Overview of roof

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    The challenge of the curved eaves

    The edges around this building have a defined curve. Initially, the owners wanted a metal roof. Because of these edges, it would be almost impossible to put metal on them, as metal doesn’t bend, and the metal would have overshot the roof and gutters. Redline represents how the metal roof would overshoot the gutters, and the red arrow shows the curve. This is the main reason we chose a shingle roof.This is a picture of a wood roof with a curved edge going down into a gutter

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    A very steep roof 10/12 pitch

    The roof is a 12/12 pitch. Meaning for every 12 vertical inches, the roof drops 12 inches. So we knew our men would have to be in harnesses the entire time. This is a picture of a guy high up on a roof with a harness on and a rope attached to the harness

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    Lots of old broken wood.

    We had to replace sections of broken wood with plywood we had at our shop. Some areas were cracked. Some had fallen inside the roof. Roof board broken and could cause a leak and needs repaired Looking down at the roof from the top after shingles have been removed.

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    Allowing traffic to flow.

    This business had an entrance and an exit for traffic. So to ensure the business owner customers could get in and out without getting a flat from a random nail, we decided to close off one side and remove and replace half the roof at a time. Then we would clean up, roll a magnet for nails, and then do the other side. We were allowing for safe parking. This is a picture of a tarp laying on the ground covered in shingles and roofing debris This is how we keep the work area clean.

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  5. 5
    New pipe boots, and new vents

    We replaced all the pipe boots and the old box vent on the roof with new ones.

    This is a picture of a pipe boot on top of a shingle roof New vents and pipe boots

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    Checking the nail pattern.

    As you can see in the first picture, the nails are just on the other side of the tar line. This ensures that the pins are behind the tar line after the tar melts and seals to the shingle.

    In the second picture, I outlined the nail zone in red. The white line just above the lower red line is on the shingle to represent where the tar will seal.

    Straight ridge cap and nails are perfectThis is a picture of underneath a shingle showing the nail pattern which is outlined in red

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    Customer testimonial
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