Avoiding Unlicensed Contractors & Tips On How To Deal With A Leaking Roof

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For all of our happy residents in Danbury, here is another reminder of why you should be careful when deciding upon which contractor to use to help fix up your property.

It’s a real shame there are people out there who are willingly trying to defraud people out of their savings. There are even those who specifically target the elder generation. This is why it’s advisable to make sure you know who you’re working with and one of the best ways to do this is to check a contractors’ insurance and qualifications. Every contractor should be accredited by some roofing Association. Some of these include GAF, NRCA, Slate Roofing Association and so on. To find other associations in your area, simply do a search in Google.

Elderly Danbury Couple Scammed By Unlicensed Contractor: Police

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DANBURY, CT — A New York man was arrested last week for allegedly scamming an elderly couple out of a large sum of money. Police arrested Eriberto Colon, 33, of Holbrook, NY, on multiple charges after an investigation into a report by the victim’s son, who said his 90-year-old parents were being scammed on April 26. Colon did not have the proper permits from the state’s Department of Consumer Protection, permits to work on the house nor did he or his worker have licenses to perform the work, making the work a violation of state law, police say.

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Hopefully this hasn’t put our Danbury residents off too much in getting in touch with a local roofing contractor. We hasten to add there are of course many roofing contractors that are honest and hard working. If on the other hand you decide to go it alone and you would like some helpful information on how to repair your roof, you may find the following tips helpful.

DIY Tips To Repair The Rooftop Leakages

One of the most common issues with a damaged roof is leakage. Sometimes it can be difficult to ascertain where the leak is coming from. The following tips will help you with this process.

Usually, it’s difficult to find the source of roof leak as it instigates in another place from where the leak appears. In order to find the source of a leak and tips on how to fix it, follow Modi Builders Feedback for regular updates.

Water typically enters through damaged, cracked, or missing shingles; where nails have probably loosened; or through rusty or feebly sealed roof around vents, or chimneys or along the joints of roof planes.

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If you’d like some further helpful advice on how to repair your roof, call us on (203) 648-9889.]


Tools Of The Trade For Fixing Your Roof

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We’ve put together a quick article for all those budding DIY enthusiasts! It’s said a bad workman always blames his tools which is why we’ve put together some insightful information on the typical tools you’re going to need to use if you’re fixing your roof. After reading this, you won’t have any excuses for a bad job.

What to Look for in a Pro Roofing Nailer | Pro Tool Reviews

Roofing nail gun in action

The Weighting Is The Hardest Part

Talk to Pros and they will tell you that weight is the most important consideration when choosing a roofing nailer. Securing shingles and siding is an all day or multiple day job. If the tool is heavy, the work is brutal. It’s not only the tool weight, but the user also needs to pick up and hold heavy materials in place for nailing, which adds to the fatigue of the job.

Source: Adam.Spafford, What to Look for in a Pro Roofing Nailer | Pro Tool Reviews

A roofing nailer is an essential item to have but it isn’t the only tool you’ll need to carry out some basic maintenance work on your roof.

4 Roofing Tools that Make the Job Easier

THE BEAST Shingle Remover

Shingle removal is a beast of a job but now, finally, there’s a tool that’s up to the task. THE BEAST Shingle Remover from Malco makes a tough job bearable. THE BEAST cleanly lifts off heavy loads of shingles and pulls nails in one motion. Long handled models are available with either an adjustable head for handling any roof pitch, or a versatile fixed head.

Adjustable models also feature fiberglass handles and a choice of 48” (1.22 m) or 58” (1.47 m) tool lengths. All long handle BEASTS feature replaceable 10 gauge (3.40 mm) tempered steel blades with variable length teeth. A comfortable D-grip is also standard.

Short Handled BEAST

Handle those tight spots with a short handled “Baby” BEAST!…

Source: Malco, 4 Roofing Tools that Make the Job Easier

If you’d like any advice on roof repair in the Danbury area, please feel free to contact us at Danbury Roofing Pros on (203) 648-9889.

Danbury Roofing Pros
23 Backus Ave #3043,
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 648-9889

Pros And Cons Of Choosing A Metal Roof For Your Home

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One of the most important structures of your property is your roof but they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes as well as materials.

If you recently moved into a new property, you probably didn’t take much time to consider the condition of your roof but it’s incredibly important to ensure it’s structural integrity is good.

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Different materials offer different advantages and one type of roof that has been gaining popularity recently are metal roofs. If you’d like to find out more about metal roofing in Danbury, click here.

Some of the great benefits of this particular material is its durability and affordability. Compared to the other common types of roofing such as asphalt, shingles and tiles, it is certainly a cheaper and viable alternative. But you should take various factors into consideration when deciding if this is the best option for your particular situation.

How to Choose A Beautiful Metal Roof for Your Beautiful Home

Choosing the right roof for your home can be a daunting task. Congratulations, if you’ve found your way to metal as the most versatile, sustainable, and protective roofing material available. But, now what? With so many options to choose from, we thought we would give you some insider information on how to choose the right, beautiful metal roof for your beautiful home. Read more…

You can probably now appreciate that a metal roof doesn’t have to look plain and unimportant. In fact, if done well, it can make your property really shine!

