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Guide to Basic Roof Maintenance

With the end of winter approaching it is necessary to perform some basic roof maintenance to ensure that the roof and gutter system is in order for the year.

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Roof Services in Deer Park, NY

Roof Services 4 Star Review.

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Is Roof Pitch Important?

Roof pitch can effect the choice of roofing material that is appropriate for your home.

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Solar Tube Skylights

This new product can provide natural light where traditional skylights or windows simply cannot. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Gutters

Checking your gutters every year is a good maintenance practice.

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Guide to Home Roof Care

Time to check your home's roof for damage from the winter weather.

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Why Roof Color Matters

In New York the color if a roof can have a significant effect on weathering a winter snow load.

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Why Roofs Need Good Flashing

Roofs must have proper base flashings to function properly and keep water out of the building. Read the rest of entry »

Flat Roof Maintenance- Dos & Don'ts

Roof maintenance is important. Follow these guidelines to protect your building.

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Care of a Cedar Roof

Find our how to care for a cedar shingle roof.

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Testing a Roof for Solar Installation

When does a roof need replacing if being considered for solar installation?

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When to Inspect Your Roof

Springtime is a good time to inspect your commercial roof for damage from the severe winter weather that Long Island endured.

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Fully Adhered Flat Roof

Find out the benefits of a fully adhered roof system.

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Roof Base Flashing

Roofs must have proper base flashings to function properly and keep water out of the building.
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Repairing Winter Roof Damage

With each passing snow storm, Long Island roofs are cleared to reveal more and more damage.

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Low VOC Roof Adhesives

Roofing system adhesives are changing.

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Oversize Skylights

Roof Services recently replaced a 46 foot long commercial skylight that was custom manufactured.

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Commercial Skylight Replacement

The benefit of replacing an aging commercial skylight are numerous.

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The Wrong Way to Remove Roof Snow

If you need snow & ice safely removed from your roof please contact Roof Services, a professional roofing contractor that will do the job safely and without damage to your building.

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What to Do About Ice Dams

What can you do if you get an ice dam and the winter is not over yet??

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Protecting a Flat Roof

The vast majority of commercial flat roofing utilizes an insulation board called polyisocyanurate. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Snow Removal on Long Island

If your roof is covered by snow that's over a foot deep it may be necessary to remove the snow. Read the rest of entry »

Mitigating Roof Leak Damage

While repairing the roof or other defective exterior building envelope component to eliminate a leak at its source is always the best course of action, sometimes cost or logistics dictate that another course be taken. Read the rest of entry »

Long Island Roofing Contractor Safety Training

Failure of a Long Island Roofing Contractor to follow OSHA safety regulations can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Adhesives

Beginning during certain periods of 2012 and all year from 2013 on, New York State and other states within the north east have required a change over from the standard solvent based adhesives that were previously utilized for single ply roof adhesion to low VOC adhesives and primers. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Moisture Scanning

Covering saturated roofing with a new roof is like burring cancer. Read the rest of entry »

Seamless Gutters

A seamless rain gutter is the best alternative compared to traditional systems. Read the rest of entry »

Solar Roof Systems

Solar roof shingles are starting to become a realistic option for homeowners. Read the rest of entry »

Slate Roof Replacement

Recently we completed a job in Plandome NY. The job called for 5000 square feet of Slate removal and replacement. This job had several challenges that had to be overcome to complete the job and satisfy the home owner. Read the rest of entry »

Leaky Skylights

Skylights leak, any roofing professional knows sooner or later, gaskets, sealants or flashings fail and skylights can be a constant source of issues.

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Standing Water on a Roof

Don't let water stand on a roof or it may damage the building.

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My Roof is New but My AC Stopped Working

With a little preparation and planning this is a problem that you need never experience when replacing a roof.
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Waterproofing with Liquid Flashing

There were two recent Long Island Waterproofing projects that presented waterproofing challenges that the Roof Services team was able to resolve using a liquid flashing material.
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Roof Services LI receives GAF President's Award

GAF recently presented the GAF President's Award to Doug Plotke of Roof Services on Long Island. 

