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Careful! 5 Things That Could Endanger Your Roof

Careful! 5 Things That Could Endanger Your Roof Your roof shields your home or business from everything Mother Nature has to offer. Whether it is snow, rain, ice, hail, your roof is the first and last line of defense against the elements. Many forget the importance of a durable roof and rarely think about it […]

What’s the Lifespan of my Roof?

What’s the Lifespan of my Roof?   The lifespan of a roof is affected by numerous factors. However, the most important component of this is the material used. We have listed some of the most common roofing materials and their average lifespan is listed below. EPDM (a type of synthetic rubber): 10-16 years Modified Bitumen: […]

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The Importance of Sufficient Roof Ventilation

The Importance of Sufficient Roof Ventilation   Are you paying more than you should on your energy bills? Has there been any mold on your ceilings or attic? Do you frequently deal with ice dams in the wintertime? Well, if you’ve answered yes to either of these, then you most likely have roof ventilation issues. Any […]

Is Your Business in Need of a New Roof?

Is Your Business in Need of a New Roof? It’s hard to know when your commercial building is in need of a roof replacement. Roof maintenance and repair rarely cross the minds of business owners. After all, they already have their hands full with various other pressing matters.  However, your roof may cause thousands of […]

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What Does A Good Roofing Job Look Like?

What Does a Good Roofing Job Look Like?   Roofing projects are undoubtedly among the most expensive in home maintenance and upkeep. Unfortunately, even though the cost is high, receiving a bad roofing job is far too common. That being said, how do you know if your contractor did a good job on your residential […]

Difference Between Blistering and Hail Damage

Difference Between Blistering and Hail Damage The first step before any actual roof repair is to assess the damage and diagnose the source of the problem. Most of the time, this is an easy task for any competent roofing contractor. However, in some cases, it gets much more difficult to discern the real problem. And […]

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6 Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor

6 Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor   Finding a dependable roofing contractor can be a very difficult process. A subpar contractor can cause future problems on your roofing system, and could lead up to thousands of dollars in repairs! If your contractor is unable to answer all of these questions, then you may want […]

How Do I Clean My Roof? The Dos and Don’ts

How Do I Clean My Roof? The Do’s and Don’ts If you’re reading this article, then it’s more than likely your roof is not as crisp and clean as it used to be. In some areas your shingles look faded, in others, they look darker. So you figured it’s about time to give it a […]

Roof Replacement Process: The 5 Steps

Roof Replacement Process: The 5 Steps   A thorough roof replacement process is much more complex than it may seem. Any experienced contractor knows that it is not just tearing off the existing roof and replacing it with a new one. But before any home or business owner can go forward with this home improvement […]