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Signs to look for that may be evidence of a roofing problem on your roof is a leak or stain on your ceiling. If the roof leak is neglected for awhile there could be much more damage down the road. A shingle repair may require that just a portion of your roof will have to be replaced or it could involve re-flashing an area. You could also just have a few missing shingles due to high winds which can be just a simple repair. If you attempted to repair your roof on your on then you take the risk of getting hurt or also just causing further roof damage. This is why it is just smart to contact a local roofing contractor in your area to get your roof fixed safely and properly. Sometimes repairing a shingle roof can be difficult. The very first thing to worry about is getting up on a sloped roof which may be very high in the sky. This can be very dangerous for someone with little or no experience. If the roof pitch is a 7/12 pitch or above your roof will be the most difficult to walk. If you want to consider repairing your own roof then make sure that you wear shoes with good traction. You must also keep in mind safety procedures by scanning the work area for power lines, wet or iced up areas and loose objects on the roof such as leaves or dust. Any homeowner can make simple home repairs like replacing a few missing shingles but keep in mind that an experienced roofer probably could do the job much safer and faster. Measure the shingle repair area to find out how many shingles you will need for the repair, then after that, add ten percent for waste. You also may need roofing nails, roofing felt, a flat bar for shingles and some good roofing caulk such as MasterSeal NP 1. If you must repair shingles in a valley then you must take extra care not to crack the valley. You never step directly in a roof valley. A valley is where two A-frame roofs come together. Roof valleys usually have a high amount of rainwater drainage in a storm. Roof valleys are always prone to roof leaks and when they are installed, they have to be installed a certain way. It is best to hire a roofing contractor when your roofing problems become more than simple. Otherwise, you may be just causing more harm than good. Roof leaks can sometimes be very difficult to track down. Also, some roof leaks can go on for months remaining hidden to the naked eye. You do not want to feed your roofing problems by trying to save money. You need to call a professionally experienced roofer like Aquashield Roofing 757-553-5191. Aquashield Roofing can handle all of your shingle roof repair needs. We will provide you a free estimate and outstanding service at all times. Signs to look for that may... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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One of the biggest worries that a homeowner has is the question of whether their roof needs just a repair or is the whole entire roof beyond repair? Is it time to have my roof replaced? The answer to this mainly depends on the age of the particular roof in question. If there is only very little wear on the roof then the chances are that it can just be repaired. If the roof is close to being twenty to thirty years of age or if the roof in question has widespread damage then there is a good chance that you must replace the entire roof. SOME SITUATIONS THAT MAY PUSH YOU TOWARDS HAVE A REPAIR DONE INSTEAD OF REPLACING YOUR ROOF If you're still deciding whether to repair your roof or replace it then consider only repairing your roof if you are in one of these situations: 1. YOU ONLY HAVE MINOR ROOF DAMAGE If you have only minor roof damage then you know your best option is just to repair your roof. A full roof replacement is very expensive and it something that you rather avoid as it will put a big dent in your budget. When you have only a small area that is in need of repair then it is safe to say that your roof may last for many more years to come because from the get-go as roofing materials are designed to last through decades of bad weather. Minor holes or missing shingles are just simple roof repairs that will save you from replacing your roof which may cost thousands of dollars. Get some good advice from a local roofing contractor in your area. 2. YOU LACK THE FUNDS FOR A NEW ROOF REPLACEMENT If you do not have the money for a whole new roof replacement then you will be pushed to use what money you have to repair your roof. Also, do not an act of desperation cause you to get ripped off by someone claiming that they can do the job properly for a cheap price. Sometimes you get what you pay for and you may be wasting money by not hiring an experienced roofer with references. In some cases what may seem like a major roof problem is actually just a minor bit of repairs. When you do not have much money getting a low-cost roof repair is always very attractive to your budget. 3. YOUR HOME IS HISTORIC Maybe you live in a historic district and your home must be kept original which sometimes can be very expensive to replace. You have to keep making repairs because of the availability of your roofing product on your home may be limited. If you know how to match to the original product then you still may have it in your budget to just replace small portions of roof sections. Most of the historic roofing materials like Slate roofing tiles have to be evaluated and special ordered because they come in many... