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Extend The Life Of Your Roof: Fall Roofing Inspection 101

As the days get shorter and winter appears around the corner, there are certain preparations homeowners take to maintain the integrity of their home through the cold months ahead – and a roofing inspection is one of those preventative tasks. Fall is an ideal time to inspect your roofing and gutter systems, and take care […]

Residential Roofing: 8 Tips For Preventing Winter Gutter Damage

During winter, harsh weather can be really damaging to your roof and gutters. Fortunately, there’s a number of simple steps you can take to prevent most of the damage. Prevention is the best solution and so to avoid major damage it’s best to inspect your roofing system and follow up with some thorough maintenance in […]

Roof Leak Repairs: Diagnosing And Repairing Leaky Skylights

Skylights can be a great addition to your property, providing natural light, the feeling of spaciousness, even lowering your utility bills. Yet, a leaky skylight can be an expensive road to major roof, drywall, and floor damage. For starters, skylights must be installed correctly if you’re planning to enjoy them without issues. Inspections and maintenance are critical […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preparing For a Home Sale: Do I Replace Or Repair My Roof?

A damaged or unsightly roof is a serious problem when you are trying to sell your home. This is a huge red flag in the eyes of potential buyers, and it may cause them to ask for reductions or concessions because of the high cost of roof replacement. If your roof has issues, and you know […]

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 […]

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