Understanding the Importance of the Tear-Off Process for Commercial Roofing

At Cool Roofs, we prioritize the tear-off process to ensure that your new roof is installed according to manufacturer specifications. We’ve seen many roofing companies cut corners to save time and money, often leaving the original felt on the roof and installing new felt on top. However, this approach can lead to problems down the line.

Here’s why the tear-off process is so important:

  1. Decking Inspection: Tearing off down to the decking allows us to inspect for any rotted areas. If left unchecked, these can lead to significant issues in the future.
  2. Proper Fastening: A clean surface is necessary for properly fastening the shingles, ensuring a secure and durable roof.

Our team at Cool Roofs follows a meticulous process when installing a new roof:

  1. Remove Existing Shingles Down to the Decking: This step involves removing all existing materials down to the bare roof deck. This allows us to inspect the underlying structure and ensure it’s in good condition.
  2. Install New Decking Where Needed: If we find any areas of rotted decking, we replace them with new, sturdy materials. This ensures a solid foundation for your new roof.
  3. Install Synthetic Underlayment: We lay a synthetic underlayment on the decking. This acts as a secondary barrier against water and wind, providing an extra layer of protection for your roof.
  4. Install Ice and Watershield Around Penetrations: Around any roof penetrations (like chimneys), we install a special Ice and Watershield. This helps prevent water intrusion, one of the leading causes of roof damage.
  5. Install GAF HDZ Field Shingle: Finally, we install high-quality GAF HDZ Field Shingles. These shingles are designed to withstand the elements and provide a durable, long-lasting roof covering.

Today, we continue to uphold our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Our meticulous approach to the tear-off process and roof installation has earned us a reputation as a trusted roofing company in Austin, TX, New Braunfels, and Memphis.

Start Your Tear-Off Process Today

If you’re a commercial building owner in these areas and you’re considering a new roof, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re confident that our meticulous approach to the tear-off process and roof installation will provide you with a roof that not only looks great but lasts for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your roofing needs.

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