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HOW A ROOF IS BUILT

Here at Priority, attention to detail is extremely important to us. We replace more than just your roof. From the felt paper to the ice and water shield, to the metals, and flashings, our goal is to replace your entire roof system. This is exactly how we install a roof. This is what you can expect of us, and we do NOT expect you to pay us until we have delivered what we promised. These pictures and descriptions represent what you can expect from us with every job, and you not only know what material will be dropped off at your driveway, but also how it will be installed; and you don’t pay us until the project is completed the way we said it would be.

STEP 1:

The first thing to do when a roof is replaced is tear down existing shingles and remove wooden decking. *Typically the decking does not need to be replaced, but we can replace up to 3 sheets at no additional cost.

 

STEP 2:

If there is bad or rotted decking we will replace it all and invoice the insurance company for the difference. That way it is not an out-of-pocket expense to the home owner. 

STEP 3:

#15 Felt paper or Synthetic underlayment we lay down provides a moisture barrier.

STEP 4:

We install Ice & Water Shield by GAF. It is made of a rubber membrane and will not tear or rip. It is also peel and stick so it will not allow water to get underneath and it is self sealing around the nails. Valley metal is industry standard but does not provide an adequate seal and water can get in through the nail holes.  

STEP 5:

Industry standard starter shingles are an upside down 3 tab shingle. We believe that this is a poor practice because a 3 tab shingle has only half of the life expectancy of actual starter strip, and there is no tar strip for the shingle to adhere to which dramatically lowers its wind rating. We install starter strip shingles around the perimeter of every roof. Starter strip comes with a lifetime warranty, as well as a 110 mph wind warranty. We believe that this is best practice for providing maximum protection around the perimeter of the roof.

STEP 6:

The industry standard pipe flashing is made out of a cheap rubber that will corrode and start leaking within the first 10 years. This is one of the most common roof leaks we see. We install DuraFlo pipe flashings around all plumbing pipes. DuraFlo puts a 35 year warranty on their pipe flashings. If it leaks, they will replace it. We believe that this is the absolute best and longest lasting pipe flashing available.

STEP 7:

We replace the flashings around chimneys and skylights as necessary and as agreed on per the project scope.

STEP 8:

Our goal is to provide you with the most efficient form of attic ventilation that meets your needs. A few of the options that we offer are wind turbines, ridge vent, and solar powered attic fans.

STEP 9:

We replace versa caps and heat stacks as necessary and as agreed on per the project scope.

STEP 10:

Finishing Up: All metals will be painted to math the shingles and we will thoroughly clean our work area and remove all nails and debris that we have left. You will be impressed with out crew’s orderliness and cleanliness. 

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