CURRENT ASPHALT ROOFING PROJECT AT KILBOURNE RD AND CLOVERDALE RD
This is a 1950’s ranch style house with 1×8 planks on it. It had a 3-tab shingle on it that was less than 15 years old. The homeowners wanted to install a roof that they wouldn’t have to worry about for next 30+ years, whether they were in the house or decided to sell it. They opted for the Certainteed Landmark Premium and the Weathered Wood color.
There were three things that had to be done before a shingle was ever nailed on.
- Remove all of the existing shingles. Upon the initial inspection, leaks were found in many different places.
- All of the old felt had to be removed, along with the nails holding both the shingles and felt in place.
- The old rotted or broken planks had to be replaced. Also, a good portion of the planks had to be re-nailed.
This is a 30+ year old split-level home with 1/2” plywood on it. When the roof was measured, indication of water infiltration was found around the walls, where the split-level is, and around the chimney, which is on the two-story part.
This roof, which had a 3-tab shingle on it, lasted no where near what the homeowner had been told. They decided to go with a roof system that would last 30+ years. They opted for a Certainteed Landmark Shingle in the Colonial Slate color.
Here is a sneak preview of the house we started this morning (Irmo, SC) I’ll follow with more pictures as they come in.