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Removing Snow from a Roof

Winter is coming soon. Can you use "Ice melting pellets" on a roof? Read more...

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Cupolas on Your Roof

Roof Services is able to add a cupola to just about any roof you can imagine.


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Roof Duct Wrapping

Wrap your roof ducts to save energy- read more....

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Roof Gutter Screens

Clogged gutters can be a real bother. Leaves and other debris that collect in the rain gutters can be unsightly and worse can cause leaks. Read the rest of entry »

Importance of Roof Slope

The best performing roofs have positive pitch. Ideally this should be provided in the deck. Read the rest of entry »

High Cost of Contractors Insurance

Most people think that if you have a clean claim history your insurance premiums will not skyrocket. Well its time to think again. Read the rest of entry »

Chimney Repairs Long Island

As chimneys age, the mortar joints erode away and eventually can allow bricks to detach or allow water into the masonry. Roof leaks often result from this rarely seen detail.

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How to Prevent Ice Dams

Ice dams on your roof can be a damn nuisance. Here is a solution.

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How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

Selecting a roofing contractor can be a daunting task. Her are some tips to help you decide.

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Clay Tile Roofing

The pros and cons of "Spanish Tile" roofing.

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Proper Roof Ventilation

Every roof needs a venting system to protect the structure.

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How to Nail a Roof Shingle

Proper roof shingle nailing techniques are often overlooked

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White Roofs

White is not always a good color for a roof.

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Roof Top Supports

The vast majority of commercial flat roofs have some type of roof top equipment resting directly on them.

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Roof Protection

Most flat roofs are designed to maintain the building’s watertight integrity and nothing more. 
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Proper Roof Insulation

Because heat rises the roof typically becomes the point at which much of the heat escapes from the building. When we remove an old roofon Long Island or NYC, it’s typical that we find little or no insulation withinthe roof assembly. These uninsulated roofs allow heat from the building toescape wasting energy.
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Metal Roof Repairs

Industrialized buildings are often constructed as prefab metal buildings. These buildings are extremely cost effective to construct andresult in roofs and siding made of corrugated steel. The structural standing seam metal roofs usually provide long term watertight performance of 20 years or greater.

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Roof Warranty

When looking at upgrading or replacing your Long Island roof, the term of the roof warranty in an important factor in making your decision. There are many different kinds of roof warranties. Understanding what is- and is not covered  is critical to your decision.

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Are There Puddles on Your Roof?

If you have standing water issues on your flat roof, please call Roof Services Long Island and we'll be happy to help you come up with a solution.

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Roof Repairs Gone Wrong

Where a roof system has been installed poorly, it’s important to consider the type of roof assembly and make proper repairs with compatible materials, otherwise, the repairs could end up causing more damage. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Damage on Long Island

Unfortunately if you have a traditional asphalt roof making it through the winter with no leaks does not necessarily mean the roof is in good condition.
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5 Reasons to Replace a Roof in Winter

Replacing a roof in winter is not a bad idea. People are often surprised when I tell them that we install roofs throughout the winter. Of course it's best to replace your roof when ever it's necessary.

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Roof Ridge Venting

New ridge venting system from Metal-Era.

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Proper Eave Venting

Proper venting is essential to a roof system.

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Church Roof in Huntington NY

Roof Services is repairing the roof leaks are a Church in Huntington, NY.

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Black versus White Roof

There is a movement among commercial roofs towards white reflective membranes rather than black absorptive membranes. 
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Roof Services Long Island

Kind words from a Roof Services customer in St. James, New York

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Ladder Safety

One of the often over looked safety issues is ladder safety. Read the rest of entry »

HVAC Roof Units

A roofing professional should be onsite anytime a new HVAC unit is installed to ensure that the unit is secure so it can’t move, and that all curbs, flashings and sealants are correctly installed. Read the rest of entry »

Choosing a Roof Color

changing your roof color can cause unforeseen changes to your building.

