How To Clean and Maintain A Gutter System

An aluminum seamless gutter system has become the norm for most residential homes in the United States and if you’re reading this, you very likely have one installed on your own home.  What many people fail to realize is that the gutter system requires diligent maintenance, typically in the form of cleaning. How often should you check your gutter system? …

Tips to Maintain Your New Roof

Your home’s roofing system is a complex system meant to protect you and the interior of your home from the outside elements your home faces regularly. A quality roofing system is one of the most important investments when it comes to your home protection, so it should not be surprising that proper and regular roof maintenance should be included in …

Top Spring Roof Issues for Homeowners to Keep in Mind

Now that winter is over and the weather is warming up, the last thing a homeowner wants is roof issues to deal with.  As the days get longer, it is a vital time to ensure roofing systems are healthy as they recover from the rough winter conditions. Additionally, with the nicer days comes spring storms potentially full of rain and …

How to Be Aware of Storm Chasing Roof Contractors

With the recent hail storm be on the lookout for Storm Chasing Roof Contractors. We have been getting reports from past clients that many new contractors have come from out of town knocking on doors. First of all, we want to let you know just because a contractor knocks on your door, it does not mean that they are a …

Signs You Need A New Roof

Oftentimes roofs are something that homeowners forget about until an issue becomes apparent. One of the first issues that can become apparent is when a leak springs and it becomes too late. Don’t wait until water is raining from the ceiling to give your roof the attention that it needs! Leaky Roof A lot of people believe that leaks in …

Knowing Local Building Codes and Your Roofing System

The following codes items are extremely important when completing a roof replacement project. We hope that this information helps you when the time comes to replace your roofing system. When we look at codes that govern the application of a residential roofing system, we have to start by first familiarizing ourselves with the manufacturer specifications of the material we are …

Knowing All Aspects of a Properly Installed Roofing System

In this article, we are going to cover all the aspects of a properly installed roofing system. We like to refer to your roof as a roofing system because a roofing system is what protects your home, and a roof is just a generic term for the top of your house. We will be going over the following components of …

8 Signs You Need More or Better Insulation

During a long Cold Winter with low temperatures extending over long periods, it is important to ensure that your home is properly insulated. It is recommended that if your home was built prior to 1970, that you may need to re-insulate, but beyond the age of home, there are many additional signs that will alert you of insulation issues. 1. …

What Are Ice Dams and How to Avoid Them?

Ice dams are a hazard that are often overlooked by homeowners. Icicles hanging on the side of the roof may look aesthetically appealing at first, they are a huge risk to homeowners and a signal of something far worse forming. A properly designed and built roof, will not form any icicles, and instead snow that melts runs down your gutters. …

Identifying Roof Hail Damage

Shingles can react differently when struck by hail. As an example, hail damage to asphalt and composition shingles can look very different than hail damage to wood shingles. It is important to know the different effects of the damage to properly identify whether or not you have roof damage from hail. The size of the hailstones can affect the degree …