Progress Photos – New Construction

At bill hamilton roofing, inc. we are proud to work with numerous local general contractors for new construction projects.  Our expertise in the field often times means that we are consulted during the intial build on roofing related items.  The pictures in this gallery demonstrate the process from the framework to in-progress photos and the final roofing installation!

 

Shake Re-Roofing

The before pictures in this gallery show curled and cupped shakes and exposed felt underlayment.  This roof system had outlived its useful life and was in need of replacement.  We replaced the existing roof with Class B fire retardant shake which is up to code with newer standards.  Older cedar shakes were not required to be fire rated, so this new roof gave the homeowner better peace of mind as well as a more aesthetic appeal.

 

 

 

Re-Roofing with IB Roof System for flat roofs

bill hamilton roofing is proud to bring roof systems into the 21st Century. Many older homes have  traditional tar and gravel roofs which have outperformed their useful life.  Owners are now looking towards a “green” focus and ways to cut costs on heating and air conditioning expenses. By modernizing traditional tar and gravel roofs with single-ply cool roof systems, HVAC expenses are dramatically reduced with improved insulation.

The IB Roof System is an advanced, high-quality Title 24 compliant Cool Roof System with a 90% reflective surface. IB PVC roof systems are the most cost effective and can last up to three times longer than most conventional flat roof systems.

Here we have an example of a before and after where the homeowner replaced their tar and gravel roof with IB Roof Systems.

Here is an example of before and after where the homeowner replaced their outdated bitumen modified torch down roof with IB Roof System.

 

bill hamilton roofing is proud to be considered a member of the “President’s Club” of IB Roof Systems for having installed over 1 million square feet of their product.  If you are looking to replace your outdated roof, give us a call and we can answer any questions you may have about flat roofing.

 

Vintage Roof Tiles – Project Highlight

At bill hamilton roofing, inc. we are proud to work with numerous local general contractors for all sorts of roofing projects.  Often times this means we see some pretty interesting and unique ideas.  The homeowner on this job was able to find vintage clay tiles that are over 100 years old – now that’s going green!  They were removed from the Mission at Santa Clara University and then we carefully installed them onto this home.  More pictures to come as the project continues!

 

Interested in Cedar Shakes for your roofing project?

Looking for more information on replacing your roof with cedar shakes?  Watch this video to clear up any questions you may have.

This video aims to clear-up the myths and mis-information about reroofing with Real Cedar Shakes and Shingles and provides the facts about reroofing with cedar so that you can make an informed choice when it comes time to replace your cedar roof.

Tips for your Re-Roofing Project

Are you about to repair or install a new roofing system?  Here are some tips to prepare you for your upcoming construction project.  

Thanks to the folks at IB Roof Systems for putting together this helpful information.

Roofing your property is a big undertaking and requires some planning. The contractor and the foreman will be the ones you need to talk to answer questions and help the project go smoothly. Here are a few things to keep in mind as your project is on the way.

Traffic: If you are having the roof torn off, the contractor will probably place a rather big dumpster close to your house in which to throw the existing roofing into. There may be a few vehicles parked by your house and maybe your neighbors as well. If you are going to need your car during the day it may be a good idea to park it outside on the street so you don’t find yourself blocked in. It might be a good idea to tell your neighbors of the upcoming project and how long the project is estimated to take.

Noise: During the roofing process, as with any roofing project, you can expect to have noise inside the house and out. If you are having the roof torn off, the roofing crew will use saws, pry bars and other tear-off tools to prepare the substrate for your new roof system. If your project does not require any tear off, the noise should be limited somewhat.

Broken Pictures: There can be quite a bit of vibration in the house when the crew moves the roofing material around or if any carpentry work and hammering is required. It is a good idea to remove any large or expensive mirrors and pictures from your walls to avoid them falling and becoming damaged. If you have heavy ceiling fans or chandeliers you may want to take those down as well. If you ask the contractor, he/she will usually help take these items down to avoid replacing expensive items.

Debris: There will be some debris with any roofing project. The most debris will occur with a tear-off situation. It is not uncommon for the debris to fall into flower beds and other shrubs. If you have some delicate plants you need to point these out to the contractor so proper precautions can be made.

Damaged Landscaping: Sometimes roofing access can’t be obtained by the driveway and the only way to load the roof with materials and equipment is to gain access across your lawn. This is where you need to work with your contractor to find ways to minimize the chance of damage to you lawn without raising the cost of your project. Most contractors don’t mind working with you to accomplish this.

San Jose Foothills Home

Bill Hamilton has been in the roofing business for nearly 20 years. During that time he’s worked with a number of different types of roofs. But in the fall of 2002, Hamilton came across a project that just wouldn’t be suited to what he was used to in the past…

Click below to read the full story as published by IB Roof Systems.

Bill Hamilton Roofing IB System Project Profile

Since this project bill hamilton roofing has become a member of the exclusive President’s Club and has installed over one million square feet of IB Roofing materials, all with the same great results.

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