Monthly Archives: June 2011

If you’re a Waukesha roofing contractor your phone may be ringing off the hook this spring and summer with calls from homeowners and businesses that are experiencing leaking roofs. This is most likely due to the fact that through the end of June, Southeast Wisconsin and Waukesha County have received about eight inches of rain.  Typically the Waukesha area will receive anywhere from three to five inches of rain in this same time frame, which makes this year an above average rain fall season.

With the above average rain… Continue reading

In the decade that I have been roofing I have ultimately discovered that roofing contractors fall into two basic categories.

Category-1

Category 1 roofing contractors are businesses that are in it solely for the money.  They practice shoddy workmanship, often times installing roofing products to minimum or substandard levels.  In most cases their poor workmanship voids the manufacture warranty due to improper installation.  If you’re lucky they offer some type of warranty, but you can rest assured that even if something does go wrong within the warranty… Continue reading

As a roofer there is no greater risk than falling off of a roof and getting injured, or even killed.  That is why roofing contractors are required to provide their employees with fall protection that is consistent to safety standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).  For over 15 years OSHA has been very liberal in accommodating the roofing contractor with a degree of latitude which will effectuate both worker safety and efficient production on residential construction jobs.  However, it looks as though things… Continue reading

Today there are various types of roofing shingle materials available, with many colors and textures to choose from. Shingle quality is often difficult to determine visually since it is based largely on hidden factors such as the strength of the reinforcing mat (organic felt or fiberglass), the strength and flexibility of the asphalt, and the amount and type of fillers used.  When it becomes necessary to replace your roof, there are a few factors that you will want to consider when choosing shingles for your home.
First you will want… Continue reading