Hidden Damage
Our extensive experience allows us to identify, in most cases, potential damage within the roof deck. We will always included both materials and labour to properly perform the repair prior to installing your new roof. In the unlikely event that we discover any further damage during the installation process we will promptly contact you for approval. Upon your acceptance we will perform the repair to minimize any further delays.

Damaged roof decking due to improperly flashed vent pipe.

 

On the Job

It's always nice to have some idea as to what's involved in a typical roof replacement. To help you we have outlined in this section the process, from start to finish, of replacing a roof.

As your homes roof will be exposed to the elements durring installation, Burton Roofing checks each days weather conditions to ensure that there are no pending storms forecast. And for those unexpected isolated storms, Burton Roofing always has sufficient temporary protection on site.

 

When We Arrive at Your Home
In most cases our roofing crew and supervisor, depending on travel distance and traffic conditions, will arrive at your home between 7:30 - 8:30 am. If the roofing materials were delivered the previous day, our supervisor will immediately inspect the materials to ensure the correct style and colour. If the materials are to be delivered that morning our supervisor will check with the supplier to confirm delivery before getting the crew started.

Stripping and Repairing Damage
Crew member performing inspection prior to shingle removal.Roof stripping will usually commence along the back portion of the roof and move progressively forward towards the point of disposal in our trucks. This task is performed by 3 or 4 crew members. As the roof deck is exposed it will be inspected for water damage and popped nails. If required the deck will be repaired and then swept clean in preparation for installation.

All removed roofing debris is transferred directly from the roof and into our dump truck. For roofs requiring more than one day to finish, our crew will only strip back an amount equal to the new roofing that can be installed on that day. The remaining portion will be stripped the following day. This technique minimizes the amount of exposed roof in the event of overnight rain.

Eave Protection, Valley Protection & Vents
The first step is to apply the specified membrane protection along the eaves and valleys. This is a rolled product that is either self adhering or is tacked in place. As this is being performed crew members will start loading your roof by positioning bundles of shingles around the work area. At the same time other members will be preparing and installing your new vents.

Shingle Installation
The first step is to apply a starter row along the eave edge. This starter row is comprised of shingles that have their exposed tabs removed, leaving their self sealing edge at the eaves for added wind uplift protection. Once completed full shingle application will commence.

In most cases shingle application will begin at the lower right or left roof edge and will involve two or three crew members. Each shingle is positioned to butt up against the adjacent shingle, it is then fastened with 4 roofing nails in the sealing portion of the shingle. As one row progresses another coarse will be started. Each coarse(row) of shingles is staggered from the underlying coarse(row), this prevents alignment of butt joints within adjacent rows.

This process continues until the roof section has been fully shingled. It will then be repeated on adjacent sloped roof areas. As each sloped area converges, either within a valley or along a ridge, other crew members will complete the valley protection system and install the ridge capping.

Flashing, Caulking & Trimming
As required new metal flashing will be installed around penetrating components such as brick chimneys and skylights or where a roof section abutts a vertical wall.
A premium sealant(caulking) will then be applied to completely seal any joints between the flashing system and the other adjoining materials. Finally, chalk lines will be snapped along the exposed shingle edges and the shingles will be trimmed in a straight line.

Clean-up & Final Inspection
As your new roofs installation reaches it's final stage, crew members will commence with site clean-up. They will remove any scrap materials that have fallen onto your property and sweep the ground with a magnetic bar for any fallen roofing nails. Porches, walkways and driveways will then be swept clean.

Upon completion our site supervisor will perform a final inspection to ensure that all elements have been fully and properly completed. When satisfied the supervisor will then review with you the project to ensure your complete satisfaction and to answer any questions you may have.

 

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