Roofing In Wayne County NY

A  roof’s shape not only affects the overall deign of a building, but can also be a key component in the cost of replacing a roof in Wayne County. A home with multiple slopes, valleys, dormers and peaks can produce striking curb appeal but often requires a skilled roofer and added man hours. An awareness of basic roof shapes can help you when evaluating the difficulty of a specific roof and the additional time and price involved. When it comes to roof shapes the following three categories include the most commonly used roof shapes found in structures both past and present.

Gable Roof Construction in Walworth NY

This most popular roof shape can take several forms and has become the foundation for
many  different home styles. A triangular shape that results from equal planes falling from a ridge line is what makes a gable roof. Gambling can be front, cross or side distinctions based on the placement of the  front of the structure in relation to the roof peak and plane. Variations of the gable roof shape use elements of the triangular structure but don’t form a true triangle. Obvious elements of the gabled roof are present in the shed and barn roof, and this is why they are classified as gable roofs. A shed roof uses one side of the gable while a barn roof begins with a regular gable triangle and switches to a steeper pitch.

Hip Roofing Installation in Macedon NY 

Four  sloping sides equal in both length and height are what make up the hip roof shape. Hip roofs can generally be found in a pyramid shape or hipped with a flat ridge at the top instead of a point. A variation of the hipped roof can be used to add roofing dormers to a gable or hipped roof design.

Flat Roofing Wayne County NY 

Simplicity in design and construction are apparent in a flat roof. Shape simply does not exist, but many of the challenges that come with installing other forms of roofing don’t exist either. A roof must have no slope other than for proper water drainage to be considered a flat roof. The materials used to construct and waterproof a flat roof  are very different and often times don’t last as long as asphalt roofing shingles.

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Ron Ferris & Son, Roofing Contractor Rochester NY, Announces New Websites, New Partnership!

Ron Ferris and Son, a leading roofing contractor in Rochester NY is proud to announce that we are launching two new websites in effort to supply information roofing in Rochester NY and roofing services utilizing the internet.

On our new websites, customers can access blogs, consumer testimonials, pictures, and clips of roofing tips and request free estimates. Customers can also read more about current promotions and services we offer in the following Greater Rochester Areas: Brighton, Churchville, Fairport, Henrietta, Honeoye Falls, Penfield, Pittsford, Rochester, Spencerport, Webster, West Henrietta, Macedon, Marion, Ontario, Palmyra, Sodus, Walworth, and Williamson.

In Addition to our new sites, Ron Ferris & Son is making use of social media and hope to satisfied customers will follow and like us on our social media sites. We will be publishing several print ads, and promotions as well as radio campaigning to help create greater brand awareness, so look for us in 2013!

We have also teamed up with 106 years old roofing giant CertainTeed. They are the world’s largest manufacturer of asphalt roofing shingles and we come highly recommended as a CertainTeed Shingle Master Company in Rochester NY.

Our roofing installers have been through a comprehensive training and certification program including on the job training with a CertainTeed regional representative. Being a master shingle applicator is taken very seriously by our installers, and is a very high credential in the roofing industry. Being a credentialed roofing servicer in Rochester NY, allows us to provide our customers with a 4 star ironclad warranty backed by CertainTeed that will last a lifetime.

So take the time to browse through our new roofing websites and educate yourself before you start to get estimates on roofing services in Rochester, or call Rochester’s trusted Roofing Company today at 585-750-6757 for a free roof evaluation!

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Roof Drain Installation : Great Option for Flat Roofs By Ron Ferris & Son

First off, Roof drain installation should be performed by a trained roofing professional.

Whether you own a home or business with a flat roof you will need to choose an option to quickly and effectively remove water from your roof.

Standing water can cause several problems. The growth of moss and mold are the least of your problems. Standing water will break down the outer protective finish on flat roofing materials. Flat roofing coating and seems (especially if installed improperly.) A twenty foot by twenty foot area with one inch of water weighs one ton. Your roofing system and decking is not designed to hold this kind of weight over a long period of time.

