Friday, July 1, 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Galvanized Steel Metal products are quite common in roofing throughout the US. Away from salt water locations they last a long time. Beachside in Brevard county the salt in our cool ocean breeze will oxidize (rust) galvanized steel. Aluminum will resist that corrosive action, stainless steel and copper will also, but are a bit more expensive.
We recently replaced these two galvanized attic vents. We installed a 2x6 curb, 12" lead flashings, and Aluminum Off Ridge Vents. These should last the life of the roof.
Monday, December 6, 2021
We have done a number of projects for the city of Indian Harbour Beach. Many of them are in their beautiful parks. The beachside parks are well maintained, great for family outings.
This particular project was on one of the pavilions at Oars and Paddles Park. This place draws rowing clubs from all over the world. Olympic training, University clubs, you name it. The local canals and rivers off the Indian River (Lagoon) provide protected waterways ideal for crew functions.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
It's been a while from my last blog entry, doesn't see much action anyway, but I thought, what the heck, let's see what happens.
I rehired one of my former foreman as crew leader, with 4 other guys, we have a great, efficient crew. We have been doing mostly single story, single family homes. We will leave the big two or more story jobs for the other roofers with the large crews.
|Melbourne Beach Florida|
|Certainteed Landmark shingles with Flintlastic SA modified bitumen on the cricket, both in the Weathered Wood color|
We removed the shingles, re-nailed the plywood with 8d ring shank nails, and installed a self-adhesive shingle underlayment. The shingles were installed with 6 Stainless Steel ring shank roofing nails per shingle. With the perimeter shingles set in flashing cement and the Starter strip on the eaves and gables, this roof is nearly indestructible.
I actually installed the original roof in 1988 or 89. This December anniversary puts us in our 42nd year!
J.K. Behan General Roofing Contractor, Inc
1450 Maple Ave
Melbourne, FL 32935
I feel thankful to all my customers for giving me a decent living, I always try to do my best.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Not that I get much response from these, I like to put it out there in internet cyberspace.
This is from our last job in Melbourne Beach, The amount of wood work can be directly related to the double layer of shingles on this 40 year old home. It had the original roof and one additional layer of shingles. It leaked so badly, the eaves were all damaged. We also replaced the original fascia and soffit with new white fascia and soffit. B E A Utiful...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
|Self Adhesive shingle underlayment|
this Modified Bitumen material quailifies as a Secondary Waterproofing Barrier
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
|146.8 F on the roof surface at 11 am, heat index was 106 this day|
|this is the result of poor flashing details at the dormer valleys|
Monday, June 26, 2017
|once the self-adhesive modified bitumen shingle underlayment is installed, we can relax, this stuff is awesome|
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
|after cleaning two wet coats of sealer applied to brick|
|add a cricket, really, it is called a saddle!|
|install new .032 aluminum flashing and a counter flashing|
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
|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
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
|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
we've worked 6 days a week, I haven't taken a vacation since Christmas break.
|ready to install 1/2" plywood over existing 1x12 for a solid roof deck|
|Certainteed Roll vent|
|adding nails to the roof to wall connections (straps)|
Sunday, November 2, 2014
|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
|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|