Our crew starts the project by removing the damaged flat roof, from the rubber top layer all the way through the water damaged underlayments.
The first step to building the new roof is properly installing insulation. This helps keep the home cold during the summer and warm during the winter, and also adds a layer of protection. The nailing pattern is key to making sure the boards are watertight.
The whole perimeter of the new flat roof is tied in carefully to the existing roof, the shingles in particular. This ensures that the while the new roof itself is watertight, the roof it ties into will be as well.
The flat roof has been completed, and leaks will no longer be an issue for this family. The roof ties in cleanly to both the shingles and the brick wall, just as it should.
This project started after the homeowner called about some damage from water and an ice dam. Water was leaking into their den, and the damage was beginning to spread from the roof to the windows. We decided that the best solution was to replace the flat rubber section of the roof, as that is where water was penetrating the roof. With the new rubber roof installed, this family can relax in their den and not have to worry about water leaking in again.