Residential Roofing

Our Process

The day of installation our crew will arrive on site and perform a 360 degree inspection of your home. Tarps will be placed on the ground to avoid as much debris entering the grass as possible. Shrubs will be protected to the best of our effort. The goal at the end of the day, is for you, the homeowner, to never know we were there, with exception to having a new roof! All of our installs have a company standard that must be met to back our 10 year full coverage warranty.

What makes us different from our competition is the process…..

  1. Remove all layers of shingles down to the bare sheathing.
  2. Fully inspect plywood sheathing for defects to ensure roof structure integrity.
  3. Add nails where needed, or replace sheathing where it is rotted / cracked.
  4. Install ice and water shield along all eaves, valleys and penetrations.
  5. Install a synthetic underlayment all over the roof.
  6. Install starter strip along all eaves and rakes of the roof. Starter along the rakes protects the roof from cross winds and holds the shingles tightly down
  7. Install drip edge all around the roof (Eaves and Rakes)
  8. Install your architectural shingles or specified roofing material all over the roof and ensure proper flashing at ventilation points.
  9. All roofs (Shingle Style) receive a high wind nail pattern, 6 nails per tab.
  10. Install step flashing and counter flashing where necessary. We custom bend all metal on site to ensure a water tight fit at your flashing points.
  11. Check the ridge to ensure it is properly cut to allow enough air to escape. Ensuring a roof can properly breathe is one of the most important aspects of a roof there is.
  12. Install synthetic / shingle over ridge vent
  13. Apply urethane based sealant around pipe collars
  14. Pull all ground tarps, clean all gutters and downspouts, blow off walkways and solid surfaces, run a magnetic rake over all areas to ensure all nails are captured.
  15. Crew chief /project manager will perform another 360 degree walk around your home to ensure everything is as we found it.

Types of Residential Roofing Material

Architectural shingles typically last longer than regular asphalt shingles do. While a regular asphalt roof may last 15 to 20 years, architectural shingles typically last 25 to 30 years, with some brands lasting up to 40. This longevity does come at a price, however; architectural shingles typically cost about 25% more than regular asphalt shingles. Most people feel, however, that the extra cost is more than made up for by the fact that the more durable shingles can last nearly twice as long. Here at PCE architectural shingles are our baseline standard. PCE will not install 3-tab shingles as we cannot stand behind the warranty they carry. Architectural shingles have many different finished in regard to their appearance, making them a viable option for most all clients.

Metal Roofs are typically applied to low sloping roofs of 3-12 pitch or more. Most metal roofs carry a Class A fire rating, reflect radiant heat from the sun, and can carry an increased R-Value with foam board installed under it. This makes them a great option for energy efficiency. There are many different types of metal and profiles that can be installed over a substrate. This flexibility will typically allow a owner to achieve their desired look. The life expectancy of metal ranges from 30 – 70 years depending on what’s chosen.

Cedar Roofing offers a rustic or tailored look for your home’s exterior. With a tonal range that includes ambers, reds, golds, and browns, cedar is a naturally beautiful type of roofing that offers long-lasting practical benefits as well. Used on residential and commercial properties all over the world, this type of roofing is available in shingle, shake, and hip & ridge unit formats. A typical life expectancy for a cedar roof ranges, however most people can expect to get 30 years.

Synthetic Slate Roofing material is a great option versus regular slate. Most manufacturers put a life expectancy of 50 years on their synthetic products. The weight of the synthetic material is a fraction of real slate. This takes a lot of stress of your structure while giving it the same end result appearance. Synthetic slate is also impact resistant to hail and debris that may hit your roof and cause damages. There are a wide variety of colors available to choose from. Many historic societies are now recognizing synthetic slate as a viable replacement option of original slate roofs.

Please visit PCE’s commercial roofing section for an assortment of information on flat roofing systems.

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