If you’re still on the fence and unsure as to whether this is the right choice, maybe the following information will help…

Pros & Cons of Metal Roofing

If you are considering buying metal roofing for your home, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of metal against other more common roof materials, such as asphalt, wood, and tile. Here is a close look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of steel, aluminum, and other metal roofing. Read more…

If after reading that you’re still not quite sure, it would probably be a good idea to contact your local roofing contractor (we’re based in Danbury, Connecticut) and ask for their advice. A good company will be able to provide you the advice you need and offer a free estimate following a visit to your property.

If you would like any more information about metal roofing or free estimate, you can call us on (203) 648-9889.

Is My Shingles Roof Damaged And Should A Contractor Repair It For Me?

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As a homeowner, you have to set aside a budget for general maintenance. Over time your house will suffer from wear and tear and depending on your weather conditions, you may find you need more regular maintenance.


Damaged roof in need of a repair


A particular structure that can get quite a battering is your roof, so you need to ensure you regularly check it out for any damage and that the structural integrity is still intact. Problems can occur if you leave too much time between these check ups. An untreated leak, can go on to become something much worse if not spotted early on.



As a homeowner, you can carry out some further research and get some helpful direction on how to determine whether the condition is such that you need a simple, quick and straightforward roof repair, more here, or a larger replacement.

Roofs come in a range of materials including; metal, EPDM, cedar and so on. If you have a shingle roof, here are some signs that the roof needs replacing:

5 Signs Your Shingle Roof Needs Replacing

Wondering if your shingle roof needs servicing? Check for any of these five warning signs…

1. Curling or Clawing Shingles

Curling or clawing shingles are a sign of both an aging roof system and excessive heat. Curled or clawing shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and ice damage. Shingles will become rigid and can break easily and lose tab edges.

2. Missing Granules and Bare Spots

Poorly placed downspouts, lack of eavestrough, or poorly designed valley drainage on a second storey can cause a waterfall effect that washes away granules over time. Aging of a roof system or physical damage can also cause bare spots and a loss of granules. Read more…

Once you’ve determined if your roof is in need of a fix and some love and affection, the next thing to do is to decide which route you’d like to go down. Do you take things into your own hands and travel down the DIY journey or do you decide to call up your local roofing contractor and get them to sort your problem out?

A number of factors will help you decide which path to travel, a common factor being the price. If you’re in a bit of a fuddle, here are some further pointers to help you make your decision.

Why You Should Hire a Roofing Contractor Instead of Doing it Yourself

Fixing your roof can be a difficult, tedious, and downright dangerous job. Before you watch a few YouTube videos, buy the material, and set to work, think through the disadvantages of redoing the shingles on your own roof. In some cases, turning this into your own project may have more benefits than hiring a professional, but for most, this could have negative consequences. Read more…

As with anything, make sure you hire a trusted and reputable company. If you’d like some extra advice or would like to find out how we can help fix your roof, give us a call on (203) 648-9889. Alternatively you can always find out more at http://www.danburyroofingpros.com.

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What You Need To Know When Repairing Your Roof

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When it comes to maintaining things around the house, some homeowners prefer to do things on their own. They spend time carrying out the necessary research, ask experienced people for their help and advice and even go to seminars to learn. One of the most important things that needs to be maintained is your roof.

Your roof needs to be checked every now and then to see if there is any damage because they tend to wear out over time. The most common problems that homeowners encounter with their roofs are leaks. If you are planning to do this task by yourself, here are a few helpful pointers that should help you on your way.

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How to Find & Fix a Roof Leak

The source of most roof leaks is hard to find because it originates away from where the leak shows up. In order to find the source of a leak, follow a roofer’s advice and “think like water.”

Water typically comes in through worn, broken, or missing shingles; where nails have worked loose; or through corroded or poorly sealed roof flashing around vents, skylights, or chimneys or along the intersections of roof planes. Read full article here…

Carrying out any roof repair on your property can be a potentially dangerous task. Some homeowners prefer to leave this work to their local roofing contractor rather than risking their own safety. If you are on a tight budget and plan to do this by yourself, you should be strictly observing proper health and safety measures to avoid any potential accidents.

Simple tips to keep safe when you’re up on the roof

If you are getting involved in do-it-yourself roof repair, remember it’s a long way to the ground. Here are tips for staying safe. If you are going to do your own roof repairs and maintenance, keep in mind that a fall could seriously hurt or kill you. Statistics show that at least six people a month die in the United States because of falls from the roof.

Add to that power tools and heavy loads taken up on high, and you have a compelling argument to make safety your first and last consideration.

Clear the working area

Make sure the working area is clean and well-organized, as well as blocked off, so children and other passers by don’t wander into danger. Rope or mark off the ground immediately beneath your work area to let people below know you’re working above. Always check and call out before dropping anything down. If you are getting involved in do-it-yourself roof repair, remember it’s a long way to the ground. Here are tips for staying safe. Read full article here…

Now that you have these helpful tips, you can start doing things on your own but always remember to ask for any help or assistance you may need from a professional when in doubt. It’s always best to be safe rather than sorry.

If you need any further help or advise about roof repairs, replacements or complete re-roofing, contact us and we’ll do our best to help.

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