Deep East Texas Roofing & Construction, LLC is an Owens Corning Contractor Network Member, which lengthens the non-prorated period of your warranty and offers extended warranties for certain aspects of the shingles. We install three-tab, 25-year composition, architectural and lifetime shingles.
Learn about the three different composition shingle types that we offer and the installation methods that set us apart from our competition. Call 936-225-3336 now to discuss your needs with one of our roofing contractors in Lufkin, Texas.
Shingle colors vary for different regions. Although Deep East Texas Roofing & Construction, LLC can special order almost any color or style Owens Corning carries, there are only certain colors that are readily available in this region.
We will happily provide you with a color swatch book as well as sample shingle colors to ensure you get the right color to enhance the beauty of your home.
BOLD CONTRAST. DEEP DIMENSION. OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE.
TruDefinition Duration Shingles are specially formulated to provide dramatic color contrast and dimension to any roof and are available in all the popular colors. Beyond the impressive curb appeal, they also come with the advanced performance of patented SureNail® Technology-a technological breakthrough in roofing.
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Deep East Texas Roofing & Construction, LLC starts every shingle job by first removing the old shingles. We strongly caution against adding a new layer of shingles over an existing layer.
Doing so causes many problems and saves little money in the end.
First, it adds much additional weight to the roof structure for which the house was not designed or engineered. Over time this additional weight can cause rafters and decking to sag-a condition which is very difficult to correct.
Second, the lifespan of the second layer will be shortened by having a layer underneath it and can trap moisture. Lastly, if something ever did happen to cause your roof to leak, a second layer makes it almost impossible to determine where the leak is coming from.
That being said, Deep East Texas Roofing & Construction, LLC always starts a new roof install by first removing all the old shingles. The old shingles are hauled off on a very large dump trailer. In most cases, we can back our trailer right up to your house and throw the old shingles straight into the trailer, which greatly cuts down the clean-up time-although we still put down tarps just in case!
After removing the old shingles, we replace decking as needed, then cover the roof with synthetic underlayment. Synthetic underlayment paper is the preferred modern roofing underlayment. Unlike traditional tar felt paper, it does not easily tear, nor does it bubble and wrinkle when wet or covered in dew.
All the valleys of the roof receive a different product, however. As opposed to putting the traditional metal in the valleys-which is normally only 20" wide and will leak if a nail is accidentally driven through it- Deep East Texas Roofing & Construction puts a rubberized underlayment called Storm Guard.
Storm Guard is 36" wide and is made of a thick tar-like, rubberized material with a smooth topside and sticky underside. This product will self-heal around all nails driven through it and is completely waterproof. Storm Guard is also a great solution for low-slope areas on a roof and for areas difficult to flash, such as chimneys and sidewalls.
After the proper underlayment has been installed, it's time to add the shingles. Deep East Texas Roofing & Construction uses Owens Corning starter strip shingles around all of the rakes and eaves, which is the outside perimeters of your roof.
Starter strips are vitally important during a windstorm; the tar strip at their edge adheres to the bottom edge of your shingles, preventing the wind from getting underneath them. Many other roofers use a traditional three-tab shingle flipped upside down for a starter shingle to minimize costs. However, by doing so, you are leaving this vulnerable area unprotected in a windstorm.
Finally, it's time to start nailing the shingles down. We nail our shingles with pneumatic nail guns. Contrary to what's often heard, if the pressure is properly set on your guns and compressor, a gun-nailed shingle will hold just as well as a hand-nailed shingle. All three-tab shingles receive a minimum of four nails per shingle, and all architectural shingles receive a minimum of five nails. It is also important that the nails are driven in the nail strip for maximum hold.
After the shingles have been installed, it's time for the ridge cap. Most houses are now built with ridge vent, a plastic strip installed under the shingles. This allows the hot air to flow out of your attic properly.
If you still have the older style turning or "whirlybird" vents, ask us about upgrading to ridge vents. We'll first cut the plywood decking back approximately 2" down each side of the ridge and then install the new ridge vents. After the ridge vents have been installed, the ridge cap shingles are hand-nailed down over it. It is very important that these shingles are hand-nailed with special nails designed to avoid them blowing off during a storm.
Contact us today to arrange for shingle roofing services in Lufkin, Texas.
Our roofing contractors generally throw the old shingles straight into the dump trailer to avoid a huge mess in your yard. We also put down tarps to catch any small pieces of shingles and granules that slide off the roof. After we've built your roof, we'll make several trips around your house to ensure all of the trash has been removed. We'll then run a large magnet on wheels to collect any stray roofing nails that may have missed the tarp. Our goal is to leave the area cleaner than when we found it.
There you have it-another quality installation with quality materials and a thorough cleanup afterward. We also manage to complete our roofing services quickly. We work long, full days and can complete most jobs in two days tops. No wonder Deep East Texas Roofing & Construction has so many satisfied customers!
Deep East Texas Roofing & Construction, LLC is a bonded and insured company which conducts all of its work in a professional manner.