Residential Shingle Roof Installation Process
With asphalt, you get a roof that is going to last you 25-30 years without worry.
Step 1: ROOF DECK
The roof deck (wood) lies between the structural components of a roof (the joists, rafters etc), the insulation, and the waterproofing layers (ice and water shield, synthetic felt, shingles, etc). The roof deck is the section of the roof where everything else is placed. If your deck is compromised, your entire roofing system is compromised!
NMMR will always tear off all roof components to expose your roof deck. We will make the proper deck repairs to ensure the deck is ready for the roof installation.
Step 2: ICE & WATER SHIELD
Ice and water shield is a self-adhering waterproofing underlayment that is used in roofing to help prevent damage caused by ice dams and wind-driven rain.
Northern Michigan Metal Roofing will install Ice and water shield directly on the clean and proper roof deck. It will be installed on all valleys (where two slopes meet) and around all penetrations.
Step 3: SYNTHETIC FELT
Roofing Synthetic felt is composed of a base, made from fiberglass or polyester, and then coated or saturated with a protective coating such as bitumen (asphalt), which repels water but still allows the product to breathe. It has 600% greater tear strength than a standard 30-pound felt.
We install synthetic felt on the entire roof.
Step 4: DRIP EDGE
Drip edge is metal flashing installed at the edges of the roof to keep water away from your fascia and from getting underneath your roofing components and damaging your roof deck. If your roof doesn't have a drip edge, water gets behind your gutters and rots out both your fascia board and roof decking.
We will install drip edge along the eves (where the roof starts and is straight) and along the rakes (where the roof starts and is angled).
Step 5: STARTER STRIP
A starter strip is an asphalt-based shingle utilized to waterproof the eave and rake edges of your home during a re-roof. Adhesive tar strips help prevent shingle blow-off from harsh winds.
We will install a starter strip along the eves (where the roof starts and is straight) and along the rakes (where the roof starts and is angled).
Step 6: SHINGLES
Typically, asphalt shingles are composed of layers: a base mat, a layer of waterproofing asphalt, and a layer of ceramic granules. While there are many types of asphalt shingles, they also come in fiberglass or organic makeup.
We will only install shingles manufactured by the very best shingle manufacturers.
Step 7: VENTILATION
Ventilation is essential to ensure the roof performs correctly. Installing roof vents moderates the temperature in an attic or roof space. By preventing a roof space from getting too hot or cold, you reduce the build-up of moisture levels. This will prevent mold from building up in the house and ensure the roofing components perform properly.
We will ensure the roof has proper ventilation.
Standing Seam or Ag Style Metal Roofs
With our metal roof option, you get a lifelong commitment that your roof will never fail you!
At the end of the day, the roof that protects your home from the elements is the best roof!
Whatever one that is, is up to you! With Northern Michigan Metal Roofing we offer the highest warranties for both products as well as our 2-year labor warranty!
Attention to Detail Guaranteed
We offer asphalt, metal, and flat roofing. We take pride in making the process as smooth as possible, we have highly skilled teams on all jobs to ensure excellent service, from installation to clean up. Our crews make sure to have permits and inspections on all jobs to protect our customer’s investments.