The Best Roofers Anywhere

“The cornerstone of our business is my belief that you, our customers and potential customers, are our most valuable assets and should be treated as such. I am committed to providing the best possible service to each one of you. My company is only as good as its last job; that’s why I make sure every customer is treated like our only customer. Because of this, I know every associate and customer of J.V. Heidler Co., Inc. can say we are “the best roofers anywhere.”

Joseph V. Heidler III
President of J.V. Heidler Co., Inc.

Destiny Contracting, Inc.

March 12, 2013

Well here it is!

 

 

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The new company is up and running and doing quite well.  We are very excited about it.  We are smaller…(Read that as LOW OVERHEAD).  My wife is the owner and that makes us a Minority Woman Owned Business.  I am personally supervising each project which has been fun for me.  I like being able to communicate directly with the customers again and not having to rely on reports from others.

We still have many of the same high caliber installers and it has been fun to be able to interact with them more as well.

So the bottom line is we can do the same high quality work at lower prices and have more fun.  Roofing the way it was meant to be!

If you are in the Central Pennsylvania area and have a roofing need, or even just a roofing question, please contact me.  From roofing repairs to complete roof replacements we offer the highest quality at very reasonable pricing.

I can be reached at jvheidler@comcast.net  or 717-808-0291

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Slate Like?

May 22, 2012

I thought that you might like to be introduced to a product that looks like slate but is made of recycled materials.  We are currently installing this product on a beautiful church roof and a historic building in downtown Lancaster.  The product is made of up to 80% recycled post-industrial rubber and plastic.  It is extremely environmentally friendly.  Synthetic slate recycled material looks like real slate roofing

I think that the installed product looks just like the original slate roof must have looked.  The procedure for installing the product is very similar to installing slate.  Growing up in the roofing business, I was involved in many slate roof installations.  Starting with cleaning up the mess from the old roof, then getting the new slates up to the roof, and later on installing the slate roofing and flashing.

Advantages

 

  • Less weight than real slate.  The weight for this recycled product is less than half of what a slate roof weighs.
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Comes in a variety of colors
  • Can get a manufacturers 50 year limited material warranty
  • Costs slightly less than real slate
  • Less breakage

Disadvantages

 

  • The first synthetic slate tiles have only been around since 1996 (Original slate roofs have been around for centuries)
  • Limited number of manufacturers
  • Takes about the same amount of time to install as slate

sample colors of synthetic slate roofing made with recycled rubber and plastic

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I think that this is a pretty cool product.  Time will tell if it will have the extremely long life expectancy of a real slate roof.  It would have been nice to have a product like this back when I was responsible for carrying slates around on the roof tops.
I am curious to know what your thoughts are.  What do you think about this recycled material versus real slate?

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Your Roof and My Sinuses

April 25, 2012

    My sinuses have been killing me lately.  I made it in to the office today, but my head feels like it is on another planet.  I’m not quite sure what’s up with this weather, but it sure is confusing.  Besides being confusing, the drastic changes in temperature can be quite damaging to your [...]

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How Timely Repairs Can Save You Big $$$

April 3, 2012

I’ve noticed a few things recently that just don’t make good sense to me.  I see it on small residential roofs and on very large commercial/industrial type roofs.  Sometimes people are ignoring very minor roofing problems that can be inexpensively repaired.  If the inexpensive repair is not done it can end up costing the customer [...]

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Who to Get a Price From?

March 13, 2012

How do people come up with who they should call to get a roofing price?  I have a few suggestions and you might be a little bit surprised by what I am going to say. It Depends What are your goals? Do you intend to keep the building or home for years to come or [...]

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“Unforseen Conditions”

February 23, 2012

What is it? This is a fairly standard clause that you will find in most re-roofing or roof repair proposals by quality oriented contractors, especially if an existing roof is going to be removed.  It’s purpose is to account for things that can’t be seen in advance.  It is a warning that we don’t know [...]

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Emergency Repairs for Your Rubber Roof

February 15, 2012

It’s that time of year when some people are starting to experience roof leaks.  Drastic changes in temperature sometimes causes materials to pull apart due to different rates of expansion and contraction.  When things begin to pull apart on your roof surface, that may allow cracks to form where water can enter the building.  If [...]

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Another Roofing Tip / Pay Attention

February 8, 2012

After the huge success with last week’s post I thought that I would continue with another picture that the repair crew took of an issue that they ran into.   This picture demonstrates the problems that can be caused by someone not knowing what they are doing.  In this case, there is nothing wrong with the [...]

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Shingle Roofing – A Few Things You Should Know

January 31, 2012

Don’t Let This Happen on Your Project   Last week we went out on some very interesting roof leak calls.  My repair people brought back some very vivid photos, so I thought that I would share some of them along with some valuable tips if you are installing a shingle roof or going to have [...]

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Things to Look For – Your Roof and Winter

January 24, 2012

In our area of Central Pennsylvania, winter is not really a very friendly time for your roof.  The harsh winter weather can create all types of problems that if not caught early can lead to very costly roof replacements.  Here are a few things to consider that hopefully will end up saving you money. Be [...]

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