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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The interest in eco-friendly home improvements is greater than ever. In the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads, Aquashield Roofing has won praise for their work in this area. April 22, 2018 Experts agree a family's home can certainly have a positive effect on the environment. This can make the choice of a home improvement contractor a very important one, not just personally but for the entire community. The good news is, in the extended Seven Cities of Hampton Roads area, one experienced roofing company, Aquashield Roofing, has dedicated themselves to providing a wide range of popular and effective eco-friendly “Green” roofing and siding solutions. The company recently celebrated the tremendous amount of positive feedback their work in this space has received from more-than-satisfied customers. “We know first and foremost clients are looking for a roof that will stand the test of time and keep them, their families, and their possessions dry in the worst conditions,” commented a spokesperson from the company. “But once that is assured there is a great number of people who would like to leave as little a negative footprint on the environment as possible. We work hard to make the latest “Green”, eco-friendly choices available, and at attractive price points.” According to Aquashield Roofing, one of the most popular options is going with TPO roofing. TPO has won universal praise from both the eco-minded and the construction/home improvement industry for using material that is not only 100% recycled, but also saves a substantial amount of energy through its reflective properties. Other “Green” roofing options available for installation through the company include innovative roofs, which are made of recycled plastic and rubber. This composite material is not only pro-environment but also gives the appearance of extremely attractive cedar and slate, coming supported by a lifetime guarantee. The same kind of choices is open for those clients interested in premium quality recycled shingles. Staffed by real roofers, and not a high-pressure sales staff, Aquashield Roofing encourages potential clients to get in touch and discuss their home improvement projects needs and how the company can help with any suggestions, or answer any related questions. Aquashield Roofing serves all of the Hampton Roads areas including nearby cities in both Virginia and North Carolina. Reviews of the companies roofing and siding services have been completely positive. Michael J., from Virginia Beach, recently said, “Aquashield Roofing blew away our expectations. Completely easy to deal with, transparent pricing, and we are very happy with picking TPO roofing after a talk with one of their experts. Five-stars all the way.” For more information be sure to visit http://www.aquashieldroofingcorp.com and http://www.757hamptonroads.com. About Aquashield Roofing Aquashield Roofing is serving all of Hampton Roads, VA. We offer free estimates on new roof replacements and roof leak repairs, for both residential and commercial customers. Our roofing company will show you that not all roofing contractors are the same! We take great pride in every residential roofing system that we install. Media Contact Jeff Childers 757-553-5191 aquashieldroofingcompany@gmail.com Locations: Aquashield... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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Do you obtain services from a roofing contractor and a tree care specialist? Sometimes, home owners have a vested interest in ensuring the experts they hire to care for their property occasionally consult with one another. If a skilled arborist helps you maintain your trees in good condition, this individual may also provide useful information you'll want to share with your roofer. Trees And Roofs Most full-time roofing contractors specialize in a very specific type of construction, roofing systems. While tree care and roof maintenance don't appear closely related activities at first glance, these occupations actually both help prevent some roof leak problems. Just like arborists, most experienced roofers have witnessed the damage occasionally caused by trees growing too close to a residence. Trees enhance the beauty of many lovely yards. Yet the branches of vigorously growing trees sometimes expand over the course of time. They may begin overhanging eaves, gutters, or rooftops. When this happens, homeowners risk expensive future repair bills. During a heavy storm, high winds may cause branches to scrape against the roof, potentially loosening shingles, nails, or flashing. Even worse, occasionally dying or dead trees actually topple onto roofs. Preventing Some Roofing Repair Bills Of course, homeowners cannot always prevent sudden roof damage. When a big tree limb pierces a rooftop, this event may require the complete replacement of the roof. The violence of storm hurling a tree limb through the shingles to rupture underlying wooden surfaces and beams demands extensive repair efforts in order to correct the resulting roof leak. Many property owners fail to anticipate the expenses caused by catastrophic roof damage. Yet in some situations, homeowners do have opportunities to prevent some painful roof-related property losses caused by trees. Simply relying on a skilled arborist to help control and direct the growth of the trees in your yard may help limit some accident risks. Today, many landscaping specialists assist customers with this issue, too. They sometimes employ computer programs to prepare projections demonstrating how a recently planted sapling will appear in the yard ten or twenty years in the future. This type of prediction assists customers in selecting the best location for new plantings. It may help avoid roof damage in the future. Some Questions For Your Arborist Sometimes tree care service workers hesitate to caution customers about potentially poorly placed trees. They may fear offending homeowners and losing their business. Yet if you harbor any concerns about this issue, consider inquiring about managing the plantings already growing close to your residence. Arborists may also offer valuable assistance by trimming potentially destructive branches. Additionally, you might ask your roofing contractor to inspect your roof with this issue in mind. During this review, a roofer may notice damage caused by tree branches not visible from a ground level. Don't hesitate to request assistance identifying and correcting this type of common landscaping issue to prevent potentially expensive roof damage later! Aquashield Roofing Address: 4006 Morris Ct, Chesapeake, VA 23323 Phone: (757) 553-5191 Aquashield Roofing Norfolk... