How We Fix Your Roof
For over 30 years, Longview Contracting has helped families in New Jersey take care of their homes.
Whether you need gutters cleaned, shingles repaired or siding replaced, we have the people and experience necessary to get it done. To see just exactly what it is that we can do for you, here’s a step by step breakdown of one of our most common services, the roofing Tear-Off process.
First, we remove the existing shingles. We remove the shingles one section at a time to ensure safety and facilitate the easiest cleanup possible. Tarps and metal detectors will be brought to the construction site in order to preserve our customer’s property as we go.
Once the shingles are off, we can inspect and replace plywood from your roof that might be damaged or deteriorated. After that, we’ll install new plywood and reinforce whatever nails were on the roof decking.
We then install an ice and water shield, drip edge, and underlayment to the roof. The shields provide a second line of defense against ice dams or wind-driven rain, while the drip edge helps prevent wood rot. On top of the shields goes the underlayment, a synthetic, non-breathable material that improves its water-resistant capabilities.
After that’s done, we’ll put pre-cut starter shingles in place. These are the first step to properly install shingles, and provide a clean look and additional guarding against water infiltration.
Flashings are the next tool to help your roof stay strong. We install pipe, step, counter, wall, and chimney flashings where applicable to save customers headaches when it comes to water damage.
After the flashings, we put in the new roof shingles. Longview is a certified contractor with IKO, GAF, Owens Corning and Certainteed roof products, meaning your new shingles won’t just be pretty to look at — you can trust they’ll be put in right.
We don’t stop there. We install a ridge vent to give customers the most effective method of roof ventilation. Proper ventilation guarantees a roof will last longer and be less likely to have mold.
Hip and ridge caps are installed over the ridge vent, protecting the vent and adding an attractive look to your roof’s peaks. This is the final construction step in our Tear-Off process.
Once we’ve completed all this, we begin the conclusion period. All debris will be removed from the site, we’ll inspect the property to ensure no damage was done, and we’ll check with our customer to make sure everything was taken care of accordingly. We’ll even schedule the inspection with the township.
Contact us today to see what else we can do for your home or business to bring your structure up to the standard you deserve.