Roofing Systems Installation

slate roofing installation

Empire Roofing & More offers best-in-class installation and quality control practices.

Empire Roofing & More offers high quality performance and efficient installation of roofing systems to ensure peace of mind and provide you with the highest quality installation, maintenance, repair and replacement in Pittsburgh's North Hills.

Western Pennsylvania is known for harsh and variable weather, and Empire Roofing & More takes this into consideration when conducting our inspections and evaluations, making recommendations and options, and during our operations and installation. Our installation techniques will provide you with a roofing system than can last a lifetime.

Steps for a Re-Roof, the basics:

  1. Site preparation (safety of property, animals, occupants).
  2. Secure and safe ladders and scaffolding.
  3. Make site electrically safe. Secure interior electrical components (e.g. fans) as appropriate.
  4. Safe removal of the existing roof system and related elements.
  5. Inspect & secure roof deck material and related structural elements.
  6. Replace rotten, damaged or compromised decking & related structural elements.
  7. Replace rotten, damaged or compromised plumbing elements.
  8. Install proper attic ventilation (intake and exhaust) for moisture control.
  9. Install of non-corroding drip edge at key locations -some drip edging in installed later in sequence.
  10. Install leak barrier or underlayment at key locations.
  11. Install protection for the deck of the roof.
  12. Install flashing where appropriate (sidewall, chimney, dormers & skylight, plus plumbing exhaust pipe).
  13. Install asphalt shingles (usually 6 nails/shingle) for wind resistance. When installing slate shingles, follow proper hanging/securing techniques.
  14. Install ridge vent exhaust ventilation, or similar, where appropriate (e.g. attic).
  15. Install specially designed ridge cap shingles.
  16. Remove ladders, scaffolding and remove protective tarps.
  17. Clean the site, remove and dispose of debris per local codes.
  18. Complete visual and magnetic safety sweep of work site to minimize hazards to animals and occupants.
  19. Meet with another Satisfied Customer of Empire Roofing & More

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“Very responsive. Called back promptly. Thorough explanation of damages and repair that was needed. Very professional. Continued correspondence throughout entire process. Estimate was spot on, and work was done in extremely good time. No complaints. Cleaned up all mess, end result looks great.”

—Amy L.

“I have worked with Roman and JB on multiple occasions. They bring a high level of professionalism to their projects. The experience is informative and thorough. You certainly feel more educated about the scope of work, and what to expect after your interaction with them. I highly encourage you to give them a call for your next home improvement project.”

—Howard B.

“Roman was very professional, punctual for all appointments, very much available (phone, email, text) & was in and out as promised. Initially quoted 2 days work, but they were done in one, which was helpful. When an inspector made one comment (I’m selling the house), Roman addressed it immediately. Great guy to work with.”
—Sam R.

“Professional, knowledgeable and friendly, Roman was professional with a friendly easy manner that made him easy to talk to. I wasn’t sure of the color I wanted and he was very helpful to me in making my decision. I would recommend him to others.”
—Gale M.

“Empire replaced my roof last summer. I was very pleased with their promptness, professionalism and their work. My existing skylight developed some leaking last week. Roman came out immediately after I called and fixed the area. He also blew all the leaves off my roof—which was quite a job, being a large ranch house in the woods!
Thank you, Roman!!”