Ensure Stability of Roof Before Dormers & Extensions

by | Nov 29, 2013 | Roofing

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Are you thinking about remodeling your home? Have you given thought to anything new or additional that you can do to your roof? One consideration you might want to reflect upon for your roofing is that of Dormers & Extensions. They do not only add a little more attic space, but can add style and elegance as well. Before you do that, know the condition of your roof. Cascella & Sons Construction Corp., located in Central Islip, New York lists a few things you should check on before you go through the trouble of having dormers and extensions.

  • First, DO NOT climb on a roof if you are not a roofer or at least have a special roofing ladder which has wheels to coast it along the tiles without damage, and also a hook to hold the ladder in place. The roof rafters may not hold you.
  • For your safety, if you can get a pair of binoculars, look for the following items: missing or loose tiles and slates, missing and defective flashing, loose or cracked mortar, plants growing out of the roof or guttering, sagging gutters and loose brackets.
  • Inside the loft, inspect the primary timbers and the joints in between the timbers and the walls. There should be no signs of loose joints, wet timber or rotted wood.

Once you have insured that all is well, or you recognize that you need a professional home improver to correct the conditions found, you can call Cascella & Sons Construction Corp. They are experienced in constructing extensions and dormers. They will alter your areas with minimum construction, adding more head room or a window for light. As well as being professionals on Dormers & Extensions, they also serve their customers in roofing, sidings, windows, bathrooms and kitchens. They also do decks, basements, garages, masonry and commercial work. They service clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County and other surrounding areas in New York.

Cascella & Sons Construction Corp. has been in business over 20 years and has built a reputation in Nassau and Suffolk Counties as one company that uses high quality materials, has great workmanship and delivers their product and services on time and according to budget.

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