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Shingles tear-off is an important step when you install shingles Roofing. It enable your shingles installer the opportunity to properly inspect your decking and make any necessary repairs. Although technically most manufacturers allow for 1-overlay they don't recommend it. The main cons of a shingles overlay are added weight to your roof, as well as the possibility of you new shingles not laying down flat. It is very important that you contractor knows the correct way on how to do an asphalt shingles install.
Install Synthetic underlayment for your Asphalt Shingles. This includes installing ice/water shield on valleys. It is important to mention that a metal pre-flashing of at least 20" wide and 30 gauge should be install before installing the ice/water to prevent it from tearing. Most roofing companies would have installed one during the initial construction and would only need to be replaced if it is damaged; otherwise your roofing company will lay the ice/water shield over your existing valley metal pre-flashing.
Install Metal Drip Edge. This is a very important and necessary component of a Shingles Roofing System; however equally important is the profile and size of the Drip Edge being installed. The best Drip Edge style is "D", because it's design will allow an overhang of the shingle past the facia of at least 1". This is important because it will help prevent premature damage to your fascia wood trim. Equally important are other flashings such as kickouts and wall flashings. Be sure to check with your roofer to ensure these will be replaced if damaged and included if not already there.
Starter Shingle is a necessary component of a Complete Asphalt Shingles Roofing System. All Shingles Manufacturers require the installation of a row of starter shingle over the drip edge. It is necessary so that the first row of shingles adheres and seals to prevent wind-driven rain from causing leaks and to ensure asphalt shingles have a higher resistance to uplift wind pressures.
All Manufactures will provide an approved install shingles method. This may include:
1. Type of Nails
2. Number of Nails
3. Nails placement
4. Shingles Spacing
5. Shingle Reveal
6. Field, Valley and rake Detail
Ridge/Hip Cap is one of the most important components to complete the asphalt shingles roof installation.
Most shingles repairs on existing roofs are in this area. This is due to either not enough nails per ridge cap shingle or using cut 3-Tab shingles as ridge cap instead of using the specific product manufacture for use as ridge/hip cap. Check with your asphalt shingles installer to see what type of ridge/hip cap shingle they are using.
It is very important that your Shingles Roofing Installer inspect your attic ventilation system to ensure there are adequate vents installed on your roof. Attic vents come in many shapes and sizes, check with your Asphalt Shingles Installer to ensure the right one is being installed on your roof. This not only helps keep your attic cool (thus helping with your AC power consumption) but also prevents damage to your decking or shingles.
Plumbing vents are important to comply with building codes. They are a major component of your plumbing system ventilation to ensure no odor or gases are trapped in the attic or inside your living space. It is important that they are properly flashing to prevent leaks.
Additionally, there are other components that can be installed on your roof, such as skylights (which come in many styles and sizes) as well as Solar Panels. Be sure to check with your Asphalt Shingles Installer to ensure the proper flashings or sealants are being used to prevent leaks.
As a general rule, always inspect and replace any damaged fascia boards when getting your Asphalt Shingles replaced. It will become more difficult to change them once the drip edge is installed and most Roofing Companies will charge higher rated to do this after your roof has been installed. Because of the difficulty and low margins, good luck finding someone who will do it then.
Facia Asphalt Shingles Installation Repairs
Finally, we have Clean Up. Which is just important than just knowing how to install shingles. Make sure that your Asphalt Shingles Installer has included clean-up and Dump Fees as part of the total cost to replacing your Asphalt Shingles. Ensure that they have a dumpster on-site before they start so that there is minimal tear-off material on the ground.
Before tear-off, It is important that you make them aware of the specific areas that you want them to pay close attention to such as: flower beds, AC Unit, plants, garden decorations or any items of value that need to be protected from any flying debris. If at all possible, request that they lay down tarps or nets to catch any debris before it hits the ground.
Pay close attention to hidden areas behind plants, AC or any other place where trash could be left behind. Ask that the Installers used magnets when they pick up all debis to ensure they collect any nails that may have fallen directly on the ground.
Asphalt Shingles Clean up
Once your project is complete and you are satisfied with the installation you should:
Labor Warranty. Manufacturer Warranty.