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Info & Home Tips for New Castle Remodeling and Randy the Handyman Customers
A publication of New Castle Remodeling
Volume 10, Issue 1                                                                                              CA #978915


To Roof or Not to Roof   
by Randy Mate

    With the recent series of heavy rains we've had it has shown many roofs in the Southern California area in need of repair or replacement. You may have experienced water leakage yourself due to a failing roof. Don't give up hope!

     When it comes time to replace the roof, many homeowners know very little about the materials used, or what to ask for when getting an estimate.
     One way to better your own knowledge in this area is to become familiar with certain common roofing terms so that you and your contractor understand each other. 

     Here are some of the more basic roofing terms that are good to familiarize yourself with before repairing or having a new roof put on your home -

     Deck - The structural surface of the roof, usually plywood or some other type of board to which the roofing materials are applied. A good roofing job starts with a roof deck in good condition.

     Flashing - Pieces of metal or other roofing materials used to prevent water seepage into a building at points where the roof intersects or meets a projection, such as the chimney, vents pipes, dormers, etc.

     Granules - Ceramic-coated crushed rock or mineral granules applied to a shingle's surface. These protect a roof from the sun's ultraviolet rays and provide important water-shedding qualities.

      Hip - The external angle formed where two slopping roof planes come together. Hips are the opposite of valleys. Special shingle caps at a roof's hip and ridge plane give a finished look.

      Valley - The internal angle or "valley" formed where two sloping roof planes come together. Valleys serve as water-draining channels and require proper flashing to ensure proper drainage and to prevent leakage along the valley joints.

     Square - A measure of surface area equal to 100 square feet (10 feet by 10 feet). Roof materials are usually measured in squares.

     Underlayment or felt - A sheet of asphalt-saturated material (often called tar paper by laymen) used for moisture and additional protection between the roof deck and the shingles.
When You're Ready . . .
Give me a call (818) 613-5632. I'll be glad to check things out and give you a quote on your home remodeling project.

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Randy's Roundtable 
- Getting Ready for a Wet Winter

Don't let this happen to your home.
Looks to be a wet and rainy season.. 

Is your home and property ready for it?
Give me a call today for your free analysis
on how your home and property would stand up during a heavy down pour.
Get your initial estimate and consultation on what it will take to fix it up and ready.
 It's Free - (818) 613-5632
Or go to my web site at www.newcastleremodeling.com to send me the on-line bid request.

Remodeling Riddle

Question - When customer and contractor agree on the Ball Park estimate first time around what is this called?

Answer - Batting a Thousand!

Winter 2019 is here. It's time to think about what needs to be dealt with around the home and property as it is looking to be a rainy and windy season.

Got ideas at what improvements you'd like to do around your home for great summer entertaining and more?
As always I'm here to service you and yours with your home remodeling needs. Give me a call at my cell (818) 613-5632. Take time and visit my Web Site -
for more information and take my brief remodeling survey for a free gift card (14 locations to chose from).
Randy Mate

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"I  don't  know  anyone  else  who  can  do  it and I  know Randy  will  do  a  good  job . . . 
As  usual  I got  very  fast  and  professional service!  Randy  does  in  2  hours  what  would take  us  all  day.  I  highly  recommend  your services  to  others." - CM
Thank  you  for  a  job  well  done!  We  love  the renovated  kitchen. Friends  and  family  also gave  good  feedback. - WL

"I  had  a  good  experience  with  Randy  Mate at  New  Castle  Remodeling -  he  did  my  deck and  was  the  only  one  of  the  three  contractors to  bid  on  it  who  did  what  I  instructed.  " - RT


Randy The Handyman
HANDYTIP-  Lack of Attic Ventilation Can Cause Roofing Problems . . . 

You may not realize it, but a major cause of premature home roof failure is the lack of proper ventilation in the attic area.
Ventilation is mostly provided through louvered vent openings in the areas located right below the roof, or through a combination of eave and ridge vents.

Homeowners sometimes curtail ventilation by closing vents during the winter season or by placing things in the attic that block the flow of air through the vents.

Make sure you keep every attic vent open and unblocked at all times. 
Wishing You Success, Randy
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