For Gutters to Do Their Job Properly, They Need to Be Free of Clogging Dirt and Debris!
September 27th, 2021 2:38 pm

To Do Their Job Properly, Gutters 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 and dry le...

How Should You Deal With Green Moss on Roof Shingles?
September 26th, 2021 12:49 pm

Moss Growth Can Create Several Problems on Shingle Roofs

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Moss Growth on Shingle Roofs

Moss growth can create several problems on shingle roofs. While a small layer of thin moss isn’t too troublesome, large clumps of moss can degrade shingles, get beneath them and create opportunities for leaks. Further, many of the methods of removing moss that are recommended online actually damage the shingles, which could significantly increase your odds of getting a leak. So, how do you safely remove moss from a roof? If you plan on replacing the roof, do you need to remove the moss first? And how do you prevent moss from growing back after you have removed it? We’ll answer those questions and tell you other things that you need to know about how to handle the moss on your shingle roof.

Why is Moss Bad for Shingles?

You may feel that a bit of moss gives your roof some charm, just as ivy growing up the si...

Roof Flashing Forms an Integral Part of Any Roofing System
September 24th, 2021 12:37 pm

So What Is Roof Flashing, Exactly, and How Does It Work?

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What Is Roof Flashing, and What Does It Do?

Roof flashing forms an integral part of any roofing system by helping to protect the home against water infiltration. So what is roof flashing, exactly, and how does it work?

Read on to understand what flashing is, why it's important, and how to tell if you may be having flashing problems that require professional repairs.

What Does Roof Flashing Do?

Roof flashing helps to provide a seal wherever there is a roof joint or penetration (like a chimney or vent), where there is an intersection of two roof surfaces, or where the roof meets an exterior wall.

Flashing protects these areas by acting both as a barrier and as a way to direct water down and off your roof. Contractors install flashing when they install your roofing system - but you can always hire a roofi...

While Your Roof Is Designed to Withstand the Elements, Some Storms Are More Intense
September 22nd, 2021 12:28 pm

When Mother Nature Unleashes Her Fury on Your Home, Contact the TLC Experts

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Storm Damage

Not every local roofing contractor has the expertise and certification to evaluate and repair roof and siding damage from hail and wind storms. Working with TLC Restoration assures you that you've hired a roofing company with the knowledge and experience to correctly and honestly determine your roof's condition after a severe weather condition and provide the necessary solutions. What's more, TLC can work directly with you and your insurance company to ensure that you get the proper compensation for your claim.

You May Have Experienced Storm Damage, even if you can't see it. You can't get a good look at your roof from the ground; because of this, you may have damage that's not visible. And hidden damage will get worse over time and can lead to much larger problems down the road.

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Why Is It Essential to Treat a Leaky Roof With Urgency?
September 21st, 2021 1:21 pm

You Could End up With Structural Deterioration, Insulation Damage and Mold and More!

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Dangers of a Leaky Roof

A roof leak is one of those household maintenance issues that you might be tempted to put on the back burner, but there is more than one reason to treat it with more urgency. Besides the damage it can do to the framing of your house, it also compromises insulation, promotes mold growth and may even create a fire hazard -- strange as that seems. It even creates the potential for personal injury.

    Structural Deterioration

    When water seeps through the roof, it may drip straight onto the attic floor, but it just as often runs along the underside of the roof decking to a wall and then down along the framing. Over time, the wet wood develops rot and loses its strength; the roof sags, the wall bows and even the foundation may become waterlogged and spongy. Even a minor leak can...