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Most common leaks on a roof(0)

August 2, 2010

Leaky Valleys First and foremost is the valleys.  If you roof is more than 10 years old than more than likely you do not have Ice and Water Shield in the valleys.  The Ice and Water shield is a synthetic underlayment that help prevent ice damning and deterioration of your decking.  I know that in […]

Most common leaks on a roof
Where should I locate the nails on a laminated architectural shingle?

Where should I locate the nails on a laminated architectural shingle?

Location of Fasteners really depends upon the particular type of shingle being installed or any particular wind resistance specification that may be in effect. Shingle manufacturers will generally specify   shingles be installed with four  nails per full width shingle. If your shingle has been cut to any length, you must at least installed two nails. […]

Tear off versus re-roof

Tear off versus re-roof

Should I tear off my existing shingle roof or should I install another layer of shingles over it? This is a question that comes up very often when homeowners are trying to decide which is the most economical way to have a roof replaced. Obviously the most economical way to have a new roof installed […]

HAND NAILING OF SHINGLES VERSUS NAILING SHINGLES WITH NAIL GUN

HAND NAILING OF SHINGLES VERSUS NAILING SHINGLES WITH NAIL GUN

Some roofing contractors advertise that they only hand nail shingles. The argument is that hand nailing of shingles is a better process than using a pneumatic nailing gun or pneumatic stapler. It is certainly more expensive to hand nail as hand nailing is a more time intensive process. Obviously, the more time it takes to […]


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