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New Roof and New Skylights for Home in Alexander NC

This house was definitely in need of a new roof, skylights, and gutters. The homeowners are great stewards of their homes. They just finished remodeling the inside of this house and painted the outside along with a new roof, skylights, and coming soon, new gutters. This doesn’t just look like a new home, but it is with all the work the homeowners have done to it.

Asheville Roofing Company Installs Owens Corning Roof with New Skylights

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    Old Roof Coming Off

    Our excellent crew is working hard to get the shingles off the roof and into the dumpster.

    This is a picture of the roof with the shingles torn off.

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    Old Roof and bad pipe boots vs the new

    As you can see, the old roof is an old three-tab shingle worn out like pipe boots. The rubber on the pipe boots is even dry rotted and cracking.

    This is a picture of the roof showing the pipe boots on the roof.

    In this beautiful picture, we installed a beautiful Owens corning estate grey dimensional shingle with brand new pipe boots on all 5 pipes. Yes, that's correct. I said 5 pipes. Not all of them are in this picture, but they all got new pipe boots. This is standard on any roof we do!

    This is a view of the roof with gray shingles and white pipe boots.

    Here is a close-up of a pipe boot

    This is an up close view of a pipe boot on the roof.

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    3 New Velux Skylights installed on this roof.

    If your skylights are over ten years old and you are replacing your roof, it’s also an excellent idea to replace them. As you can see, these turned out great, and the homeowner loved them. You can see in this picture the old skylights are slightly fogged up. This is due to the airtight seal breaking and letting moisture in between the 2 layers of glass.

    This is a view of a roof with no shingles, showing the deck boards and 2 skylights.

    As you can see, these 3 new skylights turned out great, and the homeowners love them. Velux makes a fantastic skylight system. When using the correct flash kits, they are seriously leakproof!

    This is a view of the roof with 3 new Velux skylights.

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    How to correctly roof this area without it leaking like it use to

    So initially, the shingles went underneath the metal porch roof, and the previous roofer used sealant to make it waterproof. Well, that didn’t work. The owner said it leaked ever since he added the porch roof.

    This is an image of the roof with exposed wood and metal.

    We thought about using a rubber membrane but decided against it as using a large section of valley metal would have a much higher likelihood of leaking. Here is the area of metal we had bent. We put a 2-inch rise in the middle instead of the standard 1-inch rise, and we made each side 16 inches wide with a 1/2 inch open hem. My metal guy said it is the giant valley metal he’s ever made. 

    This is a picture of 2 pieces of metal on the ground.

    Here is what it looked like after we pulled up the metal panels to cut them. You can see the old roof shingles go under the porch roof's wood.

    This is a picture of a metal roof with exposed wood beams.

    Here is what it looked like after we installed it. We marked the metal panels, popped a straight line on them, and then took off the metal roofing panels and cut 4 inches off them. Laid the valley metal down and sealed each side. Then we laid the shingles and the metal panels down on top of the valley metal.

    This is a marked up photo of the valley of the roof.

    This is a view of the roof with gray shingles and the valley is pictured here.

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    Beautiful Chimney Flashing Job

    The chimney flashing was custom bent for the roof's pitch, and it turned out great. Read picture 

    This is a marked up picture of the chimney and chimney flashing.

    Here is one more picture of the excellent flashing job from the right side. All the fasteners have been covered in sealant as well as the top. 

    This is a picture of the chimney flashing on the roof.

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    A few pictures of a perfect 6 inch stagger

    Most standard or architectural/dimensional shingles are supposed to be on a 6-inch stagger. This is a perfect example.

    This is a picture of the shingles stagger on the roof.

    This is a view of the shingles stagger on the roof.

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