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Problems With Roof Flashing

On Long Island roofs, a condition in re-roofing projects that is common to see more and more often is the use of aluminum step flashing under a copper counter flashing. Read the rest of entry »

T-Lock Roof Shingles

When architectural shingles came into being, the use of T-lock roofing shingles lessened greatly to the point that it was no longer cost effective to manufacture them. Read the rest of entry »

Preventing Ice Dams

Is your roof leaking? Are there icicles hanging from the rain gutters? Perhaps you have an ice dam on your roof in Long Island.

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Roofs Leak When They Freeze

When a NY roof is exposed to thermal cycling (I.E. freezing then thawing) the roof material can crack and begin to leak.

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Common Roof Leaks- Valley

There are three acceptable ways to install a valley according to the NRCA National Roofing Contractors Association Handbook. Read the rest of entry »

Attic Venting

Attic ventilation is an important component of all residential roofing systems. 

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Common Roof Leaks- Ridge Caps

When there are leaks at the ridge of the roof it is often because the ridge is not installed correctly or shingles are missing. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Deck Repairs

Roof Services recently received a call from a local architect about a problem at the Ridge Fire District Headquarters building.

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Need a New Roof?

Four signs that you may need a new roof.

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Preparing for a Storm

Nine months after Hurricane Sandy left its wake of destruction on the south shore as well as the rest of Long Island, Home and building owners are still reeling from the damage. Many have not been made whole financially or otherwise. Read the rest of entry »

Repairing a Slate Roof

If you buy an older home with a slate roof, commonly found on the north shore of Long Island, you may have to deal with repairs of broken, cracked or missing slates. Read the rest of entry »

Hire a Roofing Contractor

Not all NY roof repair companies are the same.

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FleeceBACK EPDM Membrane Roof

Doug Plotke of Roof Services in Deer Park, New York explains the advantages of using Carlisle Syntec Systems FleeceBACK EPDM membrane roof systems on commercial roofs in Long Island.

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A Healthy Roof can Breath

Proper ventilation of the roof and attic of a home achieves several important functions. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Failures

Though the discovery of a catastrophic roof failure is usually not the diagnosis building owners are expecting, it is important to understand that the specific deficiencies which cause catastrophic failure can only be addressed by replacing the roof and that in these situations preceding with a scope of limited repair rather than roof replacement will only allow the leaks to continue until such time as the roof is replaced. Read the rest of entry »

Shingle Roof Color Matching

When making a shingle roof repair in Oyster Bay, NY we were dealing with an aged charcoal color shingle. Unfortunately as it became lighter overtime, new shingles of the same color no longer match the roof.

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Cricket on the Roof

Roof Crickets are small so some crickets are not roofed with shingles. Either a flat roof system (such as EPDM) or sheet metal (such as copper) can be used instead of shingles.

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Petroleum on EPDM roofs

About once a month I come across an EPDM or TPO roof system which was contaminated with roof cement or oil. This is a real problem that needs to be avoided otherwise a roof leak will occur.

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Long Island Wind Risks

Factory Mutual (an insurance group which develops many of the roof design standards) has made all of long Island a high risk area not just the shoreline. With the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy added to the mix there does not appear to be any end in sight to increasing wind performance criteria.
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Glue or Screw the Roof Deck?

