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Roof Savers Long Island- Save Your Roof & Money
Roof Savers of Long Island are proud to present our Roof Savers roof repair program. Our program is very simple; we guarantee that we will do everything in the book to repair your roof rather then replace it. Our licensed roofers will come out to your home and illustrate our program to you. Using the latest state-of-the-art roofing repair technology we have managed to save some of the most heavily damaged roofs on Long Island. In post Hurricane Sandy Long Island we have managed to same home owners thousands of dollars by repairing roofing in Long Island & Queens that other contractors wanted to replace. Call (631) 629-4515 to speak to a Roof Saver now.
Stop; Do You Really Know if You Need A New Roof
Time and time again home owners are purchasing new roofing before taking out the time and getting a second opinion on their existing roof. When it comes to your health you would certainly get a second opinion, so when it comes to your money or roof why not do the same. Roof Savers of Long Island is not like your average roofing contractor in Nassau and Suffolk. The average roofer provides roof repair and new roof installation services. The average roofer has an interest to sell you the product that will make him the most profit. Nine out of ten times that product is a new roof. Roof Savers Long Island on the other hand has focused all its resources and attention to providing consumers with roof repair products that will turn their existing roof into a gem. call (631) 629-4515 for a free consultation. We will let you on the secrets that have allowed us to save Long Island resident thousands and thousands of dollars in recent years.
Ice Dams Kill Even The Best Roofing in New York
With the change of seasons upon us there is a possibility of hurricanes and before you know it winter will be ushering in snow storms and rain. The potential for roof damage from wind will be a regular call we receive as well as calls concerning Ice Damming from snow and ice build up in gutters.
Ice damming occurs when ice builds up in the gutters creating a shelf at the edge of the roof for snow to accumulate. As the snow accumulates from the edge up the roof it melts during the day and freezes again at night. During the melting period the water from the melting pools on top of the ice and works its way under the shingles.
If the roof was not installed using an ice & water membrane, the water will leak through the shingle and sheathing and finds its way into the home usually leaking at the corner of where the roof meets the ceiling on the exterior walls.
This requires an experienced roofer to remove the roof from the gutter line 3-4’ up the roof and install the proper ice & water membrane prior to installing the remaining roofing materials. Most roofers would not attempt to make this repair but instead would insist that an entire new roof be installed. Roof Savers Long Island is even willing to provide homeowners with an extended parts and labor warranty on such a repair.
In many cases when high winds damage or lift small areas of the roof we will be able to replace the missing shingles or repair what needs to be repaired to get your roof back in functioning order.
The Best Roof Maintenance Plans in NYC & Queens, NY
Most homeowners tend to overestimate the longevity of their roofs and as such, fail to conduct routine inspections and maintenance work over the course of the year. If you haven’t had your roof checked in a while or if you’ve been putting off some repair work, you should consider calling your roofer and have your roof thoroughly inspected. The harsh winter months can be tough on your roof and since winter is not the best time to be conducting roof maintenance and repairs, it is best to conduct roof inspections before temperatures drop and the weather becomes worse.
When having your roof inspected, pay close attention to the state of roof flashing and pipes. Roof flashing is typically made of aluminum or steel which is prone to wear and tear, and corrosion over time.
Flashing and sealant problems can lead to roof leakage and water damage. As these areas are an essential part of waterproofing, they require maintenance every 5 years. Neglecting to have roof flashing resealed and patched up when necessary can lead to extensive damage to your roof and your home’s interiors.
Flashing patchwork takes professionals a fairly short amount of time to accomplish and shouldn’t cost a lot of money, especially when compared to the thousands you’d be saving on potential water damage repairs if proper maintenance is not observed.
To prevent moisture from seeping into your roofing shingles once the temperature outside starts to dip, your roofer will reseal any loose areas and replace damaged nails. Prudence is best exercised when dealing with weatherproofing, especially when preparing for harsh weather. Just as emphasized above, prevention is better-- and cheaper-- than the cure. Maintain the best roofing with proper seasonal upkeep.
Gutters Require Special Attention
Before winter comes, you need to ensure that your gutters are in good condition to keep your house safe from water erosion and to prevent any roof leaks from forming. Here’s are 2 preventive measures that will save you thousands of dollars worth of repairs.
You need to make sure your gutters are clear to avoid overflowing. If there are plenty of trees nearby this means you need to regularly unclog your gutters about 4-6 times a year. To make things easier on yourself, consider installing leak guards before the fall season hits. These won’t cost much and will make maintenance significantly easier.
Once the gutters are clear, use your hose to run water through the gutters to check for cracks. Replace any cracks in the gutter or downspout with seamless alternatives immediately. It is cheap and lasts very long. For improved results, make sure downspouts exit water with a minimum distance of 5 feet away from your home.
A poorly maintained roof and gutter system can lead to expensive repairs around the house. Water damage is serious and difficult to manage causing all sorts of problems ranging from cracked paint, mold, rotted wood, and can provide habitats for different kinds of insects. Save yourself and your home from difficult and expensive repairs by calling in the best local roofer to for preventative maintenance.
Did you know that we are a Queens Ledger Featured Roofing Contractor? That's right, newspapers all over the five boroughs of New York as well as Nassau & Suffolk county have been buzzing about our services.
Solar Panels in Long Island Revolutionize Green Roofing
With all the upgrading and modification in technology, one of the greatest inventions of this century is the solar panel. As always, a new and fascinating technology gets launched in the roofing industry and we all want to get in first. Solar roofing panel awareness is simply skyrocketing in densely populated residential areas like Long Island. The first question that arises is how this thing actually works. Well, it runs on bundles of photo-voltaic cells placed on a roof that work to convert solar energy into electrical energy, but that’s not it. A complex working principal is involved.
The sun is the source of such a vast amount of energy that releases enough protons to reach planet Earth and provide energy that is sufficient to meet our needs. Fortunately, people have now formulated ways of consuming this energy for daily usage. The photons hit the solar cells and then the photo voltaic effect is generated. The photo-voltaic effect is generated via layer of silicon cells which is inserted on a metal frame covered with a glass casing. Silicon, being a nonmetal and a conductor, sets its electrons in motion by absorbing the sunlight. The mobile electrons are the carriers of the electricity. They carry direct current and transport it to the converter which then converts the Direct current into an Alternating current. Now this electricity is ready for home use and sits on your roof-top ready to be utilized. There are even ways of storing and preserving the unused energy. Ask our affiliate Solar Panels Long Island firm (Grid City Energy 375 Pearsall Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516 516-308-7878 gridcitysolar.com) for different upgrades and energy storage functions available on today’s panels. One type of power storage mechanism is the “grid connected solar system” in which the excess energy is transferred to the main power grid. The grid system is beneficial because when you are not using your energy the solar panels on the roof top they are still constantly consuming photons and generating electricity which is transferring to the main grid. This will save it for cloudy and rainy days. The latter is know as “net metering” because a net meter records the amount of energy provided to and taken from the grid.
So, if you want to go solar the first thing you might want to do is call a solar energy installer to take a good look at your roof and it’s levels of sun exposure. You will also need a qualified roofing contractor which your solar power provider may or may not include in the cost.
The solar roofing panels market is becoming more competitive and therefore more affordable by the day. So what are you waiting for, turn your roof into a cash saver today.