Slate Roof Replacement
Because everyone’s home and needs are different, build the roof system that is right for you, customized with exclusive features to fit your home for enhanced performance.
|1. Tear off and haul away the roof system, including plumber’s flashings and vents. Remove or hammer nails flush with sheeting/roof deck.|
|2. Inspect entire roof area for dry rot damage in roof deck and replace with new.|
|3. Inspect entire edge perimeter for dry rot in fascia boards and barge rafters and replace with new.|
(a)Solid Sheeting 1) Reanchor any roof deck nails that have popped up; 2) Reanchor per American Plywood Association specifications for shear strength; 3) Reanchor per American Plywood Association specification for shear strength with ring shank nails in high wind areas (Eastman Roofing & Waterproofing recommends following the American Plywood Association guidelines. If you are in a windy area, we recommend ring shank nails).
(b)Space Sheeting Install OSB, OSB with Radiant Barrier or CDX plywood over existing space sheeting, or existing solid sheeting. 1) Install 4’ x 8’ sheets as a backing only for the new roof; 2) Install 4’ x 8’ sheets per American Plywood Association specifications for ‘shear’; 3) Install 4’ x 8’ sheets per American Plywood Association specifications for shear with ring shank nails, ‘high wind areas’.
|5. Install synthetic underlayment to entire roof area, WinterGuard or MetaLayment self-adhered modified rubber leak barrier to valleys, roof penetrations, and low slope areas.|
|6. Install new single-ply membrane to crickets and flat roof areas. Tie into walls, fascia, and slates with proper techniques.|
|7. Tie in at patio cover with rolled sheet metal.|
|8. Install new VELUX impact-resistant skylight with VELUX flashings over existing openings.|
|9. Install new plumber’s flashings over pipes fastened and sealed in the roof with urethane sealant. Install pipe sleeve over pipe and/or seal with an EPDM collar.|
|10. Install new vents over furnace flue, hot water heater flue, kitchen and bathroom fans fastened and sealed in the roof with urethane sealant.|
|11. Install new drip edge (copper or galvanized, black, brown) at rakes and eave.|
|12. Paint all galvanized plumber’s flashings and galvanized vents, color to match existing slate color.|
|13. Install manufacturer’s starter coarse at eaves.|
|14. Install slates on entire roof area. Use copper nails when installing real slates.|
|15. Install hip and ridge slates to match the roof slates.|
|16. Install thermostatically controlled electric attic fans, solar powered fans, baffled ridge vent, O’Hagen/eyebrow vents, etc. for proper attic ventilation.|
|17. Remove debris and use a magnetic sweep to remove fasteners from driveway and lawn daily.|
|18. Eastman Roofing & Waterproofing, Inc. has been trained and certified for different types of slate materials. Appropriate manufacturer’s warranty is filled out and sent in to the manufacturer upon completion of the roof.|