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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 ...
02
MAR
2015

Damaged Roof Shingles

    The white areas are where the granules have fallen off, leaving the material exposed. The sun has burned all of the asphalt out of the material, leaving only the white fiberglass that you see there.
12
FEB
2015
roofing

Roof Inspections – Real or Fake? Part 1

The Myths Behind Home and Roof Inspection Regulations The biggest myth behind inspection regulations is that there are any. With contractors etc. it is assumed that we know how to do things right and normally we do,  after all we have our trade background which gives us a good...
09
FEB
2015
leaky roof

Rain Rain Rain!

Welcome rain – Feb. 2015 we are finally getting a good drenching. Thanks! And by the way, if the rain is coming in your living room, give us a call we can help.  
31
JAN
2015

A pragmatic look at roof certification.

Roof Certification For the typical home buyer or homeowner, before they actually take the home there has been a professional inspection followed with a “roof certification”  issued by a professional contractor,  so based on the information provided to them by the roofing industry...