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How to Make My Roof Last Longer
05
March

How to Make My Roof Last Longer

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, and keeping it in good shape is a priority. There are many roofing materials on the market, and each has its pros and cons. In terms of longevity, some are far better than others, but when you take their price, looks, installation, and required maintenance, some choices that might not immediately seem like the most practical end up being a perfect fit.

Signs You Might Be Headed For a Leaking Roof
26
February

Signs You Might Be Headed For a Leaking Roof

A leaking roof is the most obvious sign that it’s time to replace your roof, but it’s hardly the only one. Many of these signs will eventually lead to a leaking roof, but identifying these problems early enough can prevent water damage and save you money for your roof replacement project. Sometimes this early intervention can also be the difference between repairing your roof and replacing your roof. You should consider part of this decision, however, the age of the roof, otherwise you may find roof repair a constant burden.

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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