With exception to your roof, a rain gutter system is one of your home’s only lines of defense against water damage. Gutters catch rain that is shed from your roof and carry it to a safe location away from your home’s foundation and landscaping. If they are not maintained and kept clean, damage can occur to your siding, landscapes, driveway and foundation. Many different types of dirt and debris collect in your gutters but the most common are organic plant matter, sticks and leaves from surrounding trees and roofing granules. These dirt and debris will create clogs in your gutters and downspouts that will prevent them from safely moving water away from your home.
To prevent damage and keep water flowing as it should, regular gutter cleaning in Rochester NY is essential. You should clean your gutters a minimum of every six months, especially after fall and just before heavy spring rain begins. Some homes in heavily treed areas may even require cleaning every three months. Snow and ice can cause significant damage to your home and gutters if your gutters are not properly cleaned before winter. Ron Ferris and Son can help you make sure your gutters are cleaning consistently and check for necessary repairs to your gutters. Cleaning your gutters yourself can be a very dangerous job, best left for a fully insured professional.
Gutters should always be cleaned by hand and never with a blower or power washer. Blowers and pressure washers can damage your gutters or fascia and make a real mess on your siding. Downspouts should also be disconnected and tested to ensure proper drainage. A reputable gutter cleaning company will remove all debris from the job site when they leave. Make sure the gutter cleaning service you choose are properly insured and promote job site safety. Ron Ferris and Son provides professional, fully insured gutter cleaning services and we stand behind out work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Ron Ferris and Son has been providing homeowners clean and maintained gutter service since 1979. We are A+ members of the BBB and Angieslist Super Service provider. We serve Monroe and Wayne county and offer gutter cleaning starting at $69.99. When it comes to maintaining your gutters, prevention is key. Call today and find out how easy getting your gutters cleaned can be. Call us at 585-288-0895 or visit us at www.ronferrisandsonroofing.com to schedule a free gutter cleaning estimate.
When searching for a new home in Monroe or Wayne county one of the things potential home buyers tend to overlook is the age and functionality of the roof. Purchasing a home or place of business in Rochester NY is an expensive investment and overlooking issues with an old roof could wind up costing you thousands of dollars. Below is a detailed list of some of the things to be sure to inspect on the roof before buying a home.
First conduct a visual inspection of the roof to see if there are any obvious issues. Some obvious telltale signs you should watch out for are:
- Loose, missing, curled or buckled shingles
- Presence of moss, black streaking or rust spots near furnace pipes
- Excessive amounts of tar or roofing sealants
- Missing roof flashings or worn out rubber around bathroom pipe flashings
It is also important to check the gutters for roofing granules as this is a sign that the roof is worn out and is no longer protecting the interior of the home. Be sure to inspect the home’s interior ceilings and attic for signs of water leaks. If left untreated, a roof leak can lead to serious issues with mold, decreased value of your home’s insulation and structural damage. Some signs that a roof leak are present are:
- Water spots or daylight showing around or near chimneys, roof flashings, roof valleys and roof vents
- Water stains on ceilings
- Peeling of paint or discoloration on overhangs, soffits and fascias
- Water stains or mold on the underside of roof decking
Mold growing on the underside of the roof decking can also be a good indication of an inadequate roofing and attic ventilation. If you are planning on buying a home or you are just concerned with the condition of the roof on your current home, your best choice is to contact a reputable roofing contractor to perform a roof inspection. Ron Ferris and Son Roofing has been helping homeowner’s in the Rochester area replace and repair their roofs since 1979.
Over 35 years of roofing field experience and knowledge is what sets us apart from our competition and ensures you the highest chances of achieving a stress free home purchasing experience. We are Rochester NY’s residential roofing specialists. Our owner will inspect your roof and provide a detailed plan to replace or repair your existing roof. We are fully insured for roofing and provide free roofing estimates. Or complete devotion to customer satisfaction is what has earned us an A+ rating with the BBB,BCB and Angieslist customers. Call today and see how easy getting a new roof or repairing your existing roof can be at 585-288-0895.
Why should you even worry about the warranty on your new roof? Your contractor told you they were lifetime shingles right? Wrong! A new roof in Rochester NY is a huge investment, usually thousand of dollars and one you hope to make only once or twice in your life. Should a problem occur with your new roof, knowing what your warranty covers could save you big money. While material defects are rare, it could cost more to remove and replace as the roof originally cost, so make sure you understand the warranty being presented to you.
There are two distinct types of coverage provided in a roofing warranty- one covers material defect and one covers workmanship errors. Two thirds of all roofing problems are caused by improper installation, not with materials. Make sure the roofing company you choose offers a strong personal workmanship warranty and has a reputation of standing behind his work. Ask for references and check third party reviews such as BBB or Angieslist.
When evaluating the strength of a shingle manufacturer’s warranty consider:
– Who do you file a claim with in the event of a problem
– Is removal and disposal cost of defective material included
– What is the warranty for wind damage
– Is there a warranty against moss and for how long
– Will the shingle manufacturer cover the roofers workmanship
Make sure to choose a roofing specialist who is factory trained and certified through one of America’s leading shingle manufacturers. Only a certified roofing contractor can provide a true lifetime warranty and upgrades to your new roof warranty. Choose a roofer with a long standing history of quality installations. Most roofing companies stay in business lees than ten years, which is much less than the life of your new roof. Where will you turn then, when you have a problem with their installation.
The pros at Ron Ferris and Son Roofing have been provided the industry’s most comprehensive written warranties since 1979. We provide a lifetime shingle warranty on all qualifying complete roof replacements and an ironclad 15 year personal workmanship warranty. Our in house applicators are factory trained and certified – and every completed project is subject to a stringent quality review. Call us today @ (585)288-0895 and see how easy getting a new roof can be!