Roofing Process

Doing It Right The First Time

When installing roofs, talking shortcuts can you cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in future repairs / replacement. To avoid this from happening, we have listed several crucial steps below which should be followed whether you are hiring a contractor or doing the work yourself.

PREPARATION

Prior to doing any repairs/replacement to your roof, there are several crucial steps you should take:

    •    Inspect your existing roof for problem signs. This will not only give you a good indication of what needs to be fixed, but also will suggest to you where you may have to take steps to alleviate the same problems in the future. A good example of this would be if you have a relatively new roof, yet the heavy winds in your location have prematurely destroyed your shingles. A detailed list on how to spot problem signs is available by clicking here.
    •    Make a list of things that you don't like about your current roofing system. If you're not happy with your current roofing system, then why settle for installing the same thing? Do you live in a 'heavy snow area' and are tired of frequently having to shovel your roof? Problems such as this should be discussed with a qualified roofing specialist, prior to investing in your new roofing system. At MJT ROOFING we will advise you on a wide variety of options to alleviate your current problems.
    •    Contemplate your future plans and needs. Are you planning to sell your home/business within a few years? If so, would the money invested in the installation of a premium roofing system be returned through equity, or would you be better off installing something that is more economical? Are you planning on using the home as a retirement or rental home? If so, you may want to consider a system which is not only long lasting, but is also maintenance free.
    •    Do your homework. You would be well advised to educate yourself on the pros and cons of each of the different types of roofing material that are currently available. As most roofing types come in a wide variety of styles and colors, contact us to see  samples or go to the manufacturer's website and see which style would best complement your home or office.

Cutting Corners On Secondary Materials

We replace all that deteriorated  flashing around your chimney, Dormers, and all new accessories.  
Cutting corners on secondary materials such as flashing, can also cost you in the long run. Sometimes contractors who offer extremely low bids will cut their costs by scrimping on these items. As the recipient of their services, do not hesitate to ask about these items as well.

The 7 Step Process

"So everything is finally taken care of and I am ready to install my new roof. How many steps are actually involved in the process?"

The following describes a shingle application, many roofing specialists follow this method for most other types of roofing as well. This assures that home/business owner may avoid potential problems down the road.

First MJT Roofing will remove all the existing shingles and inspect the plywood for a good roof decks must be dry, have sufficient nail-holding capability, and be dimensional stable.

  1. Exhaust Ventilation Help protect your roof against  premature failure by allowing heat and moisture to escape from the attic.
  2. Underlayment Products Help prevent damage from wind-driven rain providing  an additional layer of protection between the shingles and roof deck.
  3. Ice & Water Barrier Products creates a 100% watertight seal that keeps water out at the most vulnerable areas of your roof, help protect vulnerable areas where water can do most damage. We install 6' on  eaves, 9” valleys, and 3' on  rakes, dormers, skylights, chimneys. This protects your home by preventing costly repairs due to wall or ceiling staining. It also prevents leaks due to water damming in your gutters or wind-driven rain.
  4. Soffit help protect against heat and moisture buildup by creating a balance  flow of air through your attic.Ice & Water Barrier Products creates a 100% watertight seal that keeps water out at the most vulnerable areas of your roof, help protect vulnerable areas where water can do
  5. Starter Shingle Products provide a clean lines and faster easier installation.
  6. Shingles choose from a variety of durable  styles and colors that provide the first line of defense  agains the elements.
  7. Hip & Ridge Shingles help protect the ridge vent and add an attractive, finished look to your entire roof.