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2017

How To Keep An Eye Out For Roof Damage Caused By A Raccoon

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When you think of roof damage, you might have an image of shingles torn off from a bad storm. However, there are other kinds of damage your roof can develop. For instance, animals such as rodents and raccoons can chew through your roof to get inside your attic. While rats often make small entry holes, a raccoon can make a big hole in your roof that is completely open to rain, wind, and snow. Read More»

When The Weather Cools Down, Roof Repair Becomes Hot

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You’ve made it through another summer and are ready for cooler weather, but your house might still be experiencing effects. Now that you’re able to go outside without having super hot weather to deal with, it’s time to take a look at the roof and fix anything that happened due to the summer heat. Even if there were no severe weather events, your roof can still have problems just due to sunlight and heat. Read More»

Benefits Of Protective Roofing Coatings

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A roof coating can be an excellent way of reducing a number of problems that your roof can encounter. However, homeowners that are unaware of the particular benefits that these coatings can provide will be less likely to commit to investing in this extremely useful upgrade. Minimize Moss And Algae Growth Moss and algae are potentially serious problems with a roof. When these growths are allowed to stay on a roof without being removed, they can cause rot to form. Read More»

Three Common Threats To Your Roof

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Your roof will have to face numerous sources of damage over the time that it is installed on your home. Unfortunately, you may not be aware of the various sources of damage that can strike you roof. If you want to avoid being caught ill-prepared for these situations, you will need to be aware of several serious threats to your roof that you may not have previously known about. Wind Driven Rain Read More»

Why Having Sturdy Doors Can Make Your Home Safer And More Secure

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A lot of homeowners will spend money on top-of-the-line home security systems and have multiple deadbolts installed on their front and back doors as a deterrent to theft. However, a home that lacks a solid, heavy door won’t work effectively against keeping intruders out. While you might think that prowlers first try to gain entry to unoccupied houses through unlocked garages or windows that were left open, they will actually often go straight for the front and back doors first. Read More»

Reasons That Individual Roof Shingles May Need To Be Replaced

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When you think of having your roof replaced, you might often think about each of the old shingles being pulled up and replaced with new ones. While this will be necessary at some point, you might also require the replacement of individual shingles. Even if just a handful of shingles need to be replaced, this isn’t something that you should ignore. Water can leak into your attic when just one shingle has a problem, so as soon as you notice an issue with a shingle, you should call a licensed roofing contractor at a company like 5 Star Roofing to have them visit your home, assess the problem, and replace whatever shingles need it. Read More»

Signs You Need To Repair Your Metal Roof

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Metal roofing provides an aesthetically pleasing and extremely durable roofing solution to your home. However, like all types of roofing materials, extended weather and water exposure can cause your metal roof to begin to break down, which can cause all sorts of problems to the interior of your home. Understanding the warning signs associated with a worn or old metal roof can help you identify the problem and have your roof replaced before it becomes a serious and expensive problem to fix. Read More»

When Your Commercial Flat Roof Leaks: It's Time To Call For Help To Avoid Further Damage To Your Building

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When you own a commercial building and you have a leak in your roof, it’s time to call for help. While you can walk around on the surface of your flat roof, trying to find the source of the leak, it can be very difficult to determine where the leak is coming from. Once you notice water coming into your building, the damage to your roof and substructure can already be extensive. Read More»

3 Tips For Replacing The Roof On An Old Home

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Old homes can have a lot of charm. Some of their benefits often include mature landscaping, detailed architecture, and durable construction materials that have stood the test of time. Old homes can also be a lot of work with periodic updates a necessity. When updating an old home, many homeowners seek to keep the home’s old charm while giving it modern updates. The roof is one part of an older home that often needs either repair or a full replacement. Read More»

What To Do If A Big Branch Falls On Your Roof

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High winds and strong storms can really wreak havoc on your home and landscaping. One of the most common causes of serious wind damage is tree branches falling on roofs. If you have trees in your yard, or even in a neighbor’s yard, it’s important that you know what to do if a big tree branch should ever fall on your roof. Get out of the house. Especially when the wind is howling and the rain is pouring, it’s impossible to quickly and safely assess the extent of the damage. Read More»