Understanding The Essentials Of Roof Shingle Installation

Posted on Saturday, 20th September 2014

Understanding The Essentials Of Roof Shingle Installation

Having a new roof installed or an old roof replaced by a professional roofing company can be a confusing process for some people. In truth, the installation of roofing shingles is actually quite simple and straightforward. This fact is especially true when a team of roofing professionals does the work. Homeowners can enjoy greater peace of mind in knowing how the basic installation process works when it comes to having roof shingles installed.

General Steps For Installing

One of the primary factors that determine how an installation process is completed when it comes to roofing shingles is the type of shingles that will be installed. A popular option today is solar roofing shingles. This type of shingle installation requires a different installation process as compared to metal roof shingles or traditional roof shingles. Regardless of the type of shingles installed and while each shingle product has a slightly different process the general steps for installing roofing shingles are essentially the same.

Laying The Shingles In Straight And Organized Rows

For example, one of the first steps in installing roofing shingles on a rooftop is to cover the roof in roofing felt paper. This is typically done from the bottom of the roof moving upward. Professional roofers will take the time to carefully install each section of felt paper in a skillful and secure way. They typically use nails or screws to achieve favorable results in this regard. The next step after having applied felt paper to the entire roof surface is to begin laying the shingles in straight and organized rows. Working from the bottom up, roofers will carefully install each row of shingles until they reached the top of the roof.

Apply Tarpaper And Nails Around The Edges

Once at the top of the roof, roofers will install a ridge across the entire top section of the roof. Finally, as a way to prevent leaks from rainwater or snow, roofers will apply tarpaper and nails around the edges and joints of specific areas on the roof and around roofing shingles. Flashing is often used around skylights and external pipes on a rooftop to ensure that no leaking occurs. Understanding these simple and basic installation steps can help homeowners feel more secure and at ease when having a roof installed. Contact Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling today for Phoenix roofing and remodeling services.

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