Quality Roofing has been installing beautiful roofs on homes all around Colorado and New Mexico for over 10 years. Whether you are replacing your roof, or building a new one our team of experts will help you choose the best roof for your home. Not only do we follow the complete roofing system steps as laid out below; we also send our inspector out after ever job to ensure everything is correct. We know if we were getting a new roof installed we would want to be sure everything was done correctly so we provide the same service for all our customers. Have questions? Call and speak to one of our team representatives today.
Step 1: Removal of Existing Roof
To ensure you get the best warranties from the manufactures, we remove all layers of the existing roof. This includes any felt, flashing, and shingle layers.
This also allows us to make sure you don’t have any rotten decking that will cause the roofing material not lay correctly.
Step 2: Ice & Water Barrier
Ice & Water barrier is a peel and stick material. It is placed in vital areas of the roof that receive the most water and snow (ice damming); such as valleys, at the eaves of the roof and around chimneys.
Did you know? Ice & Water Shield is required in the valley and at eaves if you live above 7,000 feet of elevation in Colorado or New Mexico.
Step 3: Underlayment
There are many different types of underlayment that can be used on your home. Products range from fiberglass to polypropylene and polyethylene based.
Underlayment is an added protection from wind driven rain and snow to keep you home dry.
Step 4: Drip Edge or Eave Drop
This product is another added protection to your roof.
Drip edge helps rain divert off the roof into gutter so you don’t get water damage on the deck and fascia or soffit.
Drip edge has many styles and colors.
Step 5: Starter Shingle
Starter provides a clean straight look to the eaves of rake of the roof. So when you look at the edges of the roof you see a straight 1in over hang.
Step 6: The Shingle
Is the armor to your roof. Being the main component of the roof system. It protects your home from the elements.
Ranging in many types and styles, you can get different designs or function of the shingle.
See Roof Types for more information.
Step 7: Ventilation (Exhaust)
Having proper ventilation on your roof is a very important step to ensure longevity of the roof and helps cut down on energy bills.
Helping the heat leave the attic making your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Ventilation, just like all roofing products, comes in different styles ranging from box style to ridge vent.
Step 8: Hip and Ridge
The final touch to the roofing system. This product covers the hips and ridges to ensure no leaks and adds an enriching finish.