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Learn more about what goes into a roof replacement at Prime Roofing

Prime Roofing is a Platinum Certified Installer of Owens Corning™ products and roofing systems. Our partnership with the manufacturer of the products we install ensures your new roof is installed correctly, quickly, and is backed by the biggest name in roofing!

The Prime Roof comes standard with a 10-year workmanship guarantee. 25 Year Platinum extended warranties are available too!



The video below briefly explains who we are at Prime Roofing and provides an overview of our step-by-step roofing process. You’ll also get to hear from a recent customer who describes the experience of having a new roof installed by our team.

A Step by Step Look at How a Roof is Typically Installed


While getting a roof replacement is one of the messiest renovation projects a home can undergo, good site prep can keep projects orderly and reduce debris. This includes setting up tarps and using magnets to catch loose nails and shingles.


Typically, everything on your roof is removed right down to the plywood during a roof replacement. This includes all underlayment, flashings, and thousands of shingles and nails.

To assist with keeping this process faster and cleaner, each of our crews is outfitted with the Equipter RB4000. The Equipter is a self-propelled dumpster that safely traverses the job site and can be positioned below the section of the roof we are working on. Utilizing the Equipter greatly reduces the mess during a roof replacement. This equipment is not used on every job.


Once the roof is removed, our crew will inspect your roof’s decking (commonly plywood or 1×6 hardboards) to ensure it attached per the current building code and in good enough condition for the new roof. Any weak or rotted wood will be replaced and corrected before the new roof is installed.


Prime Roofing uses a special “high-temperature” rated, self-adhering water barrier installed at key locations on your roof. This product will keep your roof dry all by itself but ultimately acts as a second line of defense during extreme weather conditions. We use this product standard in valleys and around any roof penetrations. As an upgrade, it can also be installed over the entire roof, creating an extremely tough roof system. 


Underlayment serves a two-fold purpose as part of a roof system. It keeps the roof dry during construction and acts as a vapor barrier for the life of the roof. Prime Roofing utilizes a high-strength synthetic underlayment that is 40 times stronger than traditional felt paper. Additionally, our synthetic underlayment lays flatter and will not break down over time like traditional underlayments.


Next up the drip edge is installed. The drip edge strengthens and protects the perimeter of the new roof and sets the stage for the rest of the shingle installation. Standard drip edge is 26 gauge metal and comes factory painted in 5 colors; black, gray, white, brown, and beige. However, we can fabricate our own custom drip-edge in whatever color you want!


The shingles are the main focal point of the roof and do most of the heavy lifting in keeping your home dry. Installation starts at the bottom of the roof, over-top of the starter course, and continues upwards. We recommend Owens Corning Duration shingles, which are Lifetime Rated and designed to withstand wind speeds of 130mph!


Every home has a unique set of penetrations that come up through the roof. Properly waterproofing these penetrations the first time is key to prevent leaks and repairs down the road.

We also utilize rodent covers, installed over-top the plumbing penetrations. These guards protect against rodent damage and prevent debris and critters from entering the pipe. They are color-matched to the roof, providing a clean and uniform appearance.


Ridge ventilation is installed along or near the peaks of the roof to allow excess heat and moisture to flow freely out of the attic space.

There are several methods that can be used to create effective ventilation as part of your roof system. Prime Roofing will calculate how much ventilation your attic space needs and find the best solution for your roof.



Hip and ridge caps are made of the same material as the field shingles but are specially designed to be used along the peaks and hips of a roof. They lock in the joining sections of a roof and create a clean, finished appearance.

Set up an estimate by calling 904-530-1446 or by filling out a quick form. Someone from our team will be happy to assist you and get you on your way to a better roof.

These guys did a great job on my new roof! Very reasonable pricing. Communication was good. Job only took a few days. Im very happy. Thanks again Mark.

Excellent work. Very professional, and communicated with us throughout the process. I Highly recommend them.

A great experience! Adam did a great job and was fast, proficient, and very professional. I highly recommend them!

Great roofing job and great warranty. Would use again, but hope I won’t need to!

They went above and beyond. Some of my neighbors have also had roof work done by them as well.

Two weeks later other repair services had not returned my call. Within an hour Prime had called and someone was here to see the problem in 2 days. The repair was completed within a week.

They did a great job at a great price. They did everything they said they would do and were very professional and reliable. I would highly recommend them.

They replaced the skylights and did some roof repairs as well. Professional, prompt, and reasonably priced. I highly recommend them.

Prime Roofing was very prompt and professional. They kept me very informed of all aspects of scheduling, inspection, etc. I would highly recommend this company.

Quick, courteous and quality service. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing roof repairs. Thank you Mark.

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