Category Archives: GUTTERS

COMPLETE ROOF REPLACEMENT

HISTORIC HOME IN LAKES REGION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE GETS A COMPLETE ROOF REPLACEMENT!

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Original 2600 sq. ft. roof.  Missing shingles, weathered, old and in aesthetically poor quality.   
Full tear-off, replacing 1×6 tongue and groove planks and installing underlayment.
Leaving no space for any pesky water leaks by skylights.
Brand new CertainTeed Landmark Cobble Stone Gray shingles.

Installed Eave Vent (take a look at the raised section of the roof, which provides a ventilation chute) and Leaf Relief!
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Completed view of the back of the house.  This brand new roof gives so much new life to this beautiful home in the woods! 

View of the front of the house with the brand new roof fully in place.  The Cobble Stone Gray provides a great contrast with the original wood siding of the house!  This historic carriage home will now be able to stand the test of time with a new roof that will outlast many stormy, windy, rainy days to come.  Another happy customer!

ROOF REPLACEMENT & COMPLETE FACELIFT PERKIOMENVILLE PA

Another great roofing job by XL Home Improvements!

Roofing Replacement in Perkiomenville PA. Roof had 3 layers and very bad plywood on one side. The plywood had delaminated due to the lack of ventilation. In addition to the ridge vent system, edgevent was installed at the eaves therefore creating air flow. New 5/8″ Decking installed on he rear of the roof, exterior walls had to be tied back into the main structure along with bad wood replaced as necessary on the rest of the roof.

Flintlastic self adhered roofing system installed to front porch.

Eaves completely rebuilt in Two areas, capping, vinyl soffit and seamless gutters installed.

New Velux skylights and porch ceiling installed to finish the job off!

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De laminated plywood removed from under three layers of roofing.

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Damaged 3/4″ roof deck boards removed and replaced

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Two Velux curb mounted skylights installed. Flintlastic self adhered roof system installed to porch roof.

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Certainteed Landmark “Heather Blend”  shingles installed. Copper counter flashings cut into the chimneys.

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Lots of ventilation created from eave to ridge. This will help out immensely.

 

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Eaves rebuilt new facia boards, capping, vinyl soffit and seamless gutters to finish it off.

 

img_5273All new soffit and rake capping all around the house. The house really came back to life when complete.

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Vinyl soffit and capping to all gables on the house.

img_5241New Velux skylights installed and new bead board ceiling installed to finish it off underneath. Trimmed out with pine 1X3 and painted with primer sealer. Came out nice!

 

img_5285 img_5293Homeowner was super happy with the job and he is ready to install a new kitchen after the roof has been replaced.

BEDROOM & EXTERIOR WALL DAMAGE

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Homeowner called XL Home Improvements in to find out why window was failing and water was damaging the ceiling and walls of a bedroom.

After removing the drywall and carpet the damage was quite extensive. Window had failed due to moisture infiltration. Surrounding framing and sub floor was also damaged.

Had discussions with the homeowners at every turn to keep them informed of additional costs. VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCESS!!!!

Damage was caused by a roof leak, caused by aluminum capping that was made to big by a siding contractor hired by the home owners years earlier. The capping had pushed up the first course of shingles so water could not drain off the roof. 

 

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Capping 1″ higher than the roof deck. Not Good……!

Cut down the capping and installed Ice & Water Shield to the area. Installed the shingles back to what it should have been.

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Window was removed and damaged framing replaced along with rotted sub floor.

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All insulation and sheetrock removed from walls and new installed.

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 Rotted sub floor that was under the window.

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New sheetrock on ceiling as well.

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New window, tyvek underlayment, insulation board and siding installed.

Also 6″ Seamless “K” Gutters and 3″X4″ oversized downspouts installed to this entire side to help with water drainage.

 

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Finished up with new crown molding and paint.

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New Ceiling fan installed as well.

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ROOFING, SIDING, CAPPING, GUTTERS

 

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XL Home Improvements was called in to install roofing and siding on a breezeway and garage. We had to try and match, as best as possible, the siding on the main house.  Also fix and finish some areas that a previous owner had attempted on his own.

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 Front of breezeway

The rear wall of the breezeway was rotted and needed to be rebuilt. New framing and a  window were  installed. 

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The roofing was removed, bad wood replaced, and new shingles were installed.

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New siding , Capping and Gutters to finish off the job. The stucco contractor will then come in to finish off the wall in the back of the breezeway.

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Another happy XL Home Improvements customer!!

