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Case Studies: Roof Replacement in Charlotte, NC

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Jesse Garrett

Challenge

Mrs. Southerlands roof presented multiple leaks throughout the inteiror of the home and the attic. The roofing system was comprised of 15# felt underlayment and 30 year architectural shingles on a 5/12 slope, with an approximate age of 17 years and an anticipated lifespan of 30 years. There were no outward appearances of any problematic areas on the roof during the initial visual inspection. The inspection of the attic revealed numerous leaks in the field, not related to any flashings or penetrations. The eaves showed signs of structural damage and rot, but could not be viewed from the attic due to the location. The homeowner mentioned that the original installer had to reflash the chimney about 15 years ago as a result of system failure, there were no outward appearances of any ongoing chimney issues. The shingles appeared to be in great condition but upon mechanical inspection were determined to be very brittle and had reached the point of critical failure. The reason for this was determined to be a combination of poor shingle quality and improper ventilation. 

Solution

Due to the sheer volume of structural sheathing damage and rot we determined the best course of action would be to remove the existing roofing system and replace the damaged structural components. The new roofing system was designed to incorporate synthetic underlayment vs felt, drip edge was used at all eaves and rakes. An SBS modified poly-backed Ice and Water Membrane was used along all walls and all penetrations. All walls and chimneys were reflashed using aluminum step flashing. The ventilation system was replaced using Cobra Ridge Vent III. During the tearoff we found substantially more damage than we anticipated - including signifcant rot around the chimney. This project was absolutely necessary to prevent significant structural and cosmetic damage to the home. The results were outstanding - the new Lifetime roofing system is warranted for 20 years by the manufacturer "GAF" and Owl Remodeling. 

Project Summary

Roofing Specialist : Jesse Garrett

Serving NC including the Greater Charlotte area
Cities in Cabarrus County, NC
Concord
Harrisburg
Kannapolis
Midland
Mount Pleasant

Cities in Catawba County, NC
Catawba
Claremont
Conover
Hickory
Maiden
Newton
Sherrills Ford
Terrell

Cities in Cleveland County, NC
Earl
Fallston
Grover
Kings Mountain
Shelby
Waco

Cities in Gaston County, NC
Alexis
Belmont
Bessemer City
Cherryville
Cramerton
Dallas
Gastonia
High Shoals
Lowell
Mc Adenville
Mount Holly
Stanley

Cities in Iredell County, NC
Barium Springs
Mooresville
Mount Mourne
Statesville
Troutman

Cities in Lincoln County, NC
Crouse
Denver
Iron Station
Lincolnton
Vale

Cities in Mecklenburg County, NC
Charlotte
Cornelius
Davidson
Huntersville
Matthews
Newell
Paw Creek
Pineville

Cities in Rowan County, NC
China Grove
Faith
Landis
Mount Ulla
Rockwell
Salisbury

Cities in Stanly County, NC
Locust
Oakboro
Stanfield

Cities in Union County, NC
Indian Trail
Marshville
Matthews
Mineral Springs
Monroe
Waxhaw
Wingate

Cities in Cherokee County, SC
Blacksburg

Cities in Chester County, SC
Chester
Edgemoor
Fort Lawn
Lando

Cities in Lancaster County, SC
Fort Mill
Lancaster
Van Wyck

Cities in York County, SC
Bowling Green
Catawba
Clover
Fort Mill
Hickory Grove
Mc Connells
Rock Hill
Sharon
Smyrna
York

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627 Minuet Lane
Suite D
Charlotte, NC 28217
1-704-601-7744
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