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R E Roofing & Construction, Inc.

941-E S. McGlincey Ln.
Campbell, CA 95008

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Yale Proctor with a client at our Campbell Showroom

We invite you to visit our Showroom in Campbell, CA. It's a great place to begin the selection process. On display are nearly two dozen roof offerings, gutter options, attic ventilators, and more.

Worn/Damaged Roof
Common indicators your roof may be failing include loose, cracked or missing pieces, stains or damage on the underside of your roof (visable in the eaves), stains on your ceiling, etc. Bringing in a knowledgeable professional for a complete assessment will help you determine whether repair or replacement is the best course of action.


Roof Removal (Tear-off)
The first step in the re-roof process is removing the existing roof. This step allows
the roofing professional to inspect sheathing and rafters for water, termite and
other damage.


Damaged Wood
Damaged wood (dry rot is pictured above) will always be replaced. Your estimate explains how you will be charged for this type of work, i.e. on a rate per foot basis
or on a time and materials basis.


While wood shake and shingle roofs are still installed over spaced sheathing (where the boards running horizontally across the top of your rafters usually are 4-6 inches apart), most other roofs require solid sheathing. The most common examples of solid roof sheathing are plywood (CDX) and oriented strand board (OSB).

Georgia Pacific makes boths CDX and OSB. You can learn more about these
products, their pros and cons, by visiting their website (link below).


Underlayments / Interlayments
Underlayments, installed under your new roofing material and interlayments, installed between rows of materials, are membranes used to keep water from reaching your sheathing and sub-roof areas. While asphalt-saturated felt (tar paper) is still the most commonly used product, there are many other products on the market you may want to (or need to) consider. Minimum requirements, based largely on the slope of your roof, are established by roofing material manufacturers and building codes.


Material Installation
Product manufacturers, the building code applicable to your community and industry organizations, such as Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) and Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (CSSB), establish installation guidelines - therein, both the required and recommended procedures are spelled out for installing your new roof.

Installation crews are often, but not necessarily, tested and certified to apply the
roof(s) in which you are interested.


One of the most important, complicated, misunderstood and (too often) ignored aspects of re-roofing is the provision of adequate ventilation. In a survey performed
in 2004, 90% of homeowners responded that their contractors had checked attic ventilation before re-roofing. An inspection of their work, however, showed that in
only 44% of the cases did roof ventilation even meet the minimum standard. Not
much has changed since then.

Your roofing professional should be able to explain the importance of this issue, what the minimum and optimum requirements are, and how to best achieve each.


Most homes will get new gutters at the same time the new roof is installed. Your choices will include steel, aluminum, and copper in a wide variety of styles and sizes
to suit your tastes and requirements. A thoughtful examination of these choices
should allow you to make a selection you'll be happy with for years to come.


Finished Product
In almost all cases, a city or county building permit is required to re-roof your home. During construction and/or upon completion, a local building official will inspect the work being done and initial/sign the permit when approved. At the end of the project, this (signed-off) permit is yours to retain.