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How to repair / seal a leaky chimney-maintenance checklist-Brooklyn NY

The first thing to deteriorate is the crown

It is a good to have someone check the chimney every 5 years for defects.

Use the following checklist for a chimney repair and inspection

  1. Flu pipes – Those square or rectangular clay pipes that go down the middle of the chimney. It so happens that many times they disintegrate due to ice build up around them during winter.
  2. Crown – that the cement slab on top of the stone or bricks surrounding the flue pipes. That is almost the first thing that will go wrong on a chimney. When a mason pours that cement slab, it’s not well reinforced. Therefore they crack over time and let water into the chimney. The best is to remove that cement and replace it with concrete.
  3. Bricks or Stone face – Very often the grout will be falling out from between the bricks or stone. That’s when the old grout needs to be removed and replaced with new grout. – Chimney pointing. So often people will just use caulking to seal the cracks around the stone or bricks.
  4. Flashing – That is the most critical part to keep water from leaking into the roof. Counter flashing is above the flashing. The counter flashing has a small lip bend to fit into a groove, and this is where most chimneys have issues. The material that most mason’s use to secure the flashing is cement. When that cement is of poor quality or not mixed correctly, it will become brittle and fall out, causing a leak.

Over the years chimneys need some maintenance. Most of the time the crown on top will have to be sealed. The flashing at the bottom also separates and causes leaks.

The best is to remove all loose cement and re-point the chimney. We use grinders and pneumatic hammers to remove old cement grout.

Chimney repairs - Over the years chimneys need some maintenance

We replaced the flashing with a new copper flashing. The flashing is the heart of all chimneys and roofs. If not done correctly, it will leak.

chimney repair - It is important that the flashing is well seated into the brick or stone. We serve all of Fairfield county.

It is common for a chimney to be the cause of a leak. Most of the time it will be the flashing that is not well sealed. You can see the black marks on the flashing and know how many times people attempted to repair this flashing on the chimney. Removing of old tar was necessary.

It is common for a chimney to be the cause of a leak.
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The flashing around the chimney is the most important part. When that is compromised then the chances of a leak is bigger.

You can see new copper flashing that is longer than the old one.

The flashing around the chimney is the most important part.

Most of the time the existing flashing on a chimney can be reused. In this case, we had to make new flashing. The copper flashing extends further from the chimney and now covers the ridge area.

Most of the time the existing flashing on a chimney can be reused.

After installing the new flashing, the counter flashing is re-installed. The best way to secure it is with cement. The skirt flashing was re-installed.

After the new flashing is installed, the counter flashing is re installed.

The counter flashing is put back. It is important to secure the area where the flashing is attached to the chimney. Cement is used to seal that from water getting in. We removed the crown that was loose and cleaned it. When a crown goes bad, the rest of the chimney starts to fall apart due to ice.

The counter flashing is put back.

The body of the chimney, in this case, the bricks have to be re-grouted. The flashing is also grouted in to make for a secure seal.
The preparation of fixing a chimney is what takes time.

The body of the chimney, in this case the bricks have to be re grouted. The flashing is also grouted in to make for a secure seal.

After removing the loose cement, new grout is mixed, and the chimney is re-pointed. After the flashing, we then Installed fresh cement on the crown.

After removing the loose cement, new grout is mixed and the chimney is repointed.

One of the areas that start leaking is the cement slab on top. We removed the old cement and is preparing for a new cement crown. The flashing is sealed, and the pointing is new again.

One of the areas that starts leaking is the cement slab on top. We removed the old cement and is preparing for a new cement crown.

Most of the time chimneys need maintenance. It is essential to remove the old grout and repoint the chimney with new cement grout. This is what the final chimney looks like. The owner himself can do something like this. Lol maybe not.

Most of the time chimneys need maintenance.

The chimney repair is complete. Flashing is secure, the grout is fresh, and the crown is new. We also installed a stainless flue cap to keep squirrels out.

The chimney repair is complete.
It is not important but if you wish a flu cover can be installed

Chimney Repair and Maintenance – list of what to look for – Video

Chimney Repair

Watch the video for tips on what to look for to repair a chimney. Most chimneys do need some maintenance over the years. The flashing comes loose, or the grouting starts breaking out. Most roof leaks are due to lack of chimney maintenance.

There are three primary areas to check on a chimney.

  • The crown – That’s the cement slab at the top of the chimney. After many years the slab cracks and water leak inside the chimney causing the water to freeze during winter. The ice will crack the chimney or bricks.
  • The face – That’s the brick or stone part of the chimney. Many times the grouting has cracked, or the stone is coming loose due to the crown that was letting.
  • This stucco chimney needs maintenance. When a chimney gets neglected like this one, then it will cause a roof leak.

Cement slab on top of the chimney

Notice the cement slab pulling away from the fieldstone. The crack will allow water in and during winter freezes up causing the grout to crack further.

Chimney Repair - This stucco chimney needs maintenance
Chimney Repair - Stone chimneys are one of the worst chimneys to deal with. Most of the time it is the mason that did not do a good grouting that causes the problem
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Roof Repair flashing biggest causes of Roof leaks. Watch Video

Incorrect Flashing causes the most Roof Repairs

Roof repair and flashing are synonymous in the roofing industry. Flashing is the most important component of a flat roof. There is almost no commercial or residential roof that does not have flashing.

What is flashing?

Flashing is usually made from metal, copper or aluminum, that is used to make the transition from a roof to an object or a wall. These objects can be vent pipes, skylights, Air Conditioners, drains or anything that has to penetrate the roof.

In older style roofing systems, the roofing material was attached to the metal flashing horizontal to the roof and the object that penetrates the roof would be covering the metal flashing vertical to the object.

Illustration showing how Metal flashing on a roof works - Roof Repair flashing
EPDM Rubber cover tape

Metal flashing not used by most roofing contractors

When the rubber roof systems were introduced, the installers tried to follow the conventional techniques to attach the rubber to the metal flashing. This became a nightmare because the adhesives or techniques used to attach to metal did not last that long before causing leaks. This cost many building owners a replacement of a roof long before the life expectancy was over.

Many roofing contractors then decided to by-pass the metal flashing and use the membrane itself as flashing. There are many flat roofs installed today, that don’t have metal flashing on skylights or walls. This created a new problem. When siding or a skylight had to be replaced, because of the rubber being attached to the object, the roof was compromised.

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Metal flashing is still the best practice

EPDM Rubber Roof systems have the biggest failures in metal flashing transitions. The adhesives that are used to bond the rubber to the metal fails prematurely causing a separation between rubber and metal. Most roofing contractors advocate the installation of EPDM Rubber Roofs. They overcame the flashing problem by running the material up the side of the wall or skylights.

This causes a vulnerability in the roof because whenever a carpenter has to replace siding or stucco has to be replaced or a skylight has to be replaced, the EPDM Rubber is compromised.

Our proven secret method using metal flashing

When we started flat roof repairs and installation more than 20 years ago, this flashing was our first major headache. It took us over a year to understand the problem and then another few months to come with a solution. We finally found a product that could bond our torch down rubber to any metal under any circumstances.  With this product, we could re-use existing metal flashing or install new flashing. This is why we still today prefer metal flashing on all our roofs. There is no better roofing system than that of a 2 Ply Torch Down with metal flashing.

Making Roof Repairs where Flashing is involved

Roof Repair and Flashing

When a roofing material was used for flashing instead of metal, then it’s best to use a product compatible with the roofing material to make the roof repair.

EPDM Rubber Roof Repair and Flashing

In the case of EPDM Rubber, it is best to use the manufacturer’s adhesives and cover tape with a special caulking called Lap Sealer. EPDM Rubber is vulnerable to ultraviolet rays and will need constant maintenance in the roofs life.

Check out the product here RubberGard™ EPDM Sealants

Roof Repair and flashing with Firestone Lap sealer for EPDM Rubber
Firestone quickPrime Plus adhesive for EPDM Rubber

Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roof Repairs and flashing

In the case of Modified Bitumen Torch Rubber membrane, making a roof repair around flashing could be as simple as using some tar and a trowel. It is important not use a knock-off brand of tar but instead Karnak 81 Trowel grade. This makes roof repairs easy and very cost effective.

We don’t suggest any other brand. We have tested and tried all kinds of tar to be used for roof repairs, and Karnak 81 is the only one that worked as intended.

The Modified Bitumen Rubber and the Karnak 81 trowel grade tar are compatible with each other. Most roof technicians do not know about this product and that’s why they can not make proper roof repairs around flashing.

The only Tar to make roof repairs on hot tar and Modified Bitumen rubber roofs is Karnak 81 Trowel grade

Problems most roofing technicians encounter when making roof repairs on flashing and other areas of the roof

The installation of a rubber roof is relatively simple. Most inexperienced roofers can handle the straightforward surfaces. It becomes tricky when you have to deal with other elements like vent pipes, chimneys, flashing, skylights, air conditioners and doors leading out to a roof.

One of the common areas where a leak originates is from the siding or flashing under the siding. Very often the roof installer will not know how to handle the transition from the roof to the wall, which involves flashing.

If it’s a new roof install, then it’s pretty straightforward. The membrane is attached to new flashing that is to make the transition from the roof to the wall. When it comes to re-roofing, then most roof technicians have no clue what to do. Most of the times they would just go over the original roof surface and stop their new membrane on top of the old layer that’s attached to the flashing. That’s where their problem starts, removing roofing materials from flashing. Then the flashing, if still in good condition, must be adequately cleaned to receive the new membrane.

This Video shows that roof repair was needed due to lack of proper flashing. 

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Another Video showing why it is important to install flashing properly. 

Most roof problems start at flashing. Not every roofing technician have the experience to understand flashing well. As mentioned before, the adhesives fail or the technique that the manufacturer has described on how to attach the material to flashing doesn’t last either. That is why we had to find a solution early in our roofing career.

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How to seal a chimney leak permanently?- Watch video

Don’t mess up a chimney with any kind of sealant.

A proper chimney seal is crucial for any flat roof. Mortar cracks, chimney flashing and crown deterioration on a chimney will contribute to leaks on a flat roof. All chimneys need maintenance over time. The mortar grout is usually the first to go. Re-pointing a chimney is not a simple process and is often messed up by novice people that try to do it. Some try to use caulking or some spray sealant like silicone.

