Roofing and Siding

Common defects to roofs and siding start with issues in home performance as well as lack of attention to details in moisture control.  Home Doctor of America specializes in high efficient and sustainable exteriors.

Cold Roofs:

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Flat Roofs:

We recommend two methods. 

Build new flat roofs very much like our cold roof design.

As in any building exterior component insulation is very important. 

 

 

For existing flat roofs that need repair (as they always do) a 3 pound closed cell spray roofing foam is the best way to get a leak-proof well insulated flat roof retro fit.

Call about our System 14 Class A fire rated DOE "Cool Roof" today to get a roof warrantied not to leak for 15 years, with a renewable 15 year warranty availalbe with all maintenance contracts.

 

 

Common roof problems we can address:

Improperly installed flashing, permitting leaks.  Kick out flashing has not found its' way to many homes and can be added to save wall exterior damage.

Replacement – due to improper installation, an old roof, wind and storm damage

Ice Dams (see more)

Roof ventilation – is usually done incorrectly.  The ventilation system must be sufficient and balanced.  Metal roof ridges do not holdup to strong winds, gable vents are left in when ridg veents are added, short circuiting the natural air flow designed by eave vents combined with ridge vents.

Deteriorated chimney cap -This occurs when moisture penetrates the concrete cap and it disintegrates. This could have been avoided with seasonal waterproofing. This chimney cap will have to be replaced by our qualified masons. Ofter these masonry caps do not have the proper rain run off allowing moisture to penetrate and begin to deteriorate the cap and the entire chimney wall.


Siding:

We install vinyl, cedar clapboard, cedar shakes and fiber cement siding.

We specialize in Hardie plank fiber cement siding and roofing which provides a sustainable building shell.

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This is the rear of the house we just completed in Ridgefield CT.  Existing siding was removed and replaced with Hardie Siding.  All trim was replaced with Azek.  The entire building envelope was injected with Retro Foam insulation.  Now the house not only looks better, has a greater resale value, but it is maintenance free, durable, comfortable and energy efficient.

Increase Curb Appeal and Resale Value with James Hardie® Siding

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  • HGTV's "20 Ways to Add Value to Your Home" #1: Spruce Up the Siding
  • Money magazine singles out HardiePlank® siding as a great value; a smart investment that delivers on durability
  • Smart Money magazine lists James Hardie in Smart Fiscal Sense feature
  • #1 Quality Exterior Lap Siding Product for the past eleven years. Builder magazine 1998-2009
  • James Hardie® siding is featured on over 20 Southern LivingCoastal Living and Sunset magazine Idea Houses. And on over 30 Houses on ABC's Extreme Home Makeover.

Learn more about the advantages of James Hardie fiber-cement siding products.

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