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Residential Roof Replacement

The replacement of your residential roof can completely transform the appearance of your house, turning it into the envy of everyone in your neighborhood. In our experience as Northern Georgia and North Carolina’s leading roof replacement specialists, we believe that having a team of experienced roofing professionals at your disposal will make the replacement process seamless and painless. To make your roofing investment as effective as possible, there are a few important points you should keep in mind.

By contacting our roofing experts before, during, and after your residential roof replacement, you can avoid any unforeseen surprises, while increasing the value of your house. Choosing between a 3-tab roofing shingle and a lifetime architectural shingle should be the first thing you do.

Residential Roof Replacement: Industry-Leading Installation Techniques

Delivering roofing material to your home is the first step in a typical residential roof replacement project. The material will be closely examined by one of our project managers before it is delivered to your home. In a residential roof replacement project, the most important things are the right materials and flawless installation methods.

A Proper Residential Roof Installation Entails the Following Steps:

1. Removal of Old Roofing System

As part of any residential roof replacement, it is important to remove the old roofing materials first. A number of factors can influence how long this process will take, including the pitch of your roof, how many squares your home has, how many layers of shingles you have, and how many layers of felt your roofers must deal with. It is something we never recommend to our clients – a roof over the light.

As soon as we remove the old roofing system, we will thoroughly inspect the roof deck to make sure that there are no signs of rot. It depends on the material of your roof decking or what type of wood we uncover that is rotten and needs to be replaced either with OSB (oriented strand board) or CDX (plywood).

2. Drip edge and installation of felt

In addition to protecting your home’s eaves, drip edge or eave flashing helps prevent fascia board rot by removing water from it.

There is a choice between traditional asphalt felt and new synthetic felt when it comes to installing new felt. When compared to asphalt felt, synthetic felt is more durable, water-resistant, and tear-resistant.

Synthetic roofing felt provided by Owens Corning Rhino is a product we recommend at Roofing Resources of Georgia. As a Platinum Preferred roofing contractor with Owens Corning, RRG receives constant training from the pros at Owens Corning to comply with their specific requirements for the placement of felt.

3. Starter shingles

It is essential to have a starter shingle installed properly when you install a roof. Your roof’s eaves are particularly vulnerable to damage from water intrusion and wind. A starter shingle can help prevent this damage. In comparison with special starter shingles from trusted Owens Corning, a three-tab shingle does not provide the same level of protection. Subpar roofers will give you a lower quote if you use 3-Tab shingles as a starting point.

4. Ice and Water Barriers

Once drip edge and felt are successfully installed, ice and water barriers need to be installed as well. In the roof valleys, around chimneys, and penetrations such as wind turbines and plumbing pipe boots, such barriers should be installed. Applied to the deck, these shields help keep out water and ice. The price of a roof is just another factor cheap roofers skimp on in order to show you the lowest price. In all of our residential roof replacement projects, RRG Roofing uses Owens Corning WeatherLock ice & water shield.

5. Roofing Shingles

Now we are ready to install the most important part of your roof – your asphalt shingles. Lifetime roofing shingles are recommended to be installed in courses. For maximum strength, every shingle requires six nails, which are positioned in a nail line by skilled roofers. Due to this, even under extreme weather conditions, the shingles will remain adhered to the roof decking.

In order to achieve maximum strength, reliability, and longevity, Roofing Resources of Georgia uses shingles from Owens Corning. Roofing shingles from Owens Corning Tru Def Duration and Oakridge are the products we recommend at RRG Roofing. Due to the SureNail strip incorporated into Duration shingles, these shingles are the strongest in the roofing industry. There is no way that two large men could break a SureNail strip by pulling it.

6. Ventilation

Often, ventilation is overlooked when it comes to roofing systems. In most cases, people are unaware that their attic ventilation is a component of their roofing system. Without proper attic ventilation, your roofing shingles can literally be cooked from within, resulting in damage from the inside out. The roofers at Roofing Resources of Georgia use high-quality products from Owens Corning like VentSure that allow maximum airflow and maintain a comfortable indoor environment. Your attic will be kept dry by the Owens Corning VentSure and free of bugs and rainwater.

Residential Roof Replacement: How to Prepare for Your Roofing Project?

You can minimize the disruption caused by the installation of your new roof by taking a few pre-installation steps.

