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The Prime Process

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

From our tough and unique water-proof underlayments, to custom made edge flashings, our roofs will protect your home.

Throughout our time spent int the roofing industry, we have developed a set of high quality and field proven materials and methods that we employ on every job. We call this system The Prime Roof.  Our unique combination of experience, brand partnerships, and forward-thinking installation practice, all come together to create a durable and beautiful architectural-style roof that you can count on to hold up in the worst of Florida’s weather.

Best of all The Prime Roof comes with a 10-year workmanship guarantee and 50-year material warranty that is backed by Owens Corning. 


This video 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 we build a roof that lasts.

Site Preparation

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

Roof Removal

Typically, everything is removed right down to to the plywood. Literally thousands of shingles and nails are removed during a roof replacement.

To assist with keep 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 jobsite and is positioned below the section of roof we are working on. Utilizing the Equipter greatly reduces the mess during a roof replacement.

Plywood Inspection

Once the roof is removed, our crew will inspect your roof’s decking (commonly plywood or 1×6) to ensure it is up to 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.

Water Barrier Installation

Prime Roofing uses 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 when the Florida weather whips up. We use this product standard in valleys, along walls, and around any roof penetrations.

Synthetic Underlayment

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 branded high-strength synthetic underlayment that is 40 times stronger than traditional felt-paper. Additionally, our synthetic underlayment lays ultra flat and will not to break-down over time like traditional underlayments.

Drip Edge

Next up is the drip edge and starter shingle. The Drip Edge is installed to seal and protect the roof perimeter. The part sets the stage for the rest of the shingle installation and locks in the edge of your roof.

One of the reasons The Prime Roof is unique is because of the custom made drip edge we use on our roofs. We call our drip edge EdgeLocker because it has 2x the roof edge coverage than the competition, creating a more waterproof and secure border around your roof.


Shingle Installation

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 shingle, and continues upwards. We recommend Owens Corning Duration shingles, which are Lifetime Rated and designed to withstand wind-speeds in excess of 130mph!

Flashing the Plumbing Stacks and Roof Vents

Every home has a unique set of penetrations that come 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 protects against rodent damage and prevent debris and critters from entering in the pipe. They are color matched to the roof, providing a clean and uniform appearance.

Attic Ventilation

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 & Ridge Caps

Hip and ridge caps are made of the same material as the 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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