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Tips to Increase the Weather Resistance of Your Roof

Your roof is your home’s primary defense against the ravages of the elements. As such, roof maintenance is necessary not just for the physical appearance of your home, but also for the safety and live-ability of you and your family. 1. Replace Damaged Flashings Flashing is one of the essential components in a standard roofing … Continue reading Tips to Increase the Weather Resistance of Your Roof

How to Prepare for Your Roof Replacement Project

So you’re considering replacing your decades-old roof with a new one but don’t know where to start. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for your roof replacement project. Prepare a budget ahead of time depending on your preferred materials, the size of your home, and the estimated timetable of your project. Consult … Continue reading How to Prepare for Your Roof Replacement Project

Why Do Asphalt Shingles Curl?

Curling roof shingles are quite obvious, and they significantly impact how your roofing looks. They can also lead to serious problems and prevent your roofing system from performing at optimal level. What is Shingle Curling? Shingle curling occurs on organic-mat or fiberglass-mat asphalt roof shingles. It can usually be found at the corners of a … Continue reading Why Do Asphalt Shingles Curl?

Home Equity Loans Could Fix Leaking Roofs But Cost You A House

If you could wish yourself somewhere else, you would. Bills are mounting, the roof is leaking, and you’re in the middle of the worst rainy season in recent memory. For the moment, however, you’re pressed for time and strapped for cash, and there’s not much you can do about these. Then, out of the blue, … Continue reading Home Equity Loans Could Fix Leaking Roofs But Cost You A House

Why Roof Tear-Offs Are Better Than Overlays

There are two ways a sloped roof can be installed: complete tear-off or as an overlay. While roofing contractors can install new roofs either way, we often recommend a complete tear-off, which offers more benefits despite the higher cost. Overlay Vs. Tear-Off Installation The difference between overlay and tear-off installation methods is in how much … Continue reading Why Roof Tear-Offs Are Better Than Overlays

How Roofing Ventilation Works and Its Many Benefits

Ventilation of your roof is one of its most important components. For those who are unaware, a roof’s ventilation is usually composed of two things: the first component is exhaust ventilation, which is usually placed at the peak of your roof to allow air to escape your attic. The second component, on the other hand, … Continue reading How Roofing Ventilation Works and Its Many Benefits

Why You Shouldn’t Do Storm Damage Repair Yourself

Regardless of the quality of your roofing and how well you look after it, certain circumstances invariably lead to damage that must be replaced as quickly as possible to avoid further, much more costly damage to the roof and to the structure of the home itself. Paying for good storm damage or hail damage repair … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Do Storm Damage Repair Yourself

Roof Maintenance: Reasons You Should Call the Pros

Many roofs, including new ones, fail because of poor maintenance. Although the upkeep of your roofing system is your responsibility, that doesn’t mean you should do the heavy lifting yourself. As a matter of fact, forgoing the services of professionals for the sake of saving money could backfire on you. Leaving No Red Flags Undiscovered … Continue reading Roof Maintenance: Reasons You Should Call the Pros

Blue-Green Algae Causes Damage to Asphalt Shingles

Blue-green algae spreads via the wind and they favor humid and moist environments and harbor nutrients from dust. These microorganisms usually settle on the north side of the roof where there is less sun exposure and more moisture. Roof Algae and Asphalt Shingles Asphalt roofs have limestone that makes them heavy and durable. Blue-green algae … Continue reading Blue-Green Algae Causes Damage to Asphalt Shingles