1. Keep your Pets Safe

Animals such as cats and dogs may suffer injuries as a result of falling debris and may even interfere with roofers’ work. Keeping pets away from work sites is a good way to protect them.

2. Protect Your Home

Planters and statues in your lawn or garden should be removed or protected to ensure they are safe during the residential roof replacement. Due to the strong vibrations produced by the roofing equipment, all items from your interior shelves and outer walls need to be removed.

3. Special Requests

Any special requests you may have for your contractor should be communicated to them beforehand. Prior to the start of your residential roof replacement project, it is important to discuss things such as where the septic tank will be located, how to maintain the swimming pool pumps, etc.

4. Possibility of Unexpected Things

There is a possibility that nails penetrating the roof decking may damage water pipes, electric lines, or air conditioners. It can be avoided though if these lines are installed following building codes. Regardless, let your roofing contractor know about these considerations before your project begins.

Granular Loss and What it Means for Your Roof

A granular roof may look like just another decorative detail, but it provides extra protection to your shingles and home. You can also determine the health of your roof system by examining significant granular loss.

A homeowner should understand the function of shingle granules and the causes of granular loss to recognize damage and hire a roofing professional as soon as possible.

Why Do Roof Shingles Have Granules?

Mineral granules add protection to shingles against excessive sun exposure, which can lead to premature residential roof replacement and early roof damage. Additionally, these granules enhance fire resistance, so your home is better protected from the elements when they are added to your roof.

What Causes Granular Loss?

The granular texture of your roof will eventually wear away over time. It is mostly aging that causes granule loss, but there are several other factors that can cause this protective coating to wear away prematurely. Weather conditions such as rain, hail, and strong winds can also damage your granules. There may be more shingle granules in your gutter or yard if you have shingles following a storm.

How Can I Tell if My Shingles Are Losing Granules?

In order to see a granular loss on a roof, a homeowner does not need to climb up there. Inspect the area around your downspouts and the perimeter of your home to determine granule loss. Granules that have come loose often fall into your gutters and end up on the ground. A simple inspection of your roof could also reveal granular loss. If you notice areas that seem bare or discolored, you should get a roofer to inspect them.

Do I Need to Replace My Roof?

It is important to maintain the granules on your roof to prevent leaks and damage caused by moisture and the sun. Without them, your roof is more likely to deteriorate and leak. In the event that you notice shingle granule loss on your roof, you do not have to replace it. The number of granules lost and the age of the roof may determine whether you can replace damaged shingles without having to replace the entire roof.

Whenever you notice the granules are losing from your shingles, call RRG Roofing today at 678-325-6949 to set up an inspection.

Residential Roof Replacement FAQ’s

1. When will be the Shingles delivered?

You will typically receive your shingles the day you begin your roofing project or a few days before the start. Let your project manager know what’s going on and ask for more information.

2. Who Will Be Responsible For Protecting Plants And Flowers?

When a new roof is installed, falling debris can damage plants and flowers. The installation of your roof may require your plants to be covered during some roofers’ installations. In other cases, homeowners are asked to cover the plants themselves. Your contractor should be able to provide you with information regarding which company will protect your shrubs, flowers, or plants. As part of our roofing installation process, Roofing Resources of Georgia makes sure that no part of your property is damaged, including your plants.

3. What Is The Clean-Up Process After A Roof Installation?

Our roofers will remove the remaining shingles, along with loose nails and other roofing debris, from your property after your roof is installed.

Furthermore, you should always mow your lawn before working on your roofing project. By taking this simple step, we can easily pick up loose nails from your yard with our equipment and magnets.

4. What is the Warranty on My New Roof?

Before investing in any kind of roofing product, it is important to read and understand the roofing warranty’s terms. If you are registering the warranty yourself, be sure to ask your contractor if he or she will register it for you. We are a Platinum Preferred Contractor of Owens Corning and we use Owens Corning materials that come with industry-leading warranties, up to 50 years on full roofing systems.

Looking for Residential Roof replacement in Northern Georgia or Western Areas of North Carolina?

You can rest assured that RRG Roofing will provide your residential roof replacement with a long-lasting, high-performance, and energy-efficient roof with our unsurpassed roofing expertise and top-quality roofing material from the leading manufacturers. We offer FREE inspections for Dahlonega, Blairsville, Hiawassee, Helen, Murphy, and Franklin, GA, and we’d love to give you more information! Call us today at (678) 336-1889.

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