Depending on the situation and type of chimney, there are different ways to seal a chimney. Before making repairs, it is necessary to find out what is exactly causing the leak. Watch the various videos to see where and what to look for on a chimney and how to go about to seal it.

A fieldstone chimney with the crown and mortar joints cracked

Watch this video on how to wrap an entire chimney with a rubber membrane sealing it. 

When a chimney does not have to be aesthetically pleasing, then wrapping it with a rubber membrane will be the most inexpensive way to seal it. There are not many roofing contractors that will offer such a service, but anyone that knows how to do a torch down roofing system should be able to do it.

The Chimney Crown

The most common part of a chimney that causes leaks is in between the cement slab and the body. Most cement slabs (crown) are too thinly poured. The edge of the slab will often separate from the bricks and water will easily flow into the crack. There are two ways to solve this problem.

  1. Remove the old cement slab and pour a new thicker slab
  2. Install a Modified Bitumen Rubber Membrane over the existing slab
The cement slab at the top of the chimney has separated from the bricks - this is where water seeps in

Before we wrapped a chimney in NY.

This was a chimney in Manhattan NY. Although it was stuccoed, there were cracks and causing leaks. This was a challenging project because it was five stories high and there were people below on the sidewalk.

The stucco on this chimney was cracked and therefore let water in

Close-up look at cracks in chimney

Notice the tar that has peeled off. Many attempts to seal the chimney over the years have failed.  Tar is a very temporary seal on a chimney. The stucco is cracked.

A close-up view of the stucco on the chimney cracked open

Chimney sealed with rubber membrane

This is what the chimney looked like after we sealed it with a rubber membrane. Because the chimney is located on the 5th story in Manhattan, the appearance did not matter that much.

This is what it looks like after wrapping the chimney with Modified Bitumen Torch Down Membrane
Chimney Stucco

This stucco chimney needs maintenance. When a chimney gets neglected like this one, then it will cause a roof leak.

So often it’s the chimneys that cause leak issues on a roof. Any chimney whether it be a fieldstone or brick chimney needs maintenance over time. Most of the time it’s ignored and left to a roofer or maintenance person to make the necessary repairs.

Most commonly someone will caulk the flashing or smear tar over the flashing and the bricks. Regardless how it’s fixed, the problem just gets worse over time.

When we see a chimney leak like this one in the video, we recommend to wrap it with a rubber membrane. It’s less expensive and will not need any maintenance for the next 20 years.

Videos are taken from my iPhone.

Fieldstone chimneys are the hardest to fix or seal against water. So often we see that the water would get through small cracks in the stone itself rather than the grout. What makes stone chimneys so hard to seal is the grouting or pointing. When a mason builds a stone chimney, he is more concerned about the aesthetics or looks than the water tightness.

What happens is they use as little mortar as possible in the grout lines to avoid getting the stone covered with cement. It is a battle to grout between the stones and keeping the stone face clear of getting messy with the cement. Several years after the chimney was built, the cement grout starts to deteriorate and causes cracks that let water in.

Chimney-field-stone

The crown is a small cement slab on the top of the chimney. Most of the time that is what starts the leaky problem.

The beginning of the chimney leak battle.

After a leak has developed in a chimney, the normal thing to do is seal the crack. People will use any product for that purpose. Silicone caulk is the favorite one. We have seen all kind of caulking products to tar. The end result is the chimney leak just got worse.

Caulking on cement, brick, and stone does not work to good. More often than not the water gets into the bricks and stone from cracks that are barely visible to the naked eye. Caulking the cracks you can see does not always seal the leak.

Chimney-grout-removed

Removing the grout between the stone and then re-point the chimney with new cement is the best way to fix the leaky problem.

We have found that removing the old cement grout and replace with new is the best solution. we also cover the top of the chimney crown with a rubber membrane. That way we are guaranteed that the water can not seep in from the top.

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Installing a residential flat roof is more costly than that of commercial roofs per square foot due to the following reasons: Commercial Roofs have the advantages of putting more crews ...
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Scupper on Flat Roof Repairs – Effective Drain – Westport

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Flat Roof Scupper - Westport. Lower the edge of a roof to remove water from a flat roof.
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How to repair drains, flashing, chimney – 11 videos DIY

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Flat Roof Repair - Video Flat Roof Repair - Pitch Pocket The most overlooked element on flat roofs is a Pitch Pocket. Watch the video to understand what a Pitch ...
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Flat Roof Repair – New Canaan, Westport, redding

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Andre - Flat Roof Repair in New Canaan, Westport and Redding. We are the Flat Roof repair experts and will fix any flat roof
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Flat Roof Installation – Greenwich Wilton – Watch Video

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Flat Roof Installation.  Wilton – Greenwich We specialize in Flat Roof Installation in Greenwich, New Canaan, Wilton, Darien, Westport, and Ridgefield. There are many techniques to install rubber roofs. In Greenwich ...
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Watch Video on Rubber Roof Installation Over Tar and Gravel Roof

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Rubber Roof Installation over gravel Commercial rubber roof installation with a Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roofing system direct over a gravel embedded roof. A Two-Ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roofing system ...
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Scuppers – Flat Roof Repair

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Rubber Roof Installation – Torch Down Roofing Video

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Rubber Roof Installation - the best roofing system is a Two Ply Torch Down Rubber Roof Watch the video to see a rubber roof installation over a Tar and Gravel ...
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Metal Roof Gone Bad – Video – Pittsburgh – Silicone sealants are the worst

Metal Roof Repair - Pittsburgh PA
Metal Roof Gone Bad - impossible to make a Flat Roof Repair This "metal roof gone bad" was treated with a silicone sealant approximately three years ago. From the evidence, it ...
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Roof Repair flashing biggest causes of Roof leaks. Watch Video

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Incorrect Flashing causes the most Roof Repairs Roof repair and flashing are synonymous in the roofing industry. Flashing is the most important component of a flat roof. There is almost ...
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Flat Roof Pooling Water – Video on installing channel to remove standing water

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Pooling water on a Flat Roof When you have a flat roof water pool for extended periods of time, it could have negative results to the membrane and structure. These ...
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Metal Roof Repairs or Recovery – we specialize in fixing metal roofs

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Metal Roof Repairs or Recovery We have formulated a unique rubber adhesive combination to make metal roof repairs. Even if the roof has rusted holes and seams or joints are ...
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Silver Coating or Aluminum Asphalt Paint Seal- watch video

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Silver Coating or Aluminum Asphalt Paint Sealant on Rubber Roofs Silver coating or Aluminum Asphalt paint is used to coat  Asphalt based roofs to protect against ultraviolet rays. These roofs are the old ...
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How to seal a chimney leak permanently?- Watch video

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Don't mess up a chimney with any kind of sealant. A proper chimney seal is crucial for any flat roof. Mortar cracks, chimney flashing and crown deterioration on a chimney ...
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Chimney Grouting or Re – Pointing

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Chimney Re Pointing or Regrouting Chimney Grouting or Chimney Repointing. This is the most neglected part of chimney repairs. Most people will just try to caulk cracks or use some ...
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EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane – Ultraviolet Degradation – Watch Video

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EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane EPDM Rubber Roofing membrane will shrink due to ultraviolet exposure. This, in turn, will put stress on the adhesives that bond the seams and eventually separate ...
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Drains, Scuppers and Gutters – the pro’s and cons

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Chimney’s – a big cause of roof leaks -videos

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We installed copper flashing around the chimneys
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Chimney Leaks -Finding and repairing chimney leaks – video

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Rubber Roof membranes, EPDM Rubber, Torch Down- Watch videos

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Chimneys Repairs and Repointing

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Chimney Repairs Chimney repairs are inevitable over the years. The chimney crown or the cement grout or the flashing will need to be redone. The North where ice conditions are ...
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Skylight Leaks & Repairs on Flat Roofs- Watch Video

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Rubber Gaskets on Skylights that Hardens and Crack We typically find that leaks from skylights on flat roofs, develop because of the degradation of the rubber gasket in between the window ...
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Commercial Roof Installation Over Tar & Gravel – Watch Video

Commercial Roof Installation Over Tar & Gravel - Watch Video
A Commercial Roof Installation This Video explains the method of Installation of a Torch Down Rubber Roof over Tar and Gravel Existing Old Hot Tar and Gravel Roofs There are ...
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Why do Roofing Contractors Install EPDM Rubber-Watch Video

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Flat Roof Problems with EPDM Rubber Membranes Hi, my name is Andre and today we are looking at an EPDM Rubber roof, one of the most popular roofs um to ...
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Pros and Cons of EPDM Rubber Roofs – Watch Video

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EPDM Rubber on Commercial Roofs – Watch Video

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What is EPDM? And "Why EPDM Rubber on Commercial Roofs?" This article and others on this website along with videos will prove that it is not wise to install EPDM Rubber on ...
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TPO and PVC Roofing – Single Ply Commercial Roofing Systems

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TPO - A Single Ply Vinyl Roofing Membrane Thermoplastic Polyolefin or TPO, is a single ply vinyl roofing membrane that is manufactured in rolls of 8-16 feet wide and is typically ...
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EPDM Membrane Roof – Issues to avoid – Watch Video

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Metal Roof Repair: Leak Causes and Fixes – Watch Video

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This video explains why it's not a good idea to coat a metal roof with silicone spray. This video demonstrates how we went about to save a metal roof. The Growth ...
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Torch Down Roofing for Commercial Rubber Roofs- Video

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Torch Down Roofing with Modified Bitumen Modified Bitumen (MB) Torch Down Roofing membranes were first developed in Europe in the mid-1960's, introduced in the U.S. in the late 1970's, and ...
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Five Commercial Flat Roof Systems Explained – Watch Video

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Video Explains about the Three Commercial Flat Roof Systems - TPO. EPDM and Modified Bitumen Torch Down There are many Commercial Flat roof systems but only three types that most ...
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When Should a Commercial Flat Roof be Repaired or Replaced? – Video

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This video shows how to know when a roof is not repairable. Replacing a Commercial Flat Roof The replacement of a commercial flat roof is inevitable. When the decision has ...
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Flat Roof Drains: Commercial Installation and Drainage – Watch Video

