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Weaver Metal Shingles provide new life to Wooster Home

Weaver Metal Shingles provide new life to Wooster HomeHome1

Rory and Natalie Richardson were aware that the roof on their home needed replacement for quite some time, however the process of deciding on the roofing product, was not something that could be done quickly. The Richardson’s had purchased the 1920’s home several years ago, and at that time Rory know that he wanted to install a metal roof on the home, he did however not want to install something that would make the home look like a barn, or commercial building. After researching for some time it was decided that a metal shingle would be something that would have the life of metal, but would have a different look than what they were seeing around other parts of town.

Home3After coming to the Weaver Metals showroom in Holmesville Ohio and seeing the finished product first hand, they were impressed with the look, ease of installation, and the weather tightness of the Weaver Metal Shingles. After some discussion Slate Gray was the color that was chosen and the project was underway. A local contractor that was based in Wooster Ohio provided the installation, and although he had not installed a product like this before, after a few phone conversations with the Weaver Metal staff he was able to install it with ease. The Richardson’s also had some Foundry Split Shakes #278 installed on the dormers of the home that added the finishing touch.Home4

This 1920’s home tucked in among the trees in Wooster now has a new lease on life and will not need the roof replaced for many many years. The Kynar paint that is applied to the Weaver Shingles has a 35 year  warranty that does not pro-rate and is transferable to the next homeowner and the Quadro-Loc design of the shingles insures that this roof will stay water and wind proof for even longer. It was a pleasure to work with Rory and Natalie Richardson and congratulations on your beautiful home.Home5

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89 Homes brings life to a Home in Wooster

89 Homes brings life to a Home in Wooster

Home improvement projects are very easy to push off, and often they don’t get accomplished until an emergency arises.

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Edward Becker, who lives in Wooster Oh decided that he was not going to prolong the process any more. Ed approached 89 Homes in Jeromesville Oh, concerning some improvements that he wanted to make to his home. He wanted to add a porch to the home, and also tear off the old asphalt shingles and install a metal roof. After he looked at all the options available, he decided on a Weaver Metal Shingle because of their appearance and longevity. 89 Homes did a great job in covering all the bases of the project, and really handled everything in a professional way.

As we were taking pictures I commented on the starburst that was installed in the front gable. ” I told 89 Homes that I wanted to have a starburst somewhere” Ed said. ” I really was not sure how they would do it, but i really like how it turned out”.

Edit 2As we were standing there and looking at the roof, it struck me again how that the Weaver Metal Shingles really did not look like a metal roof. ” I really like it ” Ed said, it just blends in so nice and looks great. I asked the neighbor when he will be replacing his roof with a metal roof, ” Its just a matter of time” he said, once my shingles wear out, I am going to be looking at all my options.Edit 1

 

Congratulation again to Edward Becker on his home improvement project, and also to 89 Homes on the great design and work. It was easy to see that there was a lot of thought and effort put into the design and color, and it looks great.

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Unexpected Damages, caused by a Leaking Roof

Unexpected Damages, caused by a Leaking Roof

There are many different household problems that can be procrastinated. However, a roof leak repair should take the highest priority on your list of home maintenance issues. Roofing leaks can develop for a variety of reasons: improper roof installation, wind or storm damage, and lack of maintenance. Keep in mind that most asphalt roofs are only meant to last 15 to 20 years so it could simply be time to replace your roof. It is recommended that a roof be inspected every three years. If this is not done, long-term damage from a leaky roof might go unnoticed, leading to further property deterioration.

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The most minimal damage over the long term is discoloration of the roofing underlayment, the rafters, beams and possibly the
ceiling and the walls. As the water seeps past the damaged roofing area, it carries tannins and other chemical residue. These deposits discolor the wood a darker shade and might look like reddish rust or cola-colored stains on white drywall ceilings or walls. If the leak starts small it can slowly spread, and go undetected for years.

Mold and Mildew

In places where leaking water becomes trapped in a confined space, for example, under floors or between covered wall studs, the humidity won’t dissipate and mold or mildew growth may occur. Mold and mildew may cause respiratory distress and it also has the potential to weaken the framework in the area of the leak. Black or dark patches that resemble a stain are the first signs of mold or mildew infestation, and anytime these stains are found, the cause must be located

 Fire hazard from water damage

If your electrical wiring is present in an attic or ceiling, a leaky roof could pose a fire threat from shorted wires. This can be a deadly effect of a leaking roof, and could lead to the loss of the entire home, by cause of fire.

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The most obvious consequence of a leaking roof is the damaged rafters, ceiling joists, wall framing and even fascia boards and exterior trim can become victims of water intrusion. Chronic roof leaks lead to wood deterioration and weakened, rotten roof framing causes serious problems that require assistance from a qualified professional. You can also face expensive wood framing repairs if water leaks down into ceiling joists and walls.

All of these issues can be avoided by timely inspections. If you have any reason to believe that you might have a problem with your roof, do yourself a favor and have it checked out by a professional.

 

The information provided is for reference only and may change without notice

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