Jan 13, 2020
There’s no question that a roof replacement can be expensive. But what do you do if you have a badly leaking roof – one that’s causing significant damage to your home – but don’t have the money on hand to pay for a replacement?
Jan 06, 2020
Having to replace your roof is an inconvenience, to say the least. Unfortunately, if you have to replace your roof, there is no getting around it. Putting it off can be a very bad idea due to safety issues and because it is prone to cause more serious damage. When it is time to replace your roof, odds are you’ll want to know how long it will take so you can plan around the installation accordingly. The time it takes to install your roof will depend on the following three factors.
Dec 02, 2019
New Hampshire isn’t without its bad weather. We have been known to experience severe storms, which means your home’s roof could potentially experience damage should such a storm hit your area. If this were to happen, it could require expensive repairs or replacement depending on the extent of the damage. Fortunately, your homeowner’s insurance policy may cover these costs — but this is all dependent on what kind of coverage you have.
Nov 04, 2019
Sometimes the condition of your home’s roof becomes compromised because of things out of your control – like the weather, for instance. New Hampshire’s otherwise beautiful climate can produce volatile weather, which may damage roofs. Those storms include high wind, hail, and rain, all of which may require some roof repair once they’ve passed.
Oct 14, 2019
You can count on a lot of things in New Hampshire, including natural beauty and unpredictable weather. The latter may bring everything from high winds and hail to snow and ice, and wreak havoc on a home’s roof. In turn, the damage can require repair work and even a full roof replacement. Let’s look at the types of storms you may experience in New Hampshire and the damage they can inflict.
Sep 16, 2019
Low slope roofs on commercial buildings have multiple advantages including cost savings over time. But in order to cut costs on maintenance, it’s important to get your roof inspected by an expert every spring and fall. It’s also crucial that water drains within a few days so ponding doesn’t occur. Here are important points for why water should drain properly on a low slope roof.
Sep 09, 2019
Low slope roofs on commercial buildings provide many benefits. They provide a convenient location for the installation of equipment like HVAC systems. They’re also practical and affordable solutions for large buildings because they use different materials than steep slope roofs. Because of this, they will have different insulation needs.
Aug 19, 2019
Commercial roofs are complex systems with interdependent parts. Together, the layers of your commercial roof have a measurable U Value. U Value is the coefficient of transmission of heat through materials. It is the inverse of the more widely known R-Value, a measure of resistance to heat transmission. The U Value of your commercial low-slope roof directly affects your company’s energy bills.
Aug 05, 2019
Low slope roofs work well on many commercial buildings. Low slope roofs are relatively cheaper to install, easier and safer to clean than high-pitched roofs, and can last decades.
Jul 15, 2019
The proper maintenance of your low slope roof can increase its lifespan and enhance its overall effectiveness. If your commercial building features a low slope roof, there are steps you can follow for maintaining it, ensuring its year-around performance, all while protecting the rest of your structure.
Jul 01, 2019
While flat roofs have slopes up to 2 inches per foot, low slope roofs have pitches of 2 or 3 inches per foot. Both types of roofing are subject to leaks, especially as they age. One way to tell if it’s time for a low slope roof repair is to ask yourself when the roof was last inspected. If the answer is “decades ago” or “can’t remember,” it’s time for at least an inspection.
Jun 17, 2019
Proper attic ventilation is vital for saving money on energy costs and for the health of your family. Your roofing, no matter how well installed, should be periodically inspected, especially after a heavy storm, to catch minor leaks and other issues before they develop into major problems. Here are three key reasons you need to make sure your attic ventilation is in top condition.
Jun 03, 2019
Skylights bring energy and natural light to the indoors, adding comfort to a home. They represent a strong statement to your neighborhood that you care about both energy efficiency and the environment. Here are four specific ways skylights improve home energy efficiency.
May 13, 2019
Good attic ventilation is roughly one-third of the formula for a successful roof. The other two factors? Suitable roofing materials and a great roofing contractor to properly install them.
Apr 15, 2019
When you look at your roof, it’s easy to assume it’s one big, single piece. It just goes to show you there’s more to a roof than meets the eye. When the roof is manufactured by Owens Corning, it features an integrated system of layers and components which helps it perform in three critical ways: sealing, defending, and breathing.
