Posts By: Jeffrey Fick

Job of the Month – December 2019

Description of Work:  Replaced various sections of gutter and downspouts on the main house with new 5″ copper half round gutters secured using copper roof mounted shanks and circles, and new 3″ round copper downspouts. Replaced existing wire loop snowguards with new Sieger Model “C” Bronze snowguards at all areas where the gutters were replaced, Read More

Why Do Gutters Fall Down In Snow Storms?

…and how can you prevent it from happening again! The biggest contributor to gutter damage during winter snow storms is avalanching snow.  Even the best gutter system will not be able to withstand the tremendous force created by avalanching snow.  So the trick is to prevent the avalanche! Most people think the ice dams are Read More

Job of the Month – November 2019

Description of Work:  Rebuilt left side chimney down to the lower roof level with matching brick and mortar, replaced all chimney base & counter flashing at both the upper and lower roof levels with copper, and fabricated & installed a new Freedom Gray chimney cap with a screened hood. Estimator: Jamie Fick Foreman:  James Preston Read More

What Are Ice Dams?

In our last article we discussed how an insufficient or worn out snow retention system (snow guards) can prevent snow from avalanching down your roof creating havoc to your roof and gutters. This article will discuss ice dams and ventilation.  What Are Ice Dams? The number two contributor to gutter damage is ice dams.  Anyone Read More

How to Prevent Ice Dams and Icicles

What Are Ice Dams? Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow on the roof. Melting snow on the upper roof and in the valleys then runs down Read More

Job of the Month – October 2019

Description of Work:  Replaced various low slope roofs on the Church, Rectory, Girl’s school and lower bump out with a fully adhered black 60mil EPDM roof system with tapered ISO insulation as specified. Installed a new drain, white aluminum eave and rake flashings and 16oz copper counter flashings at the Church roof. Installed 16oz copper Read More

Job of the Month – September 2019

Description of Work:  Replaced all roofing with a 24 ga Black Galvalume snap lock 550 standing seam roof system with fascia and ridge vent and RT 300 color matched snowguards. Replaced all fascia, freeze, soffit and rake trim with Azek material. Replaced all gutters and downspouts with 6″ black half round Nordic gutters and 4″ Read More