Learn About the Components of Our Roofs & Exteriors
Roof decking is most commonly plywood or oscillated strand board (osb). We replace rotted or soft decking when installing new roofing systems. The decking must be protected by underlayment, before installing the shingles.
Valleys are areas where two roofing slopes join together in a concave manner. These areas are susceptible to water infiltration. As a result, Pinnacle Roofing installs three feet of ice and water along all valleys followed by a layer of valley metal.
For years tar paper felt was the most commonly used underlayment. In recent years, synthetic decking products have become more prevalent; due to their tear resistance and superior physical properties. Although it is more expensive, Pinnacle Roofing only uses synthetic underlayment products, and never tar paper.
Eaves and Starter Shingle
The roof’s eaves are the edges of the roof which overhang the face of a wall and, normally, project beyond the side. Starter shingle and gutter apron is installed along the eaves. Based on warranty, and or code requirement starter may be required along valleys and rakes.
A variety of shingle styles are available on the market, which is why we make it our priority to pair you with the optimal choice for your home. Please see our project portfolio page to learn more about shingles.
Hip and Ridge
The hip of a roof is the external angle at which adjacent sloping sides of a roof meet in a tent like manner. The ridge of a roof is the upper most part of where to slopes come together. The same shingles are used on both the hip and ridge. It is important to install a heavy hip and ridge shingle to prevent blow off in high winds.
Roofing Gable and Fascia
A gable roof slopes inward on two sides, and the other two sides have a wall with a triangle shape at the top. The fascia board runs along the front face of the gable and eaves. Pinnacle Roofing can restore fascia with new metals that wrap over the surface or replace rotted wood when necessary.
Pinnacle Roofing specializes in all gutters systems from copper to commercial box gutters. The most common type of gutter installed is the 5” aluminum seamless system with 3"x4“ downspouts.
Garage Doors, Windows, and Doors
Pinnacle Roofing specializes in the replacement of all types of exterior doors, overhead garage doors, and windows. Often, doors and windows need special staining and or finishes to match the existing trim color inside the space.
Ice and Water
Is a self-adhering waterproofing underlayment that is used in roofing to help prevent damage caused by ice dams and wind driven rain. Local code requirements determine how many rows are needed along the eaves. As an added protection, Pinnacle Roofing always installs ice and water in the roofing valleys, around skylights, and along chimneys.
Siding and Painting
We specialize in all types of siding types such as hardboard, vinyl and cement board. All of our siding installations will have a vapor barrier installed behind the siding, such as foam board or building paper. We also are specialized in painting both interior and exterior.
Proper attic ventilation systems allow a continuous flow of outside air through the attic, protecting the efficiency of the insulation and helping to lower temperatures in the living space. Improper ventilation can lead to water leaks in the home, ice damming, and premature roof shingle failure.
LEED Accredited Professional BD+C -Training in sustainable building practices
Chief Building Certified – Training in the installation of commercial metal buildings
OSHA 10 hour training- Training in proper job site safety practices
Certainteed Master Shingle Program – Completed Manufacturer test on proper shingle installation applications and adheres to install manual guidelines.
Malarkey Certified Residential Contractor- Completed Manufacturer test on proper shingle installation applications and adheres to install manual guidelines.
IKO Shield Pro Plus Contractor- Adheres to install manual guidelines for manufacturer and participates in their exclusive Contractor program.
Mastic Training – Training in proper siding installation practices for mastic vinyl and hardboard siding products.