Our step by step installation process
1. Property preparation. Mobile Disposal Trailer and Tarps
We do not use massive construction bins which tend to scratch or crack your driveway, on all of our projects we have a mobile trailer on wheels.
We also set up tarps.
2. Removal of an Old Roof
We strip your old roof into the trailer and we stress test your plywood/shiplap underneath.
If we find any soft spots on the roof we will come down and show them to you and will replace them at your discretion.
Our roofers are trained to take pictures and discuss it with homeowners if any of these factors occur.
3. Drip Edge
If your current roof does not have a drip edge, it can and will lead to wood rot at the leading edge of the roof in the future.
On our jobs, we install drip edge every time. 3-inch piece of flashing which goes on the leading edge of your roof.
4. Synthetic Underlayment
We no longer use tar paper, we use synthetic underlayment for your second layer of “defence”.
Water resistant and breathable material covers entire area of the roof.
5. All vents and accessories replaced
We will replace:
- Attic vents that will keep air flow in the attic.
- Goosenecks (bathroom and kitchen fans)
- Collar around the plumbing pipe
- Other accessories if needed
6. Metal Valley
Our Preference: Open Valleys!
Open valleys have an extra layer of flashing beneath the shingles. Further, we will leave that flashing exposed with a small gap in the shingles at the very center of the valley. The flashing looks like a small stripe all of the way down the valley.
The valleys see the most water flow, as water from both surfaces gathers in the valley as it runs down. Metal flashing, which is most often used, also helps the water move more quickly off the roof, and even the occasional snow.
IKO Cambridge is our to-go shingle. because it has built-in algae resistance component and performs exceptional durability with its fiberglass matt.
We install 6 nails per shingle, which brings your wind warranty to 210km/h.
30-year manufacturer’s warranty for material, and 5-year workmanship warranty from us on top.
8. Clean Up
We leaf blow your roof from any excess granules. Then, we clean all your gutters for you.
Finally, we roll the tarps and go around couple of times with an industrial size magnet to make sure if any nails or staples missed the tarps they get picked up.
Dignity Roofing has a half down policy, meaning prior to the commencement of any work, half of the entire estimate is due upfront.
The remainder of the sum is due upon completion. We accept Checks, E-transfers, Credit Cards or Cash.