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5 Reasons To Get Roof Leaks Fixed ASAP

 We know that home maintenance tasks are not the most exciting way to spruce up your home, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored!  A roof leak is a good example of something homeowners should fix immediately – a small leak in a roof can lead to over $20,000 in repairs of flooring and […]

Getting Rid of Roof Stains: The Rise of Roof Algae

Don’t let roof algae get in the way of your home’s beauty! Every year, hundreds of thousands of roofs on homes and other buildings succumb to algae’s trademark black stains. Why Does Algae Like My Roof? Algae get its fill consuming the powdered limestone filler that’s often added to the liquid asphalt in shingles to […]

Seam Separation EPDM

  EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer (M-class) rubber) has properties that give it outstanding heat, ozone and weather resistance. One of its benefits it that is does not pollute the run-off rainwater. When EPDM is installed correctly as a covering to waterproof roofs, you can expect your roof to keep you warm and dry for 20 years   […]

Hail Damage to a Flat Roof

Hail can cause damage to the underlying insulation of a flat roof causing lessened R-value. The damage is not usually noticeable when you just look at the membrane surface of the roof, but it will cause the insulation to “shattered” from the force of  the hail strike. If your flat roof is modified bitumen or torch […]

Slipping: Delaminating / Sliding

This Torch Down Modified roof membrane is delaminating and sliding. This is caused by improper fastening. On roofs with a slight pitch it’s required to fasten each row. Without lifting up every row and breaking the sealing asphalt seams, it’s impossible to tell if the problem is consistent throughout the entire roof or just the […]