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Quality Materials for a Quality Roof

At Your Service Roofing is a proud installer of the Owens Corning Roof System and a certified Platinum Preferred Contractor, Owens Corning’s highest certification. We install full roof systems in order to provide the highest quality materials, best performance, and manufacturer warranty. Rather than mixing and matching random product components, we use all Owens Cornings products to deliver a complete roof system and to make sure your manufacturer’s warranty remains in effect. For more details regarding products used, installation process, and sales process expectations please review the following information.


Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration shingles

Owens Corning’s TruDefinition Duration shingles are simply the best performing shingle on the market in our opinion. This is due to the patented technology of the Sure Nail Strip. This engineered fabric strip placed in the nailing zone of the shingle provides unrivaled performance in nail pull throughs, nail blow throughs, and delamination. No other shingle comes close. Once you see our Duration Demonstration we are sure you will agree that it is the only shingle you’ll want for your home.

Owens Corning Oakridge AR

Owens Corning Oakridge shingle line is a great alternative when looking for a more budget friendly roof replacement. The Oakridge line features an Algae Resistant manufacturer’s warranty and a wide array of colors to fit your home and your budget.

Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles

We install Owens Corning’s ProEdge hip and ridge cap shingles. These shingles are placed over the hips and ridges of your roof to cover the transition of different roof slopes. ProEdge hip and ridge cap shingles are specifically designed to be more pliable as they will be bent and not laid flat as field shingles are. They are also specifically made to coordinate to your chosen shingle color. While some installers use builder grade 3-Tab field shingles cut into the size and shape of a true hip and ridge cap shingle, we want to make sure your roof is installed to the highest quality possible. That is why we only use ProEdge hip and ridge cap shingles on our roof installations.

Starter Shingles

Starter shingles are placed along the perimeter (rakes and eaves) of the roof. As these areas are the most vulnerable part of your roof when guarding against high winds and shingle blow offs. We only install Owens Corning’s Starter Strip Plus Shingle. These shingles are specifically engineered to provide superior strength and sealing to your roof system. Some installers may use field shingles, flipped upside down, as a shingle starter. However, Owens Corning recommends the use of a dedicated starter shingle for their products. You can rest assured we use only the Starter Strip Plus Shingle for our installations.

Synthetic Underlayments

Synthetic underlayment is the new industry standard replacing the old felt paper most homeowners remember. This synthetic underlayment is just as resistant to water as felt paper but provides an easier installation and most importantly a safer working environment for our installers. Synthetic underlayment is much less likely to tear under the foot of the installer reducing the risk of slips and falls during roof replacement. At Your Service Roofing recommends Owens Corning’s RhinoRoof U20 Synthetic Roof Underlayment and we use it as our standard grade underlayment.

Ice and Water Guard

Ice and Water Guard is a crucial component of a roof system. It provides additional resistance to water intrusion and helps protect the home’s interior from the effects of winter ice dams. It is required by code in the Greater Cincinnati area as well as Owens Corning’s manufacturer install specifications to extend a minimum of 24” inside the interior wall of any heated space. As Ice and Water Guard comes in a 3 foot wide role it is rare that a single course of this product is sufficient for the eaves of your home. At Your Service Roofing always uses an Ice and Water Guard calculator to determine the proper amount needed. This means we are usually installing two courses of Ice and Water Guard along the eaves of the roof, as well as in valleys, around skylights, chimneys, other roof penetrations, and any area with a history of ice buildup or water intrusion. We use Owens Corning’s WeatherLock Mat Self-Sealing Waterproofing Barrier. This ensures that we can offer Owens Corning’s highest warranties and provide your roof the best materials available.


Perhaps no component is more overlooked when it comes to roof performance as ventilation. We believe it is the most important component in regards to the longevity of a roof. Poor ventilation results in excess granule loss to the shingles, often referred to as “blistering.” Poor ventilation can also cause moisture to build up in the attic space, increasing the home’s likelihood of mold and rot to the roof sheathing. Furthermore, improper ventilation will undoubtedly add to the home’s utility costs. This is why we use Owens Corning’s top of the line exhaust vent product, the VentSure 4-Foot Strip Heat and Moisture Ridge Vent when installing ridge vents. While standard box vents are often acceptable, providing there is an adequate number of them, a well installed ridge vent is an ideal option. For more information feel free to download the product brochure here.

Installation Process

Site Prep

We begin each and every roof replacement by preparing our customer’s jobsite to minimize our impact to the home’s exterior, landscaping, and property. We employ the use of the Catch-All system whenever possible to keep roof debris away from landscape beds, walkways, and the home’s exterior. We place buckets over smaller landscaping pieces and exterior lighting. We drape mesh tarps over A/C units allowing them to breathe and perform normally while protecting them from debris. We also move all patio furniture away from the home and place tarps or plywood over decks, paver patios, and other exterior surfaces. We also install gutter protection devices wherever our ladders are placed along the gutter line to ensure the gutters are not damaged, dented, or scratched. Tarps are placed under vehicles to ensure no fluids harm or stain the driveway or concrete. We do our absolute best to have a close attention to detail so we can minimize the risk of any damage to our customer’s property.

