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Why Are Rain Gutters so Important for Your Roof?

rain-gutters
Functioning rain gutters are absolutely vital to a roof. Your roof directs precipitation off your home, but if your gutters are clogged, water won’t drain the way it’s supposed to, and that means trouble for your roof and the rest of your home. Avoid Roof Rot If your rain gutters are clogged with piles of soggy leaves, sticks and other debris,...

Top 4 Roofing Problems

Roofing Problems
Roofing problems can strike any time, no matter the age of a roof. If you’re dealing with one of the following common roofing problems, you aren’t alone. These are some of the top reasons that homeowners call roofing contractors for help: A Leak Even if you don’t know much about roofing, one fact is clear: Water is enemy No. 1 when it...

Is Fall the Best Time of Year for a Roof Replacement?

Roof Replacement inspector looking at house
Should you wait for the best time of year for a roof replacement? Or should you give the go-ahead for the project no matter what the weather forecast predicts? You have many factors to consider when planning a roof replacement, but quality of installation is your primary concern. It’s important to note that all high-quality asphalt roofing...

Why Does Your Roof Have Buckling Shingles?

Buckling Shingles
Buckling shingles are a sign of a major problem with your roof. It doesn’t matter how old or new your roof is, buckling shingles indicate it needs a professional inspection right away. Buckling shingles look like something is underneath the shingles pushing them upward. You also may have curling shingles, where the center of the shingle looks...

5 Ways to Prepare for Reroofing Your House

Prepare for Reroofing
Reroofing your house is a major project — it takes at least one full day, maybe longer. You’ve saved your money and you’ve spent time researching local roofing contractors. You picked out the materials and you signed the paperwork. What’s left? Well for starters, make sure you take care of these five tasks: Warn Your Neighbors You want...

DIY Roof Replacement? Not a Good Idea

DIY Roof Replacement - trust a professional
You may have thought about DIY roof replacement, if you’re the sort who’s always looking for ways to save a buck. Maybe you’ve also always wanted to become more hands-on with your home maintenance, and you think putting on a new roof would be fun! What could possibly go wrong? A DIY roof replacement is a bad idea because it’s dangerous,...

Do You Have a Fireproof Roof?

Fireproof Roof
A fireproof roof can be the difference between losing and saving your home. If you live in a region where wildfires are a threat, selecting your roofing materials is not a task you should take lightly. Building code regulates which materials are best fitted for homes located in fire-prone regions. The roof is one of the most vulnerable parts...