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Commercial Flat Roof Drains: Installation Position is Critical Drains are an essential part of any commercial flat roof; however, it is critical to position them at the lowest point of ...
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Scuppers – A Flat Roof Drain System for Commercial Roofs – Watch video

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What is a Scupper? Scuppers are drain openings, placed through walls, that drain heavy water flow and debris away from commercial flat roofs. Installing a Scupper on an EPDM Flat Roof ...
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Gutters on Flat Roofs – Important Drainage Systems

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Flat Roof Debris and Gutter Drainage Flat roofs collect an abundance of debris that can't be removed daily. During rainstorms, this debris gets washed into the gutter trough and clogs ...
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Flat Roof Drains and Strainers on Commercial Roofs – Watch Video

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Flat Roof Drains and Strainers on Commercial Roofs Flat roof drains and strainers are the most important components of any commercial flat roof. They are responsible for properly draining any and ...
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Brownstone Flat Roof Leaks – Watch Video

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Brownstone Flat Roofs  Brownstone flat roofs are separated by parapet walls and chimneys. These walls and chimneys are smeared with tar to protect against leaking. This tar will eventually dry ...
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EPDM Roofing Deteriorates from Harmful UV Rays – Watch Video

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EPDM Roofing Deterioration Stems from UV Exposure An EPDM roofing problem on a residence in Greenwich, Connecticut stemmed from the prolonged exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. We found that the ...
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EPDM Rubber Roofs Issues – Fail Prematurely – Watch Video

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EPDM Rubber Roofs Issues - Fail Prematurely Before 2014, all EPDM Rubber Roofs Issues stems from the breakdown of liquid adhesives used to bond seams. This single-ply rubber roofing system is ...
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EPDM & Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Roofs – Which is the Best?

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Modified Bitumen Rubber Membrane Roofing Material

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Flat Roofs – Features of Roofing Systems – Watch Videos

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Single Ply and Two Ply Roofing Systems There are five types of single ply roofing systems commonly used on flat roofs. They are EPDM, TPO, Modified Bitumen Cold Apply, Modified Bitumen ...
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Chimney and Flat Roof Leaks – Brownstoners of Brooklyn and NY – Video

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Chimney and Flat Roof Leaks  Most chimneys and parapet walls are covered with tar, as a repair, to prevent leaks. However, the tar dries, hardens, and cracks creating fine fissures ...
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Flat Roof Drains: Location, Installation & Maintenance – Watch Video

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Flat Roof Drains: Location, Installation & Maintenance Flat roof drains require the proper location, installation, and maintenance because, as a system, it is fundamental to the preservation of a building's structure ...
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Air Conditioner Curb Installation- Flat Roof – Watch Video

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 Air Conditioner Curb Installation  The Bow Tie Royale 6 Cinema Theater contracted Commercial Roof USA to install an air conditioning unit on an EPDM flat roof at 542 Westport Ave., ...
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EPDM Roofing Systems – Advantages & Disadvantages

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EPDM Roofing - Rubber Membrane EPDM rubber roofing materials come in different thicknesses. They are .045, .060, and .090 thousandths of an inch.  Most contractors use the industry standard thickness of ...
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EPDM Rubber Material need to be constantly patched due to Ultraviolet degradation

EPDM Rubber Material degrades fast when exposed to ultraviolets. Therefor the constant patching
How to find and repair leaks on float roofs Finding and repairing leaks on flat roofs. Choose from different categories what you want to learn about. Flat roof leaks can ...
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TPO Roofing: Advantages and Disadvantages for Commercial Flat Roofs

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Advantages of Two Ply Torch Down Rubber Roofing – Watch Video

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Advantages Two Ply Torch Rubber Roofing - watch video The video below describes Advantages Two Ply Torch Rubber Roofing - Watch Video. It is the best roofing material and method ...
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Flat Roof Drain Strainers – Watch Video

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Flat Roof Drain Strainers are Important  If appropriately designed, a strainer is supposed to keep larger objects from going down a drain, while allowing smaller debris through with the water flow ...
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Rubber Roofing – Commercial Flat Roofs – Videos

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This Video demonstrates how we installed a Two Ply Torch Down Rubber membrane over a tar and gravel roof. Our Two Ply Rubber Roofing System We specialize in the installation ...
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Clean Cut Roofing Longview – Flat Roof Repairs

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"The Texas Roofers" are known for their quality roofing. All types of Roof Installations and Repairs We are the Roofing Contractor that serve Longview and surrounding towns. We are the ...
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Naas Ferreira – Roofing Consultant

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Naas Ferreira - Roofing Contractor and Consultant I started his roofing business in 1997. Then, the roofing industry was seeing its last bit of the Hot Tar Roofs. I was introduced to ...
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Commercial Flat Roof Installation

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Flat Roof Installation We specialize in the Installation of a Two-Ply Rubber Roofing System. This system comprises of 2 layers of Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Membranes that are fused ...
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Torch Down Roofing Rubber Membrane Materials

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How to find and repair leaks on float roofs Finding and repairing leaks on flat roofs. Choose from different categories what you want to learn about. Flat roof leaks can ...
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Flat Roof Repairs – Norwalk CT

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Flat Roof Repairs Flat roof repairs are relatively easy to make, but finding the cause of the problem is harder. There are many types of materials used on flat roofs, ...
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Leak Repairs on Flat Roofs

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Leak Repairs on Flat Roofs We have been repairing flat roofs for the last 30 years Flat Roof Leak Repair Specialists We are the flat roof leak repairs specialists. We ...
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Skylight Leak Repair Flat Roofs

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Skylight Leak Repair Specialist We have been repairing leaky skylights over 30 years Leaky Skylights There are many brands, sizes, and shapes of skylights. There are many reasons for a skylight ...
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Flat Roof in Los Angeles – New Construction

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This is by far the best Flat Roof Installation. My (new construction) flat roof has the following characteristics: Flat Roof installation by owner in Los Angeles spec sheet
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Best Flat Roof Drain System

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A Flat Roof Drain - 15 years of performance A pleasant surprise about a flat roof drain on a commercial roof we installed more than 15 decades ago. After so many years I ...
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Skylights on flat roofs. Explaining why skylights leak. Pittsburgh Stamford

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Skylights on flat roofs. Explaining why skylights leak. Pittsburgh Stamford Why are skylights leaking? It’s common to find skylights on a roof. They are more likely to be the cause of ...
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Scuppers and Drains on Flat Roofs-Wilton, Darien to Greenwich

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Scupper on an EPDM Rubber Roof - Flat Roof Repair - New Hampshire
Scuppers on flat roofs are best if correctly placed Scuppers are drain outlets on the edge of a roof. Our service is from Westport, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Wilton, ...
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Gutter Repairs/ leaks on flat roofs? Stamford Westport CT

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Gutters constantly have to be cleaned out and re-adjusted Gutters repair is the often overlooked Whether residential or commercial roofs, whether slanted or pitched roofs, they all need gutter repairs ...
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Flat Roof Drains. Which is the best drain configuration? – video

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 Flat Roof Drains. Which is the best drain configuration? - video Placing or positioning flat roof drains in the right place is essential. Drains connect to pipes below the ceiling ...
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Flat Roof Leaks caused by Skylights-Chimneys-flashing-video

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Flat roof leaks are mostly caused by faulty skylight and chimney flashing There are many areas on a roof that can lead to a leak. So often the roof itself ...
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Flat Roof Repairs Westport to Greenwich, New Canaan to Redding.

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Flat Roof Repairs We Repair all types of flat roof membranes and will help you save money and a lot of aggravation. For the last 20 years, we have been ...
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Rubber Membrane Flat Roof-Three Rubber Roofing Materials-Videos

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Rubber Membrane Flat Roof - Three types of roofing systems commonly used on flat roofs - flat roof materials explained Rubber membranes flat roofs are part of most flat roofs. The materials on ...
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Flat Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Flat Roof – DIY Guide – Videos

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Flat Roof – Flashing and siding causes the most problems.

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Flat Roof – Flashing and siding cause the most problems Click here to find out How to find leaks and make Flat Roof Repairs This article will help you to see ...
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Rubber Membrane Installation – Watch Video

Rubber Membrane Installation - Watch Video
Installing a new Rubber Membrane on a Residential Roof When a rubber membrane has been installed incorrectly on a residential roof, It often happens that the owner of a house ...
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Roof Does Not Collapse After Five Thousand Pounds of Weight

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Flat roof in Westport took five thousand pounds of roofing material without collapsing. Five-Thousand-Pound on Flat roof - Kentucky
It is strange how many people will shovel their roofs during a snow season because they  are worried that the roof may collapse. I took this video where we placed ...
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Flat Roof Installation -Torch Down Rubber Roof Membrane

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Flat roof Installation over a garage roof. Whether it be a residential or commercial building, the materials we use are the same. The big problem with residential roofs is the ...
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Chimney Grouting or Re – Pointing

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Chimney Grouting or Chimney Repointing. This is the most neglected part of chimney repairs. Most people will just try to caulk cracks or use some sealant. Removing old grout or cement from between the stone or bricks is not easy and can take up a lot of time.

Fieldstone chimneys

Fieldstone chimneys have a nice appeal, but they have their problems. Many times we have to deal with these types of chimneys to prevent the leaks occurring on the roof.

Four reasons why fieldstone structures are hard to seal against water:

  1. The stone has hair cracks in itself and can’t be detected with the naked eye.
  2. The cement mortar used to fill the grout joints between the stone can’t seal smaller cracks.
  3. Some of the stone is flaking.
  4. Many masons don’t use a cement slush to prime the stone before grouting and therefore the grout doesn’t stick to the stone.

Chimney’s – a big cause of roof leaks -videos

Chimneys have their functions but cause leaks on flat roofs

Chimneys are constructed from the following materials:

  1. Oven baked bricks. (red clay bricks)
  2. Cinder block
  3. Fieldstone
  4. Wood framed chimneys with siding.
  5. Metal flue pipe chimneys.
  6. Clay pipe flue
  7. Stucco covered chimneys.

Regardless what they are constructed of, chimneys must have flashing to tie them to a roof.

