Removing all the old underlayment, shingles, tiles, and flashing allows us to start new with all new materials.
Starting with a clean slate means we can get a good look at your roof and be sure to fix any problems with your roof decking before you pay to cover it with something else. That way you aren’t investing in new materials that are placed over older materials that might be at the end of their life span.
What Makes TR Construction Different From Other Roof Tear-Off Companies?
During a roofing removal, things might get a little loud and messy. But over the years, we have worked out a highly efficient system. Our streamlined system helps to reduce the mess and disrupt your life as little as possible.
Our clients often talk about how pleasant our crews are to have around. No small feat when we are tearing your roof down! Each roofing project has its own project concierge who helps make sure everything goes smoothly as possible. They are also available for any questions you might have.
TR Construction in Action
Here is an example of an existing roof system that we tore off down to the plywood deck. As you can see, the plywood overall is in good shape. That is due to the underlayment which is the felt paper that protects the plywood deck from moisture intrusion. In San Diego, houses that are 25 years old or less, in most cases, have plywood as the roof deck surface. Houses that are over 25 or 30 years old could have plank boards instead of plywood. That was the standard deck surface back 25 to 30 years ago.
Wood Shake Shingle
Over 25 years ago, wood shake shingle roofs were considered to be an upgraded type of roof system in San Diego. However, we have since learned that they are highly flammable and are now banned in many places.
In San Diego any new construction, repairs, replacements, and alterations must be able to withstand severe exposure to fire. If a home with a wood shake shingle roof needs any roof repairs, they will need to do a roof tear-off and get a new roof.
In the video, you can see our roofers in action. Notice how careful our roofers are to keep the mess as contained as possible without dropping it in piles on the ground below.
Switching Roof Systems
When switching your type of roofing system, you will also need a roof tear-off. For example, going from a tile roof to a shingle roof or vice versa. In this video, you can get another great look at our roofers’ streamlined approach to a roof tear-off.