Unveiling a New Roof in High Springs

High Springs Reroof, Roof Replacement, Shingles, Brehm Roofing, 29.7564677,-82.6112336

As a professional roofing contractor, I have had the privilege of overseeing numerous projects that not only restore the integrity of a home but also enhance its aesthetic appeal. Recently, our team had the opportunity to undertake a significant reroofing project in High Springs, Florida. This blog post will detail the journey of this project from start to finish, highlighting the meticulous processes, challenges overcome, and the exceptional results achieved.

Project Overview: High Springs Reroof

The project involved a residential reroof for a homeowner who uses the property as his second home. The existing roof was approximately 20 years old and was due for a replacement. Our choice of material was the CertainTeed Landmark shingle, known for its durability and excellent warranty offerings. This job was not just about replacing an old roof but enhancing the home’s resilience against future challenges.

Choosing the Right Materials

For this project, the homeowner opted for the mojave tan shade of CertainTeed Landmark shingles. This choice was aimed at complementing the fascia trim and the planned future color of the house. CertainTeed shingles are renowned in the industry for their quality. They offer a lifetime warranty, an algae resistance feature in their granules, and a robust wind warranty. These shingles are also the heaviest in their class, providing unmatched protection and longevity.

High Springs Reroof, Roof Replacement, Shingles, Brehm Roofing, 29.7564677,-82.6112336

The Process: Step-by-Step Reroofing

The roofing process is a complex endeavor that requires careful planning and execution. Here, I’ll walk you through the detailed steps our team took to ensure the project’s success.

Early Start and Tear-Off

Our team commenced the tear-off process at 7 AM. This initial step involved removing all the old shingles from the roof. Unlike many companies that use a shin dig for removing leftover nails, our team employed hammers for this purpose, ensuring a clean and thorough preparation for the new installation. This meticulous attention to detail is critical for the longevity of the new roof.

Decking and Drying In

After the old materials were cleared, our focus shifted to preparing the roof deck. The entire deck was nailed off with 2 3/8″ decking nails to comply with Florida Building Codes, and any rotted decking was replaced. This phase is crucial as it forms the foundation for all subsequent layers.

Following the decking, we installed two layers of synthetic underlayment. We added a starter roll, a drip edge, peel and stick in the valleys, and used roof cement around all penetrations. This “drying in” phase is essential for waterproofing the structure before the final shingle installation.

Shingling and Final Touches

The final phase involved installing the new shingles across the entire roof surface using a six-nail pattern, which enhances wind resistance. The project was capped off with the installation of hip and ridge cap shingles, which are not only functional but also add an aesthetic finish to the roof’s appearance.

High Springs Reroof, Roof Replacement, Shingles, Brehm Roofing, 29.7564677,-82.6112336

Teamwork and Cleanup

The entire project was completed within a single day, by 5 PM. This efficiency was possible due to the excellent teamwork and coordination of our crew. Post-installation, we took great care to clean up the homeowner’s yard. Our team manually picked up debris and used a magnetic sweeper to remove any nails from the lawn, ensuring the site was as clean as when we arrived.

Conclusion: Beyond Just a Roof

This High Springs reroof project was more than just replacing old shingles; it was about setting a new standard for residential roofing in terms of material quality, installation precision, and aesthetic harmony. Our client now enjoys a roof that not only looks great but is built to withstand the elements for decades to come.

Through projects like these, we continually refine our process, ensuring each task is completed with precision and care. We understand that a roof is a critical component of a home’s defense system, and we are committed to providing superior solutions that homeowners can rely on.

Our team’s dedication to excellence and detail ensures that every roofing project we undertake is a testament to our skills and commitment to quality. As we move forward, we continue to seek new ways to enhance our services and deliver even greater value to our clients in High Springs and beyond.