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Tustin Shingle Roof Installation

This is a shingle roof replacement project I completed in the city of Tustin. The homeowners selected CertainTeed Landmark shingles in the color Georgetown for the final look.

As you can see from the images, the roof of this home had different pitches to accentuate the different areas of the home. The steepness of a roof affects the price of a roof replacement project due to its impact on the installation process.

From tear off to the finishing touches, a roofer must maneuver around the roof in a safe manner. It takes time to set up the roof brackets to create a walkable surfaces also known as a roof jack.

The roof jacks are secured onto the rafters as each row or course of material is installed.

For this project, two layers of roofing material, wood shingles and asphalt shingles, were torn off. Once removed, I installed all new 1/2 inch CDX plywood sheathing over the existing skipped sheathing. You can see the completed sheathing and an example of a roof jack I used during the installation of this phase in the picture here.

With the new sheathing and necessary city inspection completed, I can begin installing the underlayment, necessary flashings, and shingles. I typically work on a roof by completing the installation process in sections. As you can see pictured here, I finished completely installing the new shingle roof over the garage area before moving on to the steeper area of the home. This helps me mitigate the risk of any unforeseen rain by reducing the area of roof that is exposed.

As you can see from the picture here, I install the necessary underlayment and shingles, working my way from bottom to top. Then I set up the roof jack to create a stable walkable surface to work on the higher section of the roof.

This steep roof shingle project had a lot of detail areas during the installation process. Step shingles also known as tin shingles were installed at the z-bar location in the space that connects the garage roof to the wall of the main area of the home. The protruding second story window area where I installed roof to wall flashing and applied a granulated cap sheet to waterproof the small flat area by the windows.

When the project is completed, the steep roof provides the perfect angle to display the new roof. In this case the architectural design of the home and the Georgetown color of the asphalt shingles create contrast from any viewpoint. It mixes the traditional and modern by blending the silhouettes of the grey classical pitched roof with the flat shaped of the white facades.

Contact us at Alas & Bravo Roofing Company if you would like to learn more about our re-roof process. Our estimates are free and are able to provide samples for the various materials and colors available to homeowners looking to replace their roof.


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