Author Archives: Lukasz Sobczuk

Dealing With High Winds And Hail Damage: From Prevention To Repairs

As your primary barrier against the weather, your roof takes a serious beating during spring and summer storms. High wind, heavy rains and golf ball size hail can damage the roof significantly, leading to leaks and structural deterioration. Both hail damage and wind damage are common occurrences with devastating consequences, but fortunately, there are a […]

Residential Rain Gutters: 4 Common Problems and How To Repair Them

Gutters perform an essential function – they are your home’s first line of defense against costly water damage, protecting your roof and the exterior of your home from rain and moisture while providing effective drainage. Gutters that are warped, aging or clogged are a common source of frustration for homeowners—especially if you’re deluged with water every […]

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 […]

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