The flashing on this chimney was tarred over. It’s not a correct way to repair the flashing. The seal where the metal flashing and the chimney meet is where most problems are.

A Chimney 0n a high pitched roof - Sealing this chimney is difficult

Watch the video to see how to seal a Chimney Crown never to leak again

Flashing on Chimneys

The flashing on a chimney is one of the biggest reasons for roof leaks. Most of the time the metal flashing has to be inserted into a slot into the face of the brick. That part of the flashing is very vulnerable to leaks. The grout that is supposed to keep the flashing intact comes loose and falls out over a period making it easy for water to penetrate behind the flashing.

The slot was cut with a grinder into the brick to insert flashing.

Chimney flashing cut into brick

Chimneys constructed from stone is hardest to prevent causing leaks

Field Stone chimneys are hard to seal. Most of the time when a chimney causes a leak, then it will almost be a chimney constructed from field stones. There are many types of stones and some are more pores than others. It will take an excellent mason to know how to do the flashing to prevent it from leaking.

Chimneys constructed from stone are hardest to prevent leaking

Chimney Crown is like a Roof 

When the crown of a chimney has cracks, then the entire chimney is compromised. It takes years before problems are noticed on chimneys. If a chimney is not maintained, cracks will develop causing expensive repairs later on. This picture shows how the crown was not properly made and cracks on the rest of the chimney have developed compromising the entire chimney.

Crown of Chimney with cracks - cement was poured to thin

Newer Brick Chimneys

Even on newly build chimneys, one can find the cement slab separating from the bricks. This is a common problem. Most people will use some caulk to try and seal the crack. Caulking will make it worse and more costly to fix later.

Newer Brick Chimney with cracked crown

Chimney Crown Overkill

There are times when someone will go overboard and pour a cement slab the makes a statement. This is a chimney crown that will never crack.

Chimney Crown Overkill - a cement slab that makes a statement

Watch the video to see what to look for on a chimney to inspect if it need maintenance

All chimneys need maintenance over the years. There are three parts to inspect. The crown, body and the flashing.

Rubber Membrane installed over flagstone on a chimney

Some chimneys have flagstone over the top. These flagstones do deteriorate over time and dip towards the center. The flagstone could crack in the center and water gets funneled to the flu pipes. We install a rubber membrane over the flagstone to keep it from leaking.

Covering the flagstone with rubber membrane

Chimneys are not always accessible.

Working on chimneys can be dangerous. This chimney was particularly high and we had to use harnesses to tie to it to secure ourselves.

Covering the flagstone on a chimney

Wrapping a Chimney with Rubber membrane

When a chimney doesn’t have to be aesthetically pleasing, then the most cost effective way to seal it, is to wrap it with a rubber membrane. Watch the video to see how it is done.

Which Silver Coating or Asphalt Aluminum Paint to use?

Karnak Aluminum Asphalt Roof Coating or Silver Paint
The question is which brand Silver Coating to use when it comes to protecting your roof against Ultraviolet. Silver coating is an asphalt base liquid that has aluminum flakes mixed ...
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Queens NY – Flat Roof Repair- Fixing others mess

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A scupper full of tar will not solve the problem - This had to be removed to make the necessary flat roof repairs - Queens NY Rubber membrane to the ...
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Flat Roof Drains

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It is important to have a correct draining system on a flat roof to avoid structural damage. Drains must be sized correctly and placed in the right location to be effective ...
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General Roof Repairs

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Rubber Membrane Repair Torch Down – DIY Videos

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Metal Roof Repair

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Articles and Videos about:
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  2. Our method patching it with rubber
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TPO Vinyl Membrane Repair

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TPO Tools for Flat Roof Repair in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas, California
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Silver Coating or Aluminum Coating

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Make sure the roof is well prepared before applying Silver Coating to a Torch Down Rubber Membrane Article and Video about:
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EPDM Rubber Roof Repair

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EPDM Tools for a Flat Roof repair - CT, PA, NY, CA, TX, CA
Articles/ Videos about EPDM Rubber:
  1. Main Page: DIY  EPDM Rubber Roof Repair instructions
  2. Other Articles:
  • Comparing EPDM Rubber with Torch Down
  • Explaining three types of Rubber membranes
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Skylight Repairs

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Skylight Repair on a Flat Roof - CT, PA, NY, TX, CA
Articles and Videos about:
  1. How to fix a skylight leak
  2. Flat Roof Leaks caused by skylights
  3. What cause a skylight to leak
  4. Different Style Skylights for flat roofs
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Chimney Repairs on Flat Roofs

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Chimney Repairs on Flat roofs - Flashing, cracks in the brickwork and the crown can cause a leaky flat roof
Chimney Articles about:
  1. How to seal a Chimney Leak
  2. Repair and Maintenance of a Chimney
  3. Chimney Grout and Repointing
  4. Chimney Leaks - how to find and fix them
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How to Determine the Type of Flat Roof Membrane to make roof repairs

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Tools to repair rubber membranes
Always make sure you use the right roofing materials for flat roof repairs First Step:  Determine the Type of Flat Roof Membrane There are basically three types of roof membranes used:
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Which Drain for a flat roof is best? watch Video

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Which Drain to use for a flat roof
There are three types of draining systems found for flat roofs Watch the other articles on drains and scuppers When installing a new roof, it is important to re-design the drains ...
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Rubber Roof Repair Flat – Watch Video

Rubber Roof Repair - fix a roof New Canaan , CT
Rubber Roof Repair Flat Commercial Rubber Roof - The same roofing materials apply to a Commercial roof as on a Residential roof. It is a myth that there is a higher ...
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Flat Roof Rubber Membrane

Three Types of Rubber Membranes - Connecticut - Darien, Stamford
Three types of Flat Roof Rubber Membranes Flat Roof Rubber Membranes are divided into three types - EPDM, TPO, and Modified Bitumen Torch Down Although there are many types of roofing ...
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When not to repair a EPDM Rubber Membrane

EPDM Rubber only Ten Years Old - Patches - Don't make this mistake. New Canaan CT
When an EPDM Rubber Roof Membrane is beyond repairs This article: Explain why it is not wise to repair an EPDM Rubber Membrane that was installed before 2015. See the ...
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Metal Roof Recovery – the best way and less costly

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Metal Roof Repair and Recovery
Metal Roof Recovery – the best way and less costly Commercial Metal roof recovery There are many methods on salvaging a metal roof that has gone past its life cycle ...
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Metal Roof Recovery

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Metal Roof Vent leak - Longview TX -Flat roof repair/materials
Metal Roof Recovery Options on the Proper Repair of a Leaking Metal Roof Based on the research conducted by Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), it showed that in the U.S, ...
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Skylight leaking – How to make repairs

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Skylight Repair Rubber Gasket fixed- Queens NY Flat Roof materials
How to make Skylight Leak Repairs When a skylight is leaking, most of the times the flashing is what causes the leak. On a shingle roof, the flashing comes in ...
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Metal Roof Repairs

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Metal Roof Repair - Coating extends life expectancy - Roofing Material
Certain industrial facilities like steel, chemical, and ice plants must stay safe, operates effectively without any malfunction, and no unintended maintenance requirement or replacement for decades. In order to safeguard ...
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Rubber Roofs – Comparing EPDM with Torch Down -Video

Rubber Roofs -Comparing EPDM and Torch Down Rubber Membranes Video
Rubber Roofs - Modified Bitumen vs EPDM Rubber This Article: Comparing Rubber Roofs "Modified Bitumen Torch Down" vs "EPDM Rubber Membrane" Rubber roofs were introduced in the late 60's in the ...
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Roof Drains on Flat Roofs

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Flat roof - lower edge to drain water off
Roof Drains on Flat Roofs Roof Drains on Flat roofs are one of the most problematic objects. The positioning, design, and installation of a drainage system are one of the most ...
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Skylights, the problem of every flat roof. Repairing flashing

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The flashing is stepped with every line of shingles - Skylight Flashing- Proper Installation is Crucial - Kentucky
Repairing skylight leaks on flat roofs Many types of skylights Some skylights are for pitched roofs, and others for flat roofs only. Skylights have the function for bringing natural light into ...
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Con Artist Roofing Contractor

Con Artist Roofing Contractor - Wilton, Connecticut
Dear Mr. Williams After investigating the roof we found the following:
  1. A Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber membrane was used with no ultra violet protection
  2. No coating was applied for ...
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When not to repair a flat roof – Wilton, Weston and Ridgefield

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When not to repair a flat roof
When not to Repair a Flat Roof - serving Wilton, Weston and Ridgefield We have been installing and repairing flat roofs in Connecticut for over 30 years. We claim that ...
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Flat Roof Repairs and Flashing Greenwich

EPDM Roof and Flashing - Greenwich CT - Flat Roof Repair - Fix a leak
Flat Roof Repairs and Flashing in Greenwich Flat Roof Repairs and flashing is the most important part of a flat roof.  Most leaks stem from roofing materials loosening from flashing. Skylights, ...
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Roofing Materials, which is the best for a Flat Roof? Pros/Cons – Roofing Membranes

Which roofing system offers the Best Roofing Materials for a Flat Roof?
There are mainly three types of Roofing Materials commonly used for flat roofs. The three types of roofing materials are EPDM Rubber, TPO Vinyl, and Modified Bitumen Torch Down. These materials classified as "single ...
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Rubber Roof Systems – Watch Video

Rubber Roof Membrane System - Video - Flat Roof Repair - New Rochelle, NY
Rubber Roofs on flat roofs There are many types of roofing systems available. The most common rubber roof across the US today is EPDM. When EPDM came on the market in the ...
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Commercial Rubber Flat Roof Installation in Stamford CT

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The most common problems on Commercial Rubber Flat Roof are: We have been installing Commercial Rubber Flat Roof for over 25 years in Stamford, New Canaan, Greenwich, Westport
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Removal and installation of a Flat Roof that was very dangerous

Small Flat Roof Darien CT Flat Roof Repair
The most dangerous flat roof we did This widow's walk in Darien, Connecticut was not a typical challenge. A small and high flat roof. There was almost no place to put ...
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Flat Roof Repair leak. Roof Repair kit

