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Ignoring Shingle Roof Leaks Is Trickling Toward Disaster

During a heavy rainstorm, you notice the telltale signs of a leak in your home’s shingle roof. However, the leak doesn’t seem very big or damaging, so you decide to ignore it for now. Unfortunately, this in-the-moment decision could have serious negative repercussions in the future. For a variety of reasons, roofing professionals recommend that [...]

The Impact of Hail Damage on Residential Roofs

During a thunderstorm, hail is always a possibility. If you have a shingled roof, the possibility of damage to your roof increases with the size of the hailstones. In this blog, we explore the impact that hail damage can have on your home. We also consider how to move forward after a hail strike, from [...]

Keep Roofers Safe this Summer with Water, Rest, and Shade

The summer heat can be debilitating. Not only does the sun beat down, but heat also radiates up from the asphalt and any dark surfaces, creating what feels like an inferno. Yes, the temperature is uncomfortable, but it's dangerous as well. Heat stroke and dehydration can quickly develop if you're out in the sun, unprotected. [...]

5 Common Roofing Scams You Should Avoid

It’s a homeowner’s nightmare. You meet who appears to be a trustworthy roofer offering a great deal. So, you sign a contract to get started, only to find out fairly quickly that you’ve fallen victim to a scam. Unsuspecting homeowners can quickly become the victims of roofing scams that aren’t always easy to spot. However, [...]

Natural Cedar vs. Synthetic Shake Roofs: Pros and Cons

Are you searching for a gorgeous natural wooden roof? Natural cedar shake roofing is a popular choice for homeowners who hope to achieve a historical, rustic look. However, you can also complete this look with synthetic shakes. What’s the best option? While the choice, in the end, is a matter of personal preference, it’s best [...]

Which Replacement Roof Color is Right for Your Home?

A roof replacement can be exciting. You get a new start on your roof, which will not only improve your protection but gives you the opportunity to choose a new color. So, what color should you choose? Should you go with the same color as before, pick a bold new color, or a different choice [...]

5 Ways to Prepare for a Roof Replacement

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall: each season has its own kind of weather that is meant to be enjoyed. However, that same weather may wreak havoc on your roof. Over the years, your roof will withstand some severe wear and tear. Before feeling overwhelmed by roof repair or replacement, there are some easy steps you [...]

Roof Collapse: Signs and Prevention

Having a roof collapse is no small problem. The damage it does to the rest of the building is significant, the injuries it can cause are devastating, and the cost of repairing the roof and the damage caused are potentially impossible to cover. With luck, no one will be hurt and the building will be [...]

Can Blue-green Algae Cause Damage to Your Roof?

Blue-green algae usually brings images of lakes and waterways clogged with algae causing damage to the ecosystem, not a roof. However, algae is commonly found on roofs across the USA and Canada. Typically, it will appear as dark black stains or streaks. If you’ve noticed it on your roof, you may have mistaken this common [...]

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