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Shingle Roof Replacement

Category: Gutter Repair & Replacement
Services Performed: Yes
* More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed.
Work Completed Date: February 10, 2013
Hire Again: Yes
Approximate Cost: $14,000.00
Description Of Work: Replaced entire roof on 3500 sq foot home in Bucks County, PA. Roof is multi-story with numerous eaves and drop offs. Completed difficult roofing job.
Member Comments: Jim Novak and his crew were puntual and very professional. They completed job in 2 days. Price was excellent and quality great. Jim Novak came right back when I called him to inspect area of roof where prior roofing professionals had severe problems managing complexity of roofing job needed. Jim immediately makde repairs needed and corrected issues inside home also. Jim proved to be extremely honest and stands behind his work and his company. I would highly recommend him for roofing jobs- big or small easy or complex.
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Installation of chimney cricket before and after

Old chimney before cricket diverter is installed

Old chimney flashing before cricket diverter is installed.

 After chimney flashing is added,shingled,and flashed

After chimney cricket is added, shingled, and flashed.

When installing chimney flashing it is a good idea to install a cricket behind the chimney to divert water away from the chimney.

Roof Replacement Part 3

Shingle roof replacement Ewing Twp N J

Roof Replacement Part 2

When having a new roof installed its always a good idea to remove the old shingles or roll roofing. Here are a couple reasons why, check condition of exiting roof sheathing make repairs as needed,check condition of roof flashing make repairs as needed. When installing new roofing materials its a good idea to have a solid deck to prevent blow offs from strong gusts of wind. I was in Ewing Twp N J 08628 yesterday to check a leaky roof, what I found was  a patch of missing roof shingles . I believe its a wise decision to have your roof inspected  and gutters cleaned twice a year by a qualified roofing specialist,the reason I say this is you pay to have the gutters cleaned and while the roofer is up on the roof they can check the roof take pictures if they find problems. Problems can be repaired quickly before damage escalates .The home owner is getting the roof inspected for free,while the contractor is servicing the gutters win win situation for all.

Ameri-We-Can Roofing & Siding is a Green Company

Recycling asphalt roofing shingles

Recycling asphalt roofing shingles       

Ameri- We- Can Roofing & Siding Contractors Ewing Twp N J 08618 is a Green Company, we believe in doing our part to recycle all material waste as much as possible it helps in our pricing and it helps the earth.

Plumbing pipe collars are a common cause of shingle roof leakage

Plumbing pipe collars can cause damage to roof sheathing,interior dry wall, and insulation. If left undetected roof leaks over time can cause mold.We recommend annual roof inspections to prevent costly repairs and possible mold remediation.

Dry rotted old damaged plumbing pipe collar

Dry rotted old damaged plumbing pipe collar

Roof repair Ewing Twp. NJ

New pipe collar after repair

Roof Damage from Snow in New Jersey

This winter has inflicted some pretty heavy damage on roofs across our coverage area.

Just a few days ago, ABC Eyewitness News 7 posted a story discussing snow-related roof damage in NJ.

And here is another story…

And another

And there are many more!

Not only is the heavy snow that we have been having a risk to your home, but it can also be hazardous if it dislodges suddenly and comes crashing down.

Once the snow starts melting, if the water can’t get off the roof via the edges or the gutters, it will find another way down! Pay close attention when looking for evidence of roof leaks in times like these. Sometimes, problems that start small can become big very quickly.

To avoid roof problems caused by snow, here are a few tips:
1. Maintain your roof. A strong, well-maintained roof will stand up to snow loads much better than a roof needing repairs.
2. Keep your gutters clean. Keeping your gutters clean will help the melting snow leave your roof, and it will also help reduce the occurrence of ice dams forming and trapping snow on the roof.
3. When clearing snow from your roof, think safety first! Do not stand on the roof, or under the snow. Clear trapped snow from the side. Don’t do this alone. Better still, hire a reputable roofing company to help you. They will have the right equipment and lots of practice.

Although policies differ widely, most insurance policies do cover roof damage caused by snow, falling limbs and some other weather-related events.

If you do experience damage to your roof or gutters as a result of snow or other weather events, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free estimate. We treat emergencies like emergencies. We will be there for you!

Common Types of Roof Problems

As might be expected, the open, flat areas of roofs usually aren’t the first parts to go bad. Valleys, where parts of your roof join, are one area requiring extra care. Other problem areas are any roof penetrations, such as vent pipes, chimneys, or exhaust fans, and any areas with flashing.

Dips, discolorations, bent shingles or flashing require attention.

The quality of the materials used AND the quality of the installation both affect the life of your roof – make sure you get great value for both!