Apr 01, 2019
Adding a skylight to various parts of your home can bring multiple long-term benefits. Not only can it cut heating and cooling costs, but it can also influence a positive atmosphere, as natural light brings energy to a room. Here are the places where a skylight can provide the most improvements.
Mar 18, 2019
Warranties, in general, can be difficult to understand due to complex legal wording which isn’t readily interpreted by the common person. Your roofer should be able to answer any simple question about a warranty – what it covers or how long it lasts. If not, you need another roofer who communicates more clearly.
Feb 25, 2019
Hiring a roofing contractor can be a challenging and daunting task. Don’t feel alone, many homeowners share this anxiety over choosing a roofer. The problem is most homeowners don’t really understand how roofing systems really work. Unless you’ve taken the time to educate yourself about roofing products and installation methods you probably don’t know the right questions to ask and can’t tell if a roofing contractor is pulling the wool over your eyes.
Feb 18, 2019
A lot goes into purchasing and installing a new roof. Many people concentrate on the quality and the aesthetic part of the roof. They forget about one crucial aspect – the warranty! If you have no clue about warranties, this post is for you. Read on to discover 5 things you should know before making this important purchase.
Jan 07, 2019
Does your homeowner’s insurance policy cover roof repairs or replacement as the result of ice dams? While a quick perusal of the internet may lead you to believe, “yes” it’s worth a call to your insurance carrier to verify.
Nov 05, 2018
On most roofs, snow doesn’t accumulate evenly. Various factors affect exactly how snow builds up, including the weather, the roof’s architecture and material, and whether the structure is sheltered or in the open. If there are six inches or more of buildup in any of the following areas, it’s time to schedule residential snow removal for your roof.
Oct 29, 2018
When you own a home in New Hampshire, you expect to deal with snow removal in the wintertime. One area where snow tends to pile up in a hazardous and difficult to access way is the roof. Hiring a professional experienced in residential snow removal may seem like an unnecessary expense, but it can save you money over the long term on costs related to:
Oct 22, 2018
Winter can be an amazing time of year. Snowball fights, walks in the evening stillness, and sledding are all part of the fun. However, your roof may not like the snow as much as you do! Here’s what you need to know about when to remove snow, how to remove snow, and when it’s time to work with a professional for residential snow removal.
Apr 19, 2016
Ice dams – and the water leaks they cause – are a constant threat to sloped roofing systems in colder climates. Unfortunately these pesky ice dams, an effect of winter’s freeze-thaw cycles, are not always preventable or fully diagnosable. To help prevent the negative effects of ice dams – roof leaks – during the cold months, it is important to have your roofing system installed in a way that exceeds code regulations. After all, the roofs most susceptible to leakage after the formation of an ice dams are those that have been poorly built or poorly designed. How Ice Dams […]
Feb 12, 2015
J. Carnes & Son Roofing Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service J. Carnes & Son Roofing has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014. “We are extremely proud of this award as it reinforces our mission to work with dedication and integrity while setting the benchmark as a leader in our trade. We take pride in each and every job treating our customers’ homes like we […]
Let’s face it: New England has rough winters and your roof takes the brunt of the beating. Storm damage based on inclimate weather consistently plagues our area, so we’d like to provide you with some tips on how to recognize and repair your roof with as little stress as possible. Check out our helpful guide to storm damage below. Visible Signs Of Roof Damage Due To A Storm Water damage Water leakage Loss of granules and pock marks Cracked shingles missing shingles What to Do When You Discover Storm Damage Do you have a water leakage? If so, remove all […]
GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer announced changes to it’s laminated shingle warranties. Effective immediately, every GAF laminated shingle installed after January 1, 2011 is covered by a Lifetime limited warranty. This applies to all shingles in packages marked with a 30 or 40 year warranty regardless of what the language on the wrapper states. GAF will no longer offer any laminated shingles with just a 30-year or 40-year warranty, a first for any roofing manufacturer. GAF states that this revolutionary change has been made possible by their Advanced Protection Technology, which was first introduced in 2007. […]
Chances are the overall condition of your roof is not something you think about on a daily basis. It’s one of those things that we take for granted because it is not in our direct line of vision. And if it is not leaking, it must be fine. On the other hand, if it starts leaking it demands 100 percent of your attention. Unfortunately the real truth of the matter is every roof whether it leaks or not requires attention periodically. It would be ideal to have a new roof installed and never have to give it another thought. Problem […]