Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Satellite Beach Re-roof

Looking East early in the AM, not too hot yet. but it's coming

Once the hand rails and toe boards are up, the roof is easy, well, almost easy!
This customer got the Energy Star shingles, still eligible for a tax credit in 2016,
new Impact Resistant skylights,

Friday, November 20, 2015

Re-roof Melbourne FL 32904

Mojave Tan

Off Ridge Vents offer good ventilation on a hip roof

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Roofing Logistics 101: protect your work area

New pavers in the driveway

Tarps and Plywood

What is the old adage? - An ounce of prevention means a happy customer!

no muss, no fuss

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

J K Behan Roofing has been hard at it

I can't believe it was last November when I posted the last blog!
 we've worked 6 days a week, I haven't taken a vacation since Christmas break.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

1x12 decking upgrades

 Notice the large gaps between the boards, although 1x12 is a good structural decking, it does not make a good subtrate for shingles. The nails in the shingles can fall in the gaps, leaving a nice hole for leaks. The boards can also twist and cup, popping the nails, again, a new entry point for water.

Preparation is key. We always clean right to the 1x12 so we can fasten into the trusses. Some of my competitors will leave the old felt or underlayments and fasten the new plywood without regard to position on the trusses

Ready for plywood

new plywood fastened to code

Resisto shingle underlayment is warrantied on plywood, but will have no warranty on 1x's

New Certainteed Landmark Pro Shingles in the Silver Birch color. They are Energy Star rated. stainless steel nails, especially in the shingle over type ridge vent is the best installation for Indialantic's salty atmosphere

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Roofing in Melbourne

Getting set up on a job

Access made easy with the high lift truck

Whether it is pavers or concrete, we can protect your driveway
Having the right equipment makes the job easier, we also use a 12 ft dump trailer, a 45 foot conveyor, and many other job specific tools for almost any roofing job

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cupola Repairs

Or "Don't let the Rain Come In "

Water was entering through this large cupola on a local golf course clunhouse

this is what we found when we removed one of the louvers, the metal diverters had failed. Cause of this event? most likely electrolysis between dissimilar metals (copper and steel)
we removed the old diverters, installed a self adhesive flashing tape to separate new aluminum diverters and the existing copper pans

New custom made .032 aluminum diverters installed

louvers installed and caulked

Friday, August 1, 2014

How do you know when to replace your roof?

The answer to that question is multifaceted. Leaks in the roof, age of the roof, and cost is a big factor.
Leaks in the eaves can damage plywood, fascia, soffit, and trusses.

no leaks in the house, plenty at the edges

this type of leak is caused by improper application (workmanship)

 Leaks in the home can do similar wood damage and also create serious health issues with possible mold growth. Repairs to older roofs can be difficult and that would be part of the equation

Do you think they waited too long?

this looks right into the kitchen

about three days of wood work
another issue that we can look at in the next blog will be: Should I wait for a storm to blow off my roof so the insurance company will pay for it?  DUH

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

West Melbourne FL re-roof project

We installed Landmark Pro shingles (50 squares plus) on this house in West Melbourne. It also had 7 squares of flat roof, where we install 1/4" tapered insulation.

The chimney was cleaned and sealed, new .032 aluminum flashings, replaced cricket

                                                                It finished up nicely

Friday, May 9, 2014

Indian Harbour Beach Reroof

Double layer of shingles hides a lot

This is the result of putting shingles on a roof below 2"/12"
not once, but twice! two layers.

Certainteed makes modified bitumen flat roof material to match the shingles. End result, a nice roof.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Roof to Wall connections are important

Most homeowners on the barrier island know how expensive home owners insurance is. any discounts and credits that are available may be worth pursuing.  
Typical single wrap strap needed nails added to qualify for insurance discount

Removing 1x12 decking over the walls exposes the straps for nailing

single wrap strap

plywood installed over 1x12 makes for a great substrate for shingles

we used Resisto shingle underlayment, a self adhesive modified bitumen, Certainteed Landmark Pro shingles and Stainless Steel roofing nails

J.K. Behan Float in the 2014 St Paddy's Day parade in downtown Melbourne

I almost forgot to post a picture of this year's St Patrick's Day Parade
To my friends and family "thanks for all the help"

Grant Valkaria Roof replacement

Setting up the safety equipment takes some time but pays off with production
 6 foot pipe scaffold with aluminum planks and hand rails, harness and lanyard up top

Roof jacks with hand rails

Breaking down the scaffold and  jacks goes quick with many hands

.032 aluminum flashing on chimney
                             This roof was an 8/12 slope, some of it two story, done in 5 days
heading back to the shop