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The tear-off method is exactly what it sounds like: when the roofing company you hire tears off your existing roof, and then puts on an entirely new roof.
- Full Replacement – When you opt for a tear-off roofing job, your new roof will be just that: new. Everything will be as if it were a brand new roof, which has a lot of benefits. If you had any rotted decking or leaks in your roof, they’ll be gone with the new roof. Since the roofers have to take off all of the shingles, they get a clear look into what’s going on with your roof, so the finished product will be perfect.
- Better Quality – Since the entire roof is being replaced, roofers will be able to repair high risk areas, and new flashings can be installed, ensuring that your home is watertight for years to come.
- Lasts Longer – On that note, a full tear-off roofing job will last you much longer than an overlay will. This is mostly due to the fact that a brand new roof traps much less heat than a roof with multiple layers. Extra heat causes shingles to curl and break down much more quickly.
- Adds Value – A brand new tear-off roof can add to your home’s resale value, and is a major selling point. So if you’re thinking of selling your home a few years down the road, this is the option for you.
- More Expensive – A tear-off roofing job is likely to run you as much as $1,000 more. It’s for this reason that many people choose to go with an overlay roof rather than a full tear-off. The additional price is mostly related to the extra labor that goes into a tear-off roof.
A re-roof is generally defined as installing shingles over shingles…..nothing more, nothing less.
- Less expensive – Less labor, less material (no underlayment, ice guard, etc.), low debris removal costs.
- Less mess – Unlike a tear–off (which is the equivalent to open heart surgery on a house), a re-roof is a considerably “cleaner” process, not only around the yard, but in attic spaces as well.
- Less inconvenience – The contractor shouldn’t need to be on your property nearly as long for a re-roof as opposed to a tear–off.
- No visual inspection – of some of the most important parts of the roof system, including, but not limited to, roof to wall flashings and the roof deck (the actual wood under the shingles and underlayment).
- Eliminates the option – to replace ice & water shield to protect against ice damming and ice backup, new underlayment (felt paper), roof to wall flashings and skylight flashings.
- Less inconvenience – The contractor shouldn’t need to be on your property nearly as long for a re-roof as opposed to a tear–off.
The most common problems with a tiled roof are broken tiles (slates, or shingles), missing tiles and damage to a valley. These may be due to natural wear and tear, or as a result of storm damage.
The method needed for replacing a roof covering will depend on the type of tile or shingle in use. For instance, the steps below show a simple way of replacing a tile, but you may need to alter them slightly, as described alongside the steps. To remove a slate, you may prefer to use a slate ripper rather than a hacksaw blade (as shown).
Slate rippers are specially designed to remove fasteners that are under a row of slates, but they are specialty tools and probably not worth buying unless you are likely to replace a lot of slates. With wooden shingles, the problem may have to do with waterproofing rather than breakages: damp shingles may buckle or rot. Replace split or damaged shingles so that they do not allow moisture to penetrate into or through the roof. Replacing asphalt shingles is easier because they are flexible, so they can simply be lifted up to give access to the fasteners beneath them.
We have an extensive range of flashings to suit your every need, from small projects, to large scale industrial roof flashing. All flashings are custom made to order, to ensure that you always get the right flashing for the job.
Got Something To Hide? … Cover It Up With a Flashing!
- Standard, curved or custom flashings are available to suit your requirements.
- Flashings are available in a wide range of colours to match your theme.
- Flashing materials include pre-painted steel, zinc/al, aluminium, stainless steel and copper.
- Choose from a variety of flashing thicknesses and lengths.
- State of the art machinery ensures greater bend accuracy and produces standard flashings at high volume.
Coatings are designed for protecting and extending the useful service life of roof assemblies for new construction and more commonly, existing roof coverings, such as BUR, metal, modified bitumen, single ply membranes, and spray polyurethane foam.
Roof coatings are thicker than paint and have a higher solids content. Roof coatings are formulated to protect roofs from the damaging effects of weather and the environment, such as UV light, and excessive water and wind. They are formulated to provide protection for many years and are also extremely elastic; they typically contain a high level of top-quality resin. The high quality resins and the volume of resins introduced during manufacturing allow the coating to maintain its elastic properties throughout its life cycle.
Once cured, these resins form an elastomeric and durable film, which provides an additional measure of waterproofing and allows the roof coating to bridge small cracks and membrane seams found on roofs. Unlike paint, which is typically applied in portions of a gallon per 100 square feet, roof coatings are applied in terms of multiple gallons per 100 square feet. Today, there are various types of roof coatings on the market that can benefit any type of roof.
