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Asphalt Roofing Bits And Pieces on Long Island New York.

We are spreading the good news about the latest tools and that's the case with air-powered roofing nailers and asphalt roof shingles.

I'd always believed that hammer-driven nails were best for securing roof shingles, especially in light of the wind-torn roof shingles I'd seen that had been put down with roofing staples. Obviously, good-old roofing nails are the only way to go, right? I held to that conviction until I saw a roof shingler redoing the roof on the 1000 sq. ft. home next to the roof I was working on in the summer of 1999. With an early start, a coil-fed roofing nailer in hand, and no one else to help, this guy got the whole two-peak roof done in one day. As fast as he flopped down the roof shingles, they were secured. And even if speed weren't one of the benefits of the technology, who would want to keep grabbing handfuls of bristling nails and hammering your thumb periodically if it could be avoided?

Roofing nailers are one small reason why the productivity of trade's people is increasing everywhere. Homes are going up faster and better in many ways. But there's a downside, too. When high-productivity becomes the expectation, it's harder to slow down and do things right when careful attention is required. Faster tools can lead to shoddier workmanship unless you realize that successful trade work isn't always a race, even when speed is often a virtue. Regardless of how fast shingles roofing can be secured, the basics of a good asphalt roofing job remain the same: reliable eaves treatment; leak-proof valley design; and the effective use of roof-edge drip strips.

If there was any doubt about the need for a waterproof membrane along the eaves of asphalt roofs, last winter's long stretches of cold weather -- and the rooftop icing it caused -- should dispel them. This trouble happens around the eaves of homes when too much heat escapes through the roof. The ice dam that builds up around the cold, unheated roof eaves traps water on its way down, allowing it to work its way underneath roof shingles and into your house. The resulting water damage to homes was a big headache for people in most parts of Canada, a headache that could have been avoided if a self-sealing, under-shingle membrane had been installed originally. It's often easier to deal with rooftop icing this way, rather than reducing attic temperature as a root-cause solution.

Ice and water membrane is much more than just tar paper. It's offered by several manufacturers as roll-out sheets, designed to fuse together along seams and around nails without heat. The sealed surface it creates may never come into play if rooftop pools or wind-driven rain never get under your shingles. But if it does, and the membrane is in place, you'll never know it happened.

Valleys have the reputation for being another potential weak link in roofs, but that has more to do with how valleys are typically covered than anything unavoidable. Although it's not yet popular all across Canada, woven valleys not only look better than traditional open valleys, but they're faster to install and much more durable. Start with some tar paper and sheet metal valley flashing, but instead of cutting the shingles a few inches from the valley centre, run the shingles right over and past the valley. Do this first from one side then the other, to create a woven shingle pattern that's as durable as any other part of the roof, all without the need to cut a single valley shingle. You'll get best results if you start each course of shingles in the valley, working outwards from there. That way you can be sure to eliminate joints between roof shingles directly on top of the roof valley.

Bring together a pneumatic roofing nailer, eaves membrane, 30-year roof shingles, and a plan for woven valleys, and aluminum drip strips all around the roof and you'll get an efficiently-installed, long-lasting and reliably-dry asphalt roof job. And who can complain about that, even if it isn’t quite the way they used to do it in the olden days.

For more information, contact New Roof Long Island, a professional roofing contracting company.

We have over 30 years of roofing repair experience.  We can fix any of your roofing issues.  Contact New Roof Long Island Today!

We are partnered with the major roofing material companies and will beat any roofing contractor quotes. Get your price then call us for a free roofing estimate. We travel across Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens New York installing new roofs and fixing old leaky roofs.

If you are looking to fix leaks in your current roof or if you want a brand new roof, look no further. We will fix your current roof or do a roof rip and install a new roof usually in 1 day with very minimal mess!  (commercial roofing may be longer)



Nassau County, New York - Roof Leaks, Roof Repair Service, New Roof Installation, We will fix your Roof.

