Greater Cincinnati Roofing Company

Case Studies

Roof Replacement Contractor

Roof to wall & corner flashings

Challenge

Most leaks occur at flashings. As you can imagine, water hitting the side of a wall will find one small area to leak into. We find these leaks in the step flashing, counter flashing, corner flashing or the siding itself....

Solution

Here is an example of detailed work. This is a new roof being installed in Liberty Township Ohio.
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Roof Decking

Challenge

A client’s roof has been slowly leaking around their chimney. It is very important to remove all of the old roofing materials before installing a new roof. For a long time, it was common practice to install a new roof...

Solution

We removed all of the old roofing materials before installing the new roof. This job required re-nailing loose wood & replacing the bad or rotted wood for a solid foundation before new roof installation. Their chimney leaks are a thing...
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Chimney has been slowly leaking
wood rot
ice damming rot
wood rot

New roof & Soffit Ventilation

Challenge

Older houses with intake ventilation.

Solution

When installing a new roof, it is extremely important to make sure the attic is ventilated. Older houses are challenging due to narrow soffits, insulation covering to soffits, cathedral ceilings etc. This particular house has very narrow soffits so when...
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New roof replacement in Terrace Park with soffit vents added.
Removal of plywood.
Narrow Soffits.

My Roof Leaks By a Wall

Challenge

Leaks arising where a wall meets shingles. This is one common reason why a roof leaks at a wall. This is typically the result of a “Storm Chaser” type of company or rookie, untrained subcontractors that do quick & high...

Solution

It is extremely important to install a new step flashing where a roof line meets a vertical wall. We will remove siding to get our new large step flashing up against the wall & under every shingle. When installing step flashing,...
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Black step flashing on top of new shingle. Nail high & away from wall.
Laying the new shingle over the black metal step flashing,
Nail shingle, but not too close to the wall. Repeat with new metal step flashing & shingles up the wall.

Roof Decking

Challenge

It is very important to remove all of the old roofing materials and make sure that your roof decking is in good shape before installing a new roof. Back in the day, it was common practice to install a second...

Solution

Remove all old roofing materials before the new roof is installed. Re-nail loose wood & replace any bad or rotted wood for a solid sound deck.
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½" OSB decking in Newtown Ohio
½" Plywood roof decking in Indian Hill.
Removing areas of bad wood that had slow roof leaks in Milford Ohio