A look down the new roof, showing the natural wooden tone of the GAF "Shakewood" color shingles.
A look down the old roof. We removed the unused satellite dish at the homeowner's request.
The dark horizontal stripes visible on some of the shingles are the tar strips that are designed to hold down the tabs of the overlapping shingles, which are missing here, likely due to wind damage. The brownish shingle tabs are newer shingles that were installed during previous roof repairs.
Here is an old plastic pipe flashing. These are common sources of roof leaks, as the plastic base relies on a rubber ring to seal the flashing to the pipe. Rubber doesn't very well withstand the extreme temperatures and UV radiation that Texas roofs are exposed to. We normally install lead flashings that cover the entire plumbing vent pipe, but also offer Bullet Boots as an alternative. Bullet Boots are a flexible synthetic roof flashing that come with a 35-year manufacturer's warranty.
Old shingles removed, the crew is removing the old underlayment, inspecting and cleaning the decking before installing the new underlayment and shingles.
The plumbing vent pipe mentioned earlier, with a new lead flashing, painted to match the shingles.
The completed roof, looking down the ridge line
This home in Santa Fe, TX needed a full roof replacement, as the existing 3-tab shingles were old and brittle, and had a lot of visible granule loss. The granules are what protect the asphalt shingle's glass fiber reinforced substrate from the sun and the elements. Additionally, several shingle tabs were broken or missing, likely as a result of high winds blowing across old shingles who's sealant strips were dried out and no longer able to hold the shingle tabs down.
The homeowner opted to replace the old gray 3-tab shingles with new GAF Timberline HD shingles, which have a longer overall lifespan and higher windspeed tolerance. The light wooden tones in GAF's "Shakewood" color shingles compliment the Barn Red siding nicely, and simulate the look of the wooden shingles found on some old houses and barns.