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Chimney Flashing

Posted by Robert Evans on Oct 13, 2014 2:59:00 PM

Chimney flashing

Chimney Flashing is a vital part of your roof. Robert Evans Jr. Contracting Inc. gets more calls about leaks around chimneys than about any other problem. And more often than not, the culprit is the flashing, the metal that keeps the intersection between the chimney and roof watertight.

Proper flashing around chimney includeds 2 layers. The first is called step flashing: L-shaped aluminum are woven into the shingle courses and lapped up the side of the chimney. Next comes the counterflashing: A second layer of metal usaully consisting of either Lead or Copper. {Most commonly used is Lead} It is embedded in the chimney mortar joints and folded down to cover the top of the step flashing

The corners are especially vulnerable. We usaully cut and bend the lead around the corner. Even with a good quality installation, this leaves one small spot that should be sealed with a high-quality Caulking such as Geocel.

The type of metal used for flashing depends on where you live. Aluminum and galvanized steel are sometimes used. Copper is the longest lived, but because its so expensive, we see it only on higher end jobs. Another advantage to copper is that the corners can be soldered for a watertight connection.

When a chimney is located at the bottom of a roof slope, a cricket should always be installed, a small diversion roof that prevents water from pooling and ponding behind chimney and eventually leading to seeping through roof into your house.

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Because chimneys are such a potential trouble spot, inspect them once a year or two for loose or missing flashing and cracks in the masonry, or call on Robert Evans Jr. Contracting at 508-877-3500 and have one of our professionals do the inspection for you.  We also recommend that our customers waterproof their brick chimneys every few years with a brick sealer that can be applied with a garden sprayer. This is a great way to keep water from seeping into the brick.

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Rotted roof boards

Posted by Robert Evans on Sep 9, 2014 1:18:00 PM

Rotted Roof Boards

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When Homeowners let there roof go without inspection or repair , big problems can arise causing a costly roof replacement become even more costly, sometimes doubling the cost !! If your roof has not been inspected within the last 5 years, please contact us for a free roof evaluation.

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In alot of cases Rotted roof boards go unseen and not noticed till the roof starts leaking inside the house, causing expensive repairs, structural damage, termites. Making your average roof cost double in cost !!

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Flat Rubber roof in Massachusetts

Posted by Robert Evans on Jun 25, 2014 12:10:00 PM

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This Flat Rubber roof in Massachusetts was completed a few years ago by Robert Evans Jr Contracting Inc.

Flat Rubber roofs can last up to 40 years if well maintained by your roofing contractor. All seams, corners, penetrations in roof, and edge flashing should be inspected annually for wear and tear. Any ponding water on your flat roof should be avoided also to keep your roof at peak performance.

Robert Evans Jr. Contracting can take care of all your roofing needs including Flat roofs, Sloped asphalt shingled roofs, siding, windows, and General Contracting.Click me

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We Work all Four Seasons at Robert Evans Contracting

Posted by Robert Evans on Dec 10, 2012 9:44:00 AM

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Robert Evans Jr Contracting , INC.
Whether it's a 50,000 square foot building, or a 1200 square foot home you simply have to be covered no matter the Season- Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall,We Work all Four Seasons !! Plus, with rising costs, you don't want yoRoof being about to be stripedur heating bills to go through the roof. Hence, it's very important to make sure your roof is replaced when needed, accurately installed and adequately maintained. That's where Robert Evans Jr Contracting, Inc comes in. With more than 22 years in business, we've built our sterling reputation on quality workmanship and years of customer satisfaction.

MISSION:
The family at Robert Evans Jr Contracting, Inc. strives to provide the highest level of professionalism, quality, and customer service, that is unrivaled in the roofing industry. NO matter if its a hot sweltering mid-summer day or cold blustery winter morning, our crew is prepared for all the elements and We stand behind all of our work, and go beyond expectations to insure that every customer is completely satisfied and every roof is successfully installed. With a Quality Control Supervisor on evey roof that is being worked on.

VISION:
To continue to grow and build our reputation as the number one choice in professional roofing, through providing unsurpassed service, honesty, quality workmanship, and complete customer satisfaction.

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