For the last 10 years, we have been focusing on promoting our Slate, Tile, and Metal Roofs as we clearly have expertise and knowledge that other roofers in this area do not have. We saw an open niche that we were very comfortable in and set out to establish ourselves there.
So why is Leska now expanding our ouvre to Additions and build custom homes?
Now that we feel that we are well established in the roofing field. We feel that we can now move some of our attention and expertise in NEW, emerging technologies. In the United States, these materials are creating buzz, but also hesitation. To us thats the only way to build; these materials, with their vastly superior energy ratings, have been the standard in Europe, but they have been slow to catch on in the US. Common European tested technologies such as AAC (aerated concrete) and ICF (Insulated concrete forms) should be the only way to construct exterior walls of any homes. Despite these self insulating walls, every day, people settle for fiberglass insulation on traditional wall that will cost them MUCH more in the long run. We also, on occasion, guide our subcontractors on proper instalaltion of electric wires, plumbing, etc as its not scary at all. Our knowledge will ensure that you dont pay for somebody else to learn about this on your dime.
We are also open to SIPS panels especially we love them for roof applications.
We have managed to build a few cool projects in our time spent promoting our roofing, but we feel we have barely scratechd the surface on what's possible.
When it comes to AAC, we feel comfortable as absolute experts, and we can even help your architect and structural engineer with details and explaining various details and steps. We hope to build 5000 sqft home in fall of 2012 and document this project on US soil. We have already built many additions with these technologeis and we are comfotable fusing the 2 world's technologies together to a make price-competitive, hybrid solution.
If people still want to use stick framing we have no problem. We definitelly offer many more choices in insulaiton than other contractors, and we can make details to ensure that the homes we build will be more energy eficient and longer lasting.