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Be Safe When Hanging Holiday Lights on Your Roof

holiday-lights house decked out with christmas lights
If you’re planning to hang holiday lights from your roof this year, make sure you prepare properly for this potentially dangerous job. Whenever you have to go up on a ladder, you must take precautions. Hanging holiday lights could be a danger not just to you, but to your home as well. Recognize the Danger to Yourself Proceed with caution....

Slate Roofing FAQ

Slate Roofing
Are you considering slate roofing for your home? It’s not a choice you can make a snap decision on. A slate roof is a serious, long-term investment, and you want to explore all of the pros and cons before you commit. Slate roofing is great for a lot of reasons, and by finding answers to these common questions, you’ll begin to understand why...

Attic Insulation: How Does it Help Your Roof?

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Attic insulation should never be an afterthought. In fact, it’s one of the most important components of a well-planned roofing project. Properly installed insulation goes hand in hand with properly placed vents. Together, they provide the underlying protection from moisture and decay that your roof and your whole home needs. Prevents Material...

How Does Roof Flashing Help Prevent Water Damage?

roof-flashing
Roof flashing is critical in preventing leaks. Unless your roofing contractor understands the importance of flashing, it’s easy for unskilled workers to cut corners and improperly install it, leaving your roof and your home at risk. Mother nature can be unforgiving. You want your roof to stand up to the task of protecting your home against...

Why Are Rain Gutters so Important for Your Roof?

rain-gutters
Functioning rain gutters are absolutely vital to a roof. Your roof directs precipitation off your home, but if your gutters are clogged, water won’t drain the way it’s supposed to, and that means trouble for your roof and the rest of your home. Avoid Roof Rot If your rain gutters are clogged with piles of soggy leaves, sticks and other debris,...

Top 4 Roofing Problems

Roofing Problems
Roofing problems can strike any time, no matter the age of a roof. If you’re dealing with one of the following common roofing problems, you aren’t alone. These are some of the top reasons that homeowners call roofing contractors for help: A Leak Even if you don’t know much about roofing, one fact is clear: Water is enemy No. 1 when it...

Is Fall the Best Time of Year for a Roof Replacement?

Roof Replacement inspector looking at house
Should you wait for the best time of year for a roof replacement? Or should you give the go-ahead for the project no matter what the weather forecast predicts? You have many factors to consider when planning a roof replacement, but quality of installation is your primary concern. It’s important to note that all high-quality asphalt roofing...