Residential Asphalt Roof Replacement in Memphis TN

Do you need a residential asphalt roof replacement in Memphis, TN? If so, we want you to think about Republic Roofing & Restoration. We know why planning a new roofing installation is crucial.

Thus, allow Republic Roofing & Restoration to handle your residential asphalt roof replacement. We are a true roofing pro in Memphis, TN!

Are you looking to replace your old asphalt shingle roof? We will show you some helpful tips on the entire roof installation process. Also, we will provide some checklists to reduce problems during the roof installation.


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Proper Roof Installation Procedure for Residential Asphalt Roof Replacement in Memphis, TN

The first step is to get roofing materials from a distributor. A Republic Roofing representative will verify that the distributor delivered the materials. Following that, we must ensure proper installation by following these guidelines:

  1. Remove the old felt and inspect the deck for rotted wood.

After tearing off the old roof, our crew will inspect your roof deck for rotten wood. Roofing contractors should replace any rotten wood. Besides, professional roofers do not add shingle layers on top of existing shingles. We know this practice as an overlay, and it is not acceptable at Republic Roofing.

  1. Install Drip Edge around your home’s eaves and rakes.

The drip edge’s purpose is to protect your home’s eve. It also keeps water off the fascia board, which helps to prevent fascia board rot.

  1. Replace the Synthetic Roofing Felt.

Your roofer should install the felt over the drip edge at the house’s eve and under the drip edge up the gable edges. This ensures that your home’s eve is watertight. Synthetic felt is far more durable than old felt paper. Top roofing companies like Republic Roofing only use high-quality materials.

  1. Install a New Starter Course Shingle.

A starter shingle’s adhesive strip protects the home’s eve from rain and wind damage. The eve of your roof is the most vulnerable area. So you must cover it! Installing a true starter shingle is the best strategy.

A three-tab shingle turned backward lacks the adhesive strip necessary to seal. Be careful! Many non-professional roofers will give you a lower roof bid by doing this.

  1. Install the Ice and Water Shield.

You must install an ice and water shield with every roofing replacement. Apply this waterproof shield to the bare deck and all penetration points. For example, place it in plumbing pipe boots, heater stacks, and valleys. Because of the added cost, only the best Memphis, TN, roofers will perform this step. Yet, this is another way bad roofers will give you lower bids.

Be wary of low-bid offers! They are inexpensive for a reason.

  1. Install Lifetime Asphalt Roofing Shingles.

Your roofer must install your lifetime roofing shingles in a curse. Do not allow racking your shingles! Racking a roof means carrying the shingles straight up the roof deck. This roofing practice is terrible. Second, ensure your roofer installs at least six nails per shingle in the nail line. This practice will increase your shingles’ strength. 

We recommend the Owens Corning Tru Def Duration shingle with the patented SureNail line. Besides, the OC Duration shingles that Republic installs provide an up to 130-MPH wind warranty.

  1. Install True Hip and Ridge shingles.

The best way to cover your roof’s hip and ridge is to use a true hip and ridge shingle. Manufacturers design three-tab shingles to lay flat on the roof deck rather than bend. If you bend a 3-tab shingle over your hips and ridges, it will crack. So, this issue will worsen over time, resulting in a roof leak. So, Republic Roofing recommends Owens Corning products for true lifetime roofing systems. Take the Owens Corning RizeRidge or DuraRidge hip and ridge shingles as examples. 

  1. Install Ridge Vent.

Most people are unaware that attic ventilation is a component of your roofing system. If you do not ventilate your attic enough, it will not allow excess heat to escape. Hence, you will cook your roofing shingles from the bottom up. Without proper ventilation, you can reduce the lifespan of the shingles by up to 50%. 

Republic Roofing employs the Owens Corning VentSure roof venting system.

  1. Paint Roofing Hardware.

Did your roofer already install the roof? It is time to paint the roofing hardware, such as plumbing pipe boots and heater stacks. This step will give your new roof a pleasing appearance.


Tips for Communicating with Your Roof Contractor

Before your new roof installation, ask your roofing contractor the following questions.

1. When Will the Shingles Arrive?

Your new asphalt shingles & other roofing material should arrive the day of the install or a few days before the job start date. Ensure you are ready to receive the delivery of the shingles and ask your roofing contractor when they will arrive.

2. Will You Be Covering My Flowers or Shrubbery?

Falling debris may damage your plants and flowers during a new roofing installation. Talk to your contractor to define who will protect shrubs and flowerbeds. The Republic Roofing team always takes care of this detail.

3. What is the Clean-Up Process?

Every roof replacement project will leave many nails and a lot of roofing debris. So, after your roofing services, the Republic Roofing crew cleans up leftover shingles, loose nails, and job-related debris and puts it in a dump trailer.

