- Property preparation. Disposal Bin and Tarps
- Removal of an Old Roof
- Drip Edge
- Synthetic Underlayment
- All vents and accessories replaced
- Metal Valleys
- Clean Up
- Metal and Flat Roof Systems
Property preparation. Disposal Bin and Tarps
Before beginning a roofing project, we take steps to ensure the safety of your property. This includes parking a mobile disposal trailer or construction bins near the roof on the driveway, as well as using wooden planks to prevent damage. Our company is committed to protecting your property during the project and providing professional roofing services.
Furthermore, we use tarps to cover any landscaping or other areas that may be vulnerable to debris falling during the roofing project. This extra precaution ensures that your property remains clean and safe throughout the entire process.
Removal of an Old Roof
As part of our roofing process, we remove your old roof and dispose of it in the trailer. We also perform stress tests on the plywood or shiplap underneath to ensure its durability. If we discover any soft spots on the roof, we will promptly inform you and provide replacement options as needed.
Our team of experienced roofers is trained to take pictures and thoroughly discuss any issues with homeowners. This ensures that you are fully informed and involved in the roofing process every step of the way.
If your roof was installed 15 or more years ago, it is likely that there is no drip edge present. This can lead to wood rot at the front edge of your roof over time.
To prevent this issue, we always install a drip edge on our roofing projects. This 3-inch metal flashing is installed on the leading edge of the roof to provide added protection and prevent future damage to the wood.
Instead of using tar paper, we use synthetic underlayment for the second layer of defense on your roof. This underlayment covers the entire area of the roof and is more durable, safer, and lighter than felt. The most significant benefit of synthetic underlayment is that it does not absorb moisture, making it a superior option for protecting your roof.
All vents and accessories replaced
As part of our roofing services, we will replace various accessories to ensure the proper functioning and ventilation of your roof. This includes attic vents to promote airflow in the attic, goosenecks for bathroom and kitchen fans, and collars around plumbing pipes. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and thorough service to ensure the longevity and efficiency of your roof.
In addition to the accessories mentioned earlier, we also offer the installation of ridge vents and solar box vents for your roof. Our team can discuss the benefits of each option and help you choose the best solution for your roofing needs.
Based on our extensive experience, we have found that open metal valleys tend to perform better for two primary reasons. Firstly, due to less friction on steel compared to shingles, snow, ice, and heavy rain will shed more quickly out of an open metal valley, reducing the likelihood of leaks.
Secondly, the use of metal valleys prolongs the life of the roof section and ensures even wear and tear with the rest of the shingles. This is not the case with closed valleys, which can lead to uneven wear and potential damage. Our team can discuss the advantages of open metal valleys and determine if they are the right choice for your roofing project.
We prefer using IKO Cambridge asphalt shingles due to their exceptional durability, built-in algae resistance component, and fiberglass matting. As per building requirements, we install 6 nails per shingle to ensure proper installation and provide a 5-year workmanship warranty on our services.
While IKO Cambridge is our preferred shingle, we also install other leading brands such as GAF, Malarkey, and CertainTeed, ensuring that our clients have access to a range of high-quality options to suit their roofing needs.
To ensure the proper completion of our roofing services, we take several steps to clean up the job site. Firstly, we use a leaf blower to remove excess granules from your roof. Next, we hand clean all of your gutters to ensure that they are free from any debris.
Finally, we take the extra step of rolling up the tarps and using an industrial-sized magnet to go over the area a few times. This ensures that any nails or staples that may have missed the tarps during the roofing project are picked up, leaving your property clean and safe.
At Dignity Roofing, we have a half down policy, which means that prior to the start of any work, we require half of the total estimate to be paid upfront. The remaining balance is then due upon completion of the roofing project.
We offer various payment options, including checks, e-transfers, credit cards, and cash, to ensure that our clients have the flexibility to choose the payment method that works best for them.
Metal and Flat Roof Systems
In addition to traditional shingle roofing, we also specialize in metal roofs and flat roofing systems.
Our team is experienced in installing and repairing a variety of roofing materials, ensuring that we can meet the unique needs of our clients and provide them with a high-quality roofing solution.