Huntsville Roof Installation
Providing Your Home With a Strong, Durable Roof
Trying to find the right contractor for your new roof can be difficult. Many contractors can try to navigate you into compromises over materials or quality for budget reasons, then perform poor work that leaves you needing repairs all too soon. At Camko Roofing, we are passionate about quality work and providing our customers with durable roofs using excellent materials. Your roof is one part of your home that you can’t afford to construct poorly. This is why we have developed a complete system for Huntsville roof installation to benefit our customers.
Our Complete Roofing System
The difference with Camko Roofing is clear in our 13-point roofing system:
- We remove the current shingles and place them in our dump trailers to haul away from your property. During the removal process, we take great care to ensure that your property is kept clean and that nothing is damaged. Our crew covers your landscaping and the perimeter of the house with protective tarpaulin to make certain that any falling debris do not damage your plants or get stuck in the mulch only to appear later.
- All existing felt paper or underlayment is removed. This allows us to visually inspect your decking to make sure that there is no rot or damage and that we have a good, strong surface to hold your new roofing in place. By removing the old felt, it also guarantees that the new underlayment will lay flat, so that it will not show through with waves in the finished product.
- Removal of the existing valley metal and any subpar metal flashing materials. We take the old valley covers out so that we can inspect the valleys for signs of leaks or damage. The old metal, or sometimes just extra felt in your valleys can cause problems for the new roof, which is why we make sure to get it out of the way. We back our roofs with pride so we want to make certain that your roof is top notch.
- Replacing any rotten or damaged decking.
- Installing drip edge on the eaves (bottom) and rakes (sides). Drip edge goes on the edges of your roof and it basically pushes falling water away from the building and into the gutters or off to the ground. Drip edge prevents water from running down the fascia boards and along the house walls. Installing drip edge is not only a good idea but it is now required by building codes in the state of Alabama. The state recently adopted the International Residential Building Code, version 2015, which requires that drip edge is installed to bring houses up to code.
- Installing GAF StormGuard ice-and-water shield in valleys and around roof penetrations. All our roofs have a super strong leak barrier placed in the valleys and around all of the parts of your roof that enter the house, such as plumbing vents. All places where roof surfaces meet side walls are also covered with StormGuard to provide extra protection against roof leaks in the future.
- Installing GAF FeltBuster synthetic underlayment. FeltBuster is a high-traction underlayment that is more than 10 times stronger than the traditional felt paper that almost all other contractors are going to install on your roof. FeltBuster resists tearing under foot traffic and in very high winds. This provides you with yet another layer of protection from the elements. Our FeltBuster is secured to your roof decking using 1” plastic cap nails that are placed every 18”-24” throughout the entire area of your roof.
- Applying GAF ProStart starter shingles. Most contractors take one of the shingles that are going to go on your roof, cut it in half, and flip it upside down, and use it as the starter course for your entire roof. The problem with this is that the shingle does not provide an adhesive strip at the eave (edge) of your roof. This makes the roof a prime target for the wind to rip your shingles off. ProStart starter strips are specifically engineered to adhere only one inch away from the edge of your roof and in-turn provide exceptional wind resistance.
- Installing GAF Lifetime Shingles over your entire roof surface. GAF Timberline HD shingles DuraGrip adhesive and six 1.25” nails per shingle to withstand winds of up to 130 mph. These shingles also feature StainGuard to prevent algae growth and discoloring or your roof. We install our shingles in a stair step pattern, as recommended by the manufacturer, to make sure that your roof has the correct pattern and maximum weather resistance. Timberline HD shingles are our most popular choice but we also feature other GAF shingles including Royal Sovereign, American Harvest, Ultra HD, and Cool Series. Our designer shingles include Glenwood, Camelot, Camelot II, Grand Canyon, Sienna, Woodland, Grand Sequoia, SlateLine, and ArmorShield.
- Installing flashing. We rework flashing and step-flashing to ensure that your roof is properly sealed off and that no water can penetrate through to the inside of your home. If the correct flashing is not currently in place, we remove the wrong flashing and put in the right pieces.
- Installing GAF Cobra 3 ridge vent. The Cobra 3 ridge vent ensures that your roof is properly ventilated and keeps your utility bill lower. This ventilation replaces those old, ugly metal dome vents on your roof that the birds like to nest in. Unlike power fans, the ridge vent is a passive system that requires no power to operate. It simply covers your ridge allowing hot air to escape while at the same time keeping water out. GAF Cobra 3 is installed by cutting a 2” space along the ridge (peak) of your roof, then covering the cutout section with the pieces of ridge ventilation. Each four-foot long piece is nailed down with 16 nails that three and a half inches long.
- Finishing off the roof with GAF TimberTex or Seal-a-Ridge ridge caps. We use premium ridge caps to both improve the function and the look of your roof. Most roofing contractors in the Huntsville and Madison area use cut up 3-tab shingles as ridge cap. The 3-tab shingles limit your wind warranty for your roof, even if you have installed a 130-mph warranty Timberline HD shingle on most the roof. The 3-tab shingles are also not made to match the Timberline shingles and usually leave your roof with a “gingerbread house” look that accents the ridges and hip with a shingle that is noticeably lighter or darker than the main part of your roof. The premium ridge caps are thicker and they are each made to match your choice of shingle perfectly. These premium GAF ridge caps also provide you with the full wind warranty up to 130 mph.
- Setting you up with a 50-year, non-prorated System Plus warranty from GAF. While the other guys’ shingles give you about a 10-year, non-prorated warranty, Camko Roofing and GAF back up our quality by providing you with fifty years of unparalleled protection.
Uncompromising Quality in Roofing
As you can tell, we take amazing roofs seriously. Your roof is the single most important investment in your home. It protects you, your family, and all of your precious belongings. We want to make sure that it’s always up to the task. Let our roofing experts make sure that your Huntsville roof installation goes perfectly.
Call Camko Roofing LLC for any needed inspection and your roof installation at (256) 567-5016.