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Re-Roof Process

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Here at DCI Roofing, we treat every home as if it were our own. Prior to starting any work, we take certain precautionary measure to ensure that when we leave your property, you never knew we were even there. Listed below is our step by step process.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 1″][vc_column_text]Our first step is to put down 5/8” plywood over your driveway to prevent any tire marks or damage that could be created by our dump trucks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 2″][vc_column_text]Additional plywood is used to cover to garage doors to prevent any debris from damaging the doors. Additionally, you can see our site supervisor removing the exterior sconce lights to protect them from falling debris.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 3″][vc_column_text]Here we see our roofing foreman placing plywood over the a/c condensing unit to protect falling debris from entering the unit and destroying the fan and/or coils. The plywood is install on a 45 degree angle to allow the unit to breathe and continue operating while we tear off the old roof system.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 4″][vc_column_text]All accordion shutters are closed to protect the windows from falling debris.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 5″][vc_column_text]All personal items and furniture is moved away from the work area or stored under any porch overhangs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 6″][vc_column_text]A tarp is placed over the pool to prevent debris from falling into the pool. If metallic object such as nails, tin caps or staples fall into your pool, they will begin to rust and will permanently stain your diamond-brite finish. This tarp, removed daily so as not to cause algae growth, will prevent any damage from falling into your pool.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 7″][vc_column_text]Once all of the prep work is complete, a tarp is placed over the driveway and our dump truck is backed up over the plywood we placed on the driveway.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 8″][vc_column_text]Now that all of our prep work is complete, our crew of highly trained roofing professionals begin tearing off your old roof system. First we remove all of the concrete tiles, followed by tearing off the existing roof paper. Trash is then carried to our dump trucks where it is taken to the appropriate trash facilities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 9″][vc_column_text]Once the old roof is completely removed down to the wood deck, it is cleaned of any nails, staples or tin tags. This ensures that nothing will puncture the new roof system. Next, we re-nail the existing sheathing using 8D galvanized ring shank coil framing nails spaced 4” o.c. along the perimeter and 6” o.c. in the field.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 10″][vc_column_text]Once our site supervisor inspects the deck for proper re-nail spacing, he documents it by taking numerous pictures to be included in our permit packet for inspection. He then instructs our team to begin installing the #30 asphalt impregnated roofing paper. It is attached to the deck using 1 5/8” galvanized tin caps secured using 1 ¼” galvanized ring shank roofing nails. The tin caps are spaced 4” o.c. along the edges and 6” o.c. in the field.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 11″][vc_column_text]Here we see one of our roof professionals applying a healthy coat of flashing cement to the underneath of a gooseneck flashing vent. By applying this to the bottom, it helps seal the flashing to the roofing paper and seals the individual nail holes. Once nailed to the deck, a second application of flashing cement will be applied using fiber reinforced mesh.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 12″][vc_column_text]These two vents have been recently been installed and are ready for the cap sheet installation. Notice the flashing cement applied on top covering all of the nail holes. Our process seals the holes twice, once via the application of flashing cement to the underside of the vent stack and again after it is nailed to the roof deck as shown at right.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 13″][vc_column_text]Once the #30 asphalt roof paper has been nailed to the roof deck using the galvanized tin caps, a 3×3 galvanized drip edge is then nailed to the edge of the roof deck at intervals of 4” o.c. This metal comes in factory finishes of either white or brown and can be painted to match the existing fascia or house color. This metal helps direct rainwater away from the home preventing damage to the wood fascia and the possibility of leaks around windows or stucco bands.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 14″][vc_column_text]After we pass our tin tag inspection, our next step in to install your cap sheet. In some cases that may be a peel-n-stick version, such as Poly-Stick TU Plus, or a hot mop #90 cap sheet or a modified bitumen sheet. Here we see our General Manager using the hose to water down the work area before heating up the hot tar kettle. This is done as a safety precaution to prevent any combustible materials from catching fire and to prevent any hot tar drips from sticking to the surrounding surfaces.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 15″][vc_column_text]Next a tarp is set up over the driveway in the vicinity of where the hot tar kettle is going to be set up. This process eliminates any damages to the driveway surface as a result of tar leaks, spills or flares up of the machine.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 16″][vc_column_text]Safety is always our number one priority. One of our many site safety procedures is the cordoning off of the work area near the kettle to prevent injuries to homeowners, small children and/or pets. In addition to this, two fire extinguishers are kept within an arms length of the operator during the entire time the kettle is in operation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 17″][vc_column_text]Once the kettle reaches the proper temperature, we begin “hot mopping” the #90 cap sheet to the #30 asphalt impregnated roofing paper. Special attention and care is taken to prevent dripping any hot tar over the roof deck and onto the drip edge.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Step 18″][vc_column_text]All #90 rolls are back-nailed using 1 5/8” tin caps and 1 ¼” galvanized ring shank coil roofing nails, spaced 12” o.c. This helps prevent the roofing paper from sliding off steeply pitched roof tops until the hot asphalt has time to cure.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]