Apr 11
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Impact of Rain Damage to Your Home

Spring season is typically known for rain – hence April showers bring May flowers. And rain water isn’t a huge risk to your home if there is not rainfall on a consistent basis. But, when the rainstorms are heavy and occur several days in a row, your home can be exposed to long-term rain damage. Roof Inspection Your roof is the first line of defense against most weather conditions, especially rain. Check your roof […]

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Mar 28
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Hire a Professional for these 4 Home Projects

If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to do a home improvement project on your own, you are not alone. Oftentimes people take on these home improvement projects to cut down on costs. But for some projects, you have to ask yourself if you are really saving money doing it yourself versus hiring a professional. DIY vs Hiring a Professional 1. Have I ever done a project similar to this before? If you are not […]

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Oct 26
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The Effects of the Freeze-Thaw Cycle

If you’ve ever experienced one day where it is shorts weather and then the next day you’re wearing a winter jacket, you are not alone. This drastic swing in temperatures is known to be associated with the freeze-thaw cycle. And no, it does not have anything to do with freezing meat and then letting it thaw out on the counter top. The freeze-thaw cycle occurs when there is moisture in the air and the […]

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Oct 12
Roof leaking water

Signs of a Roof Leak

A stain or a wet spot on your ceiling is an obvious sign that your roof is leaking. But by the time you’ve identified ceiling damage, you’re already hundreds of dollars deep in damages. Wet spots form after a much longer process, starting with harsh weather conditions and shingle damage. A leaky roof can leave you with gutter damage, ice dam formation, mold and mildew, interior damage, and potentially the need for an entire […]

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Jan 05
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The Importance of Snow Removal from Your Roof

After a snow fall, shoveling your driveway is at the top of your to-do list, because a little snow shouldn’t stop you from getting out and getting on with your regular schedule. But have you ever thought to take a break from bending over and turn your focus upwards for a minute? Not only can knee-deep white powder be an obstacle on the ground, it could be a mounting concern on your roof. Houses in […]

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Oct 27
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How Long Should a Roof Last?

Whether you’re a new homeowner or one who has lived in the same residency for years, there are some things you should know when it comes to the average life expectancy of your roof. Several factors affect its longevity, both increasing and decreasing its useful life. The good news is you can control some of these factors; the not-so-good news is you cannot control some of these factors. Two major factors affecting the lifespan […]

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Oct 13
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Damage Series Part 2: The Damage of Hail to Your Home

For most homeowners, sitting out on a recliner on your front porch during a thunderstorm is considered calming and relaxing. Unfortunately though, sometimes those thunderstorms have cumulonimbus clouds that drop pellets of frozen rain. Yes, we are talking about hailstones, and they can lead to serious property damage. Hailstones, or hail pellets, are layers of ice and water that fall out of the sky and come in all different shapes and sizes. What in […]

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Sep 02
Damaged shingles on a roof

How Do You Know When Your Roof Needs To Be Repaired or Replaced?

We live in a fast-paced world, where one minute you’re burning your morning toast and the next minute you’re carpooling to soccer practice. Life is hectic, and the last thing on your mind is your roof.

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