Can you see what is wrong in this picture? It's the roof vent...it's broken. Recently a homeowner called and said they were getting a mystery leak. We crawled on the snowy roof to find not only that they had ice dams, but a broken power vent. Many home owners don’t realize that their power vents have plastic housings that are cracked and letting all sorts of weather into their home. If you think you have plastic vents call Casey Roofing Inc today to inspect your roof. Brittle and cracked plastic vents are a huge problem on your roof.
People are always surprised to find out we install roofs all year long. Although winter work is challenging and not ideal at times, sometimes the job just needs to get done. This home was being remodeled and having an addition put on in the back. We ended up having to remove snow the day we started the job. We removed 2 old roof layers, re-sheeted the entire original roof and put it all back together between snow storms. Even when the weather doesn't cooperate, we find a way around it!
Have you made the switch yet? Switching to Air Conditioning after having a swamp cooler is absolutely delightful! You'll find yourself wondering "why didn't we do this sooner?!" And then, "now, what are we going to do with the old swamp cooler on the roof?"
There are some problems you might see if you leave your swamp cooler on your roof...
Leaks may occur and cause water damage inside your home. During the winter months, there is a cold hole in your ceiling. Even though you can use a cooler pad to block the cold air from coming in, the pads don't completely seal and the cold air WILL come in. During summer months the heat from your roof may come in through the unused swamp cooler. Old swamp coolers are heavy and unsightly. There is no use in keeping them perched up on your rooftop. They can be removed. We do it all the time!
Here is the process: We remove the old swamp cooler and fill in the hole with precision-cut plywood. We then install an ice and water shield as underlayment. And then finally, we match your existing shingles and install them to look as if there were never a hole there in the first place! And there you have it...see ya later swamp cooler!
**If you're interested in brightening things up a bit in your home click here. We can take that old swamp cooler off of your house and bring natural light into your home by installing a solatube.
Tubular skylights can bring sunlight through your roof and attic and into your home. Install a light tube to save energy, reduce utility bills, and brighten up dark areas of your house.
We have installed many of these tubular skylights and we think they are pretty awesome! We even have a few in our own homes and we love the results!
This is a good reason why you need to hire people who really know and care about roofing products and procedures. We recently had to tear-off a complete (fairly new) roof that had extensive wind damage. The shingles were a great product and shouldn’t have blown off. The original installers didn’t know (or possibly, didn't care about) what they were doing. The shingles were improperly installed. The nails were nailed at the very top of the shingle instead of the middle area of the nail strip. And, to make matters worse, the nails were overdriven so badly because of overpressure on the compressor, that this roof never had a chance.
How do you insure that this doesn't happen on your roof?
A couple questions to ask:
-Who will be installing the shingles?
-What is their experience?
-Are the nails the correct length for the shingle type?
-Is speed/completion valued more so than quality?
At Casey Roofing Inc, we (the owners) are on every job. Quality and pride in our workmanship are our first priority. If you have roofing needs, give us a call!
Most people like the sound of rainstorms, streams, rivers or waterfalls. But with all of this rain, the last thing you want to hear is dripping water...in your living room! First things first, you must determine the underlying cause. Early detection of a leak is the key to avoiding serious costly damage. Finding the problem is sometimes the most difficult aspect of a roof repair. Leaks occur where there is wind damage, improper shingle installation, improper flashings, bad vent pipes, bad attic vents, and the list goes on and on. If a sudden rainstorm brings an unwanted surprise in your home, give us a call. We will come out and take a look.
Great Roofs, Great Prices.