Roofing Mistakes to Avoid

For over a decade, Landmark Exteriors has served people in many communities and suburbs by providing professional roofing services.

As dedicated, seasoned roofers, we built a solid reputation in a practical way using top-of-the-line supplies and tactical roof maintenance and repair techniques. We’ve also made an impact by avoiding the most common mistakes that affect general roofing companies.


Inconsistencies are major problems that can make an average home’s roof unappealing. Because we care about customer satisfaction, we always take strategic steps to avoid inconsistencies during all roofing jobs.

For example, if we begin a project with a particular type of roofing material, our contractors will finish the job using the same supplies. To avoid inconsistencies, we never swap out our main products with materials that have similar design elements as they won’t properly match the entire color scheme on a roof.

Legal Problems

In most communities, there are laws that impact residential and commercial roofing projects. When we work with our customers, we help them understand these laws during the preparation phase. If a property owner needs a permit in order to begin a roofing project, we’ll share information about the laws and requirements.

Local laws are also designed for contractors who tackle roofing projects. Since we’re seasoned roofers, we monitor local laws regularly in order to stay up to date. If there are any changes, we’ll make proper adjustment so that we can properly serve our customers.

Cutting Corners

All of our contractors take tactical steps to complete every job in a professional manner according to the laws in different communities. Throughout each project, we never cut corners to complete objectives faster.

If we run out of roofing materials, we won’t buy generic supplies in order to finish a project quickly and inefficiently. Instead, we’ll implement proper procedures to acquire professional-grade materials to complete the job effectively and efficiently!

Are you looking for the best roofers in the business? If so, the professionals at Landmark Exteriors are just a call away! Contact us at 203-838-3838 to discuss how we can help transform your roof with expert quality and care.

6 Ways to Help Protect Your Home Against Freezing Temperatures

Whether you’re in Fairfield or Westchester counties (or Long Island), you’re no stranger to frigid winter storms — and the problems they can create for homeowners.

We tend to receive many questions from residents concerned about protecting their property from weather-related damage. So we’re here to help!

If you have not already done so, consider taking the below six steps to help prepare your home for freezing temperatures:

1. Caulk, Weather-Strip, And Insulate

You’ll stay warmer and prevent drafts by caulking around window and door frames and by installing weather strips beneath exterior doors. Also insulate walls and attics well. Taking these measures helps conserve heat. Make sure you insulate the attic floor well to prevent warm air from leaving the home rapidly and rising up to the roof (where it might promote the development of ice dams).

2. Maintain Effective Attic Ventilation

Keeping the attic in a well-ventilated condition also helps prevent dangerous rooftop ice dams. An experienced professional can assist you in installing an attic ventilation system.

3. Repair Roof Leaks Promptly

By maintaining your roof in a leak-free condition, you’ll help shelter your household against inclement weather. Leaky roofs allow moisture to enter the residence.

4. Keep Fireplace Flues Closed When Not in Use

When you don’t have a fire burning in the fireplace, consider closing the flue. This channel, designed to allow the release of smoke, enables cold air to enter the premises from outdoors through an empty fireplace.

5. Protect Exposed Basement And Crawl Space Water Pipes

Wrapping cloth and masking tape around poorly insulated basement and crawl space water pipes also helps prevent freeze damage.

6. Leave Indoor Faucets Dripping

If you reside in your home during the winter, consider leaving a small flow of water trickling through interior faucets. This action may help reduce problems associated with frozen pipes. Since water expands when frozen, the pipe may eventually sustain damage, and cause leakage problems in the future.

Taking these helpful cold-weather maintenance steps might even assist you in lowering high winter utility bills!

And remember, the professionals at Landmark Exteriors are just a call away! Contact us at 203-838-3838 about any cold weather roofing concerns.

Myths About Attic Ventilation

Attic ventilation is a common problem in many homes. Unfortunately there are a number of misconceptions surrounding this topic, which can lead to higher heating bills as well as ice dams or mold for homeowners — yikes!

That said, here are the most common myths, debunked:

1. The more ventilation, the better!

Similarly to choosing the right air conditioning unit, the key with effective attic ventilation is balance — not size. Some people might think that they can’t go wrong with more ventilation. But bigger isn’t better!

Insufficient ventilation can lead to decreased energy efficiency and moisture problems. That’s why you’ll want to talk to a professional to ensure your home has the right amount.

2. Ventilation causes heat loss.

Heat does rise, but if you are losing heat through your attic, it is because of insufficient insulation and not a vent problem. Warm, damp air can further damage insulation that is already inadequate and may eventually lead to rot.

However, heat from the furnace should not reach the attic if it is properly insulated and ventilated.

3. All roof vents are the same.

It is not enough to simply have any type of roof vent, and certain types of roof vents can cause problems. For example, too little air may be circulated by gable vents. A contractor can identify the most effective type of vent for your attic.

4. I read research online, so it must be true.

While you can read plenty of research online about what kind of roof ventilation system is most effective in laboratory conditions, it all gets more complicated in real-world settings. Your local contractor, who is familiar with the weather systems, building materials and other challenges in your area, is more likely to know what solutions will work best in your situation! Trust us, this isn’t something you want to DIY.

Attic ventilation is important for regulating temperature and moisture, but attic ventilation that is poorly done can be just as harmful as no ventilation at all!

That said, make sure to give the professionals at Landmark Exteriors a call. We’ll be able to help with your ventilation needs and any roofing problems you may have!