We take great pride in all of the processes in completing your new roof. We recognize your homes surroundings such as landscaping and etc. before we start any roof process and take great precaution to leave them just as we found them from the start. We treat your home as if it were our own! Whitford Contracting will complete your roofing needs correctly so you can be sure to get the job done right the first time.
It makes good sense to have a roof inspection performed regularly to prevent leaks in your home or place of business. Leave it for too long, and weather, age and corrosion can do a number on your roof - and now you've got a leak on your hands. What do you do? Give us a call - we are roof repair specialists for damaged roofs, leaky tiles, missing shingles and gutter damage. Our professional roof repair team has years of experience in all types of roofing.
Leaking roofs are one of the most common problems encountered by homeowners. A leaking roof is a serious nuisance and if left untreated can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your home, from damaged foundations to mold and mildew infestations. It is therefore very important to repair roof leaks as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
Unfortunately, locating the source of the leak can be rather difficult. It could be a fissure in flashing, missing or damaged shingles, a crack in the chimney, or any other number of possibilities. Usually the best course of action is to call in an experienced roofer. Whitford Contracting LLC is a full service roofing company that will gladly fix your leaking roof. We can quickly locate the source of the leak and have it patched, sealed, or replace damaged or missing shingles. Our experienced team of roofing professionals will work quickly and efficiently to stop the leak and undo any damages your roof has incurred.
We are fully licensed, insured and prepared to serve all your roofing needs. Big, small, hip, or gabled, Whitford Contracting LLC can repair it, with a measure of quality that's unmatched by the competition. Whitford Contracting LLC offers free estimates on any job. When you receive a quote from us, you can rest assured that price will be the only you'll pay and we'll never tack on any hidden fees or extras mid-job.
"I have extensive experience in roofing storm repairs. I'm very familiar with the damage that hail and wind can bring. So, if you think you have an insurance claim, let us work with your insurance adjuster and take care of the paper work for you. Then you can just enjoy knowing you have a good roof over your head."
– Dennis Whitford
A woven valley is when the shingles from both sides of the valley extend across the valley and are woven together by overlapping alternate courses as they are applied. A closed-cut valley is when the shingles from one side of the valley extend across the valley while the other side is trimmed back approximately 2 to 3 inches from the centerline. Whitford Contracting LLC recommends the open valley method which is to install a metal valley with a center rib and to then cut the shingles on both sides of the valley back from the center rib about 2 inches, exposing the valley metal. The reason for this is that the metal channel that is created will allow the water to run smoothly down to the gutter. Also, the metal valley will stay intact for the life of your shingles. The woven or closed-cut valley system will become unsightly and wear out first because all the water from your roof drains there. The life of you roof system will be shortened because of worn valley shingles.
You should always replace your wall, chimney, skylight, valley, plumbing pipe boot and any other flashings when installing a new roof. Make sure that the life expectancy of the flashing metal is the same life expectancy as your new shingles. The reason is that your roof is a system of components that work together to keep your roof from leaking. If you leave any one component out you are at risk of your roof leaking in that areSo, replace all the flashings when doing a new roof and if there installed professionally you should have a leak proof roof until the materials wear out.
Normal applications call for a minimum of four nails in each full shingle. Whitford Contracting installs all shingles with six nails per shingle. Never allow your roof to be three nailed or for staples to be used instead of roof nails.
Copper is a great metal to use for box gutter linings and roof flashing metal because of its longevity and that it never needs to be painted. Copper is great for lifetime, forty and fifty year shingles because you want the flashings to last as long as the life of the shingles. In the long run copper is a less expensive metal because you don't have to paint and the life expectancy is twice that of forty-pound metal terne.
Lining your box gutter with rubber is a bad ideThe box gutter frame is built with slope to your outlet tube and when the frame rots away from water damage the slope is obstructed. When you line rubber over the rotten frame you end up with pooling water in your box gutter and water flowing right over the edges. The rubber is wrapped into the outlet tube and that narrows its drainage capacity. When this happens you in up with clogs and more overflow. The right way to fix your box gutter problem is to take out the old box gutter linings. Fix the rotten wood in the box gutter frame and make sure the slope is draining to your outlet tubes. Then it's always better to line your box gutter in terne or copper.
Three tab shingles are shingles that have knock-outs between the square tabs and that are all the same size and exposure. This very common shingle normally has a twenty to twenty-five year life expectancy.
A dimensional shingle is a shingle that is textured, or laminated and designed to produce a three-dimensional effect. This shingle is sometimes called an architectural shingle. Dimensional shingles are a very popular style of shingle and they normally come with a life warranty.
Ice and water-shield underlayment is a continuous membrane installed under your roofing shingles in areas subject to ice damming. It prohibits water that might get under your shingles from reaching your wood structure. The membrane is made to seal nail penetrations from your shingle installation. The best places for this membrane are along your gutter lines, in your valleys, along any walls, around your chimneys and skylights.
Underlayment felt is either synthetic polypropylene fabric or asphalt-saturated felt installed between the roof deck and the roof shingles. Underlayment is primarily used to separate the roof shingles from the roof deck. It helps to shed water during shingle installation, helps in meeting Class A and Class C shingle fire ratings; it also helps protect from resins that may come from wood board sheathing, helps prevent "picture framing" which is the visible outline of deck panels, cause by roof irregularities in the decking thickness, provides secondary weather protection during a wind-driven rain storm and in some cases protects your home when your shingles are blown off during a storm.
Whitford Contracting LLC will use the 1 by 300 rule to determine how much intake and exhaust ventilation your home will need. You ideally want 50% intake and 50% exhaust. Please contact us and will measure your house for the exact calculations.
Whitford Contracting LLC can repair any wood rot problem that might have occurred from a roof or gutter leak.
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