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Residential

Exterior Remodels

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Bradley Batson
Owner 

Hey! My name is Bradley. I was born, raised, and am now a local of Anne Arundel County. I am a Residential Contractor & Carpenter, serving Anne Arundel, Montgomery, and Howard County. I specialize in Project Managing roofing and deck projects. I am a full service contractor, meaning I will be face to face with you the whole project. From initial meeting, throughout the project, to the final payment. You deal with one person to ensure that your vision becomes reality.

I act as Project Manager - On site daily to ensure Quality & Safety 

Exterior Additions

Decks | Porches | Gazebos | Patios | Roofing

Optional Features: Deck Weatherproofing | Gutter & Downspouts | Leaf Barrier | Cable Railing Systems | Ceiling & Light Systems | Outdoor Shower Systems

Roofing... The Safe Way

 

Demolition Debris

Replacing a roof is messy. Whether you are just installing new shingles, laying down new plywood sheathing, or even getting your gutters and downspouts replaced. There is going to be a lot of debris coming down throughout the project. To make sure we keep your property clean and free of any nails or scrap material, we lay down tarps around the entire house to catch everything. When demolition is over, we just fold the tarps and throw them in the dumpster. This way our final clean-up is just minimal to no debris left on the ground.

 

Safety

The first step in installing a new roof is to first take a step back and figure out the best way to access the roof. We look for an area with flat ground, that has enough space to be clear of any obstructions while setting up the ladder and while climbing up and down the ladder throughout the project. Once the ladder is setup at the proper 75* angle and is secured on the topside from any movement, we are ready to climb up the roof and fasten our anchor points at the ridge for our fall protection lines. Once the anchor plates are fastened, we latch our fall protection line onto our anchor point and then latch the other end to our harnesses. This PFA, or personal fall arrest, system is used to ensure that our workers are safe if they happen to slip during the project. Along with the fall protection, we make sure our guys wear personal protection equipment like gloves, glasses, and hard hats.

Demolition

Once safety and clean-up are taken care of, we then start to strip the roof of all pre-existing shingles, gutters, fascia, and soffit depending on the exact work requested. We work from the ridge down to the eaves, prying up and tossing all debris directly into the dumpster below. Once all the shingles are off, we then diagnose the plywood sheathing beneath. If there is need for replacement, we notify the homeowner and make the change order to account for the additional sheathing needed to make the replacement.  Once the roof deck is clear of all pre-existing materials, we make sure the plywood sheathing or alternative material used for the roof deck is all level. Once the roof deck is all clear, we are ready for installation.

 

Installation [Brand: GAF Timberline HDZ]

We start with a leak barrier along the valleys, and around any penetrations on the roof like chimneys, skylights, or plumbing stacks. Then, we lay down the deck protection to act as an underlayment to the shingles. Next, we lay down the starter strips along the eaves and rakes of the roof, this is where we’ll start the courses when installing the shingles. Most of the work is installing the shingles. When staring a row of shingles, each course begins with a shingle that has been cut to a particular length. This creates an overlapping pattern between each course, giving the roof system its waterproofing quality. Once our crew has shingled up the roof to the ridge, they cut a rectangular opening on the ridge and install the outlet ventilation system. On top of the ventilation system, there will be the ridge caps to finish things off. We also offer intake ventilation systems, which are installed along the soffit to allow the air to come in. We recommend both an intake and outlet ventilation system to allow for proper airflow. Having these systems in place will regulate ventilation in attics by removing hot air to keep homes cool during summer, which will increase energy efficiency and therefore reducing cooling costs. Venting systems also come with a mesh on the back side to help keep insects and debris out.

I act as Foreman - My friend and I come take care of it

Trex RainEscape Waterproofing & Lighting Systems
Lift boards/clean joists/install system/water test/tape seams/installs gutters and downspouts/ Ceiling/Light Systems
When w
e install the RainEscape system, we first pull the pre-existing boards that are fastened down on your deck. After the old boards are up and we have cleaned the joists, we go about installing the RainEscape system. To begin, we unroll, measure, and cut the Trex waterproofing material that will lay in between each joist aisle. These flexible, plastic sheets will be stapled generously along each side, running down the joists. After the joists aisles are covered, we install a funnel shaped outlet for all the water to runoff into at the end of each joist/aisle. After the system is stapled down to the frame of the deck, we use butyl tape to cover the seams running down the joists and around the funnels. This way there is nowhere for the water to run except down one of the aisles and down into the funnel. Which brings me to the next installation step, gutters, and down spouts. Once the system is installed, we install a gutter line right beneath the funnels for the water to run into and then off to the downspout. Lastly, we offer an under-ceiling installation. After the system is installed, there is usually the patio or deck space beneath that has now been waterproofed. We offer three ceiling options, which are hard plastic (composite), metal, or cedar paneling to be installed. We also offer a light system installation (Halo lighting system) if you need some visibility.









Stainless-Steel Cable Railing Systems
There are 2 types of railings that we work with, those being wood and metal.
-    Wood
When it comes to wooden railings. We can do spindles of metal or wood, but a popular choice as of lately is our stainless-steel cable system. To install, we either build them into your existing railings or we can custom build some railings for you and then install the cables. 
When it comes to new railing installation, we have a list of custom wood options to choose. You simply make your choice, then we’ll install the cables following the railing build. We also allow composite materials.
When it comes to installing the cables to an existing railing, we would first remove the existing spindles. Following the removal, we would then sand down every inch of the railing. Once the railing is smooth all around, we use a wood filler, then do a paint touch up. After restoring the railing, we then install the cables.
-    Metal
When it comes to metal. We only do prefabricated installation. Meaning the railing a
nd cables are delivered already assembled. So, once you decide on a design and it gets delivered, we just have to install. 

 

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Wood

Dan, Customer

Bradley installed attic stairs for us. What a great job, always shows up, keeps his work space clean and always does top quality work. We are teeing up our next project now.

Mario, Customer

Bradley was a true professional when embarking on our deck waterproofing project. He was timely, clean, precise in every aspect of the project. He ran the proper testing prior to the next steps and ensured everything was working in order and looked how we wanted it to. I will definitely be getting in touch for future home remodeling projects! Great company and people to work with!

James, Customer

Bradley took care of a toilet replacement for me, as well as some carpentry work on my lower patio. He was professional and proficient, really knew what he was doing. I recommend Golden Acres services to anyone in need of help!

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