Roofing Blog

By: Jerry Ski | December 02, 2014

As we have entered the month of December, it is crucial to prepare our homes for the upcoming winter. Given the importance and role of the roof during all seasons, it is important to prepare your roof for the extreme changes in temperature as well as precipitation that the winter months bring throughout the state of New Jersey. Below we will outline several approaches the homeowner can take to better prepare their roof for the upcoming winter weather to avoid major and costly damage their home could sustain as a result of negligence.

Winter NJ Roofing Maintenance Tips

  • Gutter Cleaning - A much overlooked aspect of roofing maintenance, gutter cleaning should be performed in the fall and spring. Without adequate flow throughout the gutters due ...

By: Jerry Ski | October 28, 2014

Vent pipes are installed throughout your home to allow gasses and heat to escape through your roof. Like other exterior portions of your home, the vent pipes – specifically the boots and collars placed on the vent pipes, are exposed to extreme temperature and weather changes. Over the years, as the life expectancy of the boot or collar declines and the unit itself wears out, the homeowner is bound to experience leaks into the attic and even into the interior of the home if enough water has pooled inside of your attic. It is best to have your roof inspected in the early fall, as late fall, winter, and spring often bring heavy amounts of precipitation in our central NJ region.

Facts About Vent Pipe Repairs from a NJ Roofer

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By: Jerry Ski | October 13, 2014

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The central New Jersey area is flooded with roofers. Hamilton, Lawrenceville, Ewing, Trenton, Princeton, as well other areas throughout Mercer County contain dozens of roofing companies. Some companies have built up reputations throughout many years of service while some are just fly by companies that are here one day and gone the next. Many of our clients often ask us "Why are you adamant on a full roof replacement when "reputable roofer" company or "unknown roofer" company gave us a quote to re-roof over our existing shingles and it is considerably less than your quote of a full roof replacement." The quote you received is actually cheaper initially, but down the road, the advice "reputable roofer" company or "unknown roofer" company ...

By: Jerry Ski | October 07, 2014

The NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) recommends for semi annual roofing inspection to be completed. The recommended time frames are in the fall and late spring. Many homeowners do not follow this advice for numerous reasons - carelessness, lack of knowledge of potential risks, or the unwillingness to hire a professional that will perform the proper inspection and tuneup process.

By: Jerry Ski | August 31, 2014

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The summer has gone by very quickly and Brothers Roofing was very busy performing numerous roofing repairs and roof installations throughout the Central New Jersey regions. The cities of Hamilton, Lawrenceville, Trenton, Princeton, Ewing, West Windsor as well as others in Mercer County were common grounds for much of our work. We took on both residential and commercial customers.

One recent job that stands out is an emergency repair that we performed at a local (privately owned) paint store here in Hamilton Township, NJ. The owner contacted us and informed us that he had a fairly large amount of water coming into the store and needed repairs ASAP before more damage would occur inside.

Upon further examination we found:

  • Only 6" of leak barrier...