On first sight from the street, this roof doesn’t look to terrible. Let’s get up on the roof and have a closer look..
After years of exposure and a few windstorms, almost all faces of this roof are beat up pretty badly. Many of the shingles have massive granule loss, and others have blown off and been replaced. Despite the majority of the shingles being intact, they have been weakened over time and are ready for replacement.
The wind took this 3-tab zipper for a ride, possibly a couple of times. As the roof gets older and more storms come through, this will happen more and more.
1990s 3-tab shingle. It’s 2019, so it’s time for these to be replaced before real damage is done to the inside of the home. We can see exposed and raised nails, cracked (plastic) RV49 attic vents and badly deteriorated shingles.
Back patio roof, after..
Rather than re-installing can vents, the homeowner decided to go with our option that will maximize airflow under the roof deck. The ridge vent product installed here (CertainTeed Shinglevent II) will provide more than four times the amount of circulation that the system used to have. This will allow the shingle to breathe during the summer (prolonging it’s life, and keeping the attic cooler) and will help prevent loads of ice melt during the winter months. This is a nice preventative measure against ice dams. The vent has a bug filter underneath, is plugged on the ends, and has baffles all along the sides to keep wind from blowing debris up into the vent.
The new shingles on the roof look great, and provide a nice accent to the rest of the house. Our ridge vent installation turned out well and the valleys are as tough as they get. Underneath three layers of shingle are heavy steel valley metal and Epilay ice shield to help prevent leaks in the future.
The flashing around all B-vents and plumbing pipes were removed and replaced with new; notice a gasketed screw fastened on the front, rather than a nail that will work its way back up, rust out, and allow water to leak in later on. A new storm collar was applied here, as well, to keep water out at the vent.
Another successful job for the New Heights Roofing crew! We are thankful that the weather has been forgiving enough to keep things moving.