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Roofing 101 shingles installation guide (Asphalt roof)


hey guys the meet you here for roofing
insights actually for one of our jobs for story proofing today we decided to
show you what it takes to install asshole shingles in 2018 in the last 10
years roofing industry evolved a lot there’s a lot of things have changed and
we see there’s a lot of outdated information on YouTube and on different
websites a lot of guys still installing the roofs
old-school so we want to show the way what does it take to install good
quality roof in 2018 so first thing first guys you always want to start with
a complete tear-off of existing systems I see in a lot of
parts of the country in Canada as well a lot of roofers simply going over the
shingles unfortunately it’s not recommended by almost any manufacturer
and also it’s illegal it’s against the code and a lot of CDs so what’s
happening is a lot of roofers to save the cost for the homeowners they simply
go on over existing the problem with that is they cannot inspect the right of
the plywood underneath they cannot see the spacing they cannot see ventilation
they cannot see the plywood OSB or how that roof system was built and for those
reasons nobody is recommending that and manufacturer sides also serious will not
close the premise if they don’t see what’s underneath in order to install
good quality roofing system you do want to completely remove it all the way to
the bare deck and we highly recommend it’s pretty much the only way to do the
job right it’s hundred percent to remove all the
materials that’s on the roof right now especially if product is very old you’re
talking about 20 30 year old systems that’s been there who knows what’s
underneath you definitely want to check it all out second once you remove
everything you want to make sure you inspect everything you replace whether
it’s always be or whether you’re doing boards you want to make sure there’s not
white spacing in all houses that have been built in 40s and 50s we see a lot
of homes with the really big gaps have Finch 5/8 gaps that’s a big problem as
well because when you install asphalt shingles and your nails will not go
through the wood it will go through those holes and your roof will fly away
with the winds because there is no nails that’s you know in the wood pretty much
so what’s happening is I see a lot of roofers actually still gonna go through
and install and then when big wind comes in it literally can lift ah because
there’s not enough nails in the wood so that’s different definitely big no-no as
well so you want to read deck entire house like that here in Minneapolis
where we work we we would say every year five seven percent of our jobs getting
fully redact it’s usually old Minneapolis and st. Paul houses and then
after that after you figure out your deck and your spacing if everything
sound good and looks good and you can walk on it now and it’s all solid now
you’re ready to actually install your system
the first accessories that you want to pay attention to it’s a drip edge it’s
highly highly recommended to install drip edge on any roofing system doesn’t
matter if it’s four twelve or like whatever piece of the roof it is you
have to install drip edge what it does the water if any water ever gets towards
the end and start dripping back towards the house it’s gonna kick out of your
fascia and keep the water away from your foundation from fascia from going to
your siding and your soffits and we see a lot of damages when people don’t
install drip edge what’s happening is water drips behind and start making
damage to the house to the foundation so drip edge is a must and then what you do
is in a lot of especially up north you wanna install peel-and-stick or I some
water barrier here in Minneapolis we usually go with the two courses two
three foot sections on something like this but it’s actually not going by foot
on the roof it’s actually have to clear the interior wall and the rule up north
you have to have ice and water to feed behind interior walls so six feet what
we have here in most applications more than enough so it’s going to do the
trick sometimes you have to go three and sometimes you if it’s less than four
12th peach you have to do entire house with the peel-and-stick
also known as I called ice and water berry and why you need that is to
prevent from any potential ice damming any uplifting wins when water will be
dry going for any reasons up ice and water barrier will protect that as well
so the next very important accessory in today’s asphalt roof installation is a
synthetic foul paper back in the day was fifteen to thirty pound fell papers and
now there’s over hundred brands on the market for synthetic fail paper really
doesn’t matter which one you use what’s really important is to use the same
brand with your manufacturer this is own scoring system so each manufacturer has
own recommendations and each manufacturers these days wants you to
use their accessories for the premium warranty and warranty is the key for
asphalt shingles because if you want to do it right you want to register with
the manufacturer for that manufacturers pretty much on your roof in the future
so if you’re a roofing company gonna go out of business your manufacturer will
come back and say yes you use all our accessories you did everything right
roof failed you have a leaks we’re gonna take care of you now if you’re gonna go
cheap and you’re gonna start substituting with the cheaper materials
and just use a shingle from the brand and nothing else your warranty will be
voided all most for any manufacturers out there so synthetic foul paper is
very important it doesn’t matter which brand but for the warranty you want to
make sure you use the same brand we highly recommend upgrade to synthetic
fail paper I don’t see no reasons why not synthetic fail paper is actually
