An Aging Roof in Overland Park
Homeowners in Overland Park contacted us with concerns about their roof. The roof was timberline on old roof shingles, and they knew that it was time for a replacement. Upon inspection, both layers needed to be removed, and some sections of wood under the eaves were also compromised and needed replacement.
Making a Plan and Beginning Replacement
The pros at Christian Brothers Roofing came up with a thorough, detailed plan and estimate for the homeowners, wanting to cover everything so as to leave no surprises. We noticed the home’s soffits were too small to allow for standard under-eave soffit vents and that the roof would call for under-shingle intake vents to meet ventilation standard requirements: the 1/300 rule.
The 1/300 rule is an important feature in roofing, and unfortunately, one that some roofers neglect. It states that for shingle manufacturers to uphold a warranty on their materials, there needs to be one square foot of ventilation for every 300 square feet of attic space. For these homeowners, it was imperative to determine and install the proper amount of Lomanco DA-4 under-shingle intake vents for this home.
We also came up with a plan to replace their entire wood shingle roof using GAF Timberline HDZ shingles because of their exceptional performance and better lifespan. These shingles provided the same wood-shake look of their existing roof, but because they are made from fiberglass, they offered far superior protection.
A Brand New Roof
The overall project involved a full roof replacement using a shingle-style timberline with the appearance of weathered wood. We also installed replacement 1×7-inch boards where the moisture-damaged under-eaves were. They worked perfectly and blended nicely with the existing tongue-and-groove boards.
All in all, both our team and the owners were thrilled with the project. Not only did we restore the charming look of the shake-shingle roof with high-performance GAF fiberglass shingles, but we also repaired the existing structure underneath and improved the ventilation in the homeowners’ attic. It was a beautiful, durable result that gave the homeowners an added sense of security and ease.