A look down the new roof, showing the natural wooden tone of the GAF "Shakewood" color shingles.
Before the New roof
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.
A finished Look
The plumbing vent pipe mentioned earlier, with a new lead flashing, painted to match the shingles.
The completed Roof
The completed roof, looking down the ridge line