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East3 Roofing and Exterior Ltd
Hail Damaged Roof & Siding Replacements
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East3 Roofing and Exterior Ltd
Hail Damaged Roof & Siding Replacements
Calgary exterior product installations
East3 professional exterior products will give your home the look you want!
Large residential multifamily townhome roofing
Multi Family housing siding services
East3 Roofing is dedicated to providing superior roofing materials, workmanship and service to all of our customers. We believe our customers are the most important part of our business now and in the future.
- Adam McCorrison Principle East3 Roofing
With all the hail damaged roof repairs and replacements that will take place in and around Calgary over the coming months, it’s important to be in the know when dealing with Calgary and Airdrie roofing contractors. East3 Roofing can provide you with a free estimate for any hail damaged roof or exterior siding in and around Airdrie, Calgary and surrounding areas.
When selecting a roofing contractor in Calgary, its highly recommended you discuss the details with the roofing contractor about getting all the proper elements of a properly installed roof system. Some roofing companies may cut corners and just replace the shingles to save themselves money and work.
East3 Roofing has the proper equipment and knowledgeand experience to ensure your roofing system is properly installed the first time. Use our Contact Us page to get a quote on your shingle roofing system. We want to be your roofing contractor!
With the recent sever hail storms in Calgary and Airdrie Alberta, it’s important to take steps to repair or replace damaged siding. Be sure to call us for a free quote on Hail damaged siding in
and around Calgary and Airdrie.
Siding leaks appear in many shapes and forms. Water stained interiors are quite often the first indication to homeowners that they may have problems with a siding leak.
As mentioned in our other articles, ruling out ice dams is one of the first things you should do if you believe you have a siding leak. Often - roofing leaks can mimic siding leaks so we recommend keeping this in mind as you search for the cause of siding or roofing leaks.
There are a variety of siding materials such as cedar, vinyl and cement board and each has it’s own most likely cause of leaks. Take for instance cedar clapboard siding. As the natural cedar board ages, it can warp - split and have knots that may come loose and even fall out over time. When looking for a leak with cedar clapboard siding you will want to first conduct a thorough inspection of the siding in the area of the leak. Look for obvious problems such as loose or missing knots pay attention for signs of dried out caulking. Its a good idea to inspect under the laps of each piece of siding where the pieces lap over each other. Sometimes a small split in the cedar board will develop which can only be seen upon close inspection. Check around the leak area and make sure all the wood corners and joints around windows and doors are properly sealed with a very good quality sealant. Once water is able to work it’s way behind the siding it can then end up in your finished living area. Many times with siding all that is required to fix a leak is a little high quality sealant.
Vinyl siding is a little different than wood siding when it comes to leaks. Wood siding is nailed tight and caulked tight at joints and end points. Vinyl siding is nailed loose and is captured at end points by receiving channels that allow for expansion and contraction of the siding. These receiving channels have flanges behind them to help direct water that may enter. As in wood siding a thorough inspection of the leak area is recommended. Pay special attention around windows and doors tops as these can provide entry points for water. Make sure all caulking is in good shape and replace any old caulking as needed with a high quality sealant.
Installing a second layer of shingles over an existing layer of shingles may seem like a way to save money but we believe this method of re-roofing can have some unexpected pitfalls. Layovers as they are called in the industry involve nesting the new shingles up against the old existing roofing on your home. Since the new shingles are installed directly over the old roofing you do not receive many items associated with a complete re-roofing job involving removal of the old worn out roofing.
Removal of old worn out roofing allows your roofing contractor to do a top side inspection of your roofs sheathing. Our roof inspection will look for deterioration such as rot, insect infestation, mold, mildew and structural damage to the sheathing. Removing the old roofing will also allow your Calgary East3 roofing contractor to install snow and ice shield on all eaves and in all valleys under your new roofing. Since snow and ice shield is applied directly to your roofs bare sheathing this is something that can’t be installed on a layover where you don’t remove the old roofing.
Many times old flashing located under the original layer of shingles can not be inspected or replaced during a lay over roofing job. Things to look for when performing a visual inspection of your roof, does the roof have more than one roof plane? Are parts of these roofs surrounded by siding for instance a garage roof that ties into your main house with siding on the wall above the garage roof? If so and you elect to do a layover here are a few points you may not be aware of.
When your home was built, your builder installed the siding after the roof was installed. This allowed the siding contractor to cover the roof flashing on the roof with siding material to make a water tight seal. Herein lies the problem. Many times during a layover where the new roofing meets an area of siding such as described above your roofer can not install new roof flashing. In addition they can not reuse the existing flashing since the original flashing is woven between the original layer of shingles and behind the siding. This leaves your roofer two options either seal the existing flashing or try and pry the siding loose enough to force new flashing behind it. Both of these options - in our opinion - are unacceptable.
Sealing the existing wall flashing most often can be translated as caulk existing wall flashing. Not only does this rely on caulking for your flashing system, it can also look unacceptable.
The second option of trying to pry open the siding enough to slip new flashing in also can create problems. This can leave you looking forward to a future siding repair when the siding comes loose where it was pried open. With vinyl siding a vinyl J-channel is actually laying on top of the old roof. Trying to slip new flashing under this j-channel can also lead to problems in the future. We have seen short cut down flashing wedged under this channel in an effort to flash a layover job. The flashing was cut down because of the siding J-channel nails do not allow for a proper installation of step flashing. This method once again in our opinion is unacceptable. Flashing is designed to be certain lengths and widths to prevent water from jumping or running over the flashing during heavy storms. Cutting down this flashing may lead to future problems and water leaks.
One final note on layovers. Your finished layover roof appearance has a lot to do with the condition of your old roofing. Over time your old roof can start to telegraph through to the new roof as it lays down over time. These are just some of the reasons East3 will not compromise and install any layover roofing over old worn out shingles regardless if your county and state code allow it.
At East3 Roofing, our quality name is on every roof we do