Time for a new roof?
We can help you choose the right system for your needs.

Our experience

Our team has over 110 years of experience. We’ve installed roofs on large, complex projects like the Blaisdell Arena and as small as a carport. All roofs are important to us because they’re important to our customers.

Roof components

1. Waterproofing Underlayment

2. Starter Shingles

3. Shingles

4. Hip & Ridge Caps

5. Ventilation

Selecting the right roof for you

It all starts with selecting the right shingle for you, with various color blends, styles, shadow lines and warranties it's important to know the difference.

  1. Asphalt shingles come in many shapes, sizes, colors, thickness and weights
  2. The basic rule of thumb is the heavier shingles weigh the better the quality and longer life span.
  3. PIC uses mainly CertainTeed products so please visit their web site to see what is offered in Hawaii.
Certainteed

The next big decision is the type of underlayment, some are just water-resistant while others are waterproof.

  1. Felt underlayment: tried and true asphalt impregnated felt underlayment comes in 15# and 30# weights and provides a good water-resistant layer beneath the roofing shingles.
  2. Synthetic Underlayment: synthetic underlayment is scrim-reinforced, water-resistant and has exceptional dimensional stability compared to standard felt underlayment.
  3. Composite Underlayment: composite material of asphalt polymers formed into a rolled sheet to protect the roofs most vulnerable places such as valleys and roof edges and is waterproof.

Common Questions

1. Do I have to remove my existing roof?

Not always, code allows the contractor to install only one other layer of shingles over the existing. When ever there are already two layers of shingles they must be removed, the main reason is not to exceed the safe weight limit of the roof structure.

2. Is it important to have roof ventilation?

A roof that breathes is shown to perform better and last longer. Ridge vents in combination with intake vents allow air to flow on the underside of the roof deck keeping the attic cooler.

3. Does it really mater which underlayment is used?

Yes it does! Light weight low quality tar paper will wrinkle when wet, is only minimally water resistant and degrades faster. Synthetic and composite underlayment is waterproof and lasts much longer.

4. How long will the new roof last?

The life span of the roof is very dependent on the quality of the shingle and underlayment. Higher quality shingles and underlayment can last 30 years in Hawaii, lower quality products might only last 15 years.

5. How long will the project take?

A typical 2000 sq. ft. roof will take 3 to 4 days.

6. What is included in my new roof proposal?

We perform a thorough survey of your existing roof to make sure we have all the information we need to provide a complete proposal. We will then sit down with you to go over which type of shingle, underlayment, venting and flashing options you would like. Once we have all the information we present you with a complete proposal with no surprises.

7. How can I tell which shingle is better than the other?

Weight! Heavier weight means a better quality shingle because it’s thicker with more materials to last longer.

Every customer who gives a referral for residential roofing or waterproofing gets a $200 Visa gift card when the contract is signed.

We appreciate our loyal customers.

Every customer who gives a referral for residential roofing or waterproofing gets a $200 Visa card when the contract is signed.

Whether it’s a shingle roof, low slope / flat roof or lanai waterproofing, you can take your referral to the bank

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