The most common types of roof coatings are acrylic coatings, asphalt coatings, polyurethane coatings, and silicone coatings.
Gutters and Downspouts
The motivation behind a canal frameworks is to gather water from the rooftop and direct it far from the building’s foundation by methods for down gush augmentations, sprinkle pieces, or underground deplete lines. Improperly working canal frameworks can add to water moving down against fascias and under-rooftop shingles, can harm soffits and stain or fall apart siding materials. It can likewise prompt soil disintegration around structures. In addition genuine water and establishment uprooting issues in storm cellars and slither spaces.
Smart Fix Roofing gives canal cleaning, repairs and installation of canal frameworks. Call us today and let us clean and additionally repair your present drain framework.
Gutters – Cleaning
We will inspect the gutter system for defective areas and will provide you with an estimate if you like for the cost of repair of your gutter system. While we are there we can take a quick look at your roofing system. We will check for any visible signs of damage or possible leak issues.
Gutters – Repairs
If you let water collect along the foundation, hydrostatic pressure will build, and water will eventually find its way inside the house. It’s equally important to keep the ground around a hillside home dry. For these reasons it’s important that your gutters are in proper working order.
Siding – Vinyl and Aluminum
Specializing in siding installation, Smart Fix Roofing has been providing quality commercial and residential service to customers for many years, and we offer the finest siding products available. Whether you’re looking to enhance the look of your house, increase its resale value, or perform repairs, our qualified and experienced contractors will help you figure out the best option to fit your needs and budget.
We offer siding in a wide variety of styles and materials, including:
- Cedar Shingles
- Engineered or Composite Wood
- HardiPlank and HardiPanel
- Wood Clapboard
Call us today to schedule a free in-home consultation!
Windows are the optimal solution used in modern construction. Roof windows illuminate the room interior, provide a view to the outside and allow ventilation of the attic. Depending on the type of loft space and customer requirements the appropriate roof window type can be chosen for each room.
When choosing new or replacement windows for your home, we focus on providing our customers with hassle-free windows that can stand the test of time. Our team will recommend the most functional and attractive windows that highlight your home’s architecture. With efficient glass systems, replacement windows will offer substantial noise reduction and energy savings.
Ice guard is a waterproof membrane that is installed on a roof, underneath the shingles. When installed correctly, it is an excellent way to prevent ice dams from causing interior leaks.
If you’re going to have a roof replaced within the next year or so you should probably take some time to do a bit of research about ice & water shield. It’s a thin rubberized asphalt membrane that goes beneath the shingles of your roof – typically only along the overhangs and in the valleys. It can protect your home from water leaks caused by ice dams and wind-driven rain. You should seriously consider using ice & water shield if you live in ice dam country.
Ice and water shield looks like a long sheet of sticky black plastic. It’s available in several different brands, including Grace, WeatherLock, Weather Watch, Moisture Guard Plus, and more. Grace Ice & Water Shield is the only brand that we would recommend you use. In our opinion you should ask for it by name.
For clients who want to install a long-lasting, affordable yet robust solution, we offer a heavy-duty line of ice dam prevention products. We don’t simply sell heat tape and deicing cable, we install it. Miles of it. As a result, we understand it in a way no other heat tape retailer can claim.
Ice Melt Cables
“Ice Melt Cables or Roof Heat Tape ” is a term used interchangeably with several other terms used to describe cables that are installed on your roof to control the formation of ice dams.
Ice Melt Cables is generally used to create relief channels in ice dams to allow for the efficient escape of water off a pitched roof. Ice Melt Cables not only prevent all ice from forming but keeps ice from forming along certain pathways. Ice dams cause leaks when snow melts higher on the roof and that melt water hits a ‘dam’ of ice. With nowhere else to go, the water is forced to back up under the roofing materials and into the structure. Ice Melt Cables are designed to create channels through the ice dam to let that water escape.
Other terms People Use for Heat Cable
There are a lot of terms besides ‘ice melting cables’. Some of the names we hear frequently are:
- De-icing cable
- Roof heat coils
- De-icing Tape
- Roof heater cables
- Zig-zag cables
- Gutter heat tape
- Roof heat cable
A skylight can bring light, beauty, and healthful benefits to your home or commercial property. Imagine have an otherwise dark room flooded with natural light from above, illuminating activities and delivering the warm glow of the sun right into your home!