With the advent of steel decks, roofers have been screwing down new roofs with an ever increasing number of screws. Read the rest of entry »

After the New Roof

When a roof replacement is performed there are important steps which are crucial to a satisfactory job. Read the rest of entry »

Fixing Skylight Leaks

There are several reasons that a skylight could leak. The unit could be damaged either by the flashings or the hatch. The flashings could be improperly tied into the shingles. The improper style of unit could be installed in a given application. Read the rest of entry »

Snow Loading on Roof

Picture shows a catastrophic roof collapse on a pre-engineered building on the north shore of Nassau County which collapsed due to snow loads. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Services Storm Response

In recognition of the work Roof Services did, Maria McCarthy, the Business Manager of The Parish of St. Patrick, was kind enough to send us a warm thank you note. Read the rest of entry »

Common Roof Leaks

The flashings detail that keeps plumbing pipe penetrations through the roof water proof is a plumbing vent pipe flange. Read the rest of entry »

Black Stains on My Roof

How Should My Roof Stains Be Cleaned? Typical roof cleaning methods involve chemicals solutions containing Chlorine Bleach or Sodium Hydroxide. Read the rest of entry »

Contractor Insurance

IF your roofing contractors company name does not include the word roof you have a right to be concerned enough to make sure that their insurance company has not excluded roofing from their coverage. Read the rest of entry »

Cool White Roof

In the struggle to reduce heat island effect, white reflective roof membranes may not deliver the huge savings they are promising. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Warranty

Roof system manufacturer warranties come with many subtle nuances, but typically they fall into two (2) types: a material warranty or a Full System (also called no dollar limit) warranty. Read the rest of entry »

Leaking Roof Shingles

Roof Services conducted a water test on a home in Syosset, NY in order to determine the point of water entry relating to a leak which showed up along the eave. Read the rest of entry »

Hurricane Roof Tarping

Putting a tarp on a roof that has several different roof planes can be a problem. Read the rest of entry »

Matching Old Tile Roofing

Matching tile roofing products that are 85 years old can be very difficult. Read the rest of entry »

Prepare the Roof for Hurricane Winds

Whenever you are on the roof, be sure to check and make sure that mechanical access doors are properly attached so that they don’t allow water to pour into the building, cause damage to the roof, or even worse, blow off the building and cause harm to a person or personal property. Read the rest of entry »

Fire Safety for Roofers

Roof Services recently sent nearly half of our crew to a training class on the safe use of propane torches so they could be certified by the Fire Department of the City of New York. Read the rest of entry »

Chimneys & Roof Leaks

As brick chimneys age, the mortar joints erode away and eventually can allow bricks to detach or allow water into the masonry. Roof leaks often result from this rarely seen detail. Read the rest of entry »

Choose the Right Roof System

When choosing a roofing system for your building there are many things to consider other than aesthetics. Read the rest of entry »

Emergency Roof Repair

When responding to a catastrophic roof failure, it is important to mobilize immediately to secure the area and provide temporary watertight protection then follow-up with a properly designed roof assembly that will provide long term watertight performance and resistance to blow-off in the future. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Foam Failure

During super storm Sandy, the wind was so strong that it pulled the facer from the roof's foam insulation while the balance of the insulation stayed adhered to the roof deck. Read the rest of entry »

Thermal Bridging of Roof Fasteners

Find out about "thermal bridging". What it is and why it happens. Read the rest of entry »

Solar Roof Shingles

Dow Solar is the first manufacturer of solar roof shingles to understand the principles of water shedding and proper underlayment that asphalt shingles rely on. Read the rest of entry »

Proper Roof Penetration Clearance

In order to flash rooftop penetrations properly, it requires the coordination of the roofer and the mechanical contractor (or other trades using penetrations). Even before the roof flashings are installed the trades need to work together to find a penetration location that is appropriate for both the functioning of the penetration and the watertight integrity of the flashings. Read the rest of entry »

Choosing a Roof Counter Flashing

By matching the roof flashing to the wall type, conditions and project budget, Roof Services is able to provide their customers with the best value for keeping water out between the critical roof-to-wall joints. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Damage Insurance Claims

Due to recent storms that damaged roofs on Long Island in New York it is critical for home owners understand the best ways to interact with their insurance company and claims adjuster. Read the rest of entry »

How to Install Roof Trim

Too often the roof trim is put on to meet the homeowner’s aesthetic expectations while completely neglecting the watertight functionality. Read the rest of entry »