Roofing Rochester NYThere are several options on how to remove water from a flat or low slope roof. Gutters and downspouts are very common on residential flat roofs. Water follows the slope of the roof to the gutter and down the spout away from the house. This method however requires maintenance to avoid clogged downspouts.

A roof drain is another option. By using this method water is directed through a series of pipes internally. That is why it is paramount that proper roof drain installation is performed by a professional flat roofer. Is your roof drain or internal pipes leak, it can cause extensive damage to your underlying roof deck and buildings interior.

However a roof drain properly installed in a flat roof or low slope roof can be an extremely effective means to avoid standing water on your roof. If you need an expert roofer in Rochester NY to help you with this give us a call at 585-288-0895 or visit our site for more information!

Roof Algae / Mildew Discoloration

The last thing anyone wants to see on their new roof is discoloration. This is becoming a very common occurrence on new roofs in Greater Rochester and surrounding counties, and can be treated with prevention.

The discoloration does not mean your roof is defective, but it can be difficult to remove and is best left to a roofing professional. Pressure washing may be effective, but is often too powerful. Without the proper experience, you can unwillingly remove roofing shingles or their protective finish. Even a trained professional powerwasher can cause irreversible damage.

Our professional recommendation at Ron Ferris & Son is to install zinc stripping at the peaks of problem areas, These strips oxidize when the come in contact with the air. When this process happens, they release metal ions. When it rains or water is applied to the roof, the ions will travel breaking down the algae.

If you are having problems with algae or mildew on your roof call the professionals at Ron Ferris & Son! 585-288-0895

Picking the RIGHT Siding Contractor in Rochester NY!

Siding Contractor Rochester NYPicking the right siding contractor in Rochester NY can be a daunting task but if you follow some basic guidelines, you dramatically increase your odds of picking the right contractor the first time.

At Ron Ferris & Son, we know every person and every home has its own unique needs. We also know that every siding contractor in Rochester NY and the services they provide can be completely different from one another. The right siding contractor is out there waiting for you with the right siding products for the right price.

Some important things to look for when selecting a siding contractor in Rochester are;

1) Is the contractor being considered fully insured with workmens comp and liability insurance?

2) Be sure to collect work references and then check them!

3) Get 3 fully itemized written (not verbal) estimates

4) Compare all of the estimates apples to apples – Don’t ever sacrifice quality for savings – It will hurt you in the long run!

5) Follow your gut!

At Ron Ferris & Son we are fully insured and always give you a written fully itemized estimate. We take great pride in our work and promise to give our customers exactly what they need! For a free estimate give us a call at 585-288-0985 or visit our website for more information!

How to Get the Best Deal in Town on Vinyl Siding – By Ron Ferris & Son

As many vinyl siding contractors in Rochester NY have discovered, you can pay a lot for a vinyl siding installation, but you don’t have to! Other vinyl siding consumers have paid a lot for vinyl siding in Rochester NY only to received sub-standard installations and low quality materials.

At Ron Ferris & Son, we are going to show you a guaranteed best method to get the best deal in town on vinyl siding from the best vinyl siding contractors in Rochester NY who use only the highest quality materials. These steps include;

1) Learn how much vinyl siding materials cost online

2) measure your homes exterior

3) Get 3 fully itemized estimates in writing

4) Compare estimates apples to apples

5) Check to see if the vinyl siding contractor being considered is registered with consumer review agencies such as BBB, BCB, and Angie’s List

6) Ask for references and then check them

7) Pick the estimate, price, and company that’s right for you! DON’T be pressured by a salesman!

At Ron Ferris & Son we cannot emphasize enough to always get a fully itemized written estimate. Compare your vinyl siding estimates by Material Grade and whats included. If it isn’t in writing, DON’T expect it! This includes a salesman number on the back of a business card or being provided with vague written bids with no details. GET IT IN WRITING!

At Ron Ferris & Son you can be sure to get a fully itemized estimate every time! You never have to deal with a salesman because you always work directly with an owner before, during and after the job! Currently we will beat any of our main competitors in the Greater Rochester Area by $500! Call us for a free estimate today! 585-288-0895