Evansville Roofer – Chapman Construction, LLC

Evansville, Indiana roofing, siding, gutter, and window tips straight from the experts.  Find out what what to look for in a roof, how to select a local Evansville contractor, details of proper siding installation, and more!

New Roof, New Components

Chapman Construction focuses on providing a complete roof system on every home we touch. Every home is unique, so a complete roof can mean different things. Part of our job is to identify problems while we are roofing and address them before the job is complete. Roofs do not consist of shingles alone, this article will cover other components that we recommend replacing during a new roof install.

Chimneys are very common in Evansville, so when we install a new roof, we always insist on reflashing. This process includes Weather Watch Ice and Water Shield installed directly to the decking around the chimney, new metal step flashing, and cutting into the brick or stone to recess the counter flash. This reduces future problems, by addressing the leak prone area while we replace your shingles.

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Siding Remodel in Evansville

Updating the vinyl siding on a home is a great way to add curb appeal. Like other products, vinyl siding has improved over the years and we are proud to offer a wide range of siding types and quality levels. We offer installation of traditional lap siding, dutch lap, board and batten, and shake. By combining different types it’s possible to add character to your home and achieve the design you are looking for.

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Roofing Around A Chimney

In roofing, each house is unique and requires special attention to areas that are considered leak prone, which includes chimneys. A chimney can be found in different locations on a roof, which each require different attention, to ensure water does not penetrate the roof line. A chimney in the middle of a roof, at the bottom of a roof, or in a valley all require special techniques to ensure long lasting water protection.

Chapman Construction specializes in properly sealing chimneys with step flashing, counter flashing, and in some cases building custom valleys to divert the water flow. The building up of the roof line, is called a Cricket or saddle. This new ridge is added to a roof to keep water from pooling up against the chimney, where it would be more likely to leak inside the home.

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How to Repair Ventilation Roof Leaks

Any penetration point in your roof is considered a leak prone area and should be the first place you look when trying to locate a leak. Pipe vents are the most common type of penetration found on a roof and are from bathrooms, dryers, and some high efficient HVAC units. Each PVC pipe is typically wrapped in a boot and rubber doughnut. However, these boots can leak over the years.

Hot summers can eventually crack and tear the rubber seal around your vent pipe. These should be inspected every year, to keep you from finding out, after the fact, that you have a roof leak. In addition, when the rubber separates, water will enter your attic space and typically track down a rafter. This allows the water to enter your ceiling from a place far away from where the actual leak took place. Just because the leak is not showing up in your home directly below the vent pipe, inspect anyway, this may solve your problem.

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Home Ventilation and Your Roof

A new roof can provide safety and security for your home and family. However, a roof does not consist of shingles alone, but many roofing components that create a barrier to the weather, while allowing harmful elements to escape your attic and home. It’s important for any roofer to understand the components they work with, to ensure that your home’s HVAC and other ventilation is properly installed.

All roofing penetrations must be suitably removed, installed, and inspected when you receive a new roof. This includes common pvc vents, furnace flues, and chimneys that must all be either replaced or repaired. When having a new roof installed, confirm with the contractor that the vent boots are being replaced and properly sealed. For furnace flues, make sure the roofing contractor understands the components they are working with, to allow the proper ventilation of harmful gasses. And for chimneys, confirm that the flashing will be replaced for tear-offs, with new install of step and counter flashing.

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Saving Landscapes While Roofing

This rolling dumpster allows us to drive right up to your home and lift the carriage directly to your roof. With this access we are able to catch old shingles during tear off, protecting the landscaping below. It also provides us with an opportunity to lift materials quickly and safely to the roof line.

Thanks to the Equipter, we are also able to drive the old roofing to the street for easy disposal into a dumpster. Thanks to the hydraulics and gas powered mobility, we can minimize the risk of debris left in yards and reduce the risk of nails being left behind. It’s just one more reason why Chapman Construction has positioned itself as a leader in roofing, covering Evansville, Henderson, and Owensboro. To get started on your next roofing project, give us a call at 812-760-7126. Estimates are free and we do our best to provide an experience our customers deserve, from start to finish.

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Siding Installation Evansville

Chapman Construction provides more than just high quality roofing and gutter work, we also provide siding installation in Evansville and surrounding areas. In addition to our full time roofers, we also keep a crew fully dedicated to siding installation. From full home...

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Roofs For Troops Rebate Program

As a veteran owned small business, we understand the importance of supporting our active military, veterans and retirees. That’s why we partnered with GAF to offer an exclusive rebate to current servicemembers and veterans. This rebate is available through the entirety of 2015, on any tear-off and re-roof project that utilizes GAF components.

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New Roof Financing for GAF Customers

Sometimes, getting a new roof can be a burden on finances. Chapman Construction understands this difficulty and is now offering 100% financing on tear-off and re-roofs. Thanks to Admiral Bank’s partnership with GAF, we make it easy and fast to improve your cash flow, to get the new roof you need.

The roof financing program is a standard FHA Title I loan, with flexible term limits and rates. To get started, contact Chapman today to get a free estimate on replacing your roof in the Evansville, IN area. Or, if you have questions about financing, feel free to give us a call at 812-760-7126.

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