Residential Asphalt Roof Replacement in Memphis TN
Residential asphalt roof replacement in Memphis TN. Installing a new roof is not a big deal for any roofing contractor. But, when it comes to installing flawless, long-lasting, and high-performance roofing systems, you have to keep in mind a few key things. Our roof installation services are renowned for delivering functional, durable, and economic roofing solutions across the region.
Since we understand the whole process of roof installation right from concept to completion, we make sure that your project runs smoothly and efficiently. As the leading roof installation and replacement experts with over a decade of experience, we always keep our clients up to date with the progress of their projects. We are always transparent about what homeowners should install and why they should get it. Our reputation has been built on integrity, honesty, and efficiency.
Residential Asphalt Roof Replacement in Memphis TN: The Kreunen Way
Our Roof Installation Process
Installation of your new roof will begin right after your roofing material manufacturer delivers your material. One of our representatives will examine the material and make sure that the correct material, in the right quantity, is delivered to you. Two important things you will need to keep in mind during your roof installation project. First, make sure you invest in the right roofing material for your needs. Secondly, choose the most experienced experts you can find for flawless insulation.
1. Removing Old Felt Completely
One of the most important tasks in any roof installation project is the proper removal of your old roof. In some cases, this process can be completed in just a couple of days. But, in others, it can take an entire day or even more to remove the old roofing felt properly.
The exact time taken for the removal of your old roof can depend on several factors such as the pitch and size of your roof as well as the number of roofing layers we need to remove. We do not advise our clients to go for something called roof-over. What happens in roof-over is that a new single layer is installed over your existing roof. This can cause several issues down the line.
In some areas, this practice is used extensively. But, when it comes to the manufacturers they have some strict guidelines against re-roofing or roof-over. In many cases, you may run the risk of voiding your roofing warranty.
At Kreunen Construction, roof-overs are simply unacceptable. The reason is that our professionals are not able to thoroughly check the roofing deck in a roof-over project because the old felt is still there fully intact.
On the other hand, with incomplete roof replacement, we can properly inspect your roof for rotting wood and other underlying issues. Accordingly, we can replace it with the most suitable and long-lasting solutions available such as CDX or OSB (Oriented Strand Board).
2. Drip Edge Installation
Also called eave flashing, a Drip edge is installed to protect your home and the fascia board from water damage. In absence of a drip edge, you might have to experience roofing issues such as water infiltration and fascia board rot.
3. Installation of New Roofing Felt (Synthetic)
As per the requirements of most trusted shingle manufacturers like Owens Corning, Roofing felt should be installed above the drip edge on the eve. But, at the rakes, it should be placed below the drip edge. New-age synthetic felt is far stronger, tougher, and more water-resistant than traditional asphalt felt.
Once the felt and drip edge are properly installed, it is important to install water and snow barriers at all sensitive areas of your roof such as roof valleys, chimneys, and penetration points such as wind turbines. If you are looking for the best product in the market to protect your roof from water damage, the WeatherLcock is a good option for you.
4. Shingle Installation
Next comes the most important part – the installation of your roofing shingles. The best way to install high-quality Lifetime Singles is to install them in a course. No experienced roofer will ever rack up Lifetime shingles. For proper installation, each shingle needs at least six nails, depending on the wind load area and the type and quality of your shingles. Otherwise, the singles will not hold firmly to your roof deck and will become prone to weathering over time. At Kreunen Construction, our roof installation services and products come with comprehensive warranties from the manufacturer.
In many roof installation projects, little attention is paid to roof ventilation. Just think about it, what could be worse than spending a fortune on your new roof and still get your shingles cooked and wear out from the inside due to poor ventilation?
At Kreunen Construction, we install the best quality ridge vents to achieve optimum ventilation. Our ridge vents perform efficiently throughout the year and are exceptionally resistant to wind-driven rain of up to 100 mph.
How to Prepare For Your New Roof Installation? Our Pre-Work Checklist
Before your roof installation begins, you can keep some simple tips in mind to minimize the disruption in your daily routine. With that in mind, our experts have prepared this pre roof installation checklist to ensure your project runs smoothly. This will also let you know what you should expect from your roof installation project.
1. Keep Your Pets Away
Make sure to ask your roofing contractor whether you can keep your pets at home or not. Cats and dogs can cause a lot of disruption and even get injured in any house where a roof installation project is going on. Pets can also come in the way of roofers. So, it is good for everyone to keep them far away from the installation site.
2. Make Sure To Protect Your Home
Don’t forget to properly cover large items in your garden. These include planters and statues as well. During this time, these items are highly susceptible to damage. Additionally, make sure to remove pictures and decorative items from your outer walls and interior shelves. Many roof installation and repair jobs produce heavy vibrations that can cause delicate items to fall and break.
3. Ensure Easy Access to the Roof
Your roofing contractor may ask you to keep your gates open so that their professionals can access your home. Or, you can instruct them to keep the gates closed while the work is in progress. This is important for the safety of your kids and pets. Before your project starts, make it a point to discuss it with your contractor.
4. Special Requirements
If you have any specific demands, make sure to let your project manager know about it. These special requests might be regarding the location of septic tanks and protecting swimming pool pumps and so on.
5. Remove Valuable items From Your Attic and Cover the Rest
As a good roofing practice, the decking of an old roof must be removed before the installation of a new roof. During this procedure, our experts get rid of the old felt safely and quickly. Despite being the best roofing practice, this can create a lot of mess in the attic. For this reason, make sure to remove valuables from your attic. But, if you can’t remove them, at least cover them up to protect them from debris.
Get In Touch
If you’re looking for top-quality roof installation services and customized solutions, think of us. At Kreunen Construction, roofing is something we excel at. When you choose us, you can expect the finest quality products, unrivaled customer service, and complete transparency throughout the project and beyond. Give us a call at 901-245-6359 and get started on your FREE consultation in Olive Branch, Southaven, Horn Lake, MS or Memphis, TN.