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Roof Replacement in Bluebell, PA

A long-time customer decided to go through with a full roof replacement on her home in Bluebell, PA.  The existing roof is cedar shingles, which are heavily weathered and unhinged.  The roof is a 2900 sq. ft. project.  We will need to tear off the cedar shingles and replace any broken or rotted rafters.  We will then plywood the roof, cover with water & ice shield and roofing felt.  Finally, the customer chose CertainTeed Landmark Pro Heather Blend, which will protect her home for many years to come and add new life to the aesthetic of the house!

Tearing off cedar shingles and inspecting each individual rafters for wear.

Measuring to fit plywood over insulation and rafters.Plywood is installed and now moving onto ice & water shield and roofing felt, which are the layers right under the shingles.Hip and ridge shingles are carefully lined up and fitted to the ridges of the roof.Measuring plywood and shingles to perfectly fit around chimneys and vent collars. Here’s a shot of the shed with the original cedar roof compared to the brand new CertainTeed shingles on the main house.  The shed was also torn off and shingled to match the main house.  The house looks brand new and this roof will stand the test of time.  Another very pleased customer!


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.
    Rotted decking

    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!
Here’s another shot of the Eave Vent and Leaf Relief
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.


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This project was a large garage roof that had very old shingles that were past their serviceable life. XL Home Improvements removed the old roofing down to the deck. Replaced any bad wood as necessary, and installed a new roof using 30lb Roofing Felt and Certainteed Landmark Lifetime Shingles. ( Color is Burnt Sienna )

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Certainteed Landmark Burnt Sienna Shingles

Certainteed Landmark Burnt Sienna Shingles