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    Roofing A Building, Again, 20 Years Later!

    Last updated 5 years ago

    This is a photo of a building we roofed 20 years ago and have now come back to roof again. The guys pictured, from left to right, are Gary, David, Chad, Temos, David, Patrick and Gustavo. Gary is the foreman of the crew! 

    The Building is the Allstate Insurance building on Humphreys in Flagstaff.

    What Can I Expect from the Re-Roofing Process?

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Replacing your roof is no small job and should be left to the professionals to make sure it’s done properly. Look for a roofing contractor with good reviews and a variety of roofing options, including various shingle styles and insulation technology. Once you’ve hired a contractor, here’s what you can expect:

    • Material Selection
    The first step in the re-roofing process is choosing what type of material you want to use. Look around your neighborhood. You are most likely going to see a majority of asphalt-shingled roofs, mainly because asphalt is one of the least expensive roofing options and available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Asphalt shingles will also last you 20 to 30 years. Choose the roofing material and color that best complements your exterior’s color scheme.

    • Removal
    To install the new roof, the contractor needs to remove the old roofing system. They’ll be tearing out your old shingles, flashings, and underlayment to get to the plywood decking underneath. Re-roofing is a team job, so expect for there to be people coming and going throughout the process.

    • Installation
    Now that the wood decking is exposed, it’s time to install your new roof. A new underlayment, usually felt, is laid down  and new flashing is installed where two edges meet to prevent leaks. Once that is complete, your contractor will start to lay down shingles in a watertight, overlapping pattern. If you plan on being inside the house during the re-roofing process, expect to feel vibrations and hear loud noises.

    • Clean Up
    A good contractor will provide disposal services and use the necessary precautions to prevent damage to your home and landscape from loose debris. When the job is finished, they should leave your home in good condition.

    If you’re in the Salt Lake City area and have a worn out, leaking roof, call Fortress Roofing at (801) 205-6100. Our expert roofers have the experience and skill needed to make installing a new roof as painless as possible. We can tackle any roofing problem, no matter how big or how small. Contact us today for a free estimate.

    Choosing the Right Type of Shingle for Your New Roof

    Last updated 5 years ago

    A roofing system uses shingles as the main line of defense against water intrusion. Made of water-resistant material, they are arrayed in an overlapping network to provide an airtight seal and prevent wind uplift during storms. If you are re-roofing your home, the biggest decision you’ll make is the kind of shingle your roofing contractor will use on your roof. You want to take into consideration color, style, and longevity to make the best choice possible for your home. Here are three different types of asphalt shingles that you can use in your roofing system:

    • Basic Three-Tab
    Each sheet of three-tab shingles has three tabs in a key pattern that, when overlapped in rows from the bottom edge of the roof to the top, form a solid barrier. The three-tab shingle makes for a classic look on any home and comes in a wide variety of colors and hues. Durable, timeless, and affordable, you can’t go wrong with a basic three-tab shingle.

    • Architectural
    Created in the 1970s as a way to copy the three-dimensional look of natural wood shingles, architectural shingles also provide great protection against the elements. The layered construction of the architectural shingle creates the illusion of depth through color blends and shadow effects for a wood shake feel. The heavy construction is also less likely to warp and provides better wind resistance than the basic three-tab shingle.

    • Lifetime
    The ultimate in asphalt shingle options, a lifetime shingle will provide elegance and superior protection to your home for well over 30 years. Add a dramatic look with options that replicate rugged wood shake, hand-crafted and random-cut European slate, and other beautiful designs.

    No matter what type of shingle you choose, you can rest assured that your new roof will provide protection and beauty for decades to come. To learn more about your shingle options, call Fortress Roofing in Salt Lake City at (801) 205-6100. Our expert technicians will work with you in providing the best re-roofing service possible for your residential or commercial building.

    Components of a Proper Roofing System

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Without a roof, your home would be at the mercy of Mother Nature. It’s easy to take it for granted until something goes wrong and you’re left with a water-damaged ceiling. Avoid disaster by knowing the functions of a proper roofing system.

    In this instructive video, you’ll learn about the four elements that keep your roof waterproof and damage-free. Get a visual lesson on how felt, underlayment, shingles, and ventilation combine to form a system capable of protecting your entire home.

    At Fortress Roofing, we’re experts at installing high-quality roofing systems on residential and commercial buildings in the Salt Lake City area. Call us at (801) 205-6100 to learn how we can keep you dry with our great shingle options and convenient installation.

    Expand Your Knowledge Of Common Roofing Problems With The Help Of These Links

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Take a look at these links to learn about how a professional roofer can help spot potential roofing issues. You can also find advice on what to do if you find a roof leak in your home. Call Fortress Roofing in Salt Lake City at (801) 205-6100 to learn more about our services.

    • This guide from NRCA.net can help you understand what to look for when inspecting your roof for signs of damage or age.
    • For some ideas on how you can assess your roof between professional inspections, read this article from HouseLogic.com.
    • Visit this article on Weather.com to understand why it is important to maintain your gutters for roof health.
    • This article from NACHI.org can helps you understand why it is important to maintain your roof and have it inspected on a regular basis.

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