Posts By: James Fick

Gutter Cleaning or Gutter Guards?

Many homeowners are looking for a miracle product that will free them from ever having to clean their gutters again.  Some companies are actually claiming they have this miracle product! There are some good gutter cover designs; however, every gutter guard system we have tested (and we have tested a lot of them!) has pluses Read More

The Benefits Of A Good Window

If you’re shopping for replacement windows, you may be wondering what type of impact a good window will truly have on your home. Replacement windows vary in price depending on their size, style and energy efficiency level. A good replacement window will provide the following benefits: Reduce your heating and cooling bills Eliminate 99.9% of 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

The Origin of North American Roofing Slates

“These minerals constituting slate were deposited in bodies of water and erosion and deposition accounts for the different composition in successive beds. Other materials may have been deposited over the clays, and the pressure of the superimposed material may have gradually united the clays in shale. Shale has been described as ‘a laminated rock consisting Read More

Job of the Month – March 2020

Description of Work: Replaced upper rear and uppermost center flat roofs with a fully adhered 60mil black EPDM roof system. Removed and reinstalled the existing aluminum coping on the upper rear roof parapet walls, and fabricated and installed new .032 white aluminum coping on uppermost center roof parapet walls. Replaced the roof top decks and Read More

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