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Cold Weather Roofing Installation

We’re quickly finding ourselves amid Fall weather and despite how much we all want to avoid it, that means we’ll quickly be dealing with Winter and everything that comes with it.  If you’re in a geographic area that doesn’t deal with temperatures below 50 degrees, this doesn’t change much for your process but if you live anywhere that dips lower, …

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To Enforce or Not Enforce – Building Codes

Outside of extremely rural areas, many cities and counties choose to adopt sets of building codes to be applied in their given jurisdiction.  In most cases, this involves the use of the International Residential Code and the largest variation will be upon which edition has been adopted – the IRC is typically updated about every three years so a person …

High Risk Leak Areas

Whether you are purchasing a new home, planning to renovate your current home, or attempting to diagnose water stains that are appearing inside your home – there are several areas on the roofing system that have the potential to be problem areas.  A surefire way to diagnose possible problems is to have a professional review your property and below are …

How To Deal With Spike and Ferrule Gutter Systems

Our office previously tracked the number of projects we came across that involved a gutter system attached to the home using a spike and ferrule system – we told ourselves that our goal was to complete enough projects in our area that we would never see another example of this antiquated system again.  Despite our best efforts, we continue to …

The Dangers of a Clogged Gutter System

We’ve previously discussed basic gutter cleaning and maintenance for the average homeowner. Like much of the exterior items on a home, it’s hard to consider potential issues until they’re causing larger problems, but an ounce of prevention now is truly worth its weight in gold. Aluminum seamless gutter systems are installed on your property to help direct water (through rainfall or …

Choosing the Right Contractor for Your Project

Depending on your location, you may very well have an over-abundance of choices when it comes to hiring a roofing contractor to complete repairs for your home. If you’ve had a recent storm event you likely won’t even need to contact a company, you’ll have canvassers and salespeople knocking your door for the next several weeks. This can certainly be a …

Roofing Repair vs Roofing System Replacement

“Can you just patch it?” As a roofing contractor this question is what we are most often asked after inspecting a property and discovering damage to the roofing system.  Most homeowners don’t consider their roofing system when planning their typical home maintenance routine and don’t usually know there is an issue until it causes further issues – most often by …

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? …

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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 …

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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 …