Chimney Flue Season is Comming

Posted: under Blogs, Chimney.

As the Spring and Summer months approach so does the Chimney Flue Season!
Symptom 1:
Throughout the Fall and Winter months chimneys see their most use. It is due to this usage that they keep working well and also keep you and your household warm. As the cold months progress and they are used more and more, soot builds up within the pipe that carries the smoke outside. This is the first symptom and the start of the Chimney Flue season.
Symptom 2
Now as the Spring starts up we tend to use our chimneys less and less. This leads to other types of build up within the pipe of the chimney. Birds like to make nests within or on top of the pipe. Squirrels will try to ascend into the pipe out of curiosity and sometimes get lodged within and expire. These are just a couple of examples of the second symptom of the Chimney Flue.
Symptom 3
Over the cold months the mortar around the chimney can become undermined and can shift causing other symptoms such as leaks and roof rot. These symptoms can lead to other problems within the home like mold and weakened structure. As you can see symptom 3 is a nasty one.
Symptom 4 – The most dangerous
If unchecked, over time the above symptoms will lead to chronic backflow of gases such as carbon monoxide and moisture build up that can cause major internal damage to the structure of your home or worse.
The good news.
All of these symptoms are treatable and also preventable by calling a professional company like HandyAble Roofing. We will completely assess your chimney’s health from both the inside and the outside. If there is major buildup we will completely clean out everything and install liners that will help in the maintenance of your chimney. Our goal is to make sure you and your family are safe by having your chimney looking good and performing well for years to come.
If your chimney has not been seen by a professional for more than 10 to 15 years, it is time for a check-up!
We guarantee and stand by our work proudly.
HandyAble Roofing covers the Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties.

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ROOF.. ROOF… ROOF…

Posted: under Blogs, Roofing.

 
ROOF ROOF!
      Like a dog your roof can be considered a best friend by keeping you safe and showing it’s love for you by standing up to the ravages of bad weather. Also, like a dog, your roof needs a lot of love and care in order to keep up its health and vigilance.
If your roof is neglected, over time it will begin to lose it’s strength. Shingles will start to deteriorate, flashing and caulking will begin to crumble and eventually fall off. Once this starts, the underside of the roofs structure will be exposed to the elements and it will start to rot. A rotting roof in the beginning may show up in the way of a small leak and if unchecked will progress into multiple leaks.
As time passes, the leaks will lead to softened rafters and plywood which will create sagging and soft spots on your roof. This will compromise the insulation of your home as well and will add to your heating and cooling bills.
Worst of all, a roof that has been completely ignored can actually cave in on itself and cause major structural damage to your home or injury to you and your loved ones.
So before you get bitten by a large and costly roofing replacement bill or worse give a professional roofer like HandyAble Roofing a call. We will take good care of your other best friend and have it standing strong for years to come.
If your roof has not been seen by a professional for more than 10 to 15 years call today.
We guarantee and stand by our work proudly.
HandyAble Roofing covers the Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties.

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