Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common type of roofing because they are cost-effective and relatively simple to install. All of our asphalt shingles are backed by a 10-year labor warranty and are installed by our team of experienced professionals.
At Lifetime Roofing Company, we proudly use and stand behind Owens Corning shingles and roofing materials. Owens Corning was one of the first manufacturers of fiberglass and holds the earliest patent for fiberglass asphalt shingles, not to mention just about everybody has eaten grandma’s casserole or cobbler from a CorningWare dish,Â also patented by Owens Corning over 75 years ago. When Lifetime Roofing Company installs an Owens Corning roof for one of its customers, everybody sleeps better at night with the Owens Corning quality and brand backing it up.
Lifetime Roofing Company suggests three lines of Owens Corning roofing: 25-Year Supreme AR, 30-year Oakridge, and the premium 30-year Duration with our most popular being the Oakridge – an architectural shingle.
For more information about the different types of shingles we offer, feel free to visit owenscorning.com to learn more.
Our installation process is simple, we tear off the old roof and tar paper, carefully inspect the plywood decking for damage, inspect and replace metal flashing around roof openings as needed, install a metal drip edge, put down tar paper, carefully install the shingles, and finally, we inspect or install a roof vent (also known as a ridge vent).
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Cleanliness is our number one priority. Our installers first place tarp around the house to catch any debris that may fall off the house, including shingles, leaves, pine needles, and most importantly — nails.
We remove all of the old shingles, being careful not to damage the plywood and existing roof structures. We are especially careful to make sure that each nail is collected so they cannot cause a hazard to your children, pets, or lawn mower. After we have removed the shingles and tar paper, we go over the roof and yard with a high-powered magnet to ensure that we have collected all of the old nails.
Once the old roof is removed and all of the nails are collected, we carefully inspect the plywood for rot, de-lamination, and other issues that may cause a threat to your home. Even with the most expensive asphalt shingle and the thickest tar paper available, damaged plywood can still allow rainwater to enter your home. This means mold, rot, and a decreased value of your home. Catching a problem early can prevent this from happening, and if you suspect that the plywood under your shingles may be damaged, have one our seasoned professionals inspect your home.
Metal flashing is a necessary additional layer of protection for your home from precipitation. After we inspect and repair any damage to the plywood, we replace the metal flashings around roof openings such as attic vents, bathroom vents, hot water vents, and chimneys. If not already installed, we replace the flashing around masonry chimneys with copper flashing because of its higher resistance to heat and warping.
Next, we install 30-weight felt tar paper to even further protect your home from the elements. This layer not only keeps moisture from the roof, it even acts as a small amount of insulation from extreme heat and cold weather.
Under-guard, like tar paper, is a form of weatherproofing your roof. This extra thick mat is put around skylights, vents, chimneys and dormers, as well as in valleys. Due to its thickness, this underlayment protects your home from snow and water. It is also self-seals around nails so that even the smallest amount of water cannot penetrate it.
Now, our installers hand-nail each shingle to ensure proper installation. Many people ask why we do not use nail guns — the answer is simple: if nail gun pressures are not constantly maintained, nail guns on the first two firings can shoot the nail all the way through the shingle, voiding any wind protection warranties the manufacturer may offer. You can rest easily knowing that each shingle is hand-nailed and properly installed.
A ridge vent is a very cost-effective way to keep your attic cool during the summer and warm during the winter. The way this works is by allowing air to flow freely from the base of the roof and out through the top of the roof. This method saves you money because the attic fan does not need to run as often, which saves you money in energy bills.
After the work is done, Lifetime Roofing Company does a thorough inspection of the roof and your property. We do a visual inspection of the work to make sure that it was done properly. Then, we make sure that all trash and debris is removed from your lawn and disposed of properly. Our installers are very careful not to damage any plants or other landscaping.