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Roof Leaks

Roof Gutters

Checking your gutters every year is a good maintenance practice.

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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 »

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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Seamless Gutters

A seamless rain gutter is the best alternative compared to traditional systems. 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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Need a New Roof?

Four signs that you may need a new roof.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

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 »

Roof Leaks Testing

While visible and physical examination of a leaking roof make up the first line of leak investigation and are often successful, sometimes additional roof leak testing is needed to determine the exact cause of the roof leak. Read the rest of entry »

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 »

How Does Rain Get Into My House?

The roof system is the most invisible component of the building envelope. Its primary function is to keep water out of the building. While most other building envelope components have other primary functions, every component must be watertight in order to keep the contents of the building dry Read the rest of entry »
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