Residential roofing, or what the roofing industry refers to
as steep slope roofing, is defined as roofing materials
installed on a roof with a 3:12 pitch or greater. A majority
of the residential roofs in Oklahoma range between a
5:12 and a 12:12 pitch. Many homeowners believe that
residential roofing is as easy as nailing more shingles
on to the existing surface. The reality is that residential
roofing is a highly technical process. Installing any
roof without the proper education and skill could result in damage
to the structure of the home. RoofHawk uses the GAF Lifetime Roofing System to avoid any possible problems. RoofHawk exclusively uses GAF products and installation procedures because they have proven to be the industry’s finest products. GAF manufactures all of their products and stands behind their workmanship with the industry’s finest warranties. RoofHawk employees are all GAF Steep Slope Certified, giving us the ability to help you assess your individual needs – ensuring you get the best roof and peace of mind for your money. With RoofHawk, we will fully evaluate your roofing needs, help you to identify the best solution and perform quality workmanship at a reasonable price. We take great satisfaction in our level of knowledge and expertise obtained through roofing industry training and involvement, GAF certification training, and continuing education through our relationship with GAF. We feel the only way to specify and install any roof is to have the proper knowledge, skills, and factory training to do the job right, the first time. We clearly understand that a roof system is an intricate process. We identify the proper materials, ventilation, and follow all manufacturer’s installation procedures. Our employees are covered by both worker’s compensation and general liability insurance, so you’ll have peace of mind while our crew is on site.
RoofHawk installs every roof to meet or exceed all industry standards. As GAF Certified installers we understand the proper way to approach and install each part of your roofing system.
Unfortunately, in our industry there are times that corners are cut in order to speed up the job and trim cost. Deck inspection and felt removal are sometimes sacrificed in cutting of corners. When felt is not removed from an existing roof, problems with the existing decking and hidden leaks are missed. Decking boards are often stressed and can become loose — nails may be pulled up slightly in many places. Our crews ensure that all loose decking boards are nailed down properly, all old nails are refastened, and all water-damaged and warped decking is replaced to ensure the decking is sufficient to hold nails. While most roofing companies charge for deck repair, we will replace at no charge up to (3) sheets of decking.
Roof Deck Protection…
Superior quality roof deck underlayment can protect and beautify at the same time. Quality roof deck protection prevents wind-driven rain (or water from other sources) from infiltrating under your shingles and causing damage to your roof or the inside of your home. It also provides an extra layer of protection between your shingles and your roof deck. RoofHawk uses GAF Deck Armor and Tiger Paw because it lies flatter and will not buckle when installed. This results in reduced blow-offs by allowing your shingles to lay flatter and more uniformly.
Starter Strip Shingles…
Using GAF Pro-Start starter strip helps lock your shingles in place to help prevent wind-blown rain and potential leaks. With no cutting of the starter strip there will be a visibly straighter roof edge. Using GAF Pro-Start in conjunction with proper shingle installation also allows for an increase in wind rating.
We use GAF Weather Watch at all roof perforations. Weather Watch is a mineral-surfaced leak barrier that keeps your home protected from unwanted leaks, even in the most extreme weather. RoofHawk uses GAF Weather Watch in all roof valleys and at all roof perforations on every roof, everytime. The added cost (minimal) far outweighs the expense of damage that can result from not using it.
We exclusively install shingles from GAF’s shingle portfolio. GAF offers a multitude of options to fulfill your style and roofing needs. GAF is the largest manufacturer of residential roofing material in North America. Professional installers have long preferred the rugged, dependable performance that only a GAF roof can offer, and have made Timberline® Shingles with Advanced Protection® the No. 1 selling shingle brand in North America!
Nailing errors, such as under-driven or angled nails, can cause future problems with your shingles — everything from premature failure and blistering to blow-offs. RoofHawk uses 50% more nails than the industry standard to properly secure shingles and to increase wind ratings by 30% (from 90mph to 130mph).
We adhere to the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) recommendation of a minimum of at least 1 square foot of attic ventilation (both intake and exhaust) for every 300 square feet of attic space. This is necessary to prolong the life of your roof and for adherence to GAF specifications in order to offer an upgraded 50-year warranty.
We use GAF TimberTex Ridge Cap Shingles to complete the overall roofing system. Enchanced ridge shingles accentuate the beauty of your new roof and provide multi-layer protection at the highest-stress levels of your roof (hips and ridges).
DON’T GET NAILED.