Robert Evans' Jr Blog

Did you have your Ice Dam hacked at this winter ?

Posted by Dan MacDonald on Mar 10, 2015 2:11:14 PM

This winter we had over 100 calls an hour everyday over a 4 week span in Feburaury. In the metrowest area we had over 90" inches of snow in that span. A new record for snowfall in that short of time frame. We also had over 40 days of below average temperatures, add all these elements together and you have huge ice dams issues !! We tried to get to every call we could but just wasnt possible with the volume of calls. Wheather it was our commercial flat roof customers concerned with the weight and roof collapse or it was residential sloped roofs leaking into homes and causing damage. We at Robert Evans Jr Contracting recommmended removing the snow above the dams to help alleviate the dam and leaving mother nature take care of the massive ice . NOT hacking at the ice with hammers ,drills, ice piks,etc.


This customer had her ice dam removed from her 8 yr. old roof by a company her insurance company sent over, causing extreme damage. Now she's left with having to replace her entire roof!!




The roofing shingles where de-laminated, cracked, holes exposed, nails exposed.





Tags: certainteed roof, ice and water barrier, commercial roof leaks, ice dam removal, attic ventilation, cracked skylight, firestone roof, Attic ventilation and ice dams

Ice Dams

Posted by Robert Evans on Jun 2, 2014 6:53:00 PM

It might seem a little bit strange to be talking about ice dams in June , but now is the time to deal with them. One customer in Natick was having ice damming issues on his Campanelli ranch which are very prone to ice dams. This particular house had a addition on the back with a low pitched roof on the north side of the house. This combination is what it takes for an ice dam. Instead of waiting until the last minute he decided to get it done now.The resolution was strip off the shingles and install a rubber roof. No more shoveling his roof this winter.photoMA30984285 0001 resized 600photo1MA30984286 0002 resized 600photo2MA30984286 0003 resized 600

Tags: roofing metrowest, EPDM, roofs, ice dams, ice dam removal, roof Framingham, rubber roof, shed dormer, roof metrowest, roof natick, wayland ma., Firestone roofing, firestone roof, firestone contractor, firestone rubber roof

Ice Dam

Posted by Robert Evans on Dec 6, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Ice Dam on roofs of buildings and houses

Ice build up on slate roof
Ice dam forming on slate roof

An ice dam, on a smaller scale, is a problem of house and building maintenance in cold climates. An ice dam can occur when snow accumulates on the slanted roof of a house with inadequate insulation. Heat conducted through the insufficient insulation and warm air from the attic bypasses warms the roof and melts the snow on those areas of the roof that are above living spaces, but does not melt the snow on roof overhangs.  Meltwater flows down the roof, under the blanket of snow, onto the eave and into the gutter, where colder conditions on the overhang cause it to freeze. Eventually, ice accumulates along the eave and in the gutter. Snow that melts later cannot drain properly through the ice on the eave and in the gutter, resulting in leaks to the roof space resulting in damaged ceilings, walls, roof structure and insulation. Snow guards or snow retention systems can help prevent ice dams on some roofs. The ice that builds up on the roof can be removed by trained professionals that use special steam equipment to ensure quick and safe removal without causing damage to the roof.

Click me

Tags: Architectural shingles, Certainteed Landmark, ice dams, ice and water barrier, ice dam removal, attic ventilation, cobra ridge vent, ice dam framingham, roof installation

Copper Downspouts

Posted by Robert Evans on Aug 27, 2013 12:48:00 PM

This Dover Sherborn Elementry school called on Robert Evans Jr. Contracting to solve there Copper Downspouts causing water to pool up and causing a dangerous area for young children especially when water turns into ice during winter months.

The 16oz cold copper corrugated downspout was removed and replaced with a new one diverted around front of building to help shed water away from front of building where children entered the building  

describe the imagedescribe the imageSchedule your FREE Roofing Assessment Today!Click meClick me

Tags: Commercial roof, Gutter Guards, certainteed roof, ice dam removal, Copper Downspouts, copper, firestone roof, firestone contractor

Ice and water barrier

Posted by Robert Evans on Aug 27, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Home owner in Wellesley was have ice damming issues last winter and was proactive this year and getting it fixed before winter. Roof and wall were stripped and ice and water barrier installed and then new Certainteed shingles installed.IMG 2791MA30907953 0004 resized 600 

Tags: certainteed roof, Certainteed Lifetime roof, Architectural shingles, ice dams, ice dam removal, Grace Ice and water Barrier

Rain Flow Total Gutter Protection System

Posted by Robert Evans on Aug 9, 2012 3:35:00 PM

1. What is Rain Flow? Rain Flow Total Gutter Protection System Is gutter protection system that prevents leaves, pine needles, twigs and other debris from collecting in and clogging rain gutters. Water flows through quickly and easily. Rain Flow is environmentally friendly, being made of all natural fibers and coated with a UV stable premium acrylic latex.

2. How Does Rain Flow Work? Because leaves, seeds, pine needles, pinecones and other debris are suspended on top of Rain Flow, gutters continue to as intended. Air circulation above, below, and around debris allow it to dry up quickly and blow away in the wind.

3. Will anything clog Rain Flow material? Rain Flow will not clog. Because of its design, every rainfall washes it clean and gutters remain free flowing.Contact Us

4. Will shingle grit affect Rain Flow? Shingle grit will not affect Rain Flow. It simply passes through as if the gutters were empty.-$300 OFF ROOFING ESTIMATE

5. Will Rain Flow cause Ice Dams? Rain Flow will not cause nor prevent ice dams. Ice dams are caused by temperature changes in the roof and are related to ventilation and insulation conditions in the attic space.-Request a Qoute! However , Rain Flow will keep snow from collecting in the gutter allowing snow to melt and drain.


Click mec2a-hire

Tags: Gutter Guards, ice dams, ice dam removal, Rain Flow Total Gutter Protection System