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Learn more about your roof system! There are a lot of components in a roof system that work together towards protecting your home. The key to a successful and problem free roof replacement is through understanding these components!

Replace Pipe Boots

Replacing pipe boots involves installing a new flashings to your PVC pipe vents.  This is what protects water from leaking near bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchen areas.  There are two pipe boot flashing styles. Rubber Pipe Boots Rubber pipe boots come in two adjustable size ranges. The smaller version fits...
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Decking Re-Nail

Once all of the old roof materials have been removed we can re-nail the decking.  Florida building code requires the roofer to check for proper nailing.  The current requirement is a 8d full ring shank nail every spaced six inches.  Most homes built 15+ years ago need the decking re-nailed....
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Underlayment Removal

Removal of your old underlayment(s) is part of the tear-off process.  If gives us the chance to ensure the decking is not rotten and is up to code.  If the nailing pattern does not meet current requirements (depending on the building type) then we must install more nails. We lay...
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How to Identify common roof leak problems.

Missing Shingles Limbs Touching The Roof Roof Debris Unsealed Pipe Collars Pipe Boot Leaks Pipe boots are a very common source of roof leaks. There are two types which are pictured below. The lead type will virtually last forever.  The leak problem comes when rodents (squirrels) chew on them.  This...
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Counter Flashing

Counter flashing is a roofing component who’s job is to keep water from entering a roof-to-wall intersection.  It works by covering the top portion of an angle flashing (aka wall flashing).  Depending on the type of wall surface, a riglet is commonly cut into the wall.  This provides an embedded...
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How much does it cost to replace a roof?

There are a lot of questions that must be answered before determining the cost of a roof replacement. The size, design, and angle of your roof are a couple of primary factors. These all contribute to the amount of time a roof job takes along with quantities for material purchase. Your...
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Kickout Flashing -How they work

Kickout flashing’s are normally found where a roof-to-wall transition ends at the bottom edge of the roof.  They are generally constructed of a regular section of metal angle flashing.  Most often, they are cut into the bottom edge of the actual angle flashing....
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Storm Collar

Storm collar is a metal flashing or ring that fits tightly a metal pipe.  Generally, these can be found on chimney flue pipes, [gas] water heater pipes, or other types of flues.  Often times this seal is overlooked by roofing installers.  ...
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Pipe Boots -Common types

Pipe boot is a roof flashing that seals the plumbing pipes on your roof system.  Just about every home has several of them.  You can recognize them on the roof over rooms such as: bathroom, laundry room, or kitchens. They are available in a few different variety’s but most commonly...
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