Lifting Roof Fasteners

Did you know that what often appears to be lifting fasteners within the roof assembly is actually more commonly an indication of a larger more underlying problem? Read the rest of entry »

Finding Roof Leaks

Roof Services professional roofers find the majority of roof leaks relatively easily. However, even with decades of experience, some roof leaks will require much more than a visual examination to determine the point of water entry. Read the rest of entry »

Causes of Roof Failure in Hurricane Winds

Over decades of roof work on Long Island, Roof Services has often encountered roofs which were poorly attached or even unattached in the field and yet remained on the building due to the attachment along the perimeter edge Read the rest of entry »

Fluid Applied Waterproof Membrane

Fluid applied waterproofing, though relatively expensive when compared with modified asphalt, can be installed in extremely tight and restricted conditions such as the less than 12” wide alley. Read the rest of entry »

How to bend Copper Chimney Flashing

Roofing project manager Dyami Plotke demonstrates how to fabricate complex pieces of flashing and describes the various pieces needed to make a chimney-to-roof connection watertight. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Inspections and Survey

Roof Services performs roof inspections in Long Island (examples; Islandia, NY and Oceanside, NY) the five (5) boroughs (Staten Island and the Bronx) Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey. Read the rest of entry »

Fixing Skylight Leaks in NYC

Traditional glass pane and wire frame skylights are very popular on NYC roofs and often leak as they age. Read the rest of entry »

NYC Roof Terrace Design

Roof Services to build a roof terrace in NYC. Read the rest of entry »

Ponding Water on Flat Roofs

While some puddles on a NY roof are to be expected, deep long lasting puddles can pose damage and accelerated aging to the roof membrane. Read the rest of entry »

EPDM Roof Remediation

An EPDM roof system can be rejuvenated by the installation of a pressure sensitive EPDM cover tape installed on field seams and if combined with the re-flashing of roof penetrations can provide as much as 10 years of additional life without having to install a new roof. Read the rest of entry »

How Long Will My Roof Repair Last?

On standard asphalt roofs repairs can range from a topical application of roof cement to a comprehensive disassembly and rebuilding of the entire roof system. Read the rest of entry »

How to Winterize a Home

Long Island home owners believe it may be expensive to winterize their home. In most cases it is not. Read the rest of entry »

Tile Roof Alternative Materials

Roofing materials made of metal tile and synthetic plastic slate are often slightly cheaper than their natural counterpart and offer additional benefits.

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Roof Cleaning

The portions of a roof that receive the least amount of sunlight are more likely to have roof stains. This is why some homes may have roof stains only on one side of the roof, typically the northern and/or western exposure or in heavily shaded areas. Read the rest of entry »

Hidden Damage on Roofing Job

It is important to remember that due to building construction the quantity of water from a roof leak, visible inside of the building at the leak location may not be the same as the quantity of water which truly enters into the building. Read the rest of entry »

Rooftop Urban Agriculture

 Roof Services is proud to be an active member in the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities organization and advance the growth of green roofs throughout the New York City metro area while always remembering that the primary function of the roof must be its continued watertight performance. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Garden Waterproofing

Recently Dyami from Roof Services toured a green roof installation in Queens, NY that had all of tour participants enthusiastic and excited about seeing what could be done in terms of growing plants on a rooftop. While we were impressed by the plant growth as anyone else, my first thought was to the lack of consideration provided to the roof’s waterproofing functionality. Read the rest of entry »

About Slate Roofing

Slate is one of the two naturally occurring roofing materials currently used today. Along with being one of the oldest roofing materials in existence Slate is arguably the longest lasting roofing material on the market. It often has a serviceable life of 70+ years. Read the rest of entry »

Historical Building Preservation

Roof Services has been involved in several historical roof preservation projects which have been guided by the rules of Historical Preservation including the cornice restoration at Ellis Island in New York City, tile restoration at Coindre Hall in Huntington and the Delacorte Clock & Bethesda fountain in Central Park. Read the rest of entry »

