Author Archives: Lukasz Sobczuk

Letting Your Roofing System Breathe: Attic Ventilation 101

Attic ventilation is a critical component of home energy efficiency and roof health. While many people associate it specifically with relieving summertime heat gain, attic ventilation actually plays an important role in your indoor comfort all year round, all while protecting your roofing system and working to prevent potentially costly problems like ice dams and […]

Winter Roofing: 5 Shingle Repairs You Can Handle

Winter weather can be hard on your shingle roof. High winds, flying debris, ice dams and the freeze/thaw cycle can all cause significant damage. If an entire roofing system needs to be replaced, most homeowners choose to wait for warmer weather before having the work done. Spring is a great time to handle replacement – […]

3 Most Common Winter Roofing Problems And How to Prevent Them

There’s no doubt that winters can wreak havoc on roofs, especially older or not regularly maintained ones. Significant snowfall combined with melting and re-freezing, which East Coast residents are all too familiar with, can lead to ice dams, leaks, and costly damage. In this article, we’re discussing three most common winter roof problems—and the preventative […]

Emergency Roofing Repairs: 3 Steps to Dealing with Wind Damage

High winds can wreak havoc on most types of residential roofs, and they can strike at any time, during any season. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) stresses that most wind damage starts around the roof’s perimeter. Once perimeter roofing elements have come loose, subsequent exposure to high winds can cause the damage to spread […]

Roofing Replacement: Understanding Your Estimate

Every homeowner will go through a roof replacement at some point in their lives. It’s one of the largest projects around the house, and so it requires thorough research and planning. Your #1 job is to find a quality roofing contractor to handle the replacement. To get a good idea of the process and cost […]

10 Things To Check Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

When it comes to roofing replacement, one of the most important decision a homeowner will make is selecting a roofing contractor for the job. The success of your re-roofing project depends largely on who you pick and what they bring to the table, therefore, it is important to take your time and know what to […]

5 Tips for Filing a Roof Replacement or Repair Insurance Claim

You may be surprised to learn that roofing replacements may be covered under your home insurance policy, depending on the cause of the damage. For example, if your policy includes extreme weather as a named peril and your roof is damaged during a severe storm, your insurance should cover the cost of the repairs in […]

Spring Roofing Maintenance: 10 Money-Saving Tips For Homeowners

Most people don’t spend too much time thinking about the condition of their roof. But, the old expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly applies when it comes to roofing maintenance. The costs associated with routine inspection and maintenance of your roof don’t amount to much; the costs of ignoring […]

7 Critical Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Replacement Contractor

A roofing replacement is a major investment, and for better or for worse, the results will last for years–possibly decades–to come. Homeowners should always be thorough and vigilant from the very beginning of the re-roofing process, and that process starts by collecting and comparing estimates from local roofing contractors and carefully interviewing selected roofers before […]

Residential Slate Roofing: 7 Maintenance, Repair and Restoration Tips

Slate is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and durable of all roofing materials. Lasting between 50 and 125 years or more, slate roofs have a long history of protecting institutional buildings like churches and government structures. That’s where aesthetics and longevity were an especially important consideration in material choices. Dating back to 1600’s, slate […]

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