This massive home was double-shingled which means that another roofer shingled over the original roof. While it is a method that is used in roofing it is far from ideal. Roofing over an existing roof never solves the problem. If the roof is leaking then adding another one just delays the leak for a few years and the rotting materials still have more time to rot. So when we arrived we got straight to work ripping both layers of shingles. Now that we were down to the decking layer we decided that it was necessary to replace multiple sheets of plywood due to the rot we were expecting. Once the decking layer was replaced and repaired we laid down Ice and Water along with an underlayment. These two layers act as another form of protection on the off chance the shingles were to ever fail. Finally, we installed the shingles this homeowner decided on our IKO Dynasty Castle Gray Shingles. Next on the list was the gutters, this process is fairly quick when a new roof is installed because we do not have to worry about rotted fascia. The specific gutters we installed were our 6K system which features slightly larger downspouts that will double the amount of water that can be moved off the house when compared to standard gutters. After these are installed we moved on to the siding. This customer decided on our Cedar Peaks Premium Blue Siding. This house is now fully equipped to handle any weather that gets thrown at it.
When this homeowner called us out to their house and we saw this roof, we knew it was going to be a tough job. The condition of the roof was one of the worst we have seen in a while. This roof had every problem in the book. It had shingle damage, lichen and algae growth, rotting decking layer, leaky flashings—it was just terrible. Thankfully, they called us, Brown Roofing. We sent one of our technicians out there to inspect the roof, and once we got the green light to start working, we got straight to it. The old shingles were ripped off, followed by the rotten decking layer. We laid down a new plywood decking layer and new underlayment, along with Ice and Water. These three layers will ensure that if water somehow gets through the shingles, it won't leak through to the rest of the house. After all the layers were down, we installed the shingles, and this homeowner decided on our IKO Dynasty Granite Black Shingles. This was such a great choice as it perfectly went with the rest of the house. Now the customer has a dry, safe roof that is guaranteed for the next 50 years!
Brown Roofing removed the old wood shake on this Greenwich, CT home and installed new
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