How to Install Fleece Back Roofing Membrane

Fleece back roofing membrane offers the advantage of utilizing a two-part urethane membrane adhesive rather than traditional, solvent based adhesive. Read the rest of entry »

RILEM Roof Testing

RILEM testing was developed by the International Union of Testing and Research Laboratories for Materials and Structures as a means of measuring the volume of water absorbed by a masonry surface over a specific time period.
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NY State Building Codes- Roofing Specifications

Based upon the current NEW YORK STATE BUILDING CODES there are several conditions which must be addressed prior to finalizing the roofing specifications which will be used on a building in the state of New York.
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Is It Time for a New Roof?

Is it Time for a new Roof, what are the reasons to replace a Long Island, NY roof? Read the rest of entry »

Find a Flat Roof Leak

How to find a leak on a flat roof in New York. Includes a video by Roof Services, a Long Island Roofing Contractor located in Suffolk County, NY. Read the rest of entry »

How to Safe Off a Shingle Roof

How to safe off a shingle roof in NY. Read the rest of entry »

Spring Home Checkup List

Long Island, New York had a very mild winter. Now that spring is here and we all collectively come outside, wipe our eyes, stretch and look at our houses to see what we need to do to get the house ready for warm summer months ahead. Read the rest of entry »

Hi-Tech Roof on Long Island

Roof Services working in conjunction with Carlisle Syntax roof systems installed a cutting edge super reflective roof system with one of the most efficient insulation systems on any building on long island. Read the rest of entry »

Cone Shaped Turret Roof

Cone roofs are especially difficult to roof for a number of reasons. The first reason is that they are very difficult to get close hands on access. By this we mean that getting up to and onto the roof to work is often problematic. On this project we have installed pipe scaffolding as well as additional staging to allow us a work platform around the perimeter of the cone. Because of the limited access at grade around this turret scaffolding is the better option to gain access versus a man lift.
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Ridge Fire District

The staff of Roof Services would like to extend our thanks to all the volunteer fire departments on Long Island for their dedication to the community in fighting the resent forest fires. You folks are true heros. Read the rest of entry »

When a Roof is More than a Roof

It is not uncommon for a residential flat roof on Long Island to function as not only a roof but also a patio, deck, or other traffic bearing surface. For roof situations like this, there are a multitude of specialty waterproofing systems that can be used.
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Dangers of Synthetic Slate Roofing

Should you have one of these synthetic slate roof systems on your house, they are a health risk and must be removed by a licensed abatement contractor. The asbestos in this material are very friable and have significant health risks. Read the rest of entry »

Why Replace a Slate Roof?

The decision on what material will be used to replace a slate roof in NY is usually a budgetary one. A new slate roof can cost five or six times what a good asphalt shingle roof will cost. It has been my experience that for most people, a new slate roof is not typically in their budget.
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The Life of an Overburdened Roof

A new roof assembly should be designed to outlast the proposed overburden and the roof installed before it is covered by the overburden. Read the rest of entry »

Green Roofing. Long Island

2011 saw Long Island’s first retail shopping center built which received a L.E.E.D.’s Silver certification and the roof system was installed by Roof Services, Long Island's Green Roofing Contractor. Read the rest of entry »

Choosing a Roof Shingle

So how do you choose a roofing shingle? I think there are three factors you should take into account. Read the rest of entry »

Can You Install Your Roof?