cheaper than fifteen or thirteen pound old-school paper and the reason it’s
cheaper because the coverage is so much more one roll of synthetic felt paper
covers pretty much ten squares these days back in the day it would be like
five rolls or five six rolls of a regular 15 pound paper and you would
have much more waste you would you would have much more cuts so next
guys I want to talk about starter shingle back in the day I would say five
ten years ago was very very common when the roofers simply would take older
shingle the one maybe just came off the roof or something they already have in a
truck the previous job they would flip it around and they would put shingle on
top of it while it looked good and people think it will do the job the
problem with that is the first nail of the roof actually would be about five
inches from the end right in here right so the problem with that when you have a
width from here hitting it hard you can damage your shingle very very easily
because nothing here is actually attached and shingles this seal right
here supposed to be activating on starter strip well the problem is when
you flip actually other shingle this one here this strip will not be activated
because you have granules here so when you actually use starter strip for the
starters how it’s attended by manufacturer you’re gonna nail it in
here which is much closer and then this strip here will activate with the strip
right here and you have much stronger bond at the front and so you’ll have
nails much closer to the end and you will have nails still five inches here
with a double seal pretty much one inch from the roof so it’s much better
protection for the first course and that’s crucial because that’s where I
wind will be will have the most power to trying to lift up the shingles from your
roof so definitely don’t go cheap I see a lot of roofers still cheating to this
day because starter shingles do cost a little bit more but again it goes
towards that warranty if you did not use our your roofer doesn’t use starter
strip shingle and use anything else it’s pretty much gonna be affected you
warranty right away and you will lose that warrants it so do not go cheap on
starter shingles so OC has much better strips than most competitors that’s one
of the feature we really like about OC a roofing systems it’s really wide I
believe it’s the widest starter strip on the market other brands have much
smaller and it’s not as impressive but anyway follow manufacturer instructions
when it comes to starter strips and the rest of the accessories so in the last
piece of accessory guys it’s actually hip and reach shingles so this one here
is the pro edge pretty much every manufacturer has specifically designed
shingles just for the peaks and that’s also very important because I see from
back in the day a lot of roofers they’re being cloudy you know your three tap
shingles and shingles just from regular roofs so back in the day roofers were
using regular shingles just cutting them up and making them their own hip and
area shingles so now most manufacturers produce specialty shingles and I still
see a roofers do what they always been doing just because they know how again
the problem is that warranty no matter what she do always follow manufacturer’s
instructions if manufacturer’s wants you to use their hip and ridge shingles and
saying that that’s what you have to do for the warranty I get it a lot of guys
I’m actually seen it many times you can go in and chop this shingle right now
and make hip and very single out of that or some other three type shingles it’s
doable it can be done it’s not right you want to do what manufacturers want you
to do if manufacturers designed special shingles which is hip and reach you want
to install it and I get us sometimes we have to fight insurance company
insurance companies for example don’t pay extra to install keeping every
single hip and ridge shingles cost more you have thirty dollars for a regular
bundle and you have forty dollars for hip and reach it’s more money but to do
the job right you have to follow instructions insurance companies or
whoever’s paying for the job have to pay extra for starters for hip and reaching
goals because it’s a lot of work it’s it’s a lot of extra work but
when you do it right you’re gonna have premium system premium roofing system
for you and warrant you so this is how you install shingles in
2018 a lot of things changed a lot of things are still the same and hope it
helps good luck out there and make sure you’re safe make sure when you get on
the roofs you buckle up we’re here right now we feel pretty safe it’s a 4-12 one
level house but I highly recommend tie-down systems especially if you’re a
homeowner and you’re not on the roofs on everyday basis I highly recommend you
think about safety first because doing all of this whether you’re doing demo or
you doing you know carry-outs and you know bringing all materials and tools to
the job sites it can be dangerous you don’t want to hurt yourself if you
consider professionals make sure you ask them during the interview during the
estimate process what processes do they have as far as the quality control goes
who does the job if they’re follow manufacturer instructions have their
register warrant just because a lot of roofers their roofers they know how to
install shingles but they don’t know how to follow manufacturer instructions when
it comes to warranties and things like that so you want to make sure that your
roofer have your best interest not only for this year but for 10 15 years down
the road because your roof is not going to be there for three years it’s gonna
be there for 30 years and you want to make sure it’s gonna last and if it
fails somebody is gonna pay for it and hopefully it’s not gonna be you thanks a
lot for coming guys I’ll see you in the next video thank you so much for
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