4. What is the Warranty on My New Roof?

Ensure you understand your new roofing warranty terms. Make sure to ask whether you or the contractor would register the warranty.


Checklist for New Roof Installation

Use this checklist to prepare your home and family for the installation.

1. Safeguard Your Pets

Falling debris may injure your pets. Also, they can obstruct the work of contractors. Therefore, keeping them out of the work zone is a good idea.

2. Safeguard Your Property

Move or cover valuable items in the garden, such as statues and planters. Likewise, move items off outer walls and interior shelves.


3. Control Gates

Agree with your contractor on which gates you should leave open so they can access the property. Also, tell him what of them you want to keep closed to protect pets or kids.

4. Make Special Requests

Do you want roofers to have special care around a swimming pool pump? Talk to your project manager about any special request like this in advance.

5. Keep Valuables Safe in the Attic

The removal of felt from the roof decking can make debris fall into the attic. So, cover all valuables to protect them from dust and debris.


6. Unusual and unforeseen things can happen

A nail penetrating the roof deck may strike water lines, A/C lines, or electric lines. Also, roofers may unintentionally damage hidden lines not installed according to code. This inconvenience is not the fault of the roofing contractor. But it is better to prepare for things like these.

Post-Work Checklist

It is helpful to know what to expect at the end of the job.

1. Be Present for the Final Walk-Through

Here, you can check that both the installation and clean-up are satisfactory. Besides, you can ask any final questions.

2. Settle the Account

Are you satisfied with the roof installation? So, you can settle your account. Otherwise, you can speak to a company representative who will attend to any matter.

3. Don’t Move Leftover Material

Typically, roofers over-order materials to ensure that they have enough to finish the job. So, do not move the leftover material and ensure your roofing contractor will properly dispose of it. Republic’s elite roofing team will pick up the leftover material after completing the roof installation.

4. Receive Your Warranty

After receipt of the final check for the roofing project, you can request both your roofing materials warranty and your workmanship warranty.

We Provide the Best Roofing Systems with the Best Warranties

By preferring our services, you can get the best warranties:

Duration system:

  • 100% coverage period against manufacturer defects: 50 years
  • Contractor workmanship covered: 10 years.
  • The warranty includes the components.
  • Wind speed warranty coverage: 130 mph.
  • If you sell your home, the warranty is transferrable.

Oakridge system:

  • 100% coverage period against manufacturer defects: 50 years
  • Contractor workmanship covered: 10 years.
  • The warranty includes the components.
  • Wind speed warranty coverage: 130 mph.
  • If you sell your home, the warranty is transferrable.

Supreme system:

  • 100% coverage period against manufacturer defects: 25 years
  • Contractor workmanship covered: 10 years.
  • The warranty includes the components.
  • Wind speed warranty coverage: 60 mph.
  • If you sell your home, the warranty is transferrable.

Now you have all the information you need to start your roofing project. You will ensure the process will be as smooth as possible by covering these aspects. 

If you have questions or want an estimate for your next roof replacement, call us today at 901-437-5278.

Frequently Asked Questions about a New Roof Installation

Is the type of roofing shingles used important?

If you buy good shingles and your contractor installs them correctly, they can last for decades.

When deciding what type of shingles to buy, you will need to consider the cost. Make sure you get expert roofing advice to make the right decision.

Is drip edge important to my overall roofing job?

Drip edge prevents the rainwater reach your house’s fascia, keeping it from rotting over time. As you can see, this element is critical to preserving your home structure and curb appeal.

Is it necessary to use synthetic felt?

It is not obligatory to use it. However, your roofing felt is the last defensive line for your roof’s deck. So, old asphalt felt will not stop water penetration. Besides, the warranty is much better on synthetic felt.

What about ice & water shield in my valleys?

Nowadays, the best product for doing the valleys during a re-roof project is the ice & water shield. This product eliminates the possibility of rust around nail penetrations.

What type of ventilation should I have?

The best products available for long-term attic ventilation are ridge vents. Moreover, wind-driven rain is not a problem anymore, thanks to the improvements made over the years.

What types of ridge shingles are best for my roofing job?

It will depend on you whether to use the right product or cut corners. Consider that a hip & ridge shingle is not much more expensive than a 3-tab shingle, but it will give your roof much better protection.

What warranties are available?

There are different types of shingle warranties for different types of singles. You must handle this topic with your project manager.

Call our team today at Republic Roofing & Restoration at 901-437-5278 and we will offer you top-quality shingles & roofing materials with the best guarantees. roofing materials with the best guarantees.