Category Archives: Roof Maintenance & Repair

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 […]

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 […]

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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