Category Archives: ROOF REPAIR


Two sections of this roof have persistent leaks into the home.  Replacing both sections with new decking and EPDM to stop leaks and repair roof:

  • EPDM stands for: ethylene propylene diene monomer.  This is an “M” class rubber, which has many applications.  Here, it has been used on a flat roof, which we will remove sections of to fix a leak and instal new EPDM.
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    Original rotted decking

    Old material removal.  Isolating the areas that are damaged and fully removing each section of the leak under the roof, including the decking.

Replacing rotted decking underneath both sections of the roof to ensure the leak is entirely gone. (This is the first section).

Here, you can see the new black rubber roofing material is now in place!

Both sections are tightly sealed off with brand new materials.  No more leaks into the home!  If you or anyone you know has a new leak or a leak that has persisted into their home for years and they can’t find the source, give XL Home Improvements a call immediately!  We have helped hundreds of home owners stop thousands of leaks and we won’t stop until the problem is properly resolved!  Check out our testimonial page!



Old, weathered roof before replacement

Historic NH Home

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!


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!


De laminated plywood removed from under three layers of roofing.

img_5204This plywood was obviously really shot, between no ventilation and three layers of roofing it didn’t have a chance. Installed new 5/8″ sheathing along with soffit vents and ridge vents.



Damaged 3/4″ roof deck boards removed and replaced



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.




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.


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.


Complete Roofing Removal and re-deck in Harleysville PA.

Replaced rafter tails and installed new 1/2″ CDX exterior grade plywood,

 all new facia and rake boards.

Installed Certainteed Landmark Charcoal Black roofing shingles

Looks Great !!

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Leaks were found all over the house coming from the old style aluminum ridge vent. These vents come loose with time and wind. Water penetrated and damaged the OSB sheathing. This house needed a new roof install.

Ice and Water Shield was installed to the eaves, sidewalls, penetrations and the entire rear gusset area that tends to hold ice and snow for long periods of time.

Certainteed Landmark shingles were installed in the color “weathered wood”

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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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This cedar dormer was leaking and needed to be replaced. Existing cedar was removed and the damaged wood stringers were replaced as necessary. New 7/8″ Tapersawn cedar shingles were installed with 18″ 30lb roofing felt strips between each course. An Air Ridge Shingle Vent 2 ridge vent system was installed for proper ventilation. You simply cant beat the look of a new cedar roof!
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