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The Complete Process

Our CEO Martin Morales explains our complete process from start to finish. Be sure to scroll down further to dive deeper into the process that ensures you a quality product and installation.

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The Process In Detail

There are several key components when repairing or installing a residential roof.  These are the processes and products that
1st Choice uses when executing the scope of work for your project. 

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Underlayments are used beneath the shingles as an extra layer of moisture protection. Two of the most common types of Underlayments are Asphalt Felt Paper and Synthetic Undelayments, watch this quick video to learn more about these options.

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Ice & Watershield

This fiberglass reinforced self adhering membrane is use in areas of the roof with high water migration points. These include; roof valleys, roof to wall transitions, and pipes and penetrations. The Ice and Water shield will mend to the decking to provide an additional layer of water protection and prevent underlying damages.
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Roof Flashings & Drip Edge

These galvanized steel flashings are installed at roof to wall transitions, at and around the chimney, around pipes, and at the roof edge. Flashings and drip edges protect the underlying structure from water penetration.
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Starter Course Shingles

This single layer shingle is installed at the roof’s perimeter edge to add to the extra wind uplift protection. This is a key component when installing a new roof.

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Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt Shingles are made up of asphalt, fiberglass, and granules. These shingles come in variety of aesthetics that have different lifespans and warrantees. A few common types of asphalt include; 3 tab shingles, architectural shingles, armor shield, and designer shingles.
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Hip & Ridge Cap Shingles

These asphalt shingles are used to terminate and transition from slope to slope. The industry standard is to cut a 3 tab shingle into even pieces and use this as a hip & ridge cap. There are also products especially designed for this such as seal-a-ridge and timbertex. Both of these options are stronger and thicker for better roof protection.
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Roof Jacks / Pipe Flashings

Pipe Flashings are used to flash plumbing exhaust pipes that penetrate through the roof. The 3 in 1 pipe jack are made of a galvanized base and neoprene flashing in the center which have a life of 3-5 years. A lead pipe jack will last the life of your roof system but are prone to squirrel damage. The bullet boot is the the most durable option and will last the life of your roof system and not leave your roof vulnerable to squirrels.
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Roof Ventilation

This is a vital and often overlooked component of your roofing system. The science of a good ventilation system depends on the balance of the exhaust and intake. Ventilation affects the life of your shingles and the temperature of your home.

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