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Merritt Island Roof Installation 

Expert Roof Installers in the Space Coast Area 

Installing a new roof is a complex but crucial step in completing a house or business. To learn more about what is involved, call our team at Gorilla Roofing. We are proud to provide trustworthy Melbourne roof installation to anyone in the Space Coast Area.

What to Consider When Preparing for a Roof Installation

Before people determine which material they will use on their roof, there are several key elements they should think about. One aspect is the structural style of the roof itself. The structure could be a flat or hip roof, or residents could select something more distinct, such as a mansard or gambrel style. Even saltbox roofs offer a unique look. 

It is also important to figure out the slope of the roof. The roof’s slope, better known as its “pitch,” greatly affects the kinds of materials that can be used. For example, a pitch that is too steep will not work with extremely heavy substances, such as slate tiles or stone slabs. Our techs can help advise the design of the roof before it goes into place.

Call our roof repair specialists at (321) 677-5867 or contact us online to feel the comfort of having a secure roof over your head.

Types of Roof Installation

After determining the pitch and structure of the roof, it is time to select materials. Picking a color, pattern, and texture is easier to do with a consultation from our professionals. We can explain the pros and cons of each material. 

A few of the kinds of roofing materials residents and commercial clients can choose from include:

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood shakes
  • Clay tiles
  • Metal sheets
  • “Nicholas Ruiz came and inspected the roof as was damaged by previous storms he was able to work with my insurance and my roof was replaced professionally and looks great.”

    - Rob B.

What Is Involved in Installing Shingles

Shingles are considered to be some of the most affordable and versatile roofing materials around. Part of what makes them so convenient is the fact they do not take as long as other kinds of roofing substances, like stone or metal. However, this does not mean that shingling is easy. Before the installation can take place, a powerful underlayment needs to be laid, which allows the roof to resist water. This adhesive needs to be stretched tightly to grip the roof sheathing. A sloppy application would create wrinkles and bubbles, preventing the underlayment from sealing to the fastening nails. 

The roof is then covered with felt underlayment, all precisely measured to overlap. A drip edge must also be nailed in an overlapping fashion at the end of the eaves. Particularly in Florida, where rain is often combined with heavy winds, such precautions are necessary to prevent shingle failure. Only after the flashing and drip edge have been installed can professionals begin to add the shingles, moving in steady rows or “courses.” After the tabs have been cut off the shingles, the courses need to be applied within precise fractions of an inch. This will keep the rows aligned, strengthening the seal’s durability. For such a complex job, trust Gorilla Roofing to take care of the challenge.

Contact us now at (321) 677-5867 for dependable Melbourne roof installation.

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