This roof took our shingle roofing crew two days to complete. The project came out to about 30 squares or 3,000 square feet.

We had nine journeymen on the first day working from 6:30 AM to 6:45 PM and six men on the second day working from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM. They tore off the existing layer of shingles, installed Owens Corning synthetic underlayment, and installed Owens Corning Duration series shingles. We did not do any work on the deck on the back of the house.

We use RhinoRoof synthetic underlayment on nearly all of our shingle re-roofs and this roof was no exception. The homeowner did change the color of these shingles with this re-roof process from a dark brown blend to the color “Amber”, which is a slightly lighter brown blend. Our crew replaced two turtle vents with 14” turbines and decked over two other turtle vents.

We had safety concerns with this roof because it was a 2-story and had areas that were 6/12 and 8/12 pitch (which is very steep). Our roofing crew used all of the appropriate safety procedures, such as wearing hard hats, safety ropes, tying off the ladder, etc. and because of this attention to safety detail, there were no injuries during this re-roof process.

We gave a ten year labor and fifty year material warranty on this job and most of the shingle roofs we install and finally, we pulled a permit through the city and passed the final inspection.


Here is basic information on RhinoRoof synthetic underlayment :

(You can view additional information at this link:

  1. The underlayment has a great tear resistance up to 2X stronger than other types of underlayment.
  2. There is a back coating that holds to the deck and a fiber-grip on the front side to help installers not slip.
  3. Can stand up to UV rays for up to 3 months if it is exposed.
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