Residential Asphalt Shingle Replacement
Is your Shreveport Louisiana home’s roof in need of a complete roof replacement? Hire Alpha Roofing, certainly one of the top roofing contractors in Shreveport, LA. When it comes to Shreveport Louisiana roofing, you want, need, and deserve the best Louisiana roofing contractor you can hire to replace your asphalt shingle roof.
At Alpha Roofing our skilled roofers can help you from the education of your new roofing materials to the roof cost. The quality of your new roofing shingles will be the most important part of your roofing project; however, Alpha Roofing knows the roofing cost must factor into any new Shreveport roof.
Cost-effectiveness, reliability, ease of maintenance, and broad color options are just a few reasons to choose asphalt roofing shingles for your next new roof. At Alpha Roofing we partner with the CertainTeed Corporation for our roofing materials. CertainTeed makes the heaviest roofing shingles in the roofing industry, has been in business for over 100-year and has the financial stability to back your new roof for up 50-years.
If we install the CertainTeed integrity roofing system you will be eligible for up to a 50-year and 130 MPH roof warranty. The CertainTeed Corporation even backs up the Alpha Roofing workmanship warranty. This makes a new residential asphalt shingle roof replacement by Alpha Roofing a smart choice.
Our Residential Roof Installation Process
At Alpha Roofing we are proud of the way we install your new Shreveport Louisiana roof. A high-quality residential shingle roofing system installed by an experienced roofing contractor will last you for decades.
At Alpha Roofing we are so proud of the way we install every roof, we put it in print and video. Many shady roofers will hide not only the type of roofing materials they use, but they don’t want you to see how they cut corners to give you a cheap roofing bid.
At Alpha Roofing before we start the process of installing your new roof, we first must get your home ready. We start this by making sure your cars are back away from your home. We will check your landscaping and make sure we move anything that could get damaged in a roofing project. Then we will spread tarps out as needed to protect your lawn, landscaping, and flower beds.
Residential Asphalt Shingle Replacement: Stripping off the Old Shingles
We start your Shreveport roofing project by removing not only the old shingles, but the old asphalt roofing felt as well. We will strip your roof down to a clean deck so we can inspect every square inch of it. Once we have the old roofing materials removed and your deck has been inspected for any rotten wood it is time to start installing yours with your new roofing materials.
The Drip Edge, Felt, Ice & Water
The first three roofing products we install will be drip edge, new synthetic roofing felt and ice & water shield. We install the CertainTeed Winterguard ice & water shield in all your roof’s valleys, around all penetrations like plumbing pipe boots, and around all chimneys and overhangs. Once we get the ice & water shield installed, we will add your roofing felt. At Alpha Roofing we recommend the CertainTeed Roof Runner synthetic roofing felt. The Roof Runner felt will be your roof’s last line of defense in case water does penetrate your roofing shingles.
We install the drip edge at a couple of different times. As per CertainTeed specification, we install your roofing felt over the drip edge at the eves of your home and under the drip edge on the roof’s rakes. A roof’s rakes are the edges of your roof that run-up to the ridge of your home’s roof. This helps protect the vulnerable edges of your home from wind-driven rain from all the wind and hailstorms we have in the Shreveport, LA area.
New Asphalt Roofing Shingles
After we get your drip edge, ice & water, and roofing felt installed it’s time for your new asphalt roofing shingles, this is what it’s all about right here. We recommend the CertainTeed Landmark series roofing shingle. The CertainTeed Landmark shingles will last you for decades and give you true peace of mind as they protect your home.
The Landmark shingles come in a wide variety of colors that should satisfy any homeowner’s taste.
After we install your CertainTeed Landmark roofing shingles it is now time to add a ridge vent to your ridges. We recommend the 12” ridge vent by CertainTeed. Proper attic ventilation is not only critical for the longevity of your new roofing shingles, it is part of your roofing system.
Your roofing system is made up of your roofing shingles and all roofing materials that make up your roof, attic ventilation as well as attic insulation. It takes each one of these three roofing components to make your roof last like intended.
Hip & Ridge Roofing Shingles
One of the last roofing components we install is your hip & ridge shingles. At Alpha Roofing we recommend the CertainTeed ShadowRidge or MountainRidge. With the ShadowRidge or MountainRidge, you will be eligible for the CertainTeed 50-Year warranty.
Checking Your New Roof & Painting Hardware
After we get done installing all the major components of your new roofing system, it is now time to check your roof for anything that may have been overlooked during the roof installation process. After checking your roof, it is time to paint all hardware and plumbing pipes and blow your new roof of making sure it is clean when we leave.
Post Job Clean Up
Now that you have your new CertainTeed roofing system, it’s time for the post-job clean-up. At Alpha Roofing, we will make sure all roofing debris is in our trailer to be hauled to the dump. We will pick up any trash we see and then drag industrial strength magnets to make sure we get any loose nails that may have missed a tarp.
Now you have your new residential asphalt shingle roof. We will walk you around your new roof and make sure to answer any questions you may have.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions: Residential Asphalt Shingle Replacement
Are the Type Roofing Shingles Installed on My Home Important?
Yes, the roofing shingles are important on any residential asphalt shingle replacement project. The roof cost may be a little more with a high-quality roofing shingle-like CertainTeed, however, a top roofing shingle will outlast the cheap shingles every time.
Should the Old Roofing Felt Be Removed from My Roof Deck?
Yes, if you do not remove the old asphalt felt paper you could easily miss small sections of rotten wood in your roof’s decking. Shady roofers will use not removing the old felt to keep labor costs down and give you a cheaper roofing bid. At Alpha Roofing we call this lazy roofing and it’s unacceptable.
Do I Really Need Synthetic Roofing Felt?
The reason we recommend the CertainTeed Roof Runner synthetic roofing felt is due to the toughness and durability. If by some chance water does penetrate your roofing shingles, the felt is the last layer of protection. Water can’t penetrate the synthetic roofing felt unless a tree limb or other object falls onto your roof and goes through your shingles. Roof Runner is by far the best protection for your roof.
Why Would I Need Hip & Ridge Shingles?
Many roofers are scared to show a homeowner the hip & ridge shingles thinking it will make the roofing job too expensive and they may lose the job. At Alpha Roofing we feel it is our job and duty to inform every homeowner of the best roofing products available. If we would use it on our own home why wouldn’t we use it on yours? The hip & ridge shingle will allow you to be eligible for the 130 MPH wind warranty from CertainTeed.
What Type of Roofing Warranties Do You Offer?
There are so many different types of roofing warranties depending on the type of roofing materials you install, the only way to properly inform you is to have a trained project manager come to your home and go through the roofing products as well as the roofing warranties.