Here is some information about proper
Underlayment: For decking, a felt paper
is installed to a clean deck to allow moisture to escape from
your attic while providing the best protection against wind
Leak Barrier: Provides protection against
leaks caused by property movement and extreme weather. Typically
installed in valleys, around dormers, at flashings and transitions
and around penetrations and skylights.
Quality shingles: Choosing the right shingle
can increase the value of your home. We use quality roofing
shingles that are algae resistant and carry solid warranties
from top manufacturers. We install these shingles according
to the manufacturers requirements to protect you and your
Low slope membranes: Commercial grade self-adhering
roofing systems are used for low slope roofs. These are two
ply and they are safe because no open torches or hot asphalt
Distinctive Hip and Ridge Caps: Similar to
the way that a distinctive frame enhances a painting, Architectural
caps can enhance the beauty and value of your roof, while
guarding against leaks at the hips and ridges.
Effective attic ventilation: Attic ventilation
helps remove excess heat and moisture from your attic that
can raise your energy bills, cause premature peeling of paint
and wallpaper and even affect your health.
Starter shingles: Starters reduce the risk
of blow-off and therefore are installed around the entire
perimeter of your roof.
Flashing: Flashing is metal edging that is
installed where walls, chimneys and skylights adjoin your
roof, as well as boots for all of your vent pipes to prevent
water from either soaking wood or entering your home. It helps
guide water away from wood and onto your roof. Typically,
flashing is either galvanized steel or aluminum. Aluminum
is moderately priced and naturally resistant to decay. Copper
is the most expensive but also lasts longest.