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Don’t Let Ice Dams Damage Your Roof
20
February

Don’t Let Ice Dams Damage Your Roof

Virtually every winter we are plagued by ice dams. They generally appear after a heavy snowfall during an extended period of cold temperatures. Because ice dams occur on roofs buried in snow, few people actually see them, let alone understand their causes.
The only time people think about them is when they occur, which is about the only time that almost nothing can be done.

Common Roofer Scams & How to Avoid Them
13
February

Common Roofer Scams & How to Avoid Them

Though there are scams to be found in nearly every business imaginable, con-games in the home improvement industry are some of the most hated. Not only can home improvement scams put unsuspecting homeowners out thousands of dollars, they can also leave you with problems that will cost thousands to fix the right way. Of the various home improvement disciplines, roofing is one of the most prone to scams. Understanding the signs of roofing scams is not only helpful for individual homeowners, it is a benefit to contractors who are out there every day providing good, honest service!

Radiant Roof Barriers: Are They Rotting Your Roof?
05
February

Radiant Roof Barriers: Are They Rotting Your Roof?

Especially in areas of high humidity and heavy moisture, roofs will rot. While radiant barriers take much of the blame, rotting roofs are usually caused by poor ventilation, not radiant barriers. Ventilation allows fresh air to replace the existing air and circulate within an attic. This keeps the attic, and your roof, at a moderate temperature in summer and winter, and extends the life of your roofing materials. While improperly installed radiant barriers can cause moisture problems, it’s relatively rare. Usually poor attic ventilation is to blame for any moisture or rot problems you experience with your roofing.

How To Care For Your Gutters This Winter
22
January

How To Care For Your Gutters This Winter

Your gutters might not be leaking yet. However, that doesn’t mean you can put off maintaining them. Here are some good tips for taking care of your gutters during the winter. It might surprise you what can cause problems if you aren’t regularly inspecting the condition of your gutters.

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