Tear Off and Removal

During the removal of the existing roof, we collect debris and walk it directly to the roof’s edge to be disposed of directly into the trash receptacle. While every roof is unique, and some do not allow for this technique, the vast majority of our projects do. Other loose debris is captured through the Catch-All system for collection and disposal. Unless specifically demanded by our customer, all metal flashings are removed and prepped for replacement.

Sheathing Inspection

It is critical to the health of the roof that the sheathing, or decking, of the roof is inspected. Sheathing boards can become loose over time and need to be re-nailed to ensure a proper nailable surface. Boards with water rot or mold are removed and replaced with new sheathing as well. Our roofs are built to last and installing a roof on a sub standard decking will reduce the lifespan and performance of the roof.

Underlayment Installation

Ice and Water Guard is installed along the eaves. Often 2 courses are needed to meet code and manufacturer install specifications. The Ice and Water Guard MUST be installed over the eave drip edge (gutter apron) but under the rake drip edge (T-Drip). This is a common mistake seen during many roof inspections. Ice and Water Guard is also installed in valleys, around chimneys, skylights, and other roof penetrations. Finally, Ice and Water Guard is installed anywhere there is a history or witness marks of ice build up or water intrusion. The rest of the roof deck surface is covered in synthetic felt, being sure to overlap edges a minimum of 3 inches.

Drip Edge

Metal drip edge is installed along the entire perimeter of the roof, the eaves and rakes. This helps prevent leaks to the soffits when wind driven rain or ice buildup in the gutters allows moisture under the shingles.

Eaves take a particular style of drip edge called gutter apron. This has a rolled edge and allows for shingles on top of it to lay into the gutter. Installing a hard edge drip edge such as T-Drip will cause the first course of shingles to be lifted upwards. This causes water to pool in the area where it can wick under shingles and cause leaks to the soffit or interior. When soffits are rotted and damaged it is usually because no drip edge was installed or the wrong type of drip edge was installed.

The rakes of the home require a drip edge with a hard 90 degree edge. This style is referred to as T-Drip and should not be used in place of gutter apron. This product protects the edges of the roof system from wind driven rain.


Ventilation can come in many different forms. If the home has soffit vents which are unblocked and free of debris, then box vents or ridge vents are to be used as exhaust vents. When soffit vents are unavailable, then gable vents or power vents can be used. The best ventilation system is different depending on several factors unique to each home and are given much consideration.

Shingle Installation

Shingles are then installed according to Owens Corning’s manufacturer installation specifications. Each shingle is adhered to the roof deck by no less than 6 nails placed in the nailing zone. This is absolutely crucial to the roof’s performance and a common mistake observed when inspecting and replacing roof systems. Placing nails below the proper area results in exposed nail heads which over time will rust and cause leak points. Placing nails too high results in delamination of the shingle over time. Nails must be placed in the designated area so that the nail meets the common bond, the area of the shingle where the two parts of the shingle meet and are laminated together. Shingle applications can vary depending on the roof style, pitch of slopes, and other factors. A strict attention to detail must be used to ensure the proper application of the shingles. Failure to do so may result in a shortened lifespan of the roof, the voiding of the manufacturer’s warranty, or costly repairs and/or leaks.

Flashing replacement

At Your Service Roofing’s standard procedure is to replace all flashings of the roof system. There are many different types of flashing such as base flashing, step flashing, counter flashing, etc.. While most local area’s building codes require the replacement of any damaged, rusted, or deteriorated metal flashings it is always recommended to do so. The only exceptions to this is when a customer demands the flashing to be left in place. Flashing installations is a specialized roof skill and is only to be performed by our top crew members. It is important to note that the majority of roof leaks and water intrusions stem from mistakes in the installation of the flashing and are far more common than from shingles.

Clean Up

Once the roof build is completed it is time to clean the jobsite. This is where we specifically preach the importance of attention to detail. The grounds are swept by magnets to remove any loose nails. Gutters have a magnet run through them to collect any metal debris before being blown out and cleaned. Some pieces of underlayments, shingles, and product wrappers are checked for in unusual or difficult places such as in tree branches, window wells, window sills, and landscape beds. As standard practice, the crews run several magnet sweeps throughout the project but a final and extensive one is completed before leaving the jobsite.

Final Inspection

As a final measure of thoroughness our Site Manager will perform a final inspection either at the end of the project or the following day. Any excess materials are removed from the site. At the customer’s request, a bundle or two of leftover shingles can be left onsite. The final inspection includes checking flashings, nail patterns to shingles, any defect in roof products, and finally another thorough magnet sweep and check of the grounds. At Your Service Roofing cares deeply about you, your family, and your pets’ well being and takes every measure possible to ensure a safe and clean environment. We truly feel that when our project is finished, you shouldn’t be able to tell we were ever there.