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Get rid of chimney problems forever!

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What do you do when your fed up with problems with your chimney? Many homeowner today are eliminating them. This can happen two ways. Many time homeowners will upgrade there furnace and water heaters and new models vent out the side of the house eliminating the need for the old brick chimney. But what if that’s not a option? The second thing that work well is to remove the brick chimney about a foot below the roof. Install a chimney liner in the chimney chase.Then install a double walled pipe with a flashing, rain cap, and storm collar.Now you have no more chimney flashing to worry about,... (Read More ...)

Shingle Blow Off

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When person has shingles blow off there roof, the first thing they may think was it was the wind.Wind can be a problem,but shingles are generally rated to stand up to a 60 mph wind.Many times there is another reason for the problem.The biggest part of the problem may be due to poor shingle installation.Two off the biggest culprits when it comes to blow off, is not enough nails or nailing to high.Both are signs of poor workmanship. So what do we do to solve the problem?We have to tooth out carefully the broken shingles and replace them with new ones.When we do this we want to make sure we have four... (Read More ...)

Roof maintances:Out of sight out of mind

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Question: “My roof is only seven to ten years old and has a twenty year warranty. It’s not leaking, so why not leave it alone until I have to do something?” Few people would purchase a new car and not change the oil until the motor starts clacking. Unfortunately, because the roof is “out of sight,” we tend not to give it much thought until there is a problem. Many of the roofs that I repair are under three years old, and leaking because of the extreme weather conditions in the Quad Cities, combined with less than professional workmanship. Few homeowners ever see their flat roof. A full... (Read More ...)