When you think about getting a new roof for your home, you probably think about the outer layer, whether that’s shingles, metal roofing, etc. But, the truth is that high-quality roofing installation includes so much more than the top layer. When you hire an experienced roofing contractor like our crew at Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing Company, you’ll get several new features to help you get the best value out of your new roof. You can learn more about what’s included below.
As you plan your upcoming roof replacement, it’s natural to have questions about the process and how to maintain your roof afterwards. Our experts are here to help guide you through the process with ease. Please feel free to reach out at any time by calling 425-881-9771 or contacting us online.
What Your High-Quality Roofing Installation Will Include
When you hire Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing Company for your roof replacement project, here’s what your installation will include.
In order to prolong your roof’s lifespan, it’s crucial to have proper attic ventilation. Without the right ventilation, hot and cold air will become trapped in your attic, which can lead to damage to the different components of your roof and cause it to fail before its expected lifespan.
When we install your new roof, we’ll include roof vents, which will allow air to flow through your attic all year long.
While some inexperienced roofing companies may not install new flashing when replacing your roof, we believe it’s important to replace it. Roof flashing helps to direct water away from vulnerable areas of your roof and is installed anywhere your roof shingles sit up against something like a chimney or open valleys.
By getting new flashing with your roof installation, you can have peace of mind that you have extra protection against water leaks and ensuing damage.
Pipes and Pipe Boots
Have you ever noticed pipes on your roof? These are plumbing vents and they help to regulate air pressure in plumbing pipes that allow sewer gas to escape outside via your roof. Roof pipes help to maintain air quality in your home, which makes them a vital component of a new roof. When you hire us, we’ll install new pipes as part of your roofing system.
We’ll also install pipe boots, which fit around your roof penetrations to help prevent leaks when it rains.
The first step in installing a new roof is taking off your old roofing material. When we do this, we’ll inspect your roof decking, which is the wooden boards that lay under your shingles. If we notice areas of your roof decking that are damaged or showing signs of problems, we’ll replace it before installing your new roofing material.
This helps to ensure that your new roof will last as long as possible so you get the most out of your investment.
Ice and Water Shield
The valleys of your roof, which are the areas where two roof slopes meet, are particularly vulnerable, as they have constant water flowing through them every time it rains. When we install a new roof on your home, we’ll install an ice and water shield in your roof valleys for extra protection.
This shield works as an extra layer of defense against water damage, helping to prevent leaks from forming down the line.
Another important component of a high-quality roof installation is the drip edge. This type of metal flashing is installed at the edges of your roof and helps to control water flow away from the other areas of your roof.
Without a drip edge, your fascia can become damaged, leading to future roofing issues.
When installing your new roof, one important part of what we do is installing new underlayment. This material goes over your roofing decking to provide additional protection against the elements. If your shingles are damaged in a storm, your underlayment serves as the last line of defense for your decking.
Once water makes its way to your decking, the risk of serious damage increases. This is why it’s critical to install new underlayment as part of the roof installation process.
Trust Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing Company for a High-Quality Roofing Installation
Now that you know more about what a high-quality roofing installation from our experts includes, why trust anyone else to work on your home? For nearly 40 years, we’ve been working with local homeowners like you, providing excellent roof replacement services for the right price. When you’re ready to take the next step and request a free estimate, please call 425-881-9771 or contact us online.