Posts By: Jeffrey Fick

Job of the Month – February 2020

Description of Work:  Rebuilt main house chimney to match existing size and design using Cushwa Modular Rose Red colored bricks. Spot pointed various areas of stone foundation walls at ground level. Estimator: Walt Willson Project Manager:  James Preston Crew: Alton Lott, Mike Carter, Rex Cox, Nick Nowak, Jack Tyson

Job of the Month – January 2020

Description of Work: Replaced second floor rear roof with a Kwila colored, fully adhered, walkable PVC Dec-Tec membrane roof system. Replaced associated flashings and K style gutter with .032 brown aluminum flashings and gutter. Removed and rebuilt the third floor mechanical room with 2″ x 4″ framing, Hardie siding, AZEK trim, 60 mil black EPDM Read More

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