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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THE PAST ROOFING BUSINESS MODEL VS THE PRESENT DAY of ROOFING BUSINESS OPERATIONS Roofing has changed over the years in many ways. Growing up in the industry I have seen many changes in the roofing industry. Much of the business structure of the majority of your average roofing company has changed through the years. IT HAS BECOME MUCH EASIER WITH MORE FOCUS ON SAFETY Many insurance companies who provide roofing contractors with Workman's comp require companies to organize safety meetings. Safty education has greatly increased in the construction industry even though many roofing companies have been organizing safety meetings for many years. Insurance rates are now much more costly and insurance claims are very difficult for a contractor to go through so many roofing contractors go out of their way more to avoid them. Hand Nailing vs Gun Nailing In the old days, roof shingles were pretty much all nailed by hand. Hand-nailing does provide a quality roofing job with nails always being driven straight and flush with the shingles. On the other hand, roofing nails are common smooth nails with virtually no threads to help grip the wood decking. This will cause nails to back up and sometimes make puncture holes over time. This happens mainly on a roof with weak framing, thin plywood or hot and cold temperatures causing the plywood to expand and contract. Hand nailing was much harder and requires good physical stamina. The shingles go on much slower even with a fast hand nailer that has years of experience under his belt hand nailing shingle roofs. When roofers use an air nailer to install a roof there are installation mistakes on almost every roof. Nails are driven at an angle rather than being driven in straight. Nails are often shot through the shingles due to many circumstances but mainly because of poor workmanship. The air pressure is sometimes not checked and regulated. Roofers now are more focused on the money they make instead of the quality of installation. Nails are sunk too far through the shingles by many roofers using airguns. This became even more common because many new construction homes only provide a one-year service warranty on the home so the liability has greatly decreased for most builders. An improperly fasten shingle roofing system will not last long in a strong storm with high winds. The great thing about coil roofing nails is that they can not back up through and often roofing nails that are made for a coil roof nailer are very difficult to pull back out. This is because the nails are connected with a wire and when they are driven into the wood the wire grabs into the wood like tiger teeth. The wire becomes kind of like a back washer that prevents the nails from moving and keeps the nail much more stable than a common roofing nail. Installing a shingle roofing system with an airgun provides a roofing contractor with the benefit of having the roof installed much... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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HOW OLD IS YOUR ROOF? As a homeowner, it’s probably easy to start taking your roof for granted; after all, roofing materials are designed to last for years, but as with all things, nothing lasts forever. There will come a time when you'll be tasked with replacing the roof on your home, but where do you start, how do you know when it's time to replace your roof? One of the first signs of a roofing problem will be stained ceilings. ROOFING SHINGLES AND VENT FLASHING These stains, which are usually brown or yellow, is a good indication that water has permeated the roof and is making its way into your home, which is not uncommon if your roof is 15 to 20 years old. This time frame represents the average life of a roof equipped with asphalt shingles, which is the most common roofing system for residential homes. Of course, not all water leaks require a complete roof replacement; in some cases, the problem can be corrected by inspecting/replacing vent flashing, a roofing material that covers the joints in your roof. Vent flashing is made from either aluminum or galvanized steel and is designed to work in conjunction with shingles, to help keep water out of your home. If this roofing material is cracked, warped, or not properly seated water will find it's way into your home. WHEN TO CALL A PROFESSIONAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR Obviously, trying to determine the cause of leaking roof, or when to replace a roof, are not things that the everyday person is knowledgeable about, which is why it is a good idea to enlist the expertise of a professional roofer. Professional roofing contractors are trained to look for worn roofing shingles, problems with vent flashing, inconsistent tarring, improper shingle nailing, and much more. INSPECTING YOUR ROOF While it’s always best to hire a professional roofer, you should still visually inspect your roof for signs of problems. For example, shingles that appear warped or torn may indicate that roof repair is in order, or it's possibly time for a new roof. The same holds true for asphalt granules found in your gutters or downspouts. As asphalt shingles begin to reach the end of their life cycle, their granules can no longer adhere to the shingles, and as a result, they make their way into your gutters and downspouts. So, it’s a good idea to inspect your gutters and downspouts whenever you inspect your roof. GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR ROOF As a homeowner, you’re encouraged to do your due diligence and choose a reputable roofing contractor. Whether you're in need of roof repair or a new roof, quality materials, along with quality workmanship, can ensure that you get the absolute most out of your roof. For example, your contractor should be able to answer questions regarding warranty periods, roofing options, wind speed ratings, and much more. Although it sounds cliché, your home is, in fact, your biggest investment, and therefore, you want to make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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Every