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Shingles on a flat roof
  1. Installing shingles on a low pitch roof. See images below.
  2. To nail down flashing.
  3. Installing a second layer of shingle over a roof that is not suited for it.
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Roof Valley Flashing – Common problem that causes leaks. Darien

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Shingle Roof Valley Darien, CT Flat Roof Repair
We have been in the roofing business for 25 years. We may not know how to spell, but roofing we know best. Most roofers know how to install shingles, but ...
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How to repair / seal a leaky chimney-maintenance checklist-Brooklyn NY

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Chimney Flashing Exposed - Brooklyn NY - Flat Roof Repair
The first thing to deteriorate is the crown It is a good to have someone check the chimney every 5 years for defects. Use the following checklist for a chimney ...
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Commercial Flat Roof Repair and Installation – Video

Commercial Flat Roof Repair - Greensburg PA
Commercial Flat Roof Repair - Hot Tar Gravel Roofs Commercial flat roof repair with the old Hot Tar and Gravel on it. These roofs have come a long way, but ...
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Copper Drain-Making a drain for a flat roof. Avoid Plastic drains

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Making a Copper Drain
Plastic Drains are not fit for a roof How to make a copper drain. When you see a plastic drain on a roof, you need to consider replacing it. Plastic ...
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How to fix leaky post and railings on a flat roof

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Leaky Post On A Flat Roof And Deck - Greensburg PA - Flat Roof Repair
Posts on Flat Roofs causes leaks. What to look for and how to solve the problem Post and Railings on roofs make up for most leaks Most roof leaks are ...
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Cupola Installation on Flat Roof. The challenge and how we did it

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Cupola install on a flat roof
It’s a challenge to install a cupola on a flat roof due to the flashing problem. See how we did it. What is the function of the Cupola? This particular ...
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Chimney Repair and Maintenance – list of what to look for – Video

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Old Chimney Stucco with Cracks - Kilgore TX - Flat Roof Repair
Chimney Repair Watch the video for tips on what to look for to repair a chimney. Most chimneys do need some maintenance over the years. The flashing comes loose, or ...
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Rubber Membrane Roof Installation

Rubber Membrane Roof Flat Roof Repair Longview TX
Three Types of Roofing Systems Roofing contractors will do a rubber roof installation of their choice. There are three types of roofing systems most commonly installed. These are EPDM, TPO, and Modified ...
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Rubber Roof Installation and flashing – Torch Down – Watch Video

Flat Roof Installation Over Balcony - Fairfield County CT - Flat Roof Repair
Rubber Roof Installation - Torch Down Rubber roof installation is a common practice for all flat roofs. There are three types of roofing systems to choose from. These are EPDM ...
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Roof Repair – What to look for before making a roof repair

Repairing Valley on Shingle roof
Making roof repairs can be easy. Identifying the problem is not so easy. Many times we see roof repairs done but the roof is still leaking. It is important to ...
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Commercial Roofs vs Residential Roofs Costs

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Installing a residential flat roof is more costly than that of commercial roofs per square foot due to the following reasons: Commercial Roofs have the advantages of putting more crews ...
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Scupper on Flat Roof Repairs – Effective Drain – Westport

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Flat Roof Scupper - Westport. Lower the edge of a roof to remove water from a flat roof.
Scuppers are effective drainage systems - Check out our Drain section of roof drains Scuppers are the most efficient means of removing water from flat roofs - living in Fairfield ...
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How to repair drains, flashing, chimney – 11 videos DIY

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Repairing drains, pitch pockets, flashing
Flat Roof Repair - Video Flat Roof Repair - Pitch Pocket The most overlooked element on flat roofs is a Pitch Pocket. Watch the video to understand what a Pitch ...
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Flat Roof Repair – New Canaan, Westport, redding

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Andre - Flat Roof Repair in New Canaan, Westport and Redding. We are the Flat Roof repair experts and will fix any flat roof
Flat Roof Repair - New Canaan, Westport, Redding When it comes to flat roof repair, don't feel overwhelmed. Serving New Canaan to Westport and Redding. There are many ways and ...
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Flat Roof Installation – Greenwich Wilton – Watch Video

Flat Roof installation
Flat Roof Installation.  Wilton – Greenwich We specialize in Flat Roof Installation in Greenwich, New Canaan, Wilton, Darien, Westport, and Ridgefield. There are many techniques to install rubber roofs. In Greenwich ...
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Watch Video on Rubber Roof Installation Over Tar and Gravel Roof

Rubber Roof Installation Over Tar And Gravel - Queens NY - Flat Roof Repair
Rubber Roof Installation over gravel Commercial rubber roof installation with a Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roofing system direct over a gravel embedded roof. A Two-Ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roofing system ...
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Scuppers – Flat Roof Repair

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Scuppers - Flat Roof Repair
Scuppers for flat roofs Scuppers flat roof repair - The cause of a major leak was due to incorrect leader headers on the other side of the wall. Scuppers are ...
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Rubber Roof Installation – Torch Down Roofing Video

Flat Roof Repairs, skylights, drains, chimneys, flashing
Rubber Roof Installation - the best roofing system is a Two Ply Torch Down Rubber Roof Watch the video to see a rubber roof installation over a Tar and Gravel ...
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Metal Roof Gone Bad – Video – Pittsburgh – Silicone sealants are the worst

Metal Roof Repair - Pittsburgh PA
Metal Roof Gone Bad - impossible to make a Flat Roof Repair This "metal roof gone bad" was treated with a silicone sealant approximately three years ago. From the evidence, it ...
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Roof Repair flashing biggest causes of Roof leaks. Watch Video

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copper flashing welded corners
Incorrect Flashing causes the most Roof Repairs Roof repair and flashing are synonymous in the roofing industry. Flashing is the most important component of a flat roof. There is almost ...
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Flat Roof Pooling Water – Video on installing channel to remove standing water

Standing water on a flat roof
Pooling water on a Flat Roof When you have a flat roof water pool for extended periods of time, it could have negative results to the membrane and structure. These ...
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Metal Roof Repairs or Recovery – we specialize in fixing metal roofs

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Metal-Vent-stack-flashing
Metal Roof Repairs or Recovery We have formulated a unique rubber adhesive combination to make metal roof repairs. Even if the roof has rusted holes and seams or joints are ...
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Silver Coating or Aluminum Asphalt Paint Seal- watch video

Partially coated with ceramic and some with Aluminum asphalt coating
Silver Coating or Aluminum Asphalt Paint Sealant on Rubber Roofs Silver coating or Aluminum Asphalt paint is used to coat  Asphalt based roofs to protect against ultraviolet rays. These roofs are the old ...
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How to seal a chimney leak permanently?- Watch video

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A fieldstone chimney that is leaking
Don't mess up a chimney with any kind of sealant. A proper chimney seal is crucial for any flat roof. Mortar cracks, chimney flashing and crown deterioration on a chimney ...
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Chimney Grouting or Re – Pointing

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Chimney Repointing or re grouting
Chimney Re Pointing or Regrouting Chimney Grouting or Chimney Repointing. This is the most neglected part of chimney repairs. Most people will just try to caulk cracks or use some ...
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EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane – Ultraviolet Degradation – Watch Video

EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane - Ultraviolet Degradation - Watch Video
EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane EPDM Rubber Roofing membrane will shrink due to ultraviolet exposure. This, in turn, will put stress on the adhesives that bond the seams and eventually separate ...
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Drains, Scuppers and Gutters – the pro’s and cons

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Flat Roof Drain System - Flat Roof Repairs - Massachusetts
The pro's and cons of DrainsScuppers and Gutters. Drains Cons
  • Debris collects through the strainer and blocks the flow of water very easily.
  • Unclogging a blocked drain needs professional people to ...
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Chimney’s – a big cause of roof leaks -videos

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We installed copper flashing around the chimneys
Chimneys have their functions but cause leaks on flat roofs Chimneys are constructed from the following materials:
  1. Oven baked bricks. (red clay bricks)
  2. Cinder block
  3. Fieldstone
  4. Wood framed chimneys with ...
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Chimney Leaks -Finding and repairing chimney leaks – video

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Chimney was sealed and repaired. Chimney Flashing Repair - Pennsylvania
Chimneys: Locating Leaks and Maintenance Needs -watch Videos Watch this video to see how we wrap it with a membrane to preserve it. Chimneys have three sections:

Rubber Roof membranes, EPDM Rubber, Torch Down- Watch videos

How repairs are made of EPDM and Torch Down Rubber Roofs
Flat Roof Repairs Flat Roof Repairs - there are many types of flat roofs, and a multitude of issues can cause a problem. It is best to understand your roof ...
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Chimneys Repairs and Repointing

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Chimney Repairs Chimney repairs are inevitable over the years. The chimney crown or the cement grout or the flashing will need to be redone. The North where ice conditions are ...
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Skylight Leaks & Repairs on Flat Roofs- Watch Video

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Skylight gasket causing the leak
Rubber Gaskets on Skylights that Hardens and Crack We typically find that leaks from skylights on flat roofs, develop because of the degradation of the rubber gasket in between the window ...
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Commercial Roof Installation Over Tar & Gravel – Watch Video

Commercial Roof Installation Over Tar & Gravel - Watch Video
A Commercial Roof Installation This Video explains the method of Installation of a Torch Down Rubber Roof over Tar and Gravel Existing Old Hot Tar and Gravel Roofs There are ...
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Why do Roofing Contractors Install EPDM Rubber-Watch Video

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Flat Roof Problems with EPDM Rubber Membranes Hi, my name is Andre and today we are looking at an EPDM Rubber roof, one of the most popular roofs um to ...
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Pros and Cons of EPDM Rubber Roofs – Watch Video

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Harmful Ultraviolet rays have damaged an EPDM Rubber Roof - watch video Pros and Cons of EPDM Rubber Roofs - Video Transcription: Erik talks about the Pros and Cons of EPDM Rubber ...
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EPDM Rubber on Commercial Roofs – Watch Video

EPDM Rubber on Commercial Roofs
What is EPDM? And "Why EPDM Rubber on Commercial Roofs?" This article and others on this website along with videos will prove that it is not wise to install EPDM Rubber on ...
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TPO and PVC Roofing – Single Ply Commercial Roofing Systems

