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What are starter shingles ?

Posted by Dan MacDonald on Apr 22, 2019 2:03:42 PM

After the appropiate ice and water barrier and underlayments are properly installed, installation of the roofing shingles begins with starter shingles on the eaves to protect the leading edge of the roof.

Visually , homeowners enjoy the design benefits a cohesive roof system provides. As a example, matching starter shingles allow the first course of shingles to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the roof. The same is true with ridge/cap shingles designed to match in color and shape, accenting the enhanced profiles and textures of laminate architectural or designer shingles.

Starter shingles are designed to increase protection against water intrusion and blow-offs. Installation of starter shingles is fairly straightforward for seasoned contractors. For three-tab and laminate/architectural shingles, cut 6" inches off one end of the first starter shingle. Apply the starter shingle on a lower corner of roof , overhanging the rake and eaves edges, including perimeter metal drip edge, by 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch. Making sure the starter is positioned with the factory-applied sealant strip face up and the strip adjacent to the eave edge of the roof. That then gets fastened with 4-6 nails 11/2 to 3 inches up from the eave, not in the seal down strip , with one fastener 1 inch from each side of the starter. The remaining nails should be evenly spaced on the same line as the end fasteners. Continuing the coures across the eave with full length starter shingles and butt them loosely together to avoid buckling.

After completing the underlayment, drip edge and starter shingles and all are in place , the roof is adequately prepared to start installing shingles. In addition to the cosmetics, using a single-source manufacturer allows roofing contractors to learn the precautions or limitations that could affect product compatibility and help avoid potential problems.

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Roofing Valleys Correctly

Posted by Robert Evans on Feb 20, 2019 10:59:42 AM

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Weaved Valley

Depending on your roof design you may or may not have valleys. A Valley is where 2 roof lines come together. Here is a picture of Robert Evans JR. Contracting Inc. installing a Weaved "Closed valley".  Closed valleys are those where shingles on one or both sides of the roof extend across the valley onto the adjacent roof slope. There is two kinds of closed valleys: cut valleys, which are less expensive to install {due to less waste in material and quicker labor install} and are the most common, and there are woven valleys as you see above in this picture. When Installing the woven method, shingles from both roof slopes run through onto the adjacent slope, alternating with each course. This is done differently with different types of roofing shingles depending on 3-tab, thickness, archtectural type shingles. Woven valleys is not recommended to be installed on a roof pitch less than 4:12. 

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Ice Dam

Posted by Robert Evans on Dec 6, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Ice Dam on roofs of buildings and houses

Ice build up on slate roof
Ice dam forming on slate roof

An ice dam, on a smaller scale, is a problem of house and building maintenance in cold climates. An ice dam can occur when snow accumulates on the slanted roof of a house with inadequate insulation. Heat conducted through the insufficient insulation and warm air from the attic bypasses warms the roof and melts the snow on those areas of the roof that are above living spaces, but does not melt the snow on roof overhangs.  Meltwater flows down the roof, under the blanket of snow, onto the eave and into the gutter, where colder conditions on the overhang cause it to freeze. Eventually, ice accumulates along the eave and in the gutter. Snow that melts later cannot drain properly through the ice on the eave and in the gutter, resulting in leaks to the roof space resulting in damaged ceilings, walls, roof structure and insulation. Snow guards or snow retention systems can help prevent ice dams on some roofs. The ice that builds up on the roof can be removed by trained professionals that use special steam equipment to ensure quick and safe removal without causing damage to the roof. www.Robertevansjrcontracting.com

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Velux Skylights

Posted by Robert Evans on Nov 4, 2013 7:45:00 AM

photo (17)Velux SkylightGrace ice and water shield

3 Layers of water protection-Deck

Now with the new Deck Seal technologly

  1. Introducing a third layer of water protection for Velux Skylights. The pre-attached deck seal on all deck mounted skylights provides a seal between the frame and roof deck for a leak-proof installation.
  2. Adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection against the harshest weather conditions.
  3. Engineered flashing for easy installation and primary water proteciton

3 Layers of water protection-Curb

  1. A pre-attached skylight gasket provides a tight seal between a standard site-built curb and the skylight that caps off a leak-proof installation for curb mounted skylights. Robert Evans contracting
  2. Adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection against the harshest weather conditions for standard site-built curbs.
  3. Egineered flashing for easy installation and primary water protection.

* Visit www.thenoleakskylight.com for complete information. And www.Robertevansjrcontracting.comClick me

 

 

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Certainteed Framingham Roof

Posted by Robert Evans on Sep 4, 2013 2:58:00 PM

This large ranch in Framingham Ma. called on Robert Evans Jr. Contracting to install a Lifetime Certainteed Landmark Architectural shingles with a Granite Gray color. WWW.Certainteed.com.

 

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We Work all Four Seasons at Robert Evans Contracting

Posted by Robert Evans on Dec 10, 2012 9:44:00 AM

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Robert Evans Jr Contracting , INC.
Whether it's a 50,000 square foot building, or a 1200 square foot home you simply have to be covered no matter the Season- Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall,We Work all Four Seasons !! Plus, with rising costs, you don't want yoRoof being about to be stripedur heating bills to go through the roof. Hence, it's very important to make sure your roof is replaced when needed, accurately installed and adequately maintained. That's where Robert Evans Jr Contracting, Inc comes in. With more than 22 years in business, we've built our sterling reputation on quality workmanship and years of customer satisfaction.

MISSION:
The family at Robert Evans Jr Contracting, Inc. strives to provide the highest level of professionalism, quality, and customer service, that is unrivaled in the roofing industry. NO matter if its a hot sweltering mid-summer day or cold blustery winter morning, our crew is prepared for all the elements and We stand behind all of our work, and go beyond expectations to insure that every customer is completely satisfied and every roof is successfully installed. With a Quality Control Supervisor on evey roof that is being worked on.

VISION:
To continue to grow and build our reputation as the number one choice in professional roofing, through providing unsurpassed service, honesty, quality workmanship, and complete customer satisfaction.

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Copper Window

Posted by Robert Evans on Sep 26, 2012 5:18:00 PM

Fabricate and install a copper window well to go along with new Certainteed Landmark shingle roof.photo (1) resized 600Click me

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Certainteed Landmark PRO Shingle

Posted by Robert Evans on Sep 18, 2012 11:09:00 AM

Landmark PRO before pic{Before Picture}

Certainteed Landmark PRO shingle is designed specifically for the professional roofing contractor that takes pride in providing MORE to their customer.

Landmark PRO improves upon the Certainteed Landmark shingle, a leading consumer publication's "Best Buy" for the past five years.

We Started by adding MORE weathering asphalt to the industry's toughest fiberglass mat to provide MORE protection. Then we incorparate our Maximum Definition color blend technology to give the product more vibrancy on the roof. Included is the proven performance of our NailTrak feature, enabling faster installation.Click me

Landmark Pro offers the industry's strongest warranty. Protecting your reputation and safeguarding homeowners from manufacturing and aesthetic defects.

Landmark Pro Standard Warranty

  • Lifetime Limited warranty
  • 10-years of Surestart protection
  • 15-year 110 MPH wind warranty (upgrade to 130 MPH available)
  • 15-year algae resistance warrantyLandmark PRO after

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