Roof Snow Removal…Is it Necessary?

Roof Snow Removal…Is it Necessary?

Roof Snow Removal…Is it Necessary? Every winter brings with it a chance for heavy snowfall. It seems like at least once a year we get hit with enough snow to shut down roads and schools and keep us holed up in our homes. Keeping your house and roof prepared for extreme weather is essential to avoid damage and keep you comfortable. During severe weather conditions, safety is of the utmost importance. Folks often ask us if roof snow removal is necessary. Here are some great tips that will ensure you are ready for whatever winter brings your way. Before the

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How to Prevent Heat Loss Through Your Roof

How to Prevent Heat Loss Through Your Roof

How to Prevent Heat Loss Through Your Roof When the winter chill sets in, did you realize that you could be losing up to 25 percent of your home’s heat through the roof ! But, there is a simple solution. Here is how to prevent heat loss through your roof. Once you complete these easy steps, you are sure to see increased savings in your energy bills! Plus, you will improve the condition of your roof and keep it in top shape all winter long. The Science Behind It Warm air escapes through your roof through the process of convection.

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The Truth About Ice Dams

The Truth About Ice Dams

The Truth About Ice Dams Winter may bring to mind bucolic scenes of homes covered in snow, smoke piping out the chimney, and icicles hanging on the roof eves. While it is true that winter brings ice, snow and freezing temperatures, there is nothing false about the toll winter takes on your roof. One of the worst offenders is ice dams. Take this little true or false quiz to learn some common misconceptions and the truth about ice dams. True or False: Ice dams occur when your attic is too warm. True. Roof ice and ice dams result from the

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof? The decision whether to repair or replace your roof may be a hefty one. There are many factors to consider: • What is the age of the roof? • Have you experienced recent storm damage? • Do all of the shingles match? • What is your budget? • Are you placing your house on the market? Here is some advice that could help you make the right choice. There are many instances in which you may be able to replace sections of your roof or shingles. First, we should mention that you should get

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Is Your Roof Ready for Hurricane Season

Is Your Roof Ready for Hurricane Season

Is Your Roof Ready for Hurricane Season The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is predicting an even busier Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters are expecting from 11 to 17 named storms, of which 5-9 will become hurricanes. They also believe that 2-4 of those storms becoming major hurricanes with wind speeds in excess of 110 mph! Is your roof hurricane proof? Excessive wind coupled with driving rain can wreck havoc. Luckily, there are steps you can take to make sure your roof will weather the storm. Close Inspection Before the Storm You should inspect your roof a couple of times

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10 Signs You Need a New Roof

10 Signs You Need a New Roof

10 Signs You Need a New Roof You usually don’t think about your roof until there is a problem. And, what’s more, this issue usually occurs at the worst time. But, a savvy homeowner can look for these 10 signs you need a new roof. That way, you will be prepared for whatever conditions the seasons bring your way. 1. Cupping or Clawing Shingles You may notice issues with individual shingles. Are they curling at the edges? We refer to that as clawing. Cupping occurs when the edges of the shingle curl upward. Both are indicators of potential leaks and

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