Roof Restoration Steps

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What are the steps in restoring your roof?

Damage to a home’s roof, no matter how slight, can lead to much bigger issues over time. Broken shingles or shakes can lead to leaks, which can threaten the structural integrity of the home and lead to other costly (and even dangerous) issues, such as mold. At 10 Exteriors, our team employs a through and detailed process for inspecting and restoring your roof back to prime condition.
  • Roof Decking

    A roof is only as good as the structure on which it's based - the decking. We first inspect the wood decking thoroughly for soft, wet, rotted or un-nailable wood and then replace it. During this step we will remove extra nails and re-nail the decking to ensure that the roof is fully secured and attached to the rafters.

  • Roof Ice and Water Shield

    Roofs are made of consecutive underlayments, each one working with the others to provide maximum protection. One of these is an ice and water shield. This is a self-adhesive waterproofing underlayment that helps prevent damage caused by ice dams (a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof preventing melting snow from draining) and wind-driven rain.

  • Roof Underlayment Felt

    Also known as roofing felt or roofing tar paper, this is a key layer of protection installed between the roof deck and the roofing shingles after installing ice and water shield.​This layer is comprised of a base made from natural materials (such as wood cellulose) or synthetic ones (such as fiberglass or polyester), which is then saturated with a protective coating such as asphalt, also known as bitumen. Roofing felt repels water while still allowing the product to breathe.

  • Roof Shingles

    Asphalt roofs are installed starting at the eaves, the horizontal lowest level of the roof, and working up to the roof ridge from the bottom up. This way, every shingle is overlapped by the shingle above it to keep the water flowing down the roof and into the gutters. A shingled roof is made up of several elements, plus the underlayment layers.

1. Replace Field Shingles

2. Replace Starter Strip

With sealant stripe along the edges (the eaves & rakes) A starter strip is an asphalt based shingle utilized to waterproof the eave and rake edges of your home during a Re-roof.

3. Replace Ridge Vent

(If applicable). A ridge vent is a type of vent installed at the peak of a slopped roof which allows warm, humid air to escape a building’s attic. Ridge shingles goes on top.

4. Replace Hip & ridge Shingles

Adds depth and dimension to your roof while offering critical protection at the highest-stress areas of your roof (the hips and ridges)

  • Starter Strip

    With sealant stripe along the edges, (the eaves and rakes) a starter strip is an asphalt based shingle used to waterproof the eave and rake edges of your home. These are the first elements to be installed.

  • Field Shingles

    These make up the majority of shingles on the roof. Starting from the lower portion and working up to the ridge, each row of shingles is positioned so that they overlap the previous row. Normally four nails are used to secure each shingle, though six are used in high wind areas. Field shingles have an adhesive strip that bonds to the shingle installed above it. The sun helps melt the adhesive to create and even stronger bond.

  • Ridge Vent

    Some homes have a vent at the peak of the roof which allows warm, humid air to escape a building's attic. This known as a ridge vent or continuous vent. Rather than interrupting the roof line like other raised vents, a ridge vent is so low-profile that it's almost unnoticeable.

  • Hip and ridge Shingles

    These shingles are found at the highest point of a sloped roof. They add depth and dimension to your roof while offering critical protection at the highest-stress areas - the hips and ridges where the slopes of your roof meet.

  • Roof flashings & vents

    Anything that interrupts the field of shingles, such as a skylight or chimney, needs flashing to divert water from the interruption onto the surface of the shingles. Flashing and vents are often thought of as the weak points of any roofing system. They are often the first place an inspector will look when trying to track down the source of a leak, assuming no other obvious damage is present. During a roof restoration, flashing is always replaced with new material to avoid leaks caused by old nail holes or material wear and tear.

Flashing & vents attached to shingles & felt deteriorate DUE to Roof tear off.
Re using flashings with nail holes & warped may cause leaks.
  • Gutter Aprons and Drip Edges

    At a glance, gutter aprons and drip edges may look like essentially the same thing, however there are differences. A gutter apron is a long piece of metal folded at about 120 degrees, and is designed to direct rainwater directly into the gutter. The apron is normally installed over the roof edge and allowed to hang into the gutter itself.

    A drip edge on the other hand is a metal flashing installed at the edges of the roof to help control the flow of water away from the fascia and to protect the underlying roofing components. A drip edge overhangs the sides of the roof and has a small metal flange that is bent away from the fascia.

Gutter Apron: Goes over the roof deck, under the shingles and over the edge of the gutters.
Drip Edge: Goes over the roof deck, under the shingles and directly to the trim (fascia or rake boards) The design causes water to drip off clear of the fascia, roof deck and rake boards.
  • Roof Ventilation

    A roof needs to breathe to work effectively, and that "breathing" is achieved through ventilation. Proper roof ventilation extends the life of your roof, reduces energy costs and reduces indoor temperature extremes. During a roof restoration, we'll ensure that your roof has sufficient ventilation to prevent condensation (a common problem in poorly ventilated roofs.)

Roof Ventilation
  • Protection and Cleanup on Job Site

    At 10 Exteriors we pride ourselves, not only on providing the best quality workmanship possible, but also on the care and consideration we provide to our customers. Renovations of any kind can be disruptive, and that's especially true when restoring, repairing or replacing a roof. Even after the work is completed, debris and other materials can be a nuisance and even a hazard to you and your family.

    When the work is completed, we take the time to ensure that all building materials and debris is removed from your property. We use a roofing nail magnet to quickly gather up stray nails that may be lying about.

    The simple truth is that our worksite... is also your home and we respect that.

Protection & Cleanup on Job Site

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