Post Falls, Idaho – May 2019
This is another roof for us in the neighborhood off Chase in Post Falls, which is frequently blasted with wind. Storms in the last five years have caused a lot of damage on the roofs here. If your roof looks like this, please call us!!
A close-up look at the shingles. Notice that on the shingles that haven’t yet blown off, there is heavy creasing from the wind trying to blow them off, too. The patch work shows where the rest of the roof has already experienced blow off from weakened shingles. Exposed nails put the roof at risk of leaking, as well. This 3-tab style is lighter, less durable and weaker than the new architectural-style shingles that we install.
In addition to all the wind damage, the roof has tons of granule loss and is in generally poor shape. Time for an overhaul!
This client keeps her lawn and the rest of the yard in immaculate shape – it’s always important to us to keep things clean and unharmed. Before starting every job, we meet with homeowners to make sure a protection plan is ready.
After all shingles and old felt paper are torn off, the crew has prepped the deck by removing all nails and staples from the plywood. This ensures that old fasteners aren’t coming up through the brand new roof after it’s installed. We have rolled out 6 feet of Epilay Plystik Plus ice shield to protect the home from ice damming on the eaves.
New Heights Roofing has the best valleys in town, no doubt about it. Once the plywood has been prepped, we installed Epilay Plystik Plus ice shield straight down the valley to help stop leaks in the future when snow and ice pile up. Galvanized valley metal is rolled down all the way through the valley, as well, for support. The first deck of shingles is ran completely through the valley, with no cuts, and all nails away from the center. A ‘bleeder’ row of shingles runs vertically for an extra layer before the other deck comes through. Essentially, a five-layer valley, well done!
Ahh.. this is always a good feeling for a roofer. The final Highlander NEX shingles by Malarkey are nailed onto the roof before starting the ridge.
It’s the little details that count. Of course, all flashings on our homes are removed and replaced. This plumbing pipe jack was fastened down in front with a gasketed screw instead of a nail, and wider shingles are installed on the rake edges to help prevent blow off.
All the existing step flashing was ripped out and new pieces of step flashing (one for each shingle) are installed behind the siding to prevent water from entering the home at the roof-to-wall intersection. Many contractors either leave the existing step flashing or short on the amount used to save time. Don’t cut corners!!
It’s not ‘going the extra mile’ – it’s just doing what should always be done. Our crew always cleans out the gutters that are piled high with existing debris, granules from the shingle install, plastic wrappers, fasteners, and all sorts of other things that don’t belong in there.
‘Midnight Black’ is a beautiful color for this roof – and it’s not too dark, not too light, but a perfect blend. Malarkey Highlander NEX shingles not only install and perform at the highest level, but they look great, too. Visit www.MalarkeyRoofing.com to learn more about their product!
This was our first Malarkey job of the season – an absolute success! The homeowner was thrilled with our crew and the look of her new roof.