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Four Roof Installation Practices that Ensure a Long-Lasting Roof

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Installing a new roof is an investment almost every homeowner will have to make. Asphalt shingle roofs, the most common roofing option, have a lifespan of 20-25 years. Your roof can live the full extent of its useful life with a combination of routine roof maintenance, biannual roof inspections, and quality roof installation from the very beginning.

Quality Roofs Start with Careful Installation

Just like when you build a house, a strong foundation will serve as a solid base for your home to exist upon. Taking shortcuts or not paying close attention during the initial foundation construction will bring on much larger issues down the road. In the same way, roof installation is the most important part of creating a long-lasting, high-quality roof that will protect you, your family, and your home for years to come.

Four Ways McFall Ensures Proper Roof Installation

We’ve been installing, maintaining, and repairing roofs in North Central Florida for over 25 years. In that time, we’ve stayed committed to a roof installation process that is easy for homeowners, but also crucial for a new roof that is built to last. McFall Roofings installs every roof per manufacturer’s specifications.

High-End On-Ridge Venting

Roofs in Florida have to endure a lot of elements each and every year. From hot, blinding sunshine to heavy rain during storm season, your home will experience a lot. The combination of heat and water creates challenges for your home and your roof. One way we give your roof a fighting chance is by installing high-quality venting systems on your roof’s ridges. Many times, roofs are installed with standard holes drilled into them for air circulation. Our team fills in these holes and then installs proper on-ridge venting for maximum efficiency.

Venting is crucial to the health and well being of your roof. If air can’t circulate, your attic will become like an oven and cook your shingles from underneath. This wears out your roof much quicker than it should and you’ll be forced to repair or replace your roof sooner than anticipated. Plus, a hot attic will wreak havoc on the energy efficiency within your home. We take the extra step to install venting on your ridges to create a steady stream of air circulation for your attic.

Synthetic Underlayment

Before any shingles can be installed, we lay down a high-end synthetic underlayment. The purpose of this layer is to create a water-resistant barrier under the shingles. You want your home to have the added security against the heavy rains we experience in North Central Florida. Additionally, synthetic underlayment is the preferred roof base because its makeup of asphalt and fiberglass creates a tear-resistant and stable base for your roof.

One of our first steps is to completely clean the roof before we add the synthetic underlayment. We wouldn’t want your underlayment to be punctured by debris, such as old nails from a previous roofing project, or dirt that would sit underneath the underlayment. Once installed, this layer seals your roof so your home is protected against rain and moisture.

Peel & Stick Valleys

We’ve already discussed how underlayment creates a barrier underneath your shingles or other roofing materials. There are other areas of your roof that need just as much attention against water damage. Your roof’s valleys are the areas where water will be directed to when it rains. Because this is where the most water will be, your roof needs added protection to prevent leaks.

McFall Roofing uses peel & stick valleys on top of the underlayment as a second layer of protection. These valleys are sealed to the roof deck to create a strong line of defense against heavy rain. We install these around all penetrations, including plumbing.

CertainTeed Shingles and Stainless Steel Nails

Not only do we have the years of experience to handle your roofing project we also have earned CertainTeed Shingle Master Select status, the highest roofing certification a roofing company can have. This means we offer a 25-year warranty on labor and our team has completed a series of specialized training courses and programs.

Because of this status, we offer CertainTeed shingles in for our roofing projects. These are guaranteed for 25 years and can withstand 130 mph winds. During installation, we also offer an upgrade of stainless steel nails to secure your shingles. One of the biggest mistakes a roofing company can make is leaving nails exposed on the roof. This puts your shingles at risk and causes more money spent down the road. We always install a shingle, secure it with stainless steel nails, and then use the next layer of shingles to cover the nails.

Roof Installation with McFall Residential Roofing

We do more than install new roofs. McFall Residential Roofing installs roofs that are engineered to last and protect your home against all kinds of weather we experience in North Central Florida. Contact us today to request a free roofing estimate!

Four Reasons Why Ventilation Can Make or Break Your Roof’s Efficiency

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You rely on air conditioning and heating all year long to maintain comfort in your home. In the same way, your attic requires balanced heating and cooling no matter the temperature outside. When this balance is achieved, your roof is protected and your home operates smoothly. Roof ventilation is essential to creating a balanced and energy-efficient home.


Asphalt Shingle Roofing Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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The most common and most affordable option for roofing is asphalt shingle roofs. This reliable and cost-efficient option has been around for a long time. Over time, asphalt shingle roofs have had modifications, so your roof can withstand more of what nature throws your way. Installing an asphalt shingle roof will keep you and your family protected for years to come.


More Than Just Another Roofing Company: the McFall Difference

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Installing or repairing a roof sometimes feels like a necessary evil. But a high-quality roof keeps you and your family protected and ensures that your home is more than just four walls.

That’s why at McFall Roofing we make your experience the best it can be. You deserve the best roof and the best service before, during, and after installation, because it is a necessity.


Five Ways to Increase Your Roof and Attic’s Efficiency

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Tips & Tricks to Keeping Your Florida Home Cool

Are you tired of paying high costs for your electric bills? Are you tired of Googling, “Ways to cool down my home?” Or, are you just looking to make your home more efficient? Having an energy efficient roof and attic may help solve some of these problems. Not only could you see a decrease in energy costs, but you could also expect your roof to last longer when it’s cooler and efficient. So, how do you keep your home efficient and cool? We recommend five techniques to increase your roof and attic’s efficiency.


Hail Damage Repair to Condominium Community in Gainesville, FL

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Many Gainesville residents have found themselves in need of roof repair since the hailstorms that passed through last spring. In Florida as of May 2011, insurers must pay to replace an entire roof if more than 25 percent of the existing roof is damaged. If you suspect your roof is damaged you should call McFall Roofing for a free at home estimate. If there is indeed enough damage you can then call your home insurance company and place a claim repair the hail damage to your roof.

McFall Builders is beginning work on Timberway Village condominiums in northwest Gainesville to repair roof damage due to hailstorms that passed through the area last spring. McFall Roofing obtains all of the necessary permits prior to the beginning work. The job will begin by removing all of the old asphalt roof shingles, underlying felt paper, roofing nails and staples. Once the old roof covering has been removed the underlying plywood decking can be inspected for structural damage. Any damaged plywood will be removed and new plywood decking along with the existing decking will be re-nailed in with 8d galvanized ring shank nails per Florida Building Code.

In order to increase the lifetime of the roof, a synthetic underlayment will be applied to the decking instead of the previously used felt paper. Synthetic underlayments have a manufacturers warranty, providing additional coverage that traditional felt roofing paper lacks. In addition, a peel and stick underlayment will be applied to all penetrations, valleys and transitions. Once the basement layer of the roof is done a lifetime, architectural algae-resistant shingle will be installed. These shingles offer a 70 mph wind resistant warranty.

As work continues with this project we will provide updates and pictures showing the progress of the work. If you need any additional information about how to repair hail damage to a roof, fill out our free estimate form.