TPO-Vinyl Membrane
TPO - A Single Ply Vinyl Roofing Membrane Thermoplastic Polyolefin or TPO, is a single ply vinyl roofing membrane that is manufactured in rolls of 8-16 feet wide and is typically ...
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EPDM Membrane Roof – Issues to avoid – Watch Video

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EPDM Membrane Roof
EPDM Membrane Roof: Harmful UV Rays Cause Shrinkage - Watch Video EPDM Membrane Roof is black and thin. These roofing membranes shrink, absorbs heat, and the adhesives fail due to ...
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Metal Roof Repair: Leak Causes and Fixes – Watch Video

Metal Roof Repairs - Flat roof repairs
This video explains why it's not a good idea to coat a metal roof with silicone spray. This video demonstrates how we went about to save a metal roof. The Growth ...
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Torch Down Roofing for Commercial Rubber Roofs- Video

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Torch Down Roofing with Modified Bitumen Modified Bitumen (MB) Torch Down Roofing membranes were first developed in Europe in the mid-1960's, introduced in the U.S. in the late 1970's, and ...
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Five Commercial Flat Roof Systems Explained – Watch Video

Five Commercial Flat roofs Explained
Video Explains about the Three Commercial Flat Roof Systems - TPO. EPDM and Modified Bitumen Torch Down There are many Commercial Flat roof systems but only three types that most ...
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When Should a Commercial Flat Roof be Repaired or Replaced? – Video

When to Repair or Replace a roof
This video shows how to know when a roof is not repairable. Replacing a Commercial Flat Roof The replacement of a commercial flat roof is inevitable. When the decision has ...
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Flat Roof Drains: Commercial Installation and Drainage – Watch Video

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Installing a retrofit drain on a commercial roof
Commercial Flat Roof Drains: Installation Position is Critical Drains are an essential part of any commercial flat roof; however, it is critical to position them at the lowest point of ...
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Scuppers – A Flat Roof Drain System for Commercial Roofs – Watch video

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Flat roof - lower edge to drain water off
What is a Scupper? Scuppers are drain openings, placed through walls, that drain heavy water flow and debris away from commercial flat roofs. Installing a Scupper on an EPDM Flat Roof ...
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Gutters on Flat Roofs – Important Drainage Systems

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Gutter for flat roofs
Flat Roof Debris and Gutter Drainage Flat roofs collect an abundance of debris that can't be removed daily. During rainstorms, this debris gets washed into the gutter trough and clogs ...
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Flat Roof Drains and Strainers on Commercial Roofs – Watch Video

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Drain Strainers on Flat Roofs
Flat Roof Drains and Strainers on Commercial Roofs Flat roof drains and strainers are the most important components of any commercial flat roof. They are responsible for properly draining any and ...
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Brownstone Flat Roof Leaks – Watch Video

Brownstone Flat Roof leaks
Brownstone Flat Roofs  Brownstone flat roofs are separated by parapet walls and chimneys. These walls and chimneys are smeared with tar to protect against leaking. This tar will eventually dry ...
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EPDM Roofing Deteriorates from Harmful UV Rays – Watch Video

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EPDM Roofing Deterioration Stems from UV Exposure An EPDM roofing problem on a residence in Greenwich, Connecticut stemmed from the prolonged exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. We found that the ...
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EPDM Rubber Roofs Issues – Fail Prematurely – Watch Video

EPDM Rubber Roofs
EPDM Rubber Roofs Issues - Fail Prematurely Before 2014, all EPDM Rubber Roofs Issues stems from the breakdown of liquid adhesives used to bond seams. This single-ply rubber roofing system is ...
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EPDM & Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Roofs – Which is the Best?

EPDM and Modified Bitumen Rubber roofs
EPDM & Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Roofs After 10 Years Below are images of EPDM rubber roofs and Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber roofs that are about ten years and ...
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Modified Bitumen Rubber Membrane Roofing Material

Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roofing Materials on this roof - This roof was installed over 20 years ago and there are no patches unlike that of a EPDM Rubber materials.
How to find and repair leaks on float roofs Finding and repairing leaks on flat roofs. Choose from different categories what you want to learn about. Flat roof leaks can ...
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Flat Roofs – Features of Roofing Systems – Watch Videos

EPDM and Modified Bitumen Rubber roofs
Single Ply and Two Ply Roofing Systems There are five types of single ply roofing systems commonly used on flat roofs. They are EPDM, TPO, Modified Bitumen Cold Apply, Modified Bitumen ...
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Chimney and Flat Roof Leaks – Brownstoners of Brooklyn and NY – Video

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Chimney wrap in Brooklyn, NY
Chimney and Flat Roof Leaks  Most chimneys and parapet walls are covered with tar, as a repair, to prevent leaks. However, the tar dries, hardens, and cracks creating fine fissures ...
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Flat Roof Drains: Location, Installation & Maintenance – Watch Video

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Removing standing water on a flat roof/ Improving drain system
Flat Roof Drains: Location, Installation & Maintenance Flat roof drains require the proper location, installation, and maintenance because, as a system, it is fundamental to the preservation of a building's structure ...
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Air Conditioner Curb Installation- Flat Roof – Watch Video

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Air Conditioner Curb
 Air Conditioner Curb Installation  The Bow Tie Royale 6 Cinema Theater contracted Commercial Roof USA to install an air conditioning unit on an EPDM flat roof at 542 Westport Ave., ...
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EPDM Roofing Systems – Advantages & Disadvantages

EPDM Rubber Roof Membrane Tear - Flat Roof Repair - Alabama
EPDM Roofing - Rubber Membrane EPDM rubber roofing materials come in different thicknesses. They are .045, .060, and .090 thousandths of an inch.  Most contractors use the industry standard thickness of ...
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EPDM Rubber Material need to be constantly patched due to Ultraviolet degradation

EPDM Rubber Material degrades fast when exposed to ultraviolets. Therefor the constant patching
How to find and repair leaks on float roofs Finding and repairing leaks on flat roofs. Choose from different categories what you want to learn about. Flat roof leaks can ...
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TPO Roofing: Advantages and Disadvantages for Commercial Flat Roofs

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TPO Roofing for Commercial Roofs  A Thermoplastic Polyolefin, or a TPO roofing system, installed on commercial flat roofs, consists of a laminated vinyl membrane which comes in 2 thickness options; ...
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Advantages of Two Ply Torch Down Rubber Roofing – Watch Video

Advantages of Two Ply Torch Down Roofing - Video
Advantages Two Ply Torch Rubber Roofing - watch video The video below describes Advantages Two Ply Torch Rubber Roofing - Watch Video. It is the best roofing material and method ...
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Flat Roof Drain Strainers – Watch Video

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flat roof drain system
Flat Roof Drain Strainers are Important  If appropriately designed, a strainer is supposed to keep larger objects from going down a drain, while allowing smaller debris through with the water flow ...
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Rubber Roofing – Commercial Flat Roofs – Videos

Rubber Roofing - Commercial Flat Roofs
This Video demonstrates how we installed a Two Ply Torch Down Rubber membrane over a tar and gravel roof. Our Two Ply Rubber Roofing System We specialize in the installation ...
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Clean Cut Roofing Longview – Flat Roof Repairs

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"The Texas Roofers" are known for their quality roofing. All types of Roof Installations and Repairs We are the Roofing Contractor that serve Longview and surrounding towns. We are the ...
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Naas Ferreira – Roofing Consultant

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Naas Ferreira - DIY Fix a Roof support guide
Naas Ferreira - Roofing Contractor and Consultant I started his roofing business in 1997. Then, the roofing industry was seeing its last bit of the Hot Tar Roofs. I was introduced to ...
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Commercial Flat Roof Installation

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Flat Roof Installation We specialize in the Installation of a Two-Ply Rubber Roofing System. This system comprises of 2 layers of Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Membranes that are fused ...
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Torch Down Roofing Rubber Membrane Materials

Torch Down Roofing Material - rubber membrane for flat roofs
How to find and repair leaks on float roofs Finding and repairing leaks on flat roofs. Choose from different categories what you want to learn about. Flat roof leaks can ...
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Flat Roof Repairs – Norwalk CT

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Flat Roof Repairs Flat roof repairs are relatively easy to make, but finding the cause of the problem is harder. There are many types of materials used on flat roofs, ...
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Leak Repairs on Flat Roofs

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Flat Roof repairs
Leak Repairs on Flat Roofs We have been repairing flat roofs for the last 30 years Flat Roof Leak Repair Specialists We are the flat roof leak repairs specialists. We ...
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Skylight Leak Repair Flat Roofs

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Skylight Leak Repair Specialist We have been repairing leaky skylights over 30 years Leaky Skylights There are many brands, sizes, and shapes of skylights. There are many reasons for a skylight ...
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Flat Roof in Los Angeles – New Construction

Flat Roof in Los Angeles – New Construction
This is by far the best Flat Roof Installation. My (new construction) flat roof has the following characteristics: Flat Roof installation by owner in Los Angeles spec sheet
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Best Flat Roof Drain System

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Perfect drain system - less maintenance and less problems
A Flat Roof Drain - 15 years of performance A pleasant surprise about a flat roof drain on a commercial roof we installed more than 15 decades ago. After so many years I ...
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Skylights on flat roofs. Explaining why skylights leak. Pittsburgh Stamford

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Glass glazed skylight - Skylight Flashing on a Flat Roof - Roofing Repairs - North Carolina
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Scuppers and Drains on Flat Roofs-Wilton, Darien to Greenwich

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Scuppers on flat roofs are best if correctly placed Scuppers are drain outlets on the edge of a roof. Our service is from Westport, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Wilton, ...
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Gutter Repairs/ leaks on flat roofs? Stamford Westport CT

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Gutter Iced Up during winter - Connecticut - Flat Roof Repair
Gutters constantly have to be cleaned out and re-adjusted Gutters repair is the often overlooked Whether residential or commercial roofs, whether slanted or pitched roofs, they all need gutter repairs ...
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Flat Roof Drains. Which is the best drain configuration? – video

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 Flat Roof Drains. Which is the best drain configuration? - video Placing or positioning flat roof drains in the right place is essential. Drains connect to pipes below the ceiling ...
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Flat Roof Leaks caused by Skylights-Chimneys-flashing-video

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Flat roof leaks are mostly caused by faulty skylight and chimney flashing There are many areas on a roof that can lead to a leak. So often the roof itself ...
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Flat Roof Repairs Westport to Greenwich, New Canaan to Redding.

