Steve’s new roof in Coatesville PA

Installing a new roof in Coatesville PA for Steve was not a problem for our roofing professionals at Smucker’s Exterior & Remodeling. Started by brothers Dave and Allen, Smucker’s Exteriors has specialized in roof repair and roof replacement for more than 15 years. We specialize in residential roofing and in commercial roofing repair and replacement. Smucker’s Exteriors is a 5-Star rated Amish contractor that serves Lancaster County, Chester County, and Berks County in Pennsylvania.

Steve’s new roof was a fun project that we had the privilege of taking care of. It went smoothly and from top to bottom Steve now has a roof he can be confident in and not worry about things like water damage to his home because of a faulty roof.


The obvious first step on this project for Steve was to remove all the old, worn-out shingles on his roof. In order to install a new roof, Smucker’s had to see what was going on underneath the old roof and assess the damage.


Once the old roof was removed we had to repair the decking that was damaged from water leaking under the shingles. This is one of the serious problems with any roof that is getting older. If a roof is more than 15 or 20 years old there is a good chance that water may be getting in under the shingles.

What happens next is damage begins to occur to the roof decking. Once rot sets in and works its way through the decking water has access to the structure of the home. This is how serious problems can develop. Your roof is the first line of defense your home has against the elements. In order to prevent structural damage from occurring and to protect the investment you made in your home, you have to make sure that your roof is in good shape and damage-free.

New vs. Old Roof Decking


Once all the damaged roof decking was replaced it was time to install the new roof. Smucker’s Exterior and Remodeling is certified to install Certainteed Roofing products and we stand by the quality of that brand. We used Certainteed roofing paper and shingles for Steve’s new roof.

The new roof went on without any problems and when it was all said and done Steve was very satisfied with the finished product. This new roof for Steve in Coatesville PA will protect his home from wind, snow, and rain for many years to come. We were honored to serve Steve by repairing and replacing his roof.


When we do any type of home improvement project for a customer we pay special attention to details. Steve’s new roof was no exception. Something we did for Steve that took minimal extra effort on our part will help to prevent future water damage to a particularly vulnerable part of Steve’s roof.

This is called a roofing chimney cricket. Roofing crickets are small build-outs we install where there is an increased risk of water damage due to a naturally occurring seam on a roof. You can see where the chimney meets the roof, there is a natural seam created. Without a roofing cricket here water will tend to pool and wear away at the chimney flashing seals. Installing this little “mini roof” will safely shuttle water away from the base of Steve’s chimney and prevent premature water damage.

Do you need a new roof like Steve did?

Is your roof more than 15 years old? Is it showing signs of damage that may mean it’s time for a roof replacement? You can check out Smucker’s Complete Guide to Roof Replacement where we have outlined preliminary assessments you can make on your roof to determine whether or not you need a new roof.

If you happen to live within one of our service areas and want a free roof consultation from one of our trained roofing professionals all you need to do is contact us to get the ball rolling. We would love to help you keep your home safe if your roof is in need of repair or replacement. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free roofing quote or consultation.

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