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Why You Should Clean Your Roof Before Summer Hits

Why You Should Clean Your Roof Before Summer Hits

When your roof is hidden under a few inches of snow for most of the winter, it’s easy to forget about the moss, sticky pine needles, algae and lichen colonies gathering on the surface of your shingles. But now that spring has melted that disguise, it’s time to get real about taking care of your roof […]

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Gutter Guards and shingle sediment

Is Shingle Sediment Getting Through Your Gutter Guards?

As long as it’s not leaking, most people tend not to think about their roof or their gutters very much.  Over time, however, if these things are not cared for, they can cause significant problems. In particular, gutters can clog with debris from the roof, creating problems every time it rains.  Because of this, many […]

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Why is it Important to Clean Your Roof?

Why is it Important to Clean Your Roof?

You look up and notice your home’s roof sporting a greenish hue. Maybe you even notice some black streaks running across the top. But it’s no big deal, right? Wrong! A discolored roof is a sign that the shingles are harboring some dangerous moss, lichens and algae. Left untreated, they will eat away at your shingles and […]

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Don't Forget to Clean Your Roof

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Roof

When was the last time your home’s roof had a good scrubbing? If you can’t remember or know the answer is “never,” then it is definitely time that you learned the importance of a good old fashioned roof cleaning. Save Thousands in Replacement Costs A new roof can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 or […]

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What You need to Know About Ice Dams

What You Need to Know About Ice Dams

Now that winter is moving in, your home is going to be up against some new challenges from Mother Nature, including ice dams. Ice dams are thick layers of melted snow that gather on the outer edge of a roof’s surface. Before you shrug ice dams off as an inevitable part of winter that eventually will […]

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How to Avoid Ice Dams on Your Roof

How to Avoid Ice Dams On Your Roof

Winter is on the way, which means you need to start thinking about ice dams. As snow melts, it should drain off your roof like rainwater. But when temperatures drop below freezing, the melted snow can refreeze, creating a dam of ice along the edge of your roof. Once there, it prevents snow and water […]

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Is the Fall Season Ruining Your Roof?

Is the Fall Season Ruining Your Roof?

Autumn is a time of beautiful colors, crisp weather, and yes, roof maintenance. Homeowners beware: fall can be just as hard on your roof as any other season, so be careful not to let your guard down when it comes to protecting your roof. The leaves adorning the countryside might be pretty, but they can also be a real roof […]

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Find Out How to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

Unless you prepare in advance, winter weather can damage your roof. Cold, snowy weather won’t only damage roofing shingles, a build up of snow and ice on the roof can damage roof trusses as well. Clogged gutter systems during the wintertime is another problem that can do a real job on your roof; therefore, it […]

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Can Moss and Algae Hurt My Roof?

Mold, mildew and moss not only look unsightly on a rooftop, they can deteriorate roofing shingles, causing them to lift and allow water to enter your home. Because of the potential for moisture problems, both moss and algae can shorten the lifespan of your roof if you don’t keep it clean of these damaging organisms. How Algae […]

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