house must really have a sturdy, watertight roof that ensures protection from severe weather conditions like a hurricanes, snow storms, thunderstorms, extreme heat, etc. Whether it is a residential home or commercial building, correctly installed roofing systems keep people across the United States safe and dry from the harsh elements while also helping to insulate homes from the heat and cold. Your roof is very important because it is essential to the protection of your framing and wood that makes up your home. Without it your family would be exposed to harmful mold which is a major health hazard for you and your loved ones. There are many types of roofing systems that are made for both residential or commercial properties that are in America. Both commercial and residential structures serve a different purpose and some require a different process to build in some cases. Each type of building uses many types of roofing materials to make them impervious to moisture. INSTALLATION METHODS There are many different types of commercial roofing systems and also different methods of installation when low sloped roofing systems are involved. MECHANICALLY-ATTACHED SYSTEMS Mechanically attached systems are a system which involves a method of only attaching the roof with screws termination bar or also known as batten bar for flat roof membranes. This method I would never suggest as many roofs have blown off due to high winds. Many roofing contractors will install a EPDM rubber roof using this method and they are not well attached or storm-resistant as rubber membranes are not as strong as TPO. FULLY ADHERED ROOFING SYSTEMS A fully adhered roofing system is much more superior to any other method of roof installation. A fully adhered roofing application method is the process of gluing down the roofing membrane to the sub straight. Oil base glue is usually the best option to use on a fully adhered roofing system however it is much harder to work with. You install membrane systems with using oil base glue by gluing both sides of the application. You glue the substrate whether you are gluing directly to the decking or insulation and peel back the membrane then only glue small sections at a time so that there is a less chance of an error or trapped wrinkle. There is also a wait factor where you must wait for the glue to get tacky before you start installing the membrane. BALLAST ROOFING SYSTEMS Ballast roofing systems use large river rock to weight down the roof and also preserve the membrane by reflecting UV rays from the sun. This method of installing a roof has a great liability and the potential of causing property damage or human harm when the rocks fall from the roof. You save on the glue but it takes much more manpower and labor time to install. DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOW SLOPED ROOFING SYSTEMS Many different types of low sloped roofing products are used on both residential and commercial roofs located around the USA.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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While a subject like this may seem uncanny in a way for some there is truth to the fact that an honest roofer has a much more difficult time with business success. There are two types of roofing contractors. There are contractors who spend an average time of ten to fifteen minutes on a roof estimate. These types of roofing contractors usually are the most honest and they give an honest price with a goal of paying their bills and making a good living. They usually do not use any high-pressure sales tactics and they are not out to get rich. The bad thing about this is that when things get bad with the housing market or the economy slows down they struggle and sometimes go out of business. Most of the time an honest roofer has true skills and real hands-on roofing knowledge that has developed over time from years of experience. Many of the smaller guys will do everything themselves like estimates, repairs and even write their own contracts. The other type of roofing contractor are ones that mix car sales with roofing sales and use high-pressure sales tactics. They also charge outrageous prices and many times use financing companies to set up financing because their prices are so high that there is no way for a customer to make an immediate payment for the job. Most of the salesman from these types of companies have very little roofing knowledge and many of them have never actually even step foot on a roof. These roof salesmen are taught to spend hours with a homeowner in order to wear them down. In some cases, homeowners are ready to call the police in order to get them removed from the property. They will sit their butt on the couch for four hours using every engineered sales trick in the book. Usually, these types of companies are more interested in how much they can profit versus the concerns and welfare of the customer. While it is true that these types of businesses are very profitable and when times get bad with the economy they can just make a few budget cuts and still survive with minimal effort but an honest roofer may ask the question "How do they sleep at night?". I know some of these types of companies that are in the news each year for giving some of their employees million dollar Christmas bonuses. The facts boil down to this in my opinion; people work hard for their money and a roof should not cost thousands of dollars above the average industry market price. By talking people into contracts that take them many years to pay off while using engineered high-pressure sales tactics separates you from what is known as an honest roofer. These roofing companies do not often ever struggle financially because of such large profit amounts from each job they sale. It is much more difficult for an honest roofer to succeed but they can sleep much... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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What Are Some of The Most Common residential Roof Problems? There are many factors that can cause roof leaks and common roof problems. Most of the time the main cause of roof leaks or common problems with a roof all boils down to poor workmanship. It can be that a person who installed a roof just has very little roofing knowledge or he may have been taught to install a roof improperly which in many cases the person will remain confident that he or she actually knows what they are doing. It may well be that a person only cares about making a quick buck rather than the workmanship performed. Whatever the case may be there are many types of roofing problems that are commonly known to most roofing contractors. Most roofing contractors receive hundreds of calls each year about roofing problems and situations that have the same direct cause. PIPE COLLARS Most of the time when a homeowner contacts a roofing contractor over the phone and describes a roof leak in a bathroom area then it is safe to assume that the leak is coming from a pipe boot around a plumbing vent that allows airflow into the plumbing system for a toilet to flush. On occasion, a bathroom fan connected to a vent pipe up through a roof could also be the cause of a roof leak but eighty percent of bathroom leaks come from a pipe collar. On most newly built homes building contractors have the plumbers supply the pipe collars for the roofers to install and they will purchase the cheap plastic pipe collars that are generated by the sun rather quickly. Aluminum pipe collars are much better because the ring that goes around the pipe is made out of a much more durable EPDM rubber material. Lead pipe boots are even better as they cover the entire pipe and last for many years. With more and more modern technology coming to the roofing industry there are now some companies that make high-quality pipe flashings that can last a lifetime such as PermaBoot or The Ultimate Pipe Flashing made by Lifetime Tool. SKYLIGHTS, CHIMNEYS AND FLASHING PROBLEMS The most common problem that any roof penetration has is that the corners are not wrapped with flashing in a correct way. Almost every common type of roof problem on residential homes comes down to a corner that is improperly wrapped with step flashing. Skylights, walls, and chimneys all have corners that have to be wrapped properly for proper waterproofing. VALLEYS Valleys have a very heavy accumulation of rainwater so it is very important that they are installed properly. There are three main ways that valleys are done depending on the area that you live in. In colder climates, valley metal is installed so that snow and ice can not grip to the smooth surface of the metal and cause an obstruction. One of the best ways to install a valley is to weave the shingles from both sides... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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Roof maintenance is an ongoing measure that has to be performed each year even when the roof is not leaking. This will prevent future roof leaks, emergency repairs and sudden damage during the storm season. In the Hampton Roads area, a good roof inspection is the first step which involves scanning the existing roof and identifying all the areas that need repair before a large storm hits the Tidewater area. During the inspection of the roof, we will then draft a list of materials and a plan of action that will be guaranteed to resolve any potential roofing problems in the near future. We will then provide you with a written contract that includes both materials and labor. Our price will always be an amount that is affordable for you and your family. Otherwise, if the roof is very old and irreparable it may be advisable to remove your old deteriorated roofing system and install a new roof that is designed to last for many decades. This is sometimes the best option especially if your nickel and dimming your wallet by trying to repair a roof that keeps on causing you problems. In some cases, a roof replacement is for those who are only wanting to give their home a fresh new look while also providing peace of mind knowing that your home is safe, secure and impervious to moisture. Making sure your roof is leak proof and secure is very important, This is why Aquashield Roofing will inspect your roof before, during and after each new roof installation. The roofers at Aquashield Roofing know that satisfied homeowners are the most important part of our roofing services. They have then dedicated themselves to installing only high-quality roofing systems that are efficient, leak-free, and long-lasting. Our prices for any new roof replacement are reasonable and no high-pressure sales tactics are used to our potential customers. Each one of our roofers has many years of good hands-on roofing experience and every one of our skilled staff members are dedicated to providing only top of the line workmanship at an affordable price. Aquashield Roofing Address: 4006 Morris Ct, Chesapeake, VA 23323 Phone: (757) 553-5191 Aquashield Roofing Norfolk Address: 8416 Cape View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503 Phone: (757) 553-5191 Aquashield Roofing Suffolk 3800 Pughsville Rd, Suffolk, VA 23435 Phone: (757) 553-5191 Roofers Chesapeake Address: 4006 Morris Ct, Chesapeake, VA 23323 Phone: (757) 553-5191 Aquashield Roofing Corporation Address: 3838 Rica Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 Phone: (757) 553-5191 Aquashield Roofing Corp. 1976 S Military Highway Trlr 84 Chesapeake, VA 23320 Virginia Beach Roofing & Siding contractor/company 3165 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 Virginia Beach Residential Roofer For You! 3924 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 Expert Roofers Local Roofers Chesapeake Roof Repairs Roofing Contractor Local Roofers Residential shingles Chesapeake Shingle Roofing Shingle Roofers in Norfolk Norfolk VA Roofing Contractor Norfolk Roofers Near You Chesapeake Residential Local Norfolk Roofing GAF Roofing in Chesapeake Suffolk Roof Repair Suffolk VA Roofing Contractor Suffolk Roofers Near You... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at naive knitting blog
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