Over the past 17 years, we have replaced and repaired roofs all across Central and North Alabama. USA Roofing & Renovations, LLC has earned the rare and prestigious status of “Platinum Preferred Contractor” with Owens Corning. We are one of only a few companies in the State of Alabama and one of only 500 in the country with the highest certification in the industry.
Our Platinum certification allows us to offer extended manufacturer’s warranties. Our certified representatives will discuss the warranty options and details with you.
Residential Shingle Roofing System in Birmingham, AL
We’re passionate about taking care of your residential roofing needs because the roof above your head keeps you and your family safe and dry. Have you noticed that your roof is leaking? Are you concerned with how old your roof is and unsure if it can withstand the next storm season? If you answered, “yes,” to any of these questions, please call USA Roofing & Renovations, LLC right away. As Alabama’s premier roofing professionals, our highly skilled team has the expertise necessary to thoroughly inspect the roof on your home for signs of weakness and damage. Over the past 17 years, we have repaired roofs in Birmingham, Huntsville, Gadsden, and everywhere in between.
The Roofing Process: What You Can Expect
Removal of Shingles, Felt and Nails
We remove the shingles, underlayment and nails from the roof decking then clean the roof surface. We use a dump trailer to dispose of and hall away the debris.
We remove the shingles, underlayment and nails to prepare the roof surface for the shingle installation. With a roof tear-off, when the old materials are removed and the deck is clean, this allows us to inspect the decking to uncover any potential problems that need to be repaired. This could range from rotten wood, cracked boards or an unsound deck that won’t hold nails properly. We repair any damaged decking to insure a proper nailing surface.
We protect your investment and safeguard vulnerable areas of your roof by installing an extra waterproofing material that provides a secondary layer of protection in valleys, protrusions and flashing areas. By installing the extra waterproofing, it creates a watertight barrier that provides continuous protection year after year.
The proper installation of a high-quality roof deck protection material is used as water proofing. We install synthetic underlayment that is strong, durable and repels water unlike paper felt and helps prevent moisture from reaching the roof deck. Synthetic underlayment is 12 times stronger than #30 paper felt, offers excellent wind resistance and durability through heavy roof traffic and adverse weather conditions.
Starter Course Shingle
We install the manufacturer recommended starter course shingles unlike many contractors who use 3-tab shingles. One of the most common sources of failure in a roof system is the improper installation of starter shingles. The starter course is very important, especially for wind resistance because it insures and effective seal between the starter and the first course of shingles. Starter shingles are the first line of defense against wind uplift along the edges of a roof and allows for a straight edge along the eaves and rakes.
Proper Shingle Nailing
Nailing errors, such as under-driven or angled nails, can cause future problems with your shingles and roof system. Nail type, location, length, angle, and force of application are all critical when installing shingles. We install more nails than the manufacturer’s installation requirements for better wind resistance and an overall stronger roof system.
Valleys are one of the areas of the roof system that takes careful planning and time to install correctly. Valleys are a prime leak vulnerable area, so it’s important to be precise during installation. We install a water barrier in all valleys to protect against water infiltration.
Flashing is installed to direct water away from critical areas of the roof, wherever the roof plane meets a vertical surface like a wall or dormer. Flashing is also installed to surround roof features, such as vents, chimneys and skylights. Flashing is highly recommended for waterproofing these critical areas of your roof. We will inspect these areas and install flashing where needed to provide protection in all critical areas of the roof.
Proper ventilation is critical for helping to reduce hot and moist air in your attic space that can damage your possessions, increase your energy costs, and potentially reduce the longevity of your roofing system. There are several different ventilation options that work well depending on the size and type of roof system. Our certified representatives will discuss the most efficient options with you. Visit our ventilation page for options and details.
Ridge Cap Shingles
Hip or ridge cap shingles are not only a great finishing touch to your roof, they are also a critical component of your roof system that helps to protect some of the highest stress and vulnerable areas on your roof. We install the manufactured hip and ridge shingles on all dimensional roof systems that meet or exceed the manufacturers warranty requirements.
Our installers will use tarps to collect as much debris as possible and to protect flowers, shrubs, plants and any other landscaping. We use a dump trailer so we can haul the debris off daily. We clean up debris daily and use yard magnets to sweep the perimeter of the house to collect nails throughout the roofing process. We will perform a final inspection and clean up after the roof is installed. We do not want our customers to even know we were there after we leave.
How Long Will It Take?
The average roofing project takes between 1 to 2 days to complete depending on the size and complexity of the roof and weather conditions.