Sahlem’s Roofing & Siding, Inc. Follows Updated NRCA Recommendations for Roof Edges

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William J. Sahlem, President of Sahlem’s Roofing & Siding, Inc., says the updated recommendations for roof edges are crucial for local homeowners because they can prevent damage caused by severe weather.

The National Roofing Contractors Association has updated its recommendations in regards to roof edge specifications in the Northeast due to serious damage from water infiltrating into the homeowners inside walls due to improper drip edge installation.

“This new specification is probably the most crucial part of the roof installation process, especially in the Western New York area because of its severe weather conditions,” said William J. Sahlem, President of Sahlem’s Roofing & Siding, Inc.

The new recommendation includes specifics for installation of a drip edge on steep slope roof systems.

Many times the homeowner is unaware of water infiltration because there are no visible signs of leakage in the house. However, this problem can be causing serious damage to the inside of the walls. Often times, the homeowner will not know until it’s too late.

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Sahlem’s Roofing & Siding has been one of Buffalo and Western New York’s premiere residential and commercial roofing, siding and window contractors since its inception. Their company is set up to handle even the largest of commercial and industrial roofing projects. They have a reputation in the Buffalo area as a premier roofing contractor. They are now Buffalo’s best choice for replacement windows and doors, gutters and siding. They also offer dumpster rental. For over 30 Years, Sahlem's Roofing and Siding has maintained a payroll of full-time installation professionals accountable to their customer's projects. There are no subcontractors, no excuses, and hassle-free estimates. Sahlem's stands by a tagline of "Premium Products, Professional Installation, Affordable Pricing." For more information, please visit their website at

Signs of this problem are stains or streaks forming on outside walls or overhangs. This is where the water is infiltrating into walls and can be causing serious damage. Homeowners who notice any of these signs should call a roofing professional for a consultation. When choosing a contractor, always make sure he is reputable.

Sahlem’s Roofing & Siding began several years ago to implement a drip edge procedure and are very pleased that the NRCA has added it to its current regulated roofing practices. Sahlem’s has a reputation as a premiere roofing contractor and gutter installer in the Buffalo area.

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