Impact Roofing System
Our installation process is designed to protect and reduce your exposure to three major Perils:
Hail Damage – We recommend and specialize in Class 4 (Highest available) Impact-resistant roofing systems. We live in one the highest frequency Hail event areas in the United States.
Wind Damage – Our crews install our roofing system to the highest manufacturer specifications, which call for 6 nails per shingle, the use of dedicated starter strip, and triple sealing all eaves, rakes and valleys. This process qualifies for a 130 mph wind warranty with most manufacturers.
Water Damage/Ice Dam – We install a layer of Ice & Water Shield around the perimeter, on all eaves, rakes and valleys to prevent ice damming. We also apply a layer around all chimneys, skylights, vents and any protrusions.
We inspect the entire roof decking system to be sure it is ready to securely hold the nails and shingles.
Proper installation of underlayment is critical to maximizing the life of your roofing system. If the underlayment is not properly installed, moisture will cause the decking to become soft and wavy. This can cause the shingles to crack and deteriorate rapidly. The main underlayment we utilize is a synthetic underlayment. We have found it is easier for crews to walk on and it does not tear easily.
We are primarily installing Class 4 Impact-resistant shingles from the Malarkey Roofing Products due to field tested performance in Real Hail Storms with large hail. As a part of our installation process, we use dedicated starter strip to ensure the starter shingles seal at both the top and bottom.
Proper flashing is critical to avoiding unnecessary water leaks. We recognize the importance and place an emphasis on proper flashing techniques. For vent pipes, we use lead boots instead of the commonly used rubber. Lead boots last upwards of 100 years compared to an average of 10 years for rubber. We also paint the visible flashing to match the color of the roof.
Proper ventilation is another key element to maximizing your roof system’s life span. Improper ventilation can cause heat related damage to your house structure and exterior paint as well as shortening the life span of your roofing system. Premature damage due to improper ventilation can void the manufacturer’s warranty as well.
The Job Foreman continually oversees the project to make sure each part of the Impact Roof system process is adhered to. Most roofing contractors do not provide a job foreman to be on site communicating with the Homeowner and watching over the crew. This is another added value which sets Impact Roofing of Oklahoma apart.