Looking down the length of the new roof.
Roof Before Replacement
A look down the length of the old roof.
Before Roof Replacement
This area of shingles suffered from severe granule loss. The granules are needed to protect the shingle's fiber-reinforced asphalt structure from the elements.
Before Roof Installation
Another look at the granule loss.
Damaged Roof Before Replacement
Another severely worn section of shingles.
Old Roof Before Replacement
An exposed nail head. Leaving fasteners exposed allows for water to run down the fastener, through the shingles and into the wood decking underneath, rotting out the wood and causing fasteners to come loose.
A shingle tab "fishmouth", caused by a protruding nail head underneath it.
Before New Roof
The old chimney flashing. Chimneys are a common source of leaks, usually from rusted or poorly installed flashing. Other sources of leaks around chimneys can range from rotten or poorly-installed chimney box siding, holes drilled for satellite dish brackets or cables, cracked or porous brick mortar, or broken or missing chimney caps.
Before New Roof Installed
The old chimney and chimney cricket (also known as a saddle) were flashed with painted metal, in an open valley configuration. The cricket is meant to divert water around the chimney to prevent the buildup of water and debris behind the chimney. This flashing had failed however, and was leaking.
Damaged Roof Before New Roof
Lifting this shingle tab revealed that a protruding nail head was preventing it from laying down correctly. The dirt was brought under the shingle tab by rain and moisture, which should not have been able to get in. The rust on the nail indicates that it was exposed to excessive moisture, some of which no doubt found it's way around the nail, through the shingles, and into the decking underneath.
Replacing a piece of rotted decking by the chimney.
New Shingle Roof
By removing all of the old shingles and underlayment, we can inspect the decking underneath and make any necessary repairs before installing the new roof. In this case, most of the decking was in good shape.
Shingle Roof Installed
Exhaust pipe, collar and base flashing painted to match the new roof.
Shingle Roof Replacement
A new plumbing pipe jack, also painted to match the shingles.
Brand New Shingle Roof
Chimney cricket with new shingles.
Expert Roof Replacement
A look down the length of the roof, showing the subtle, classic look of GAF's "Weathered Gray" shingle color.
Roof Replacement Near You
A look along the edge of the roof.