One of our recent residential projects was the kind that separates the inexperienced roofers from those with years in the field.

This was a very large shingle replacement job – 9,000 square feet, to be exact – and to top it off, the house itself was multiple stories with a turret.

Turrets are notoriously difficult to work on due in part to their sheer incline. The incline makes it complicated to secure the shingling on the turret. Undertaking this job would require years of experience.

Strategy & Process

This particular project required an additional level of strategy beyond what we usually do, because we needed to account for the size of the home, the number of stories, and the home’s unique turret.

We first inspected the client’s roof to determine what all we would need for the job. After a thorough investigation, we assembled and purchased the required materials and officially began our work.

Removing the Shingles & Prepping the Roof

After drafting a game plan, it was time to remove the shingles. Our crew began by tediously and carefully scraping the shingles from the roof using a specialized tool designed just for this job. Now, this sounds simple enough, but keep in mind that not only does removing aged shingles take time, but it also takes plenty of manpower, proper technique, and careful movement so as not to damage the roof, especially on a roof as large as this one.

That’s why it’s always wise to hire a professional. It’s better to spend a little extra up front than spend thousands more in repairing damage, or worse, hospital bills.

Replacing the Shingles

After removing the old shingles, it was time for a more modern upgrade!

We began by laying down a special layer of insulation, which acts not only as further protection from the elements, but will also extend the life of the roof by actively wicking away water. Once the insulation was in place, we started laying down the new, sleeker, impact-resistant shingles across the entire roof.

The process was similar for the turret, with the main difference being additional safety equipment while we were working on an incline. Usually when working on a turret, straps and a harness are required and are mounted on the tip of the turret, which allows us to work safely.

After successfully replacing the shingles across the roof and on the turret, our job was done!

It doesn’t matter how big your roofing project is – we can handle it. With nearly 60 years of experience in the field, and both commercial and residential endorsements from the Oklahoma CIB and ORCA, we’ll get the job done right the first time.

Give us a call today: (918) 747-7141