It's important to note the differences in our new roofs
vs. the competition's; namely the "upgrades" that most other roofers don't even consider
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1. Custom formed aluminum drip edges that help direct water into the
gutters so that the plywood and fascia is protected from water and ice dams for the life of
your roof. We custom form them on site on our sheet metal brake so that they fit your roof
exactly. There will be about 183 feet of 6" wide drip edge applied to this project.
2. Ice and water shield that permanently bonds itself to the plywood surface
AND the aluminum drip edge to prevent damage to plywood from ice dams and horizontal rain. There
will be about 278 feet of material, 3 feet wide, when this job is completed.
3. Custom chimney flashing. I haven't seen anybody else do this routinely, and on
this project, we'll use custom colored aluminum to blend with the new shingles. Chimney "counter
flashings" will be sealed using Geocel Tripolymer Sealant.
4. Underneath the roofing, instead of using the old fashioned "tarpaper" (that almost everybody
else STILL uses), we use Berger UDL Synthetic Underlayment, which is much more effective at protecting
against leaks caused by "wind driven rain" ... and has the added benefit of discouraging mold
growth -- unlike tarpaper.
5. Since we are tearing the entire roof and felt off, it's the perfect time to cut bigger slots
in the 1/2" plywood sub-roofing and install a new Shingle Vent II ridge vent system. The added volume of air circulated
throughout the attic will keep the area cooler AND drier:
a. Keeping the insulation dry and making it more effective.
b. Lowering your heating and cooling bills.
c. Eliminating dangerous mold and mildew and helping out your allergies.