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At Roofing Technologies Unlimited (RTU), we take pride in providing top-notch roof inspection and consultation services. When you contact us, our team springs into action, scheduling an initial roof inspection to assess your roofing needs comprehensively.

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RTU Drone Footage during Inspection

Why Regular Roof Inspections Are Crucial

Wondering how often you should get a roof inspection? For new roofs, an annual inspection is generally sufficient to maintain your property’s optimal condition. However, exceptions apply, especially before and after inclement weather events. Following the guidelines of the State Office of Risk Management in Texas, timely inspections help minimize damage from weather-related risks such as flying debris, blocked drains, or hail impacts (2020, State Office of Risk Management).

Thorough Roof Inspection Process

During our inspection, we meticulously examine every aspect of your roof, including the surface, flashings, vents, skylights, and drainage system. Our goal is to identify damage, deterioration, and potential problem areas. This careful assessment guides us in determining whether roof replacement is necessary or if repairs would suffice.

Project Planning and Client Consultation

After the inspection, we sit down with our clients to discuss project requirements and preferences. This involves considerations such as budget, roofing material and color choices, timeline, and any special features like skylights or solar panels. We provide valuable insights into the benefits and tradeoffs of different roofing materials, empowering clients to make informed decisions.

Streamlined Project Execution

Once the project scope is defined, we take charge of obtaining all necessary permits and approvals from the local building department. Handling the permitting paperwork and inspections throughout the project, we ensure that our clients can focus on what matters most to them. Proper permitting is crucial to meeting safety and construction codes.

Safety First Approach

Before commencing work, we prioritize property protection. We cover nearby plants, landscaping, and outdoor structures with tarps to prevent damage from falling debris. Our team sets up scaffolding and ladders, creating safe access points for efficient roof installation. Safety is our paramount concern throughout the roofing process, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for our valued clients.

Tear Off Complete
Roof down to the deck.

Efficient Roof Tear-Off with Eco-Friendly Debris Disposal

Once the planning phase is complete, our skilled roofing crew takes charge of removing the old roof with precision. We systematically tear off old shingles, underlayment, flashings, and other materials, ensuring environmentally friendly disposal of all debris. Throughout this process, we prioritize the protection of the client’s home interior and landscaping.

Structural Deck Inspection and Reinforcement

After the tear-off, we conduct a thorough inspection of the underlying roof deck to identify any signs of structural damage or weakness. If necessary, we reinforce the roof deck by installing new structural panels or beams. A robust deck is crucial for providing essential support to the new roof. Any damaged or deteriorated plywood sheathing is replaced as part of this process.

Underlayment On
Protective underlayment.

Enhanced Leak Protection with Barrier Underlayment

Before installing the new roof, we add a layer of leak barrier underlayment. Special attention is given to vulnerable areas such as valleys, eaves, rakes, and projections, ensuring proper overlap for enhanced protection. We replace old flashings around plumbing vents, chimneys, and roof joints to prevent leaks.

Shingles going on
Expert installation begins.

Drip Edge and Eave Flashing Installation for Weather Resistance

At the roof edges, we install new drip edge and eave flashings. Drip edge directs water into gutters, preventing seepage under the shingles. Eave flashings provide an additional barrier against wind-driven rain, contributing to overall weather resistance.

Meticulous Roof Installation Process

With the roof deck properly prepped, our skilled crew begins the installation of the new roofing material. Starting along the bottom edge and working up, we meticulously install each shingle, overlapping them securely according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Roofing cement is applied at seams for increased weather protection and longevity.

Completed project
Finished Roof.

Stay tuned for more insights into our roofing process in the next installment! Roof with confidence, choose Roofing Technologies Unlimited.