Roofing ventilation, Excessive Energy Costs

 Roofing Excessive Energy Costs There is a lot of talk about ventilation in a home’s attic, here is why- Insufficient attic ventilation causes heating/cooling system to run excessively causing homeowner to spend more on their electric bills. In warm weather, inadequate roofing ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work […]

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New roof, removing old asbestos shingles

We recently installed a new asphalt shingle roof on the Thomas’ rental property in Bethesda. They wanted to improve the look of the home so they would have an easier time attracting potential renters.The old roof had asbestos shingles, most people think that asbestos shingles are a hazardous material; they are not. Since they are […]

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New Roof Arlington, VA

    Schmid Residence- After the recent storm at the end of June left  several holes in her roof, Robin, decided to to replace her roof and also extend her soffits in the front her of her home. Here are some before and after pictures. Robin picked an excellent color which picks up the colors […]

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Finding roof leaks, asphalt shingles montgomery county md

Finding roof leaks, asphalt shingles montgomery county md Look at all roof penetrations in the leak area closely for holes and / or damage. Look for “shiners.” Shiners are nails that were not covered by the following course of roofing material. If left exposed too long, many nails will rust, leaving a hole and causing […]

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Flat Roofs Washington DC

Most roofs in Washington DC are flat or nearly flat with a slight pitch. Some flat roofs that are completely flat and do not have a pitch due to settlement of the home, improper construction, or deflection of the rafters must have a roof system installed that will either correct the pitch or be able to […]

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Types of Roof Shingles

Types of Roof Shingles Two types of asphalt shingles are used: organic and fiberglass or glass fiber. Organic shingles are generally paper (waste paper) saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof, then a top coating of adhesive asphalt is applied and ceramic granules are then embedded. In the case of algae-resistant shingles, a portion of […]

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How to Tell If You Need a New Roof

How to Tell If You Need a New Roof   Many times a customer will call us wondering if we can repair their leaking roof, or if they will be forced to replace the entire roof. The good news is that, in many cases, we can make repairs that will extend the life of your […]

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Roofing: Excessive Energy Costs

Roofing: Excessive Energy Costs Possible cause: Insufficient attic ventilation causes heating/cooling system to run excessively In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home’s interior hotter and less comfortable. Attic Ventilation: In both hot and cold weather, insufficient attic ventilation may […]

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Proper Attic Ventilation

Proper Attic Ventilation Poor Attic Ventilation Can Ruin Your Insulation, Destroy Your Shingles, And Raise Your Energy Bills! Proper attic ventilation systems allow a continual flow of outside air through the attic, protecting the efficiency of the insulation and helping to lower temperatures in the living space. It consists of a balance between air intake […]

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Roofing – Working Hard, Staying Safe

Roofing Safety At Bradley Construction Company, it’s the most wonderful time of the year because we’re getting busy! We have 2 main priorities as we ramp up and prepare for another productive roofing season: Giving you, our customers the best roofing experience possible. That means the highest level of service and quality that keeps us […]

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