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Special Construction Projects

We often take on unique and custom construction projects.

Our ability to perform almost every phase of construction in-house allows us to complete projects quicker and more efficiently than other contractors. 

Custom Framing

Using a magnetic drill press to install new bolt holes in a beam bracket

Here we are using a magnetic drill press to add bolts to existing metal truss plates.
(The chain is just in case the electro-magnetic attachment looses power!)

We have extensive experienc in unique and special construction projects.

Metal Roofing

               Newly installed metal roof in Flagstaff Arizona

We only recommend standing-seam hidden fastener metal roof systems.  Notice the hemmed edges at the bottom.  Hemmed edges add strength and beauty to our metal roofing systems.  Our metal roofs have a Class A fire rating. 

Green metal roofing in Flagstaff AZ   Metal roofing next to siding at a job in Flagstaff AZ  

Notice the absence of fasteners in the pictures above.  This is a "hidden fastener, standing-seam"  metal roof.  The only kind we recommend. It is the most durable and best looking metal roof system out there. Our metal roofs are available in a wide range of colors and also in Copper.

Composition Roofing

Composition roofing being installed in Flagstaff Arizona

We are able to do roofing projects with our own crew.  Allowing for faster completion times on our projects.

We install snow and ice shield at all eves and in all valleys.  We install 30# felt paper throughout the rest of the roof (unlike our competition that only uses 15# felt paper).

Attic Ventilation

Ridge vent can also be installed to add more ventilation to your attic space.  Attics in Flagstaff are required by code to have 1 s.f. of ventilation for every 150 s.f. of attic area.  Most older homes do not have sufficient attic ventilation, which can contribute to moisture build up in the attic area as well as trapping excessive heat in the summer time.  Improper attic ventilation can result in numerous problems including moisture build-up, mold, early deterioration of roofing systems and wood structural damage.

We can also provide mechanical (electric fan motor) ventilation for your attic space.  Mechanical ventilation can be thermostatically controlled to only operate when heat builds up in the attic in the warm summer months.  Attic ventilation can also be solar powered.

Our Crew installing roofing on one of our remodel projects in Flagstaff:

Roofers at work in flagstaff arizona    Roofers preparring to reroof in Flagstaff

Our crew works year round, we aren't afraid of the cold!

Common roofing problems:

Drip edge:

One of the major problems we have seen with our competition's roofing methods is the installation of the lower drip edge ON TOP of the snow and ice shield instead of under it.  By installing drip edge improperly, water is directed behind the drip edge on to the roof decking and fascia causing leaks and water damage.

Flashing:

Improper flashing around penetrations, skylights and against siding are common causes of leaks.

Underlayment:

Improper installation and incorrect underlayment materials are common causes of leaks resulting from Ice dams.

Special Truss Project

We installed over 2000 pounds of custom truss plates and bolts to shore up the old trusses at Flagstaff City Hall:

Preparing to install giant truss plates at Flagstaff City Hall

These 1/2" thick steel plates were installed along with huge bolts to the heavy beam trusses in the City of Flagstaff Council chambers in order to repair trusses that were failing due to poor design by the "other guys".

Several of the plates had to be welded on site to existing beam brackets:

Welding new truss plates to existing beam brackets at Flagstaff City Hall

City hall was open when we welded the brackets in place.  We had to provide not only fire protection but also needed to exhaust the welding fumes to the exterior of the building. 

Here is our crew installing one of the new steel plates in the attic area above the City of Flagstaff council chambers:

Repairing bad trusses

Our team has gained a reputation for fixing problems created by bad contractors.  On this project we had to take special fire precautions due to the thousands of degrees of temperature created by the heat from the welding.

 

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