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Flat Roof Repairs We Repair all types of flat roof membranes and will help you save money and a lot of aggravation. For the last 20 years, we have been ...
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Rubber Membrane Flat Roof-Three Rubber Roofing Materials-Videos

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Demonstration on how to do Torch Down Rubber Membrane on a flat roof
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Flat Roof – Flashing and siding causes the most problems.

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Flat Roof – Flashing and siding cause the most problems Click here to find out How to find leaks and make Flat Roof Repairs This article will help you to see ...
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Rubber Membrane Installation – Watch Video

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Roof Does Not Collapse After Five Thousand Pounds of Weight

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Flat roof in Westport took five thousand pounds of roofing material without collapsing. Five-Thousand-Pound on Flat roof - Kentucky
It is strange how many people will shovel their roofs during a snow season because they  are worried that the roof may collapse. I took this video where we placed ...
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Flat Roof Installation -Torch Down Rubber Roof Membrane

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Flat roof Installation over a garage roof. Whether it be a residential or commercial building, the materials we use are the same. The big problem with residential roofs is the ...
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Chimney Leaks -Finding and repairing chimney leaks – video

Chimneys: Locating Leaks and Maintenance Needs -watch Videos

Watch this video to see how we wrap it with a membrane to preserve it.

Chimneys have three sections:

  • Crown
  • Body
  • Flashing

If you need a checklist of what you will need to repair your chimney you can find it here.

Chimney leaks - Chimney Sections Labeled

The chimney is made from different types of materials:

  • Bricks
  • Fieldstone
  • Cement block
  • Wood frame with Siding
  • Metal Stove Pipes
  • Stucco
  • Metal or Copper Flashing

Crown

The Crown of a chimney consists of a slab of cement that poured on site. Its purpose is to seal the top, but over time, small cracks develop and water seeps into them.

Body and Crown

Image Description: This cement slab has developed a crack causing a separation of the CROWN and BODY.

Water is free to enter into the chimney. In freezing temperatures, rain expands causing the cracks to become larger. A maintenance inspection is crucial at this stage. Sealing the small cracks can prevent larger cracks during the ongoing freeze and thaw cycles.

Chimney Leaks - When the cement slab separates from the bricks, water then can get inside the chimney busting the bricks during freezing.

Chimney Flashing

Flashing connects brick and mortar to the roofing system. Over time, the seal between the mortar and flashing will deteriorate causing water to seep in.

Skylights have similar flashing then that of chimneys and could also cause leaks. Check this out for skylight leaks. 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION:

A cut-away view of a chimney crown shows what it looks like. When water gets through the cement slab, the bricks absorb the moist and finally will crack during winter.

When a chimney is very far gone and the grout is loose or missing. When a chimney is not an aesthetic part of the building, then it could be better to wrap the entire chimney with a membrane.

This will keep the chimney intact and it’s a very inexpensive solution to the problem.

The cement slab shown in image is what a cement slab should look like. This is not the case with most chimneys.

Watch the video below: How to Inspect your Chimney.

Wrapping a Chimney with Torch Down membrane

It is often the case that a chimney is not part of the aesthetics of a building. In many cases, contractors, handyman and other people have tried to seal the chimney with tar to stop it from leaking. This kind of fix is common and a solution that is very temporary. The reason why covering it with tar does not last is, that the tar will dry and start cracking causing water to be trapped behind the tar. This could lead to ice build up during the winter and cause the brick or cement to crack.

The other problem is, that the transition from the roof to the brick chimney is compromised. Just smearing tar to make a seal will not last. Many times when we clean the old tar off, we will find existing copper flashing underneath all the tar build up. By smearing tar over the chimney made the problem worse.

With tar all over the chimney, we deduced that aesthetics is not that important. In the video, you will see the process of covering the chimney with a membrane. The chimney looks better, and since the rubber membrane will not dry out or crack, water will never leak into it again. This is the most cost-effective way to preserve a chimney without having to tear it down and build it back.

Image of a Chimney in New York

The tar covered chimney is flaking off and cause cracks in the stucco. Instead of tearing down and rebuilding it, we removed the asphalt as much as possible and wrapped it with a torch down membrane.

Chimney-being-prepared-for-a-wrap

Close up view reveals cracks

This is a close-up view of the surface of the chimney. Notice the cracks in the stucco. These cracks happened over time when the tar cracked and trapped water behind it. With thawing and freezing, the ice would work its way into the cement and open the cracks further. This type of problem can destroy a chimney rapidly to where it has to be replaced.

Cracks-on-chimney in NY

After loose tar have been removed.

This is just another angle to show the preparation to get it ready for the membrane. Notice the copper flashing at the bottom of the chimney. Although there was copper flashing, the cracks on the side of the chimney caused the water to seep in.

Chimney in New York prepped fro wrapping

Using a Torch to burn the old tar off

Part of preparing the surface of the chimney is to remove as much as possible of the old tar and debris build up. It makes the membrane stick closer to the surface and it just looks better when the rubber membrane is flat and smooth against the chimney.

Chimney-in-NY prepped for wrapping

After wrapping the Chimney with Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber

This is what it looks like after we completed wrapping the chimney. The rubber will never crack or peel and this chimney was preserved at the fraction of the cost what it would have cost to rebuild it.

Chimney-in-New-York after wrapping it

This Chimney was completely wrapped

This is an image of another chimney that was completely covered with the rubber membrane.  This photo was taken 10 years after this wrapping was done. It is clear that the membrane is a solution to most chimneys with cracks and tar.

Chimney wrapped entirely with Modified Bitumen torch Down

Fieldstone Chimneys are pretty butt…

Fieldstone chimneys are common in Connecticut. They are there to enhance the aesthetics of the building. Our experience id that they cause the most problems when it comes to leaks on a roof. The fieldstones that the chimney is built from, have cracks in themselves. Then the cement or mortar does not bond to the stone properly.

A fieldstone chimney that is leaking

Cracks in Chimneys built from Fieldstone

No matter how well the chimney is built, there will always be cracks in a fieldstone chimney. Notice how the cement has separated from the stone and how big the cracks are.

Fieldstone chimneys always have cracks in them

The most common problems with chimneys are the Crown

Most chimneys have a common problem. This is the cement slab on top of the chimney separates from the bricks. This is due to the thin slab of cement that was poured. Most masons will slope the slab down to the edge for water to run off, but this, in turn, will become a bigger issue for that chimney.

Crown of the chimney cracked

Flashing on Chimneys

Another common problem on chimneys is the flashing. To make the transition from the metal flashing onto the surface is not always that easy. First of all, a groove has to be cut into the surface, then the metal flashing has to be bent to be inserted into that groove. This transition often causes a leak. That’s why you will often find someone has caulked that groove to make a seal between the metal and the chimney surface.

Copper flashing on chimneys

This is a video showing how we removed cement grout from a fieldstone chimney

Notice all the chimneys smeared with tar

Tar is used in most cases to seal chimneys. This is not a permanent solution. The tar will eventually dry and crack causing more problems. We wrap our chimneys with a membrane and that way we ensure a maintenance free chimney. Watch the next video that explains it very well.

Chimneys-in-brooklyn

Watch this video to see where to look for a possible leak on a chimney

Below is a video showing what appeared that the chimney was leaking but instead the wall butting up to the chimney

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We installed copper flashing around the chimneys
Chimneys have their functions but cause leaks on flat roofs Chimneys are constructed from the following materials:
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Chimney Leaks -Finding and repairing chimney leaks – video

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Chimneys: Locating Leaks and Maintenance Needs -watch Videos Watch this video to see how we wrap it with a membrane to preserve it. Chimneys have three sections:

Rubber Roof membranes, EPDM Rubber, Torch Down- Watch videos

How repairs are made of EPDM and Torch Down Rubber Roofs
Flat Roof Repairs Flat Roof Repairs - there are many types of flat roofs, and a multitude of issues can cause a problem. It is best to understand your roof ...
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Chimneys Repairs and Repointing

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Chimney Repairs Chimney repairs are inevitable over the years. The chimney crown or the cement grout or the flashing will need to be redone. The North where ice conditions are ...
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Skylight Leaks & Repairs on Flat Roofs- Watch Video

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Rubber Gaskets on Skylights that Hardens and Crack We typically find that leaks from skylights on flat roofs, develop because of the degradation of the rubber gasket in between the window ...
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Commercial Roof Installation Over Tar & Gravel – Watch Video

Commercial Roof Installation Over Tar & Gravel - Watch Video
A Commercial Roof Installation This Video explains the method of Installation of a Torch Down Rubber Roof over Tar and Gravel Existing Old Hot Tar and Gravel Roofs There are ...
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Why do Roofing Contractors Install EPDM Rubber-Watch Video

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Flat Roof Problems with EPDM Rubber Membranes Hi, my name is Andre and today we are looking at an EPDM Rubber roof, one of the most popular roofs um to ...
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Pros and Cons of EPDM Rubber Roofs – Watch Video

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EPDM Rubber on Commercial Roofs – Watch Video

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What is EPDM? And "Why EPDM Rubber on Commercial Roofs?" This article and others on this website along with videos will prove that it is not wise to install EPDM Rubber on ...
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TPO and PVC Roofing – Single Ply Commercial Roofing Systems

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TPO - A Single Ply Vinyl Roofing Membrane Thermoplastic Polyolefin or TPO, is a single ply vinyl roofing membrane that is manufactured in rolls of 8-16 feet wide and is typically ...
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EPDM Membrane Roof – Issues to avoid – Watch Video

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EPDM Membrane Roof: Harmful UV Rays Cause Shrinkage - Watch Video EPDM Membrane Roof is black and thin. These roofing membranes shrink, absorbs heat, and the adhesives fail due to ...
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Metal Roof Repair: Leak Causes and Fixes – Watch Video

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This video explains why it's not a good idea to coat a metal roof with silicone spray. This video demonstrates how we went about to save a metal roof. The Growth ...
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Torch Down Roofing for Commercial Rubber Roofs- Video

