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How roofing shingles are made will amaze you !!

Posted by Dan MacDonald on Feb 13, 2020 11:21:53 AM

HOW ROOFING SHINGLES ARE MADE


Every day, thousands of tons of raw and manufactured materials are delivered to freight yards and receiving docks at top tier roofing plants across the United States.
These materials will be transformed into high QUALITY durable roofing shingles and specialty products that have earned the respect of countless industry professionals and homeowners.
Shingles made with asphalt as the main ingredient are the most popular shingles sold in the U.S.  today, and so the asphalt used at these roofing facilities is processed to meet the stringent quality requirements needed to create strong, yet flexible, shingles.
Limestone rock, which typically arrives at plants by truck or rail car , is processed by crushing mills into a fine limestone powder. This powder is then mixed with the asphalt to make a product called filled coating. On the production line, miles upon miles of rolled fiberglass mat that serves as the ‘backbone’ of shingles are rolled out and fed into a coater, where the filled coating – super-heated to more than 400 degrees Fahrenheit – is applied to the top and bottom of the mat to create a base sheet.
Next up come the shingle granules. Mined rock that has been sized for use as granules is put through a process where a specialty ceramic coating is applied. The coating is colored so that the granules create the desired shingle colors, and these granules are designed to maintain their appearance for the life of the shingle. A thin coating of sand is applied to the base sheet as it is fed into a press that embeds the granules. As the sheet loops through a series of rolls, a fine mist of water is sprayed onto it, and the evaporative effect of the water removes heat from the sheet.  Afterward, a strip of sealant is applied to the sheet in order to give the shingles protection against wind damage.
Complex cutting machines then slice the base sheet into individual shingles that are stacked and packed into bundles. Finally, the shingle bundles are wrapped in packaging, placed onto palettes, and then transported to warehouses prior to being shipped to homes just like yours all across America . ( CertainTeed )

We at Robert Evans Jr. Contracting have been using/installing CertainTeed roofing shingles and vinyl siding for 28 years !! We have been to the CertainTeed Manufacturer plant In Norwood Ma. and viewed with are own eyes how the process works with production and where highly impressed. We will continue using CertainTeed products for years to come !!

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Sure Start Plus are 100%...even Labor

Posted by Dan MacDonald on Dec 18, 2019 12:57:11 PM

Only CertainTeed enhances your shingle warranty with the total assurance of SureStart

CertainTeed offers a full line of shingles with warranty durations ranging from 20 years to lifetime for your assurance over the long term. Yet CertainTeed's exclusive SureStart protection offers even more. SureStart provides the best coverage you can get in the vital early years after your new roof has been installed. Here's how SureStart is different from any other coverage. In case of manufacturing defects in CertainTeed shingles during the applicable period, SureStart protection covers...

  • 100% of materials- All shingles required to repair or replace the defective product will be provided free. No exceptions
  • 100% of labor- All labor required to repair deflective shingles will be paid by CertainTeed, based on local fair market value for labor. Costs of flashings, metal work, tear-off and disposal are included for Grand Manor, Carriage House, Presidential Shake, Presidential Solaris, Highland Slate, Landmark Premium, Northgate, Landmark PRO, Landmark Solaris and Independence .
  • Without prorating the cost- Replacement coverage of material and labor is not prorated or otherwise reduced during the applicable SureStart period. The SureStart terms are effective for 3,5 or 10 years based on the shingle.
  • And SureStart protection can be transferred ! - The CertainTeed warranty with SureStart protection can be transferred from the original consumer to the subsequent property owner during the SureStart period for the remaining duration of the warranty.

SureStar PLUS Extended Warranty Protection for added peace of mind-When you choose an Integrity Roof System installed by a contractor who holds advanced credentials from CertainTeed, you have the opportunity to obtain additional leveles of SureStart coverage. The chart on the back shows the benefits of each warranty extension option.

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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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Flat Rubber roof in Massachusetts

Posted by Robert Evans on Jun 25, 2014 12:10:00 PM

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This Flat Rubber roof in Massachusetts was completed a few years ago by Robert Evans Jr Contracting Inc.

Flat Rubber roofs can last up to 40 years if well maintained by your roofing contractor. All seams, corners, penetrations in roof, and edge flashing should be inspected annually for wear and tear. Any ponding water on your flat roof should be avoided also to keep your roof at peak performance.

Robert Evans Jr. Contracting can take care of all your roofing needs including Flat roofs, Sloped asphalt shingled roofs, siding, windows, and General Contracting.Click 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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Cape Cod Roof

Posted by Robert Evans on Aug 27, 2013 12:53:00 PM

A former customer wanted there summer home on the cape roofed. There was a sizable amount of wood replacement. It wasn't your ordinary wood it was 2 1/4 inch tongue and grove, used as an exposed ceiling.photoMA30907955 0006 resized 600photoMA30907956 0007 resized 600photoMA30907957 0008 resized 600

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Ice and water barrier

Posted by Robert Evans on Aug 27, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Home owner in Wellesley was have ice damming issues last winter and was proactive this year and getting it fixed before winter. Roof and wall were stripped and ice and water barrier installed and then new Certainteed shingles installed.IMG 2791MA30907953 0004 resized 600 

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Robert Evans Jr Contracting

Posted by Robert Evans on Jan 18, 2013 9:54:00 AM

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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

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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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