Professional Roof Installation Process

Our Integrity Roof Installation Process

seal designThe most important day in the life of a roof is the day it is installed. Speedy Pro Roofing is a reliable and professional company dedicated to installing a roof that will last a lifetime. Most roofing products today are high quality, but if those products are not installed properly, your roof will not last. Our certified installation professionals have perfected our Integrity Installation Process to ensure that you will Never Roof Again.

The Right Underlayment Makes for a Strong Roof

The roofing process starts with the underlayment. Before the roofing shingle material is applied, the underlayment is installed to act as a protective water barrier. Depending on the underlayment, your home could be protected for years or even a lifetime before needing a new roof.

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There are a few different forms of underlayment available including:

  • Asphalt Saturated Felt – This is the most commonly underlayment. It is water-resistant; however, once it is saturated, it can create leaks in your roof. It deteriorates over time and is easily damaged.
  • Non-Bitumen Synthetic – This is water-resistant and sheds water rather than absorbing it, all while allowing your attic to breath. It is very strong and will not deteriorate over time.
  • Storm Shield – This has a rubberized membrane that allows it to self-heal around nails and fasteners that penetrate it. It is waterproof and incredibly durable. This is included on all of our installations.

Many contractors choose to use Asphalt Saturated Felt because it is the cheapest, but we believe that a strong foundation, your underlayment, is important. Every Speedy Pro roof gets the best form of synthetic underlayment. We use Storm Shield on all areas that are especially susceptible to moisture intrusions like eaves, rakes, and valleys, and around all penetration areas such as pipes, chimneys, etc. By always using Non-Bitumen Synthetic underlayment on the rest of the roof to allow warm moist air in the attic to dissipate and escape, your roof now helps reduce humidity and temperature in your home and attic.

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The Importance of Ventilation

Proper Ventilation for a Healthy Roof

Your home needs to breathe, not only to protect the roof from premature aging, but also to ensure that your home stays comfortable. Without proper ventilation, the warm air that rises within your home gets trapped in the attic, increasing the humidity in your home, and worse yet, your energy bills. Without proper ventilation, the lifespan of your roof will dramatically decrease.

Providing Your Home with Healthy Intake

Just like a person, your roof has to breathe in (intake) and breathe out (exhaust). Intake comes from the bottom of the roof through the soffits. Soffits must be vented to allow this to happen and, if they are not, Speedy Pro Roofing has a few solutions.

There are two ways to take care of unventilated soffits. These are:

  • Install new vented soffits. Doing this can significantly add to the cost of the roof and add time to the installation process.
  • Install Smart Vents. Installing Smart Vents is a much less invasive way to get intake. Smart Vents are installed under the shingles, so they don’t typically add time to the install. Costs are also kept to a minimum, so most customers choose to use this method.

Effective Exhaust for Your Roof

Once we have taken care of the intake, we must tackle the exhaust. Hot air rises, so the exhaust occurs towards the top of the roof. Fresh air enters the attic and travels up towards the exhaust. The higher on the roof the exhaust is placed, the more effectively the house can “breathe.”

Many roofing companies will use box vents. These box vents, when installed correctly, work. But their appearance is unappealing to most homeowners, and they add extra penetration areas that can lead to leaks over time.

The absolute best way to get proper exhaust is to use high-flow ridge vents. These vents are installed at the peak of the roof and sit under the ridge cap shingles. High-flow ridge vents give the roof a much cleaner and more “finished” look. They do not add any penetrations to the roof. Speedy Pro Roofing only installs high-flow ridge vents to ensure our customers receive the best exhaust system.