Post Falls, Idaho – July 2018
This roof had the classic, unplanned 3-tab mosaic. After years of leak issues and multiple repairs, the homeowners decided it was time for an overhaul.
After a windstorm (and lack of proper workmanship while fastening), the top of this attic vent has blown off. Rain, bugs and bird now have easy access to the home.
After tearing off the existing roof, we check to ensure that the integrity of the plywood is in tact. They guys have installed the drip metal, valley metal, ice shield and synthetic underlayment.
The load has arrived, the entire roof is dried in, and shingles are starting to go down. All roofing materials are safely stacked at the ridge, and the guys are hooked up with ropes and harnesses. Everything is coming together.
Finished product! CertainTeed Landmark TL (Triple Layer) in the ‘Shenandoah’ color. A thick and heavy, painted-to-match W-style metal in the valleys allows a nice channel for water to travel, while it is reinforced underneath by Epilay Plystick Plus, a top-notch ice and water shield.
A closer look at the shakes after install..
Rather than re-installing can vents, the homeowner decided to go with our option that will maximize airflow under the roof deck. The ridge vent product installed here (CertainTeed Shinglevent II) will provide more than four times the amount of circulation that the system used to have. This will allow the shingle to breathe during the summer (prolonging it’s life, and keeping the attic cooler) and will help prevent loads of ice melt during the winter months. This is a nice preventative measure against ice dams. The vent has a bug filter underneath, is plugged on the ends, and has baffles all along the sides to keep wind from blowing debris up into the vent. The homeowner also selected a high-profile ridge (CertainTeed Mountain Ridge) to finish the top of their new roof. It looks great, is more durable, and will last longer than traditional ridge cap fashioned from 3-tab shingle or a low-profile ridge.
A new flashing installed around a plumbing pipe. All step flashing, roof-to-wall flashing, B-vent flashings and plumbing pipe flashings were removed and replaced with new. Notice a gasketed screw has been used to prevent water from entering on a raised nail in the future.