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Three Ways to Make Your Eavestroughs Work for You

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Roofing | 0 comments November 16th, 2017

If you are a homeowner, then you know your eavestroughs are an important part of your roofing system. By moving water away from your roof and your home, they add valuable protection against the elements all year long. But what if your gutters seem to be more work than you anticipated, or you’ve gradually noticed that they don’t do as good of a job as they once used to? Here are a few ways you can make your eavestroughs work for you. Keep Them Clean – The most important thing you can do to protect your eavestroughs is to...

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The Potential Dangers of a Roof Leak

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Roofing | 0 comments December 19th, 2013

Notice a small leak in your ceiling? Do you see water trickling down your drywall or lampshade? If you do, don’t touch it – it’s dangerous! As your home ages, it becomes prone to wear and tear, so it’s important that you know about the dangers and causes of water leaks. The first apparent and most obvious danger is human safety. The last thing you want is a piece of roof caving in and falling on someone’s head. Mold grows in damp and wet places and can pose a threat to your immune system and health. If your drywall...

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Some Indisputable Signs That Roof Replacement Is Needed

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Roofing | 1 comment October 11th, 2013

It’s a fact – over time, asphalt shingles age, and eventually they will need to be replaced. Give or take, the average lifespan of an asphalt shingled roof is about 8 to 10 years, depending on the climate where you live. When shingles show any of the signs mentioned below, roof replacement is likely to be the only solution. Visible Damage: Shingles weaken and become brittle as they age. Damage such as multiple broken tiles or tabs are easy to spot visibly. The roof should be replaced right away before it starts to leak. Penetrations: It’s not only asphalt...

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My Roof Has Storm Damage — Now What?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Roofing | 1 comment August 23rd, 2013

So a big storm’s blown through, and it looks like your roof may have suffered some storm damage. Now what? First of all, know what you’re looking for. After a storm, contact a roofing company to do an inspection. Some signs of storm damage include: Lots of granules of asphalt in the gutter if you have asphalt shingles (as the storm took off the protective coating). You can hear the roof crunch under your feet (meaning it lifted up during the storm and is still settling down). There may be problems underneath, between the wood and the shingles. Split...

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