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.
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!