Box gutters are commonly found on older buildings. When properly maintained box gutters can last for many years, since they are durable and easy to repair. Sheet metal (copper or terne and sometimes E.P.D.M./rubber) is used to line the box gutter trough in order to prolong the life of the gutters. This type of gutter lends a clean look to your home because they blend seamlessly with the house and do not hang on the edge of the roof or side of the house. Box gutters are designed to be built into the bottom of the roof or in the eaves of your home. Coffey Contracting Co., Inc.,
specializes in the repair, maintenance and replacement of box gutters.
Flashings are an essential part of the roof system. They prevent water from seeping in through the areas around chimneys, vents, skylights, valleys and turns which disrupt the roofline. Improperly installed flashing can cause expensive water damage to wood and other surfaces. Flashings are molded metal strips that are used to direct water away from the surfaces of your home. The most common metals used are copper, terne coated stainless steel and aluminum. Coffey Contracting Co., Inc.,
specializes in the installation and repair of roof flashings.
Installing soffit and fascia together helps prevent mold and mildew due to moisture that enters a home’s rafters. These two roofing components increase air ventilation and protect the areas of a house that are hard to cover with paint. Soffit is the horizontal piece of aluminum, vinyl or wood that covers the underside of the roofs overhang. Fascia is the board that runs along the ends of a structure to which the gutters are attached and covers the space between the soffit and the roof. Damaged soffit and/or fascia should always be replaced. Coffey Contracting Co., Inc.,
is experienced in working with all types of soffit and fascia such as aluminum, vinyl and wood.
Siding is not just decorative, but is the outer covering of a house meant to shed water and protect against the elements. It is available in several types and colors. Siding can be made of wood, metal, vinyl or composite materials and is attached directly to a building structure or to sheathing. It may be installed using horizontal boards, vertical board, shingles or sheet materials. Coffey Contracting Co., Inc.,
can meet all your siding needs.
Chimneys are structures made from masonry or metal which surrounds and supports a flue or multiple flues that vent products of combustion from gas, oil or solid fuel appliances or fireplaces. The flue is the inner part of the chimney that contains and vents the products of combustion. Flues are made of clay or metal. It is important to have the entire chimney inspected on a regular basis by a chimney professional. The external structure should be checked for signs of deterioration or weakness. Signs that your chimney may need repair would be: exterior staining due to the seeping of flue gases through the chimney structure, broken or spalled bricks and deterioration of mortar joints. Coffey Contracting Co., Inc.,
specializes in chimney repointing, rebuilding, caps, crowns, flue replacement and waterproofing.
*Do not forget to have an internal inspection performed as well by a professional Chimney Sweep on a regular basis.
Masonry is subject to weathering due to continuous exposure to outside elements. Acid rain, building settlement, freezing and thawing cycles, damage and dirt are all contributing factors. Coffey Contracting Co., Inc.,
has the experience needed to assist you with your masonry restoration projects including repointing, rebuilding, brick replacement, lintels and waterproofing.