Friday, April 21, 2017

Tools Of The Trade For Fixing Your Roof

The piece Tools Of The Trade For Fixing Your Roof was initially found on Danbury Roofing Pros Blog

We've put together a quick article for all those budding DIY enthusiasts! It's said a bad workman always blames his tools which is why we've put together some insightful information on the typical tools you're going to need to use if you're fixing your roof. After reading this, you won't have any excuses for a bad job.

What to Look for in a Pro Roofing Nailer | Pro Tool Reviews

Roofing nail gun in action

The Weighting Is The Hardest Part

Talk to Pros and they will tell you that weight is the most important consideration when choosing a roofing nailer. Securing shingles and siding is an all day or multiple day job. If the tool is heavy, the work is brutal. It’s not only the tool weight, but the user also needs to pick up and hold heavy materials in place for nailing, which adds to the fatigue of the job.

Source: Adam.Spafford, What to Look for in a Pro Roofing Nailer | Pro Tool Reviews

A roofing nailer is an essential item to have but it isn't the only tool you'll need to carry out some basic maintenance work on your roof.

4 Roofing Tools that Make the Job Easier

THE BEAST Shingle Remover

Shingle removal is a beast of a job but now, finally, there’s a tool that’s up to the task. THE BEAST Shingle Remover from Malco makes a tough job bearable. THE BEAST cleanly lifts off heavy loads of shingles and pulls nails in one motion. Long handled models are available with either an adjustable head for handling any roof pitch, or a versatile fixed head.

Adjustable models also feature fiberglass handles and a choice of 48” (1.22 m) or 58” (1.47 m) tool lengths. All long handle BEASTS feature replaceable 10 gauge (3.40 mm) tempered steel blades with variable length teeth. A comfortable D-grip is also standard.

Short Handled BEAST

Handle those tight spots with a short handled “Baby” BEAST!...

Source: Malco, 4 Roofing Tools that Make the Job Easier

If you'd like any advice on roof repair in the Danbury area, please feel free to contact us at Danbury Roofing Pros on (203) 648-9889.

Danbury Roofing Pros
23 Backus Ave #3043,
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 648-9889

Monday, March 20, 2017

Is My Shingles Roof Damaged And Should A Contractor Repair It For Me?

The content Is My Shingles Roof Damaged And Should A Contractor Repair It For Me? is available on Danbury Roofing Pros Website

As a homeowner, you have to set aside a budget for general maintenance. Over time your house will suffer from wear and tear and depending on your weather conditions, you may find you need more regular maintenance.

 

Damaged roof in need of a repair

 

A particular structure that can get quite a battering is your roof, so you need to ensure you regularly check it out for any damage and that the structural integrity is still intact. Problems can occur if you leave too much time between these check ups. An untreated leak, can go on to become something much worse if not spotted early on.

 

 

As a homeowner, you can carry out some further research and get some helpful direction on how to determine whether the condition is such that you need a simple, quick and straightforward roof repair, more here, or a larger replacement.

Roofs come in a range of materials including; metal, EPDM, cedar and so on. If you have a shingle roof, here are some signs that the roof needs replacing:

5 Signs Your Shingle Roof Needs Replacing

Wondering if your shingle roof needs servicing? Check for any of these five warning signs…

1. Curling or Clawing Shingles

Curling or clawing shingles are a sign of both an aging roof system and excessive heat. Curled or clawing shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and ice damage. Shingles will become rigid and can break easily and lose tab edges.

2. Missing Granules and Bare Spots

Poorly placed downspouts, lack of eavestrough, or poorly designed valley drainage on a second storey can cause a waterfall effect that washes away granules over time. Aging of a roof system or physical damage can also cause bare spots and a loss of granules. Read more...

Once you've determined if your roof is in need of a fix and some love and affection, the next thing to do is to decide which route you'd like to go down. Do you take things into your own hands and travel down the DIY journey or do you decide to call up your local roofing contractor and get them to sort your problem out?

A number of factors will help you decide which path to travel, a common factor being the price. If you're in a bit of a fuddle, here are some further pointers to help you make your decision.

Why You Should Hire a Roofing Contractor Instead of Doing it Yourself

Fixing your roof can be a difficult, tedious, and downright dangerous job. Before you watch a few YouTube videos, buy the material, and set to work, think through the disadvantages of redoing the shingles on your own roof. In some cases, turning this into your own project may have more benefits than hiring a professional, but for most, this could have negative consequences. Read more...

As with anything, make sure you hire a trusted and reputable company. If you'd like some extra advice or would like to find out how we can help fix your roof, give us a call on (203) 648-9889. Alternatively you can always find out more at www.danburyroofingpros.com.

Featured image credit.

 

 

Friday, March 3, 2017

5 Roof Maintenance Tips For A Long Lasting Roof

When it comes to home maintenance, we usually dust our hands after cleaning the closets and kitchen. Rarely, someone thinks of going into the attic. Roofs are even more neglected.

But they are the reason your house is standing in its place. Your house’s roof makes it secure enough for you to live. It ensures that you and your family remain safe from environmental hazards.

Weather can often be threatening. Yet, the roof keeps its place and faces the storm for us. And what do we do in return? Ignore it!

But it’s about time we pay it a visit and check if it’s doing well. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Tip #1: Maintenance begins with proper inspection. If you’re looking to buy a property, make sure to take a local roofing contractor with you. It can save you a lot in repair costs.

Even years after you’ve got your own property, roof inspection should not stop. At least twice a year, call a roofing contractor or go up to check on the roof.

Tip #2: Trees can give you shady, warm places to relax, but growing them too long can put your house at risk too. Small branches can break with wind or during rainfall, and can fall down the gutters. They can then clog them, eventually leading to roof leaks.

Similar, Fall can create a landscape of leaves, and chaos in your house’s guttering system. So trim those extended branches on time!