Roofing Process

Doing It Right The First Time

When installing roofs, taking shortcuts can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in future repairs. To avoid this, there are several steps that we take to ensure that your roof is installed right the first time.

PREPARATION

Prior to doing any repairs/replacement to your roof, there are several crucial steps that we consistently follow:

   •  We will 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 where we may have to take steps to alleviate similar 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.
    
   •  We will consult with you regarding the concerns you may have with your current roofing system. For example, if you live in an area that is prone to heavy and/or wet snow, we can provide solutions for you that can minimize the degenerative effects snow and ice can have on a roof, saving you thousands of dollars over time. Problems such as these and other environmental factors are what we will discuss in our initial consultation, in order to provide you with the best possible product for your individual circumstance.

   •  Have you thought about your future plans for your house? For example, do you plan on staying in the house for more than 20 years? Or, are you looking to sell the house within the next five? Will you be using your home for retirement or rental income? The answers to all of these questions and more, will help us determine the type of roofing system that is best for you.

   •  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

Unfortunately, we see it quite often; we inspect the integrity of an old roof and we see inferior or missing materials altogether. When MJT Roofing replaces your roof, we replace all of the ancillary materials, as well. By doing this, we ensure that the junction between the the roof and the chimney is water tight and secure. Cutting corners on the type of material that goes into flashing can to leakage and thousands of dollars in damage to your house. We invite you to please ask us about the type and quality of the materials we use. 

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.