It's no secret that purchasing a new roof is a large undertaking for any homeowner. With that being said, we want you to know exactly what each component of your roof is as well, as the purpose each serves. Below we take you through each of the several elements of your future Top Tier Roof.
There are no cutting corners when you choose Top Tier Roofing. We start every build from scratch and remove all the existing material down to the bare plywood.
Once we remove the roof, we thoroughly inspect the existing decking for any imperfections or rot. If we find any that are not adequate to properly hold the nails, we put a fresh board in to ensure your roof can withstand the elements.
Drip edge is a vital upgrade to add to your home. It is exactly what it sounds like! It is installed around the perimeter of your roof and prevents water from dripping down the side of your home.
Ice and water shield is a synthetic underlayment that is installed on the eaves (anywhere water sheds off), in the valleys (where two sections meet), and around all faucets on the roof. It prevents destructive ice dams from occurring and seals up the high traffic areas of the roof.
When you choose Top Tier Roofing, you get a top tier roof. That's why we automatically upgrade all of our customers to a synthetic felt underlayment FOR FREE! This material lays across the entire roof and is your last line of defense against the elements. We only use synthetic to make sure your roof stays water tight for years to come!
Pipe jacks are the small pipes that stick from your roof. These are vents for the plumbing in your home and are prone to leaks. At Top Tier Roofing, we replace the boots/collars of these on every single project, every time, with new neoprene boots that will hold strong in even the harshest weather! We take it one step further and install ice and water shield as well, just to be sure!
The term "Flashing" refers to various components or materials that keep water from entering your home. There are many kinds of flashing used on your roof to keep your home safe. Step, counter, apron, and wall flashing are just a few! At Top Tier we change them all so you can rest easy.
While re-flashing a skylight comes standard with a roof replacement at Top Tier Roofing we truly recommend to replace the skylight when the roof is being replaced. There's nothing worse than having a brand new 50-year roofing system with a skylight leaking through it's window seal. Ask us about the different varieties we have to offer!
There are many different styles of shingles available today. At Top Tier Roofing, we only use the highest quality available. That's why we upgrade all of our customers to 50-year architectural laminate shingles FOR FREE! We have a wide variety of top tier products, and are partnered with leaders of the industry, so you can customize your home exactly how you wish!
Box/Turtle vents are a great, cost-effective way to ensure your roof is properly ventilated. The can be used as both intake and outlet vents to promote the longevity of your roof, without breaking the bank.
Ridge vents run the entire length of your roof, at its peak and allow air to circulate underneath the roof in order to prevent any buildup of heat and moisture. Ridge vents can be installed on everything from cedar to metal to shingles so that it blends beautifully with any roof you desire. Ridge vents are widely accepted as the most effective ventilation system on the market when paired with proper intake ventilation.
Electric-powered attic vents use thermostat and humidistat control to monitor heat and moisture buildup inside the attic. Some of the newer models come solar powered while others are hardwired and require the help of a licensed electrician.