The Elite Advantage

19-point Quality Checklist for Pitched Roofs

19-point quality checklist for pitched roofs

Each job is executed according to this roofing quality control checklist. We work hard to make sure no stone is left unturned.

At Elite, we pay our employees by the hour, as opposed to piece rate. This encourages them to do their best, highest quality work.

We work to protect you. From unbeatable warranties, to insurance and lien waivers, down to the actual roof itself, we want you to feel happy and secure in your purchase.

  1. Knock on the door and introduce yourself to the owner as the project foreman
  2. Prepare grounds surrounding the roof to make sure there are no breakable tables, vases, etc. that are in line of falling objects and debris from the roof
  3. Drip edge is locked and not too tight in corners, miter hip corners; unscratched
  4. Deck is prepared properly for dry-in material. All nails are removed or replaced
  5. Ice shield is installed over top of the drip edge metal, 24″ of exterior wall on drip eave
  6. Six nails per full shingle for wind warranty or 4 nails for standard install
  7. Nails in shingles are inserted on the nail line
  8. Ensure the shingling lines are straight. Use chalk lines if necessary
  9. Side laps should be no closer than 4″ from each other
  10. Valleys should be either Close Cut or W Metal Valleys
  11. Aluminum flashings used against brick walls and chimneys
  12. New pipe flashings on plumbing ventilation pipes
  13. New flashings tight against the ducting (not just against the base skirt)
  14. Perimeter shingles are hung over drip about 3/8″
  15. Proper attic ventilation according to NRCA
  16. Remove satellite dish to shingle under rather than going around with tar
  17. Clean the ground daily with a magnet and rake the lawn if it is necessary
  18. Knock on the door and communicate with the owner about the status of the job
  19. Replace all items that were removed for safety to their original locations at the end of the job

CertainTeed Warranties

We strive for the best pitched roof installation possible on every job we do. That's why we can afford to offer the highest warranties available. Explore your options below.


CertainTeed's SureStart Warranty

This is an extensive warranty only offered by CertainTeed's most advanced contractors. Learn More.


CertainTeed's SureStart Plus

Extend your SureStart warranty for complete coverage, without prorating the cost. Learn More.


CertainTeed Limited Warranty

This is a defect warranty offered with each of our roofing system, direct from CertainTeed. Learn More.