Can You Live in Your Home While Redoing Your Roof?

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A roof replacement is a major project. That leaves many homeowners wondering about the logistics: can you live in a house while the roof is replaced, or do you need to relocate?

When to Stay in the Home

Budget is a big consideration for many homeowners. When you’re paying for a new roof, you don’t want to pay extra housing or dining expenses during the job. Rest assured, you can definitely stay in the home during a roof replacement. However, there are some things to prepare […]

Effects the Roof Has on Buying and Selling Homes

Effects your roof might have on buying and selling homes

You may know that curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling a home. But where does the roof fit within curb appeal? Read on to learn the effects of a roof on buying or selling a home.

The Costs of Not Fixing a Roof

If your roof is visibly aging, it can be a turn off. Potential buyers may notice the signs of neglect and wonder about the condition of all those other home systems, such as HVAC or plumbing.
Whether they realize it at the time, buyers pick up on the condition of the roof as they […]

Recent Trends in Roofing

Recent trends in roofing

Your roof is there to protect your family and your home. While a roof is practical, it can also be aesthetic and even trendy. Here are a few of the new roof trends we’re partial to, which may be a good idea for your residential roof replacement.

White Roof

Most of the roofs in your neighborhood are probably dark. Made of asphalt shingles, metal, or even slate, common roof colors include gray, black, and brown. These dark colors absorb the sun’s heat, and that can make your roof (and your home) even hotter in the summer months. For warmer climates, a better option might be […]

When Do I Know It’s Time to Replace the Roof?

When to know when to replace your roof

You don’t have to wait until the roof starts leaking to think about replacement, but when is the right time? There are several clues to pay attention to as indicators for a new roof. Here’s how to know when you should start getting quotes for roof replacement.

Attic Holes

If the attic has holes, light and water can penetrate. Go into the attic and see if light is visible. Light indicates holes, which can lead to […]

Keeping Up With Summer Roof Maintenance

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Summer heat and humidity can be hard on your roof. Here’s how you can take care of your roof this summer.

Take Care of Your Attic

Your attic is out of sight, out of mind. However, the best thing you can do for your roof is actually to take care of your attic. Why? An overheated attic can shorten the lifespan of your roof by causing shingle damage. Who your attic runs hot, it can also send your utility bills skyrocketing. Your air conditioner needs to […]

How to Clean Your Roof

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Cleaning the roof not only helps your roof look its best, but may extend the life of your shingles. While professional roof cleaners do a great job, you may want to learn how to clean the roof yourself (and save a bit of money). With our tips, you can clean the roof safely.

Get the Right Supplies

We never recommend that you go up on your roof without a harness. One slip off the roof could be deadly, especially when surfaces are wet due to cleaning. Cleaning pros have a safety harness available and […]

When Is It Too Hot to Work on a Roof?

Water Condensation on red surface

Sunny summer days are an ideal time for roof work, but with temperatures spiking in many parts of the country, is it ever too hot to work on a roof? Here’s what you need to know about roof work safety in extreme heat.

Roofing in Hot Weather

As a general rule, heat can pose a danger to roofing technicians when temperatures climb above 90 degrees. The heat index, which reflects both the temperature and the humidity, means that temperatures below 90 degrees can be dangerous, too. […]

Does Heat Affect Your Roof?

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You may suspect that heat and humidity do a number on your roof, but do you know why? Here’s why extreme heat can actually damage your roof.

Condensation Damage

When you take a shower without using a ventilation fan, condensation forms in the bathroom. Over time, the condensation damages paint or wallpaper, causes peeling, and even causes water damage, mold, or mildew. Let this be a lesson to you: humidity can cause similar damage to your roof. Humid weather encourages condensation, just like the shower. That condensation can settle underneath the shingles, leading to […]

Advancements in Roof Technology

Whats Next

The roofing industry changes with time, often in ways that reduce consumer costs and environmental impact. Here are a few of the most recent roofing industry innovations poised to make an impact.

Solar panel roofing

Solar panels on roofs may no longer be new, but panels continue to come down in cost. Arrangements for solar leases […]

A Day in the Life of a Roofer

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What does a roofer do all day? If you’ve ever wondered what life is really like for the roofers who tear off and replace roofs, this “day in the life” will offer a sneak peek inside what it’s like to work in residential roofing.

Roof Inspection and Repair Estimates

Any roofing work begins with inspection and an estimate, which gauges the scope of work and costs of repair, including […]