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"Roof" - Our Roofing Services

1. Asphalt (Shingle) Roof Replacement
Our company's main focus is on roof replacement. If you're ready for a new roof, we'd love to get you a free estimate.

2. New Metal Roof
We are also able to install metal roofs, whether you want to go with the regular "high ridge" kind, or upgrade to the "standing seam" kind.

3. "Cool-Seal" a Trailer Roof
If you have a mobile home with a factory-metal roof, you may want to have us "cool-seal" it; that is, coating it with aluminum to help avoid leaks and better reflect the summer sun to reduce your AC bill.
Cool-sealing a trailer

4. Roof Repairs/Storm Damage/Minor Projects
We also offer a number of roofing handyman services, such as repairing leaks, restoring storm damage, installing ridge vents/power turbine vents, and much more. We should be able to do anything you need us to (sheetrock repair, siding, painting, etc.), even if (in rare cases) we have to "sub" something out to a reputable sub-contractor.

Our Roofing Standards

1. Maximum Attic Ventilation/Cooling
Down here in the South, we like to see attics as cool as possible. Not only does this make the attics less unbearable for you to enter in the summer, it also helps with your air conditioning costs for your house (a super-hot attic effectively reduces the R-value of your attic insulation, leading to cooling losses and wasted money). Additionally, cooler attics lead to a longer life for your shingles, believe it or not (shingles over a super-hot attic develop blisters that resemble hail damage - it's unsightly and it's injurious to the longevity of your shingles)! We have a general policy of cutting in an attic ridge vent to provide some extra ventilation in older homes. We also recommend using a shingle color other than black (even brown helps to reflect away [rather than absorb] much summer heat from the attic). Additionally, we can install a powered exhaust fan with a thermostat for extra cooling.

2. 6-Hit Nailing Pattern
When installing our typical architect-style shingles, we use a pattern for effective long-term holding - two nails on the far ends of the shingle, and four nails in the middle third of the shingle. This holds the shingle tight, while maximizing the distance water would have to travel before reaching a nail. We can also provide a 6-hit or a 4-hit pattern for 3-tab shingles.

3. Proper Vertical Locating of Nails
We place our nails on or just below the tar line, as required by manufacturers. Architect shingles are made from two "plys" of material, and nailing at this specific spot helps hold them together. When this rule is not followed, the bottom "half" of the shingles can fall off or sag with high wind/age. See picture below showing a six-hit nailing pattern for high-wind applications for dimensional (architect) shingles.
Proper nail placement for architectural shingles

4. Proper Depth/Angle of Nails
Nails should be driven until the head "just snugs up" to the shingle, and should be driven at an angle perpendicular to the roof plane, as seen below.
Proper roofing nail depth and angle

To show the importance of these last three points about proper nailing, look what happens when you don't follow these steps!
Failure to properly install shingles

5. Straight Shingle Courses
It should go without saying, but we pop chalk lines on the roof to ensure straight shingle courses. Additionally, if we are using 3-tab shingles, we pop vertical guidelines as well to keep all the geometry of the shingles accurate.

6. Leak-Free Flashing
Flashing is the most critical aspect of any roof system, as it is where things most often go wrong and lead to water leakage. Whether it's wall flashing, step flashing, counter flashing, valley flashing, or something else, we guarantee your flashing systems to be leak-free.

Lower left is a trilogy of roof repair done in Auburn, AL. We fixed two roof leaks and corrected sagging shingles. Lower right is a trilogy of new roof/re-roof pictures, also in Auburn, AL.



"High Wind Fastening" photo and "Properly Driven" diagram taken from http://www.nachi.org/asphalt-comp-shingles-part54-108.htm for illustration purposes.


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