Would You Like to Learn More About Things That Can Endanger Your Roof?
April 11th, 2021 12:17 pm

Hail, Trees, Moss, Algae, and Needles and Leaves

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Five Things That Can Endanger Your Roof

Did you know that your roof is the only thing which protects your house from outside elements? You do not want to compromise it and leave your house roofless and with no form of house architecture. So, you need to know things that can pose a danger to your roof so you can protect it as well as know what to do when it happens. Here are five things that can endanger your roof:


    Hail

    You might think that as long as hail is in small sizes, your roof is okay, but that is not the case. Every strike of hail weakens the granules, and so, even if it does not destroy the roof at once, it will destroy it gradually without you noticing. The weak granules with time start causing leakages and if you notice that your roof is leaking, make sure to contact a roofing expert.


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What Should You Look For in a Roof When Buying a New Home?
April 10th, 2021 12:42 pm

Age, Ventilation System, Mold and More!

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New Home - New Roof!    

Did you know one of the most expensive features on a new home is the roof? That is why giving it the best inspection can save you a lot of money during the process of buying a new home. To ensure you are looking at all the right items while inspecting, we have created a list. Below is what to look for in a roof when you're buying a new home.


    Age

    First and foremost, you should gather insight into how old the roof is. An aging roof isn’t going to protect your new home for long, meaning you could wind up paying for your new home and a new roof in a short timespan. Although the average roof can last up to 50 years, it doesn’t hurt to look into it further. Knowing the age of the roof can also help you decide on a final offer amount for the home. The older the roof, the more likely you’ll have to ad...

What Are Ten Common Reasons for Roof Leaks?
April 8th, 2021 1:35 pm

Roof Leaks Can Cause Significant Damage to a Home

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Five Ways to Clean Your Gutters

Roof leaks can cause significant damage to a home if the underlying cause isn't discovered and repaired promptly. Since water can travel outward from the point where a leak occurs, it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Check your roof for some of the most common causes of leaks to stop an existing leak or to prevent future problems.


    Age

    Roofing materials deteriorate with age and become less effective at keeping water out. Temperature fluctuations and weather conditions may cause roofing materials to become brittle and crack over time. Exposure to direct sunlight can melt the tar that seals shingles together.


    Roof Vents

    It's important for any penetration through the roof to be sealed properly to prevent leaks. Inspect the gaskets around vent...

Gutters Are Crucial in Keeping Water Away From Your House
April 7th, 2021 3:25 pm

For Gutters to Do Their Job Properly, They Need to Be Free of Clogging Dirt and Debris

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Five Ways to Clean Your Gutters

Gutters are crucial in keeping water away from your house, but to do their job properly, they need to be free of clogging dirt and debris. Fortunately, you have a number of options for cleaning them out - and some don't even require a ladder!

Of all the necessary evils that go into a diligent fall maintenance routine, cleaning the gutters may be the most dreaded of all. Tedious though this task is, homeowners are wise not to neglect it: Properly functioning gutters, after all, help ensure that storm water does not find its way inside.

There are several ways to get the job done. No matter your chosen approach, the first step is to assess the state of the gutters, determining whether any clogs exist, and if so, their cause. Twigs an...

How Can You Tell When It's Time to Repair or Replace Your Gutters?
April 6th, 2021 12:28 pm

Six Different Signs That You Need New Gutters

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Unsung Hero - Your Gutters

Day after day, year after year, your gutters and downspouts are always on call to channel damaging storm water away from the home. Though yours may have contributed decades of faithful, mostly trouble-free service, every installation has an expiration date. If you're not certain whether or time the time for replacement has come, look out for these telltale signs of failure.

Gutters and downspouts are the unsung hero of your home. When properly functioning, they go a long way toward protecting against rain, the natural enemy of any manmade structure. In the process, gutters prevent a slew of potentially extensive, expensive moisture-related problems, all while remaining largely out of sight and out of mind. Though well-maintained, high-quality gutters can be expected to last many years, they certainly don't...

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