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01
SEP
2015

One Reason You Should Not Install A New Roof Over An Old Roof.

Holes from nails working loose, this happens regularly when a new roof is installed over an old one.
11
AUG
2015
tile roofing work

What Is A Good Roof Inspector?

What Is A Qualified Roof Inspector? Good question and most homeowners rightly assume that most roof inspectors that are spending money on advertising and have a license number on their website or vehicle are qualified but they are  definitely not. I recently did a roof inspection...
15
JUL
2015
new-shake-roof

Beautiful New Shake Roofing!

While you don’t see too many  new shake roofs these days, we do install them once in a while. Not bad eh?     This new shake roof is beautiful!
13
JUL
2015
Roofing by Roof Doctor in nice weather or bad.

A Homeowner Comment On A Typical Roofing Inspection

“I have to say that your (Roof Doctor Ron’s) proposal, while not the least expensive, was the most thorough. The photos, diagram, and accompanying explanation was a big help for me to understand the situation and what Roof Doctor will be doing. It also showed that Roof...
07
JUL
2015
Sacramento roofing contractors

New Dome Roof of Cedar Shakes by Ron Williams’ Roof Doctor

Oh Boy! Another dome house that needs a new roof. NO PROBLEM! After we finish cleaning up all of the debris, we will replace any bad wood before we continue.
26
JUN
2015
summer heat

Bad Attic Ventilation Can Make Your Home Uncomfortable!

Clogged attic vents can cause the temperature inside your house to rise significantly.     Often when homes are painted, the painters do not cover the intake vents prior to painting This results in the vents getting covered with paint & they no longer vent well....
06
JUN
2015
Sacramento home improvement

Sacramento Roof Inspection Shows Roof Sheathing Nailed Incorrectly

During a roof inspection in Sacramento, CA Roof Doctor Ron Williams describes how the nailing of this roof sheathing literally misses the mark.   Inset – Shows the intersection of two OSB sheathing corners and one lateral seam or edge. There are three two inch staples...
02
JUN
2015
Roofing by local roofers and roofing contractors.

Are Your Ridge Shingles Looking A Little Rough?

If your ridge shingles are looking rough and you are thinking of having them replaced,  don’t let your roofer do this! 1. The actual nailing pattern. 2. The line where this material needs to be nailed to hold properly. 3. The underlying piece that also gets missed when...
02
JUN
2015
repair roof shingles

The Wrong Way To Shingle A Roof Valley

Now I know anybody can put on shingles but please listen to these two things, points not cut at the valleys – the 1st visible clue. Then much worse, nails placed 1-1/2 inches from the center line of the roof valley.This will cause roof leaks no matter what until these...
04
MAR
2015
Roof Doctor

Debris Build Up On Tile Roofs

        Debris / mud accumulation is the number 1 cause of tile roof leaks. Here it is happening behind skylights and chimneys. The tile is installed too tight to allow for drainage.  If we re work the tile here at the skylight & at chimney when it rains instead of leaking ...