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Ice Dam Control - How To Melt The Ice Away To Prevent Roofing Leaks

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If you live in an area that sees several feet of snow every year during the cold winter months, then you know that this snow will pile up on your roof. In some cases, ice dams will build as well. Ice dams are formations of ice that build around roof valleys and edges. These dams will build for a variety of reasons, like when a nearby stove or fireplace chimney causes the snow to melt and then freeze as it collects on top of the roof. Read More»

What Alternatives To Asphalt Shingles Might Be A Good Choice For Your Home?

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Asphalt shingles are the most common choice for roofing materials, but they are not your only option. If the time has come to reroof your house, it is worth the time to take a look at your other options. While more expensive, many alternative roofing choices last longer, look more attractive and may even raise the value of your home. Slate Slate tiles are one of the oldest methods of roofing a building that is still an option for you. Read More»

Installing Roof Flashing | How To Avoid Two Common Mistakes

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If you have residential roofing formed out of asphalt shingles, then you likely have some flashing on the structure as well. Flashing is a metal material made from either steel or aluminum, and it is adhered to the roof to prevent water and ice from leaking into the home. Flashing must be placed over seams for the best protection, and you may find the flashing on your roof falls into a state of disrepair far more quickly than the shingles themselves. Read More»

Roofing Tips: How To Get Your Attic And Skylight Ready For The Winter

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Now that summer’s almost over, it’s the perfect time to get your home ready for winter. One of the most important areas of the home to inspect, repair or make changes to is the roof. Even if you have a fairly new roofing system in place, heavy snow and damp sleet can all causing problems over time, especially if these things damage your skylight. Also, heat that builds up inside your attic leads to many issues, including mold growth. Read More»

4 Things to Know Before You Have a Metal Roof Installed

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To many homeowners, a metal roof is the perfect solution to a number of housing woes that occur with standard asphalt shingles. Metal roofs last 50 years or more, they are less likely to leak, and they don’t catch fire. Surely, this makes them an excellent option for everyone, right? Well, maybe. While metal roofs are a great choice for most homes, they’re not entirely flawless. Knowing these 4 facts will help you make a more informed decision as to whether a metal roof is, indeed, the best choice for your home. Read More»

Emergency Roof Repairs You Can Do Yourself

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The annoying thing about roof leaks is that you seldom know they exist until a torrential downpour sends rivulets of water into your home. If you wake up to a small stream in your bathroom or the pitter-patter of raindrops in the kitchen, you probably already know you need to call the roofer. But, sometimes roofs spring leaks when the roofer isn’t available - usually on holiday weekends or the middle of the night. Read More»

Commercial Roofing Maintenance Tips For Business Owners

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Any investment in your business is carefully considered, and knowing where you can cut costs and where you can’t is a constant challenge. Your commercial roof is an extremely important protective element of your business and an investment where no expense should be spared. In this article, learn the importance of commercial roof maintenance and how to save money by taking a proactive approach. Common Signs that Your Roof Needs Repair Read More»

Two Great Roofing Choices For Areas Where Wind-Driven Rain Is Common

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If you live in an area where high winds combined with heavy rain are common, a typical asphalt roof is probably not going to cut it – unless you want to be calling your roofing company for repairs after every storm. While these other roofing options may cost a little more than asphalt upfront, they will save you a lot of time, money, and anguish when it comes to repairs. They’re simply built to withstand the high winds and heavy rains more effectively than asphalt shingles. Read More»

5 Questions To Determine If A Slate Tile Roof Is Right For Your Home

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It’s difficult to deny that a roof with slate tiles is beautiful and unique, so if you’re ready to replace your roof, you may be considering a slate tile roof. Unfortunately, a slate roof isn’t as simple as an asphalt roof, and there are many factors to consider before you start roofing. If you’re considering a slate tile roof, check out these five questions to really determine if it is the right option for your home. Read More»