Albertson 11507
Alden Manor 11003
Atlantic Beach 11509
Baldwin 11510
Bayville 11709
Bellerose Village 11001
Bellmore 11710
Bethpage 11714
Brookville 11545
Brookville 11548
Carle Place 11514
Cedarhurst 11516
East Atlantic Beach 11561
East Meadow 11554
East Norwich 11732
East Rockaway 11518
East Williston 11596
Elmont 11003
Far Rockaway 11096
Farmingdale 11735
Farmingdale 11736
Farmingdale 11737
Farmingdale 11774
Floral Park 11001
Floral Park 11002
Floral Park 11003
Franklin Square 11010
Freeport 11520
Garden City 11530
Garden City Park 11040
Glen Cove 11542
Glen Head 11545
Glenwood Landing 11547
Great Neck 11020
Great Neck 11021
Great Neck 11022
Great Neck 11023
Great Neck 11024
Great Neck 11025
Great Neck 11026
Great Neck 11027
Greenvale 11548
Hempstead 11549
Hempstead 11550
Hempstead 11551
Hewlett 11557
Hicksville 11801
Hicksville 11802
Hicksville 11815
Hicksville 11819
Hicksville 11854
Hicksville 11855
Hillside Manor 11040
Inwood 11096
Island Park 11558
Jericho 11753
Jericho 11853
Kings Point 11024
Lake Success 11020
Lawrence 11559
Levittown 11756
Lido Beach 11561
Locust Valley 11560
Long Beach 11561
Lynbrook 11563
Malverne 11565
Manhasset 11030
Manhasset Hills 11040
Massapequa 11758
Massapequa Park 11762
Meacham 11003
Merrick 11566
Mill Neck 11765
Mineola 11501
New Hyde Park 11040
New Hyde Park 11041
New Hyde Park 11042
New Hyde Park 11043
New Hyde Park 11044
New Hyde Park 11099
North Baldwin 11510
North Bellmore 11710
North Hills 11040
North Massapequa 11758
North Merrick 11566
North New Hyde Park 11040
North New Hyde Park 11042
Oceanside 11572
Old Bethpage 11804
Old Brookville 11545
Old Brookville 11548
Old Westbury 11568
Oyster Bay 11771
Plainview 11803
Plandome 11030
Point Lookout 11569
Port Washington 11050
Port Washington 11051
Port Washington 11052
Port Washington 11053
Port Washington 11054
Port Washington 11055
Rockville Centre 11570
Rockville Centre 11571
Rockville Centre 11572
Roosevelt 11575
Roslyn 11576
Roslyn Heights 11577
Sands Point 11050
Sea Cliff 11579
Seaford 11783
South Floral Park 11001
South Hempstead 11550
Stewart Manor 11530
Syosset 11773
Syosset 11791
Uniondale 11553
Uniondale 11555
Uniondale 11556
Upper Brookville 11545
Upper Brookville 11732
Upper Brookville 11771
Valley Stream 11580
Valley Stream 11581
Valley Stream 11582
Wantagh 11793
Wantagh 11568
Wantagh 11590
Wantagh 11594
Wantagh 11595
Wantagh 11597
West Hempstead 11552
Williston Park 11596
Woodbury 11797
Woodmere 11598

Suffolk County, New York - Roof Leaks, Roof Repair Service, New Roof Installation, We will fix your Roof.

Amagansett 11930
Amity Harbor 11701
Amityville 11701
Amityville 11708
Aquebogue 11931
Babylon 11702
Babylon 11703
Babylon 11704
Babylon 11707
Baiting Hollow 11933
Bay Shore 11706
Bayport 11705
Bellport 11713
Blue Point 11715
Bohemia 11716
Brentwood 11717
Bridgehampton 11932
Brightwaters 11718
Brookhaven 11719
Calverton 11933
Captree Island 11702
Center Moriches 11934
Centereach 11720
Centerport 11721
Central Islip 11722
Central Islip 11749
Cherry Grove 11782
Cold Spring Harbor 11724
Commack 11725
Copiague 11726
Coram 11727
Cutchogue 11935
Davis Park 11772
Deer Park 11729
Dix Hills 11746
East Hampton 11937
East Islip 11730
East Marion 11939
East Islip 11730
East Moriches 11940
East Northport 11731
East Patchogue 11772
Eastport 11941
East Quogue 11942
East Setauket 11733
East Yaphank 11967
Edgewood 11717
Elwood 11731
Fair Harbor 11706
Farmingdale 11735
Farmingville 11738
Fire Island Pines 11782
Fishers Island 06390
Flanders 11901
Fort Salonga 11768
Gilgo Beach 11702
Great River 11739
Greenlawn 11740
Greenport 11944
Halesite 11743
Hampton Bays 11946
Hauppauge 11749
Hauppauge 11788
Head of the Harbor 11780
Holbrook 11741
Holtsville 00501
Holtsville 00544
Holtsville 11742
Huntington 11743
Huntington Station 11746
Huntington Station 11747
Huntington Station 11750
Islandia 11749
Islandia 11760
Islip 11751
Islip Terrace 11752
Jamesport 11947
Kings Park 11754
Kismet 11706
Lake Grove 11755
Lake Ronkonkoma 11779
Laurel 11948
Lindenhurst 11757
Lloyd Harbor 11743
Manorville 11949
Mastic 11950
Mastic Beach 11951
Mattituck 11952
Medford 11763
Melville 11747
Melville 11750
Melville 11775
Middle Island 11953
Miller Place 11764
Montauk 11954
Moriches 11955
Mount Sinai 11766
Nesconset 11767
New Suffolk 11956
Nissequogue 11780
North Babylon 11703
Northport 11768
Oak Beach 11702
Oakdale 11769
Oak Island 11702
Ocean Beach 11770
Orient 11957
Patchogue 11772
Peconic 11958
Port Jefferson 11777
Port Jefferson Station 11776
Port Jefferson Station 11777
Quogue 11959
Remsenburg 11960
Ridge 11961
Riverhead 11901
Rocky Point 11778
Ronkonkoma 11749
Ronkonkoma 11779
Sag Harbor 11963
Sagaponack 11962
Saint James 11780
Saltaire 11706
Sayville 11782
Selden 11784
Setauket 11733
Shelter Island 11964
Shelter Island Heights 11965
Shirley 11967
Shoreham 11786
Smith Point 11967
Smithtown 11787
Smithtown 11788
Sound Beach 11789
South Jamesport 11970
South Setauket 11720
Southampton 11968
Southampton 11969
Southold 11971
Speonk 11972
Stony Brook 11790
Stony Brook 11794
Upton 11973
Wading River 11792
Wainscott 11975
Water Mill 11976
West Babylon 11704
West Babylon 11707
West Brentwood 11717
West Gilgo Beach 11702
West Islip 11795
West Sayville 11796
Westhampton 11977
Westhampton Beach 11978
Wheatley Heights 11798
Wyandanch 11798
Yaphank 11980

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