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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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Roof Maintenance

Posted by Robert Evans on Jun 18, 2014 3:17:00 PM

Customer whose roof we installed in 1997 called and said he had a couple of small leaks.

Upon inspection of we discovered trees over grown on the roof and some of the limbs had penetrated the rubber, thus causing some leaks. The gutters were completely filled and the neighborhood kids had been throwing all sorts of debris on the roof.

I called the customer back after inspection and told him what I had discovered. Since his warranty had run out and the roof had been neglected that there would be a fee to repair, we give him another option. Which was for a fee we would go over the entire roof and perform all repairs and preventive maintenance and give him a three year warranty.photo1MA30986752 0001 resized 600photo3MA30986752 0003 resized 600photo4MA30986752 0004 resized 600photo5MA30986752 0005 resized 600

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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

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Roof Framingham

Posted by Robert Evans on Apr 5, 2014 3:54:00 PM

Boyle Bros. funeral home in Framingham discovered a leak this winter and called us to look at it, on the flat section of there building a rubber was installed over a tar and gravel roof. A half inch fiber board was mechanically fastened over the tar and gravel, the problem with fiber board in a go over application is it acts like a sponge and sucks up water before showing any signs of a leak.

In Boyle Bros. case the roof had been leaking for years from a hole in the rubber and until the weight of this winters snow squeezed the water from the saturated fiber board.

We stripped off the roof and installed a new rubber roof with half inch recovery board instead of fiber board. With a warranty of ten years on our labor and fifteen years on materials we included an inspect of the roof in the fallphoto1MA30970304 0003 resized 600photo3MA30970304 0005 resized 600photo4MA30970304 0006 resized 600

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Commercial Skylights Installed

Posted by Robert Evans on Feb 6, 2014 2:23:00 PM

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 aphoto newPhoto new 2       Robert Evans Jr Contracting Installed these Velux Commercial Dome Skylights this tuesday on a .060 Firestone Rubber roof in Newton Massachusetts before the snow storm on wednesday. Though the conditions weren't the best, these four skylights had to be installed before the storm hit. Dome skylights are often used on commercial buildings, with flat roofs. They allow great natural light to enter the building through the roof.

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Rubber roof with drain

Posted by Robert Evans on Nov 1, 2013 12:20:00 PM

photo (14) resized 600Robert Evans Jr. Contracting installed Firestone rubber over pitched ISO deck { to prevent standing water } fully adhered With a 3 " inch hub drain in middle. Schedule your FREE Roofing Assessment Today!This roofing method is the best option for optimal roof life and preventive of any water issues on flat roofs.

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Framingham Elks

Posted by Robert Evans on Oct 28, 2013 8:38:00 PM

The Framingham Elks needed a roof. Upon inspection of the existing roof there was a large amount of standing water it was determined that the roof was not pitched to the drains. A tapered insulation from Firestone was designed to pitch water to the drains. Not only was the roof not pitched right there was no insulation in the old roof. With the new tapered deck an average R-value of 22 was obtained bring the roof up to code. New .040 shop fabricated bronze aluminum was installed around roof edge.

Another design flaw was the HVAC duct work penetrated the roof through the shingle section was not flashed properly. We wrapped the duct work with insulation and white rubber to help with cooling in the summer.

The shingle section was stripped and reshingled with GAF Timberline shingles which have a life time guarantee. photo 15 resized 600photo 17 resized 600photo 13 resized 600photo 12 resized 600

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Pitch Pocket

Posted by Robert Evans on Mar 29, 2013 7:54:00 AM

Installation of a pitch pocket on a commerical roof in Needham. New HVAC untis were being installed on the roof and the best way to flash around the posts is to use the Firestone peel and stick pitch pocket.After the pitch pocket is installed Firestone two part porable sealer is than pored into pocket.photo pictch resized 600photopitch2 resized 600pitch 3 resized 600

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Roof Drain

Posted by Robert Evans on Sep 27, 2012 8:45:00 AM

A pre existing Firestone roof, inNewtonwith a standing water problem needed to be addressed with some new drains. The roof had to layers on it, the first layer being a PVC roof with one inch fiber board, the second being fully adhered EPDM with one inch ISO.

An 8 x 8 by section of the existing roof was cut out and removed. 4x4 pitched ISO sheets (pitch at 1/8 per foot) were mechanically fastened to roof deck, with a four inch roof drain installed in the middle. New piece of EPDM glued to the pitch ISO and tied in with the exist roof. photo resized 600photo resized 600

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Roof Drain

Posted by Robert Evans on Mar 9, 2012 9:41:00 AM

Roof Drain Pics resized 600describe the imagedescribe the imageThe owner of this 8 yr. old rubber roof on a commercial property in Braintree MA. called on Robert Evans Jr Contracting for there expertise advise on his standing water issue. We recommended Installing a 4"inch PVC roof drain to extract any standing water out the sidewall of building. This will elimanate any pooling of water on rubber roof thus avoiding any condensation,and structural issues and increasing the longetivity of the Roof.

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