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Will Snow Collapse My Roof?

Will snow collpase my roof?

It’s officially winter and snow is imminent. The snow that collects on your roof can cause damage if it gets too heavy, and possibly leaks if there are holes if your roof or framing. Collapse is more common in areas that experience yearly heavy snowfall and occurs because of damage and/or poor design and construction. […]

What is the Fascia Board?

Roof fascia board. Roof gutter system on log house in forest.

The fascia board is one of the most important parts of the roof. This is the board that is along the bottom of the ends of the rafters at the eaves that closes the gaps between the rafters. Fascia boards are visible and usually are what holds gutters in place. Most fascia boards are wood […]

Preventing and Managing Ice Dams

Cold weather is here. With the drop in temperatures, comes inclement weather including snow and ice. Ice in particular, can be dangerous and cause damage to your home, vehicle, roof, and cause injuries from slips and falls. When it comes to your roof, one of the most common causes of winter damage is from ice […]

9 Signs It Is Time For New Gutters

Gutters are sturdy, but like other parts of your home will need repaired or replaced. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, galvanized steel or aluminum gutters will last about twenty years and copper gutters will last fifty years.  Damage occurs from aging, storms, trees, etc. and you might have to replace your gutters sooner than […]

5 Winter Home Maintenance Tips

The season that many dread is just around the corner. Getting ready for subzero temperatures, ice, snow, and trying to stay warm is a daunting task. Winter weather and cold temperatures can cause major damage to your home (and roof) if you’re not prepared. Here are some winter home maintenance tips to keep your house […]

3 Roof Maintenance Tips

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you and your home from the elements. Hail, storms, wind, and natural aging will cause wear and tear on your roof. To keep you roof in working order and in good shape, you need to perform regular maintenance and safety checks. […]

Gutter Maintenance Tips

Many don’t think about their gutters until they aren’t functioning properly. Keeping on top of gutter maintenance can help avoid costly repairs in the future and damage to your home. Here are a few gutter maintenance tips to keep yours in excellent shape! How do I know I need to clean my gutters? If your […]

Basic Roofing Terms Facility Managers Should Know

Knowing basic roofing terms can help facility managers better evaluate proposals, talk to contractors, and communicate with owners. These terms are also valuable for homeowners when communicating repairs. Here are some basic roofing terms to know. Blistering This is a build-up of water vapor or gases that form a bubble underneath a roofing material’s surface. […]

9 Types of Roofing Materials

At one time, asphalt shingles, slate, clay, or stone were about the only options for roofing materials. Today, there are many other options to choose from to fit your needs. There are also new and updated looks for existing materials. Here are 9 different types of roofing materials to consider for your next job: 1. […]

3 Ways Trees Can Damage Your Roof

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] With Fall in full swing, leaves are everywhere! While the seasonal scenery is beautiful, trees can cause serious damage to your roof and other parts of your home. This is not something many people think about until it is too late. Unpredictable Fall and Winter […]