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Torch Down Roofing with Modified Bitumen Modified Bitumen (MB) Torch Down Roofing membranes were first developed in Europe in the mid-1960's, introduced in the U.S. in the late 1970's, and ...
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Five Commercial Flat Roof Systems Explained – Watch Video

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Video Explains about the Three Commercial Flat Roof Systems - TPO. EPDM and Modified Bitumen Torch Down There are many Commercial Flat roof systems but only three types that most ...
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When Should a Commercial Flat Roof be Repaired or Replaced? – Video

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This video shows how to know when a roof is not repairable. Replacing a Commercial Flat Roof The replacement of a commercial flat roof is inevitable. When the decision has ...
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Flat Roof Drains: Commercial Installation and Drainage – Watch Video

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Commercial Flat Roof Drains: Installation Position is Critical Drains are an essential part of any commercial flat roof; however, it is critical to position them at the lowest point of ...
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Scuppers – A Flat Roof Drain System for Commercial Roofs – Watch video

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What is a Scupper? Scuppers are drain openings, placed through walls, that drain heavy water flow and debris away from commercial flat roofs. Installing a Scupper on an EPDM Flat Roof ...
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Gutters on Flat Roofs – Important Drainage Systems

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Flat Roof Debris and Gutter Drainage Flat roofs collect an abundance of debris that can't be removed daily. During rainstorms, this debris gets washed into the gutter trough and clogs ...
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Flat Roof Drains and Strainers on Commercial Roofs – Watch Video

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Flat Roof Drains and Strainers on Commercial Roofs Flat roof drains and strainers are the most important components of any commercial flat roof. They are responsible for properly draining any and ...
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Brownstone Flat Roof Leaks – Watch Video

Brownstone Flat Roof leaks
Brownstone Flat Roofs  Brownstone flat roofs are separated by parapet walls and chimneys. These walls and chimneys are smeared with tar to protect against leaking. This tar will eventually dry ...
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EPDM Roofing Deteriorates from Harmful UV Rays – Watch Video

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EPDM Roofing Deterioration Stems from UV Exposure An EPDM roofing problem on a residence in Greenwich, Connecticut stemmed from the prolonged exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. We found that the ...
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EPDM Rubber Roofs Issues – Fail Prematurely – Watch Video

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EPDM Rubber Roofs Issues - Fail Prematurely Before 2014, all EPDM Rubber Roofs Issues stems from the breakdown of liquid adhesives used to bond seams. This single-ply rubber roofing system is ...
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EPDM & Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Roofs – Which is the Best?

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EPDM & Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Roofs After 10 Years Below are images of EPDM rubber roofs and Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber roofs that are about ten years and ...
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Modified Bitumen Rubber Membrane Roofing Material

Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roofing Materials on this roof - This roof was installed over 20 years ago and there are no patches unlike that of a EPDM Rubber materials.
How to find and repair leaks on float roofs Finding and repairing leaks on flat roofs. Choose from different categories what you want to learn about. Flat roof leaks can ...
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Flat Roofs – Features of Roofing Systems – Watch Videos

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Single Ply and Two Ply Roofing Systems There are five types of single ply roofing systems commonly used on flat roofs. They are EPDM, TPO, Modified Bitumen Cold Apply, Modified Bitumen ...
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Chimney and Flat Roof Leaks – Brownstoners of Brooklyn and NY – Video

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Chimney and Flat Roof Leaks  Most chimneys and parapet walls are covered with tar, as a repair, to prevent leaks. However, the tar dries, hardens, and cracks creating fine fissures ...
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Flat Roof Drains: Location, Installation & Maintenance – Watch Video

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Flat Roof Drains: Location, Installation & Maintenance Flat roof drains require the proper location, installation, and maintenance because, as a system, it is fundamental to the preservation of a building's structure ...
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Air Conditioner Curb Installation- Flat Roof – Watch Video

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 Air Conditioner Curb Installation  The Bow Tie Royale 6 Cinema Theater contracted Commercial Roof USA to install an air conditioning unit on an EPDM flat roof at 542 Westport Ave., ...
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EPDM Roofing Systems – Advantages & Disadvantages

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EPDM Roofing - Rubber Membrane EPDM rubber roofing materials come in different thicknesses. They are .045, .060, and .090 thousandths of an inch.  Most contractors use the industry standard thickness of ...
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EPDM Rubber Material need to be constantly patched due to Ultraviolet degradation

EPDM Rubber Material degrades fast when exposed to ultraviolets. Therefor the constant patching
How to find and repair leaks on float roofs Finding and repairing leaks on flat roofs. Choose from different categories what you want to learn about. Flat roof leaks can ...
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TPO Roofing: Advantages and Disadvantages for Commercial Flat Roofs

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TPO Roofing for Commercial Roofs  A Thermoplastic Polyolefin, or a TPO roofing system, installed on commercial flat roofs, consists of a laminated vinyl membrane which comes in 2 thickness options; ...
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Advantages of Two Ply Torch Down Rubber Roofing – Watch Video

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Advantages Two Ply Torch Rubber Roofing - watch video The video below describes Advantages Two Ply Torch Rubber Roofing - Watch Video. It is the best roofing material and method ...
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Flat Roof Drain Strainers – Watch Video

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Flat Roof Drain Strainers are Important  If appropriately designed, a strainer is supposed to keep larger objects from going down a drain, while allowing smaller debris through with the water flow ...
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Rubber Roofing – Commercial Flat Roofs – Videos

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This Video demonstrates how we installed a Two Ply Torch Down Rubber membrane over a tar and gravel roof. Our Two Ply Rubber Roofing System We specialize in the installation ...
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Clean Cut Roofing Longview – Flat Roof Repairs

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"The Texas Roofers" are known for their quality roofing. All types of Roof Installations and Repairs We are the Roofing Contractor that serve Longview and surrounding towns. We are the ...
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Naas Ferreira – Roofing Consultant

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Naas Ferreira - Roofing Contractor and Consultant I started his roofing business in 1997. Then, the roofing industry was seeing its last bit of the Hot Tar Roofs. I was introduced to ...
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Commercial Flat Roof Installation

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Flat Roof Installation We specialize in the Installation of a Two-Ply Rubber Roofing System. This system comprises of 2 layers of Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber Membranes that are fused ...
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Torch Down Roofing Rubber Membrane Materials

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How to find and repair leaks on float roofs Finding and repairing leaks on flat roofs. Choose from different categories what you want to learn about. Flat roof leaks can ...
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Flat Roof Repairs – Norwalk CT

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Flat Roof Repairs Flat roof repairs are relatively easy to make, but finding the cause of the problem is harder. There are many types of materials used on flat roofs, ...
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Leak Repairs on Flat Roofs

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Leak Repairs on Flat Roofs We have been repairing flat roofs for the last 30 years Flat Roof Leak Repair Specialists We are the flat roof leak repairs specialists. We ...
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Skylight Leak Repair Flat Roofs

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Skylight Leak Repair Specialist We have been repairing leaky skylights over 30 years Leaky Skylights There are many brands, sizes, and shapes of skylights. There are many reasons for a skylight ...
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Flat Roof in Los Angeles – New Construction

Flat Roof in Los Angeles – New Construction
This is by far the best Flat Roof Installation. My (new construction) flat roof has the following characteristics: Flat Roof installation by owner in Los Angeles spec sheet
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Best Flat Roof Drain System

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A Flat Roof Drain - 15 years of performance A pleasant surprise about a flat roof drain on a commercial roof we installed more than 15 decades ago. After so many years I ...
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Skylights on flat roofs. Explaining why skylights leak. Pittsburgh Stamford

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Skylights on flat roofs. Explaining why skylights leak. Pittsburgh Stamford Why are skylights leaking? It’s common to find skylights on a roof. They are more likely to be the cause of ...
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Scuppers and Drains on Flat Roofs-Wilton, Darien to Greenwich

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Scupper on an EPDM Rubber Roof - Flat Roof Repair - New Hampshire
Scuppers on flat roofs are best if correctly placed Scuppers are drain outlets on the edge of a roof. Our service is from Westport, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Wilton, ...
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Gutter Repairs/ leaks on flat roofs? Stamford Westport CT

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Gutters constantly have to be cleaned out and re-adjusted Gutters repair is the often overlooked Whether residential or commercial roofs, whether slanted or pitched roofs, they all need gutter repairs ...
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Flat Roof Drains. Which is the best drain configuration? – video

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 Flat Roof Drains. Which is the best drain configuration? - video Placing or positioning flat roof drains in the right place is essential. Drains connect to pipes below the ceiling ...
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Flat Roof Leaks caused by Skylights-Chimneys-flashing-video

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Flat roof leaks are mostly caused by faulty skylight and chimney flashing There are many areas on a roof that can lead to a leak. So often the roof itself ...
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Flat Roof Repairs Westport to Greenwich, New Canaan to Redding.

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Flat Roof Repairs We Repair all types of flat roof membranes and will help you save money and a lot of aggravation. For the last 20 years, we have been ...
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Rubber Membrane Flat Roof-Three Rubber Roofing Materials-Videos

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Rubber Membrane Flat Roof - Three types of roofing systems commonly used on flat roofs - flat roof materials explained Rubber membranes flat roofs are part of most flat roofs. The materials on ...
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Flat Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Flat Roof – DIY Guide – Videos

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Flat Roof – Flashing and siding causes the most problems.

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Flat Roof – Flashing and siding cause the most problems Click here to find out How to find leaks and make Flat Roof Repairs This article will help you to see ...
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Rubber Membrane Installation – Watch Video

Rubber Membrane Installation - Watch Video
Installing a new Rubber Membrane on a Residential Roof When a rubber membrane has been installed incorrectly on a residential roof, It often happens that the owner of a house ...
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Roof Does Not Collapse After Five Thousand Pounds of Weight

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Flat roof in Westport took five thousand pounds of roofing material without collapsing. Five-Thousand-Pound on Flat roof - Kentucky
It is strange how many people will shovel their roofs during a snow season because they  are worried that the roof may collapse. I took this video where we placed ...
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Flat Roof Installation -Torch Down Rubber Roof Membrane

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Flat roof Installation over a garage roof. Whether it be a residential or commercial building, the materials we use are the same. The big problem with residential roofs is the ...
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