What We Did
- Removed all the existing roofing, flashings and backing paper
- Releading of the chimney base
- Installed new roofing shingles, flashings and underlayments
- Replaced the wood shingles on the sides of the dormers
- Replaced the gutters
- Painted the whole Exterior
In this house that was built in 1965 we had a few items of maintenance to take care of. First, we replaced the roof that had not been done in about 20 years. It is a cape house that has an addition and garage attached to the back, so there was a lot of square footage of roofing to do.
The roof was replaced with a shingle called Certainteed Landmark 30 year. It was a slate blend color which has some red granules to match the red house.
Next, we addressed some rot issues on the roof line. Cape houses often have a dormer like this one on the back of the house and a catwalk. This is an area (usually a few feet wide), where the dormer if projected from. It is also a great place for water and snow to gravitate towards, thus creating water damage to the siding over time.
They had rotted wood shingles on the sides of the dormers, so we replaced them with a low maintenance material called FC Fiber Cement shingles. It looks like wood and matches the rest of the house, but it is made up of Portland cement and other materials which make it a better product than wood which withstands moisture.
We also installed new gutters and downspouts around the house to fix some water direction issues. The last step to make everything look great was the painting. It had been several years since it was done, so the customer just wanted everything to be redone and look fresh. They picked a great red color to go with white trim and it came out great. It really makes it look like a new house with the new roof and freshly painted house. The customer was pleased we could take care of all of his home improvement needs and has already referred us to a few of his friends.