Whether you need the roof repaired, new roof, skylights or other improvements – we can get the job done right. Contact us or schedule your appointment online today for your estimate on your residential roofing or skylight project.
The Benefits Of A Skylights:
The health benefits of natural light in your home are numerous. Sunlight is also essential for the body to produce Vitamin D, which is necessary for strong, healthy bones.
- Natural sunlight is the best source of illumination for your home or office.
- No electrical light – even from today’s advanced light bulbs.
- Produces the brightness, sharpness, and healthful benefits of sunlight.
Do Your Skylight Right!
Some people worry about having problems with a skylight. They worry about leaks, maintenance, or other issues that are compounded by a structure that is high overhead.
The answer is simple: Make sure you purchase a quality skylight product and have it properly installed. Choosing the right size, shape and style of skylight for your roof is a critical decision.
Ventilation System Consultation
Are you having problems with allergies, mold, or moisture?
Is a family member struggling with asthma, chronic winter illness, or even persistent morning headaches?
Did you know you can easily improve the situation with proper air quality and ventilation?
Breathe easier and healthier with the reliable solutions brought to you by Smart Fix Roofing. We provide complete residential installation and repairs of ventilators, air exchangers. We also perform air quality testing services. Whether you struggle from moisture, gas, or particle air pollution, Smart Fix Roofing offers you the comprehensive answer to improve and maintain air quality – and ultimately, the health and safety of you and your family.
Call us for consultations, air quality testing services or Request an Estimate.
Smart Fix Roofing are specialists in the construction of pitched roofs. With hundreds of roof structures completed every year, our accomplished roofing carpenters will complete every project quickly and efficiently, saving you time and money.
The art of cut roofing is is a rare skill that the majority of carpenters shy away from due the complexity of the cuts and advanced mathematics (Trigonometry) required to work out the rafter lengths. All our roofs are bespoke. If architectural drawings are unavailable the roof structure can be designed on site by our carpenters or, for more complicated roofs, off site by our surveyors
Our customers are our primary focus, Smart Fix Roofing has always understood that good customer services is key to achieving success in the competitive construction industry. It is our clients who have made us who we are, recommending us to to fellow builders, architects, designers and project managers has seen us go from strength to strength.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all past and present clients and we look forward to working with you all again in the future.
The durability of slate depends on 4 factors: the physical and mineralogical properties of the slate; the way in which it was taken out of the quarry and fabricated; the quality of the installation; and, regular and timely maintenance.
Broken, cracked and missing slates should be replaced as soon as possible by experienced slaters to avoid water damage to the interior finishes, accelerated deterioration of the roof battens, as well as the possible degradation to the structural timber trusses.
How We Do Slate Roof Repairs?
A trained slate roofing expert will assess the roof, and supply you with a proposal to carry out the necessary repairs.
Once the proposal is accepted, we will order the slate from the quarry and set up a start date with you.
The damaged slate is then removed by pulling out the nails with a ripper. The correct replacement slate is then slid into place and secured with a steel hook or clip (conventional roof system).
The application of roofing mastic or waterproofing sealants to damaged slates should not be considered as a viable repair alternative, because although they may be effective at first, they will eventually harden and allow water to enter the roof. Mastic also makes future repairs difficult to execute, is unsightly, and increases the costs when having to rectify the incorrect repair.
You are assured of the best knowledge and expertise in the industry, and we look forward to establishing a long term relationship with you in servicing your slate roof.
Ventilation – new and additional
Air tightness and energy efficiency are key considerations for builders of new homes.
Each new room in a house should have adequate ventilation for general health reasons. The type of room will determine how much ventilation is required.
When inserting a new internal wall care should be taken not to make any other matters, such as ventilation worse. If a new room is being created as a result of the addition of an internal wall then care should also be taken to ensure that the existing room is ventilated adequately. The general rules for ventilating a room are:
Purge- this is achieved by opening the window. The opening should have a typical area of at least 1/20th of the floor area of the room served, unless it is a bathroom which can be any openable size.
Whole building- this is also known as trickle ventilation which can be incorporated in to the head of the window framework, or by some other means. The area varies on the type of room:
- habitable room- 5,000 mm² equivalent area
- kitchen, utility, bathroom (with or without toilet) – 2,500 mm² equivalent area
Both of these forms of ventilation are normally required, however alternative approaches to ventilation may also be acceptable, subject to agreement with the building control body.