You may have considered installing your Long Island Roof yourself. You think that you only need a ladder and a few tools, “How hard can it be”? Taking that simple view, it seems to be a reasonable alternative to hiring a roofing contractor to replace your roof- or not. Read the rest of entry »

Video, Replacing a Shingle Roof

Roof Services was recently selected by Taunton Press, the parent company of Fine Home Building, to work with the Fine Home Building staff in the making of a video describing the process of removing an old asphalt roof shingle roof and replacing it with a new one. Read the rest of entry »

Ugly Flat Roofing

The scenario in which we at Roof Services most often encounter this conflict between performance and aesthetics is when roofing low slope residential roofs. Read the rest of entry »

Roofing and Solar Panels

Ideally, a solar contractor and a roofing contractor should perform installations together and have a relationship that gives the owner what they are looking for, a solar panel installation with a sound roof, warrantied by the roofing manufacturer and the contractors. Read the rest of entry »

Decline in Asphalt Flat Roof Installations

Today’s roof asphalt does not have the crude oil content it once had. This reduced oil content causes the installed asphalt to harden and become less pliable. The old higher oil content asphalt provided longer water proofing protection simply because it took longer for the greater amount of crude oil in the asphalt to evaporate out of the asphalt. Read the rest of entry »

Million Dollar Roof

Will your roofing job cost you a MILLION DOLLARS? Read the rest of entry »

Finding Roof Leaks with Vector Mapping

This new technology for finding roof leaks proved to be remarkably effective and it saved the contractor a great deal of time and money because it eliminated the need to remove the entire plant system and then doing repairs on questionable areas which may or may not have been the source of the leak. This process clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of Vector Mapping and will provide a solution for hard to find leaks in the future. Read the rest of entry »

Long Island Leaders and Gutters

Depending on your choice of the material and style, on how many linear feet that you are having installed the price for leaders and gutters on Long Island can range from around $4.00 per foot installed to over $40.00 per foot installed. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Repairs Needed after Hurricane Irene

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, Long Islanders are finding that their homes and businesses are in need of repairs to the roof. Roof Services, a long island roofer is prepared to respond to emergency roof repair requests anywhere on Long Island and the surrounding areas. Read the rest of entry »

Insurance Crisis for NY Roofers

This spring NY Roofers and masonry contractors across the State of New York are finding out that their General Liability premiums are increasing anywhere from 100% to 300%, or even worse they are being canceled by their existing insurance carrier. Read the rest of entry »

Pricing a New Roof Job

To get the best roofer for the dollar simply ask these few questions: Read the rest of entry »

9 Things to Know Before Replacing Your Roof

Following these nine steps before replacing your roof will dramatically increase the odds of hiring a quality contractor and experiencing a problem-free roofing job. Read the rest of entry »

About Commercial Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance can be a costly expense but those costs will almost always eliminate far greater expenses in the future. Avoiding the interior damage, the safety hazards of a wet floor within your building where accidents can happen and the cost to clean up roof leaks can be greater than the annual cost of the maintenance program itself Read the rest of entry »

When Should I Replace My Roof?

The most economical time of the year to contract a roof job is typically during the summer Read the rest of entry »

Why Get Roofing Quotes?

 You are about to spend several thousand dollars on a project that should last you 30 years it is worth the effort to get three written quotes. There are several very important reasons why you need to go through the effort of getting written quotes. Read the rest of entry »

About Gutters and Leaders

Gutters and leaders perform a vital function as part of a building’s waterproofing system. As water moves across the slope of a roof area it gains velocity and may enter your home which is an unpleasant experience. Through the use of a correctly designed gutter & leader system you are able to direct this water into an area where it will stay away from the exterior walls and the foundation of your home and not cause leaks during heavy rains. Read the rest of entry »

About Asphalt Roofing Shingles

These new shingles were designed to be more attractive. This was accomplished by building the shingles in layers with exposed edges to give the shingle the appearance of depth. Another result to this construction design was to make the architectural shingle much heavier that three tab shingles.

