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We Specialize in Residential and Commercial Roofing, Vinyl Siding, Replacement Windows and Doors, Custom Trim Wrapping and Gutters.
We are a local, family-owned roofing business with 30 Years of roofing, Vinyl Siding, WIndow and Door replacement and General construction experience, in both Rhode Island And Massachusetts. We have provided superior roofing systems to thousands of satisfied clients in both residential and commercial settings.
If you want your roof done right, leave it to the experts.
Winter Roof Damage
Water leaks from ice and snow are caused by interior heat from the house. Water from ice melting on the roof is trapped and creates an ice dam on the roof, gutters and downspouts. The water then takes the path of least resistance under the roof system, or sideways and through flashings, which were not designed for to handle this kind of moisture. When this happens, interior water damage can occur.
Some of us have either heard of (our tried ourselves) using a regular snow shovel to remove excessive snow from the top of our homes to prevent roof damage. This technique, however, has some pretty obvious drawbacks, and can cause its own damage to shingles. Some contractors may suggest that rock salt or calcium chloride be used to melt the ice and snow. Unfortunately, this may also damage shingles. In fact, many shingle manufacturers warn against this, and it may void your warranty.
Why do I need to remove the snow from my roof?
A major roof problem that homeowners face is the build-up of heavy snow and the development of ice dams. The excess weight of snow can damage roofs, gutters, and down spouts. Excess snow can also block the air flow of the home's ventilation systems. Ice dams form when heavy snow melts during the day, flows under the shingles, and refreezes at night. After several melting-freezing cycles, water can enter the attic and damage insulation, ceilings, walls, and even the building itself. Fortunately, there are steps homeowners can take to prevent damage caused by heavy snow and ice dams.
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Call us for snow removal during the winter months.
Buying a new roof is a big investment. Follow these tips for choosing the right person for the job.
- Can he provide a list of former customers as references?
- Can he provide me with a current copy of his insurance certificate?
- Can he provide me with copies of proposed assemblies and details from the manufacturer’s published literature?
- Will he furnish you with a copy of his proposed warranty?
- Will there be sub-contractors?
- Will he submit a maintenance program for your new roof system?
- Can he provide a list of the manufacturers with which his company is a licensed or approved applicator?
- Who will inspect your crew’s work after they have installed our new roof?
After we properly install your roofing system to ensure manufacturer warranty we continue to maintain every roofing system we install. With 29 years in business we’ll be here to back up our work after its done.
Be wary of the lowest bid. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many fly-by-night contractors' below-cost bids seem attractive, but these contractors often are uninsured and perform substandard work.
You should ask yourself, do I need my roof replaced or repaired, and how do I know?
Roofing Pricing, Cost Estimates and Research
Roofing is responsible for several important functions. Most importantly, it serves as the structural support of your home. In addition, the roof controls water ingress, air flow, water vapor diffusion, heat flow, and offers surface protection. However, in order for a roof to function properly, the right roof materials and components in the assembly must be selected based on the properties that make them suitable for these various tasks.
The price of a new roof system varies widely, depending on such things as the materials selected, contractor doing the work, location, local labor rates and time of year. It is important to keep in mind that for each roofing material, there are different grades and corresponding prices. There also are a variety of roof styles and shapes to choose from. You need to look at the full product range and make a choice based on your budget and needs.
There are many different distinct shapes for roofs these days, some more common than others. We have provided our users with a list of the most popular roofing shapes today and some details about their appearance and construction.
Gabled - Constructed with a single slope on each side of the ridge, creating a triangle portion on the side of front facade.
Side-Gabled - Non-gabled side faces the front and contains the front doorway.
Front-Gabled - Gabled side faces the front and contains the front doorway.
Cross-Gabled - Perpendicular wings are added to the main section forming two individual sections with their
own gabled facade.
Waterproofing underlayment prevents leaks caused by ice dams and wind-driven rain in the vulnerable areas.
High-performance underlayment is a secondary barrier against leaks for the entire roof.
Shingles and Accessories
High-quality shingles are covered by one of the best warranties in the business.
Accessory products - starter course, and hip and ridge cap shingles - complete your roof from start to finish.
Proper attic ventilation improves air circulation. Air Vent, Inc. ventilation products are recommended for use in connection with the Integrity Roof System.
Important Aspects of Roof Assembly
Roof Insulation: Insulation controls heat flow both into the building and out of the building. There are many different types of thermal insulation that are used in roofing. Keep in mind that moisture resistance is an important property to consider when selecting roof insulation because water has a much higher thermal conductivity than air. Insulation options include cellular glass, polystyrene, polyurethane, polyisocyanurate, phenolic foam (air filled/gas filled), wood fibre board, and mineral fiber.
Vapour Barriers: The vapour barrier is responsible for limiting diffusion of moisture from inside the building into the roof assembly. Generally the vapor barrier is located on the warm side of the thermal insulation so that its temperature will not fall below the dew point temperature of the inside air. This is how condensation in the roof is controlled. There are several different materials to choose from.
Top Cover: The top covers are responsible for protecting the underlying roof components from UV radiation and physical damage. They come in several types including liquid applied coatings, factory applied mineral and metal surfaces, gravel and pavers. Keep in mind, liquid applied coatings require a certain amount of maintenance. Also, gravel and pavers are more resilient but have the disadvantage of adding to the vertical load on the structure.
Looking For More Information About Roofing?
B & R Fournier Construction, Inc.
155 Trenton St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401)726-2908 - RI
(508)399-6924 - MA
Roofing or re-roofing your home is a great investment. You'll want to make sure you are choosing the right roofer for your house and your budget. We offer Free Roofing Price Quotes.
155 Trenton St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860