters and downspouts now for any signs of damage. Look for holes, dents, or cracks.If you discover any signs of damage, repair them as soon as possible.
Step 5 - Install Guards
Many places sell accessories for your gutters and downspouts that can help reduce the time needed to complete the task of cleaning the gutters and downspouts. A variety of protectors are on the market that will deflect the leaves and other debris from the gutters.
For all your roofing concerns, please call my professional team at Class Eh! Roofinf and we would be pleased to assist!
This week we will look at insulation and how it relates to your home.
Insulation is a necessity in any home. Certain amounts and types of it are required by building codes and it can cost and / or save an owner big money over the long haul.
On flat and low slope roofs it needs to be considered in both new construction and in roof replacements.
Your building code will tell you how much insulation you need when you build something new and sometimes may dictate what to use when you are reroofing. An important thing to know is that when putting on a new roof, it is a good time to evaluate how your building is doing in the insulation department.
Make sure you consult your roofer when deciding what to install.
Roof insulation is designed to keep heat or cold in or out of the building effectively. Insulation is measured by R Value. This is a measurement of the resistance of a building material to heat flow. The more resistance to heat flow in the material, the higher the R Value will be.
The most commonly used roof insulation is a rigid board called polyisocyanurate insulation. It comes in different thicknesses and therefore different R Values.
If your building is too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, adding more R Value on the roof may help.
For all your roofing needs do not hesitate to call my team at Class Eh! Roofing. We’d be more than happy to help you out!
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!