ROOFING, SIDING, CAPPING, GUTTERS NEW ADDITION

 

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XL Home Improvements does work for several of the top builders in the area. This job in Yardley PA was an addition that required the entire roof of the existing house be replaced as well. New roof was installed with Certainteed Landmark Lifetime Shingles in the color “Cobblestone Grey”. New siding, soffit and capping were installed to the addition and the existing lift dormer on the rear of the house. ( Siding is Certainteed Main Street double 5″ in Savannah Wicker). New 5″ seamless (K) type gutter’s in “Royal Brown” were also installed.

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COLORADO JOB / SOFFIT, CAPPING, GUTTERS

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Customer had us go to her Colorado property to do all the soffit, capping and gutters on her home.

 

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Removed the existing 4″ galvanized gutters.

 

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Cut open all existing soffits to create maximum airflow.

 

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Installed new venting vinyl soffit panels.

 

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Installed new capping to the facias and barge boards.

 

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Installed new 5″ seamless gutters and new downspouts for proper drainage.

 

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Installed “leaf relief” gutter screens to finish the job up!

 

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FLAT ROOF REPLACEMENT & REPAIRS

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CUSTOMER HAD LEAKS ON LOW SLOPED ROOF SECTION THAT WAS SHINGLED.

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INSTALLED CERTAINTEED FLINTLASTIC SELF ADHHEARED SINGLE PLY ROOF SYSTEM.

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CUSTOM FABRICATED FLASHINGS AT HOUSEWALL FOR A  POORLY DESIGNED WINDOW PLACEMENT!

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NEW 53′  SEAMLESS GUTTER INSTALLED ABOVE THE FLAT ROOF.

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REPLACED LEAKING CHIMNEY FLASHING WITH REGLET CUT ALUMINUM FLASHING.

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ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOF, GUTTERS, SOFFIT, PAINTING & WOOD REPLACEMENT

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TWO LAYER ASPHALT SHINGLE RERMOVAL ON A TUDOR STYLE HOUSE.

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UPON REMOVAL, THE DECKING WAS DELAMINATING MOSTLY BECAUSE OF POOR VENTILATION.

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REMOVAL OF ALL DECKING ON THE MAIN ROOF WAS REQUIRED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INSTALL NEW DECKING TO UPPER MAIN ROOF.

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JOB INCLUDED REPLACING ANY ROTTED OR DAMAGED TUDOR BOARDS ON THE HOUSE AND PAINTING OF ALL TUDOR BOARDS AND FRONT PORCH AREA.

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NEW VENTED SOFFIT WAS INSTALLED ALONG WITH CAPPING OF RAKE AND FACIA BOARDS.

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ALL NEW 5″ K STYLE GUTTERS WITH 3″X4″ OVERSIZED DOWNSPOUTS WERE INSTALLED IN THE COLOR NATURAL CLAY.King22

 

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RAKE, FACIA CAPPING & SOFFIT WERE DONE IN THE COLOR LINEN.

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CERTAINTEED LANDMARK PRO SHINGLES IN “WEATHERED WOOD” WERE INSTALLED. THIS IS A REALLY NICE SHINGLE THAT OFFERS MAX DEFINITION COLORS FOR A REASONABLE PRICE!

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 NEW VELUX FIXED SKYLIGHT INSTALLED.

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THIS HOUSE HAD QUITE A FACE LIFT!

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ROOF REPLACEMENT & NEW GUTTERS

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RANCH HOUSE THAT STILL HAD THE ORIGINAL ROOF ON IT ! MUST HAVE BEEN 40 YEARS OLD.

WIND DAMAGE HAD FINISHED IT OFF RECENTLY.

 

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CHIMNEY WILL NEED MASONRY WORK AFTER ROOFING AND FLASHING ARE COMPLETE.

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DECKING WAS  BAD AT THE EAVES AND AROUND THE CHIMNEY FROM YEARS OF ICE & SNOW AND NO ICE AND WATER SHIELD.

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FACIA BOARDS WERE ROTTED IN SPOTS AND REPLACED WITH PRIMED LUMBER.

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PLYWOOD REPLACED AS NECESSARY.

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           30LB FELT PAPER INSTALLED TO THE REST OF THE ROOF.

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NEW REGLET CUT COPPER COUNTER FLASHING INSTALLED.

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NEW RIDGE VENT SYSTEM INSTALLED.

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CERTAINTEED LANDMARK COBBLESTONE GREY SHINGLES INSTALLED.

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NEW 5″ K TYPE SEAMLESS GUTTERS WERE INSTALLED TO THE ENTIRE HOUSE ALONG WITH 3″X4″ OVERSIZED DOWNSPOUTS FOR BETTER DRAINAGE.