WHAT WE DO
We use synthetic underlayment beneath shingle roofing. It has exceptional dimensional stability compared to standard felt underlayment. Felt underlayment can wrinkle when it becomes wet and "telegraph" those wrinkles through to the shingles applied over it. Synthetic underlayment eliminates this problem and its special top surface treatment provides excellent slip resistance, even when wet.
Ice and Water shield is a peel and stick product that adheres directly to the roof deck. It forms a water-proof barrier where ice most often builds up on the eaves edge. It is also commonly applied in the valleys of a house as well as around any roof protrusions including; chimneys, pipe boots, roof vents and skylights. Essentially all the weakest or most prone to leaking areas of a roof should be coated with Ice and Water Shield before installing shingles or any other roofing products.
Lead flashing: It is common for leaks to occur around the chimney if it is not properly flashed when the new roof is installed. With every roof system we make certain that the chimneys are correctly flashed with lead, using proven techniques endorsed by both the National Roofing Contractors Association and our roofing suppliers.
Drip edge: What might surprise you is that the shingles don't completely seal the roof. It'spossible for water to get under the shingles. So before the shingles go on, underlayment gets laid down over the wood roof sheathing to provide a second layer of protection. The last layer is the drip edge. It goes around the perimeter for the roof to prevent water from running under the edges of the shingles. We use 8" drip edge for the best possible protection for your roof.
Flashing around vents: To ensure that the roof is watertight it is vital that the shingles and flashing are installed properly around each vent and drain stack. We always remove and replace the old boots and flashing with new materials.