614 Exteriors Process of Installing Roofs
Step 1: Precaution
614 Exteriors take all precautionary measures to ensure that your property is fully protected, with the use of tarp and safety plywood, while roof or exterior repair and replacement is underway. This includes but is not limited to siding, walls, plants, exterior accessories, etc.
Step 2: Tear off
All old and damaged shingles must be completely removed for a thorough inspection of wood decking - the base of your roofing structure.
Step 3: Inspection
After a detailed inspection of your OSB sheathing (base of roofing structure). All soft, wet or rotted wood will be removed and replaced, along with all wood sheeting - which will be nailed and properly attached to roof rafters. This will form a new stable and solid wood decking. This part of the process is necessary so that your shingles will stay intact.
Note: If your contractor skips this step your roof will begin to buckle weeks after installation.
Step 4: Installation
Preparing the roof surface for shingle
Drip edge installation. A piece of metal bent 90 degrees is installed at all edges of the roof, after wood decking is prepared, to prevent rain from getting underneath roofing material.
Ice and Water Shield Installation
A special type of roofing underlayment that sticks to the wood decking and prevents any water leak. It is installed at the bottom of the roof and all roof penetrations (i.e. chimneys, pipe flangers , roof connections, etc.).
Roofing Underlayment installation
Synthetic underlayment after the Ice and Water shield is applied to prevent shingles from sticking to the wood.
New roofing Shingle installation
614 Exteriors works from the bottom up laying out the new roofing material. This is followed by step and/or counter flashing, ridge vents, and ridge capping installation as needed.
Step 5: The Clean Up
We believe in leaving our job site cleaner than it was when we arrived.
Step 6: Final Inspection
To ensure that the roof replacement is installed properly and that is meets with your complete satisfaction; the roofing replacement will go through a meticulously performed post roofing inspection.