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Why Hire a Roof Consultant

If you are looking for advice about roofing problems on Long Island and are getting mixed advice from contractors, get a 3rd party opinion and hire a roof consultant. You'll be glad you did! Read the rest of entry »

Historical Roof Restoration

Brookwood Hall was built in 1903 for Harry Knapp; This Georgian revival design mansion is located on Irish Lane in East Islip, New York. Over its 107 year history it has served as a home for the Knapp family, an Orphanage, finally ending as the home to the Islip Art Museum and offices for the Town Of Islip. Through years of neglect this once grand mansion is now a sad remnant of its glorious past. Read the rest of entry »

Roofing Quote

You  realize that you need to replace your roof. You talk to everyone from the landscaper to your brother-in-law and they have so many ideas and opinions you have become very confused. You need a roofing quote. Read the rest of entry »

Repair or Replace My Roof?

There are many ways to establish the criteria of whether or not you should repair or replace your roof. Read the rest of entry »

About Skylights

If a homeowner picks the wrong roofing contractor to install a skylight, they may regret the decision to buy the skylight altogether. If you plan on having someone install the skylight for you, you will need to discuss the following items Read the rest of entry »

Watertight Garden Roof

Dyami Plotke is the Repair & Maintenance Division Manager for Roof Services, Inc. a Long Island based roofing company with considerable experience installing roof membrane systems under green roofs. Read the rest of entry »

Improving Our Environment

In roofing systems there are several things that can accomplish that goal. They are reflective membranes, energy creation through solar panels, improved thermal performance and the elimination of toxins with garden roofing. All of these applications can improve the environment. Read the rest of entry »

Recycling Roofing Materials

The roofing industry with the rest of the construction world is only starting to implement procedures for material separation at the job site so they can be recycled. In most cases all of the roofing debris was placed into a single dumpster and put in a landfill. Read the rest of entry »

Types of Building Siding

Before vinyl siding became a common option, most homes were sided with either a wood product (clapboard or cedar) or brick. These choices were substantially more expensive so vinyl became a popular choice in homes that range in price from modest to upper middle class. Read the rest of entry »

Green Roof Energy Efficiency

The first tenant of green roofing is “Increasing Energy Efficiency”.  On the surface this is easy to understand. If you add more roof insulation to a new roof assembly than you had in the previous assembly, such that you keep the cold out in the winter and the cooled air in during the summer, then you have made your building through the installation of a new roof system more green. Read the rest of entry »

What does Green in Green Roofing Mean?

We have seen a wide variation of “Green” improvements and the benefits ranging from almost nothing to the very substantial. You need to be careful because you might think that you are installing a green roof when you are in actuality getting very little green benefit. In order for a roofing assembly to truly be “Green” it follows one or all of these three basic tenants. Read the rest of entry »

Declining Quality of Built Up Roofing

While the evolution of the Single Ply roof systems continued to improve their quality the oil industry was making advances in the refining of petroleum so that the asphalt that was being used in roofing products began an accelerated decline in quality.
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Protection Against Roof Ice Damning

When a storm leaves several inches of snow on a roof the potential for roof leaks due to ice damning becomes a real possibility. After a storm the freeze / thaw cycle will have snow melting during the day and freezing at night. This phenomenon will create ice along the gutter edge of your roof which can restrict the free flow of melting snow and ice from above and cause a leak along the gutter. Read the rest of entry »

Is it time for a new Flat Roof?

If you follow these nine steps, you will dramatically increase the odds of hiring a quality contractor and experiencing a problem-free job. Read the rest of entry »

Commercial Roofing reduces Heating and Cooling Costs

The combination of the light colored TPO membrane roofing and new insulation will make these homes dramatically more thermally efficient. These changes will reduce the heating and cooling costs for the homeowners over the twenty year life of this roof system. Read the rest of entry »

Controlling Black Streaking on a Roof

Have you noticed that some asphalt shingle roofs in the northeast have black streaking on them? Some roofs have just a little bit and others have what seems like the entire roof covered with this ugly mess. There appears to be other patterns which I assume helped in finding the solution. Many roofs have the streaking on either side of a roof penetration but not below it. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Warranties

Congratulations on your new roof. It means that you are now protected against leaks for the life of the warranty and you can forget about your roof. Or does it?
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