Taking full advantage of the warm week with a few roof replacements. We removed all the cedar shakes from this roof in Germantown and installed Landmark Pro weathered wood shingles and it really gave the home a facelift. One of the more important details to pay attention to when removing a shake roof and installing new shingles is the wall flashing. Cedar Shakes are thicker than asphalt shingles so the spacing between siding and the roof deck is going to change when new shingles are installed, we have to make sure to use tall enough step flashing and/or install counter flashing to make up the difference. Another important reason to make sure you hire an experienced roofing contractor.
Roofing in December can be tricky sometimes but not with mornings like these. We're getting set up in Glenwood, MD to install another CertainTeed roof with colonial Slate shingles. There's rain & snow in the future forecast and this home will be ready for anything, will yours?
We were able to have a few good days this week to sneak a couple of roofs in. Both of these houses went with the same color choice, Landmark PRO Heather Blend. The steeper slop roof gave us a little surprise on one pitch of roof by having two layers of shingles on it, while the rest of the house only had one layer of shingles. Everything went smoothly with both jobs and now they are ready for the next couple of rainy days.
Starting off in Olney Mill this morning bright and early. Maybe you seen us do this before with our tarps to protect the landscaping from trash falling while we strip the old roof off, but did you know there is another reason we do it? We don’t want keep people trapped inside ether. With the summer heat coming if you don’t allow air flow to your bushes and plants the tarps will burn and can kill them in short order. Another small but important detail to consider when hiring a roofing contractor.
We had to dodge a few rain drops this week but we were still able to get a few roofs installed along with new gutters this week. We know this weekend will feel more like October with a polar vortex moving in, but we hope everyone has a great Mother's Day weekend.
This week was a good reminder that we live in Maryland, we started the week with 80 degree weather and ended Friday with high winds and 30 degree wind chills. We were lucky enough to squeeze two roofs in this week, one in Brookeville and the other in Mt Airy. We cannot thank all the homeowners enough that are letting us continue to work on there homes though these uncertain times.
A recent insurance job we completed in Olney, MD. Most homeowners don't understand that we can work with your insurance company if you need us to. The companies that come to your door and tell you that they can install a new roof paid for buy your insurance haven't been in business long and need to door knock to keep them in business, we call them storm chasers. Welsh Roofing has been around for almost 40 years and has never had to resort to door knocking, our reputation and quality work is what we focus on to bring in the future clients. If your roof has suffered storm damage give us a call we will give you a roof that will last as long as we have.