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!
Chapman Construction is looking to hire an experienced shingler in the Evansville, In area. We need a roofer who is looking for full time work and interested in joining an exceptional and growing local business.
Warranties can be very difficult to understand exactly what’s covered. This article will help explain the differences between roof warranties and what coverage to expect. Different shingle manufacturers have different roof warranty coverage, so we will focus on our...
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.
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.
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.
Not all asphalt shingles are created equal. Let’s look at the 3 main types of shingles, that are most common to the Mid-West and the optimal choice for homeowners. Each offers their own benefits, drawbacks, and unique look to a home.
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.
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.
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.
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...