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Tax Credit Information

Click on the link to see valuable Tax Credit information if you put on a CertainTeed roof in 2012 http://www.certainteed.com/learning-center/roofing/?qid=117

Should I file a Claim if I think I might have snow damage?

A homeowner’s policy typically will cover burst pipes, a tree falling on a house, removal of fallen trees, wind and sleet damage to the roof, melting snow dripping through the shingles and water wreckage caused by “ice dams” that block gutters, insurance experts say. Flooding caused by melting snow is usually covered under a separate flood policy that you must purchase through a federal insurance program. Your own policy, though, …Read More

How Wind Damages Roofs?

When the wind is screaming, rain is driving down, or hail is pinging off the ground like popcorn, you know your roof is taking a beating. But when the wind goes from shriek to howl, do you really know what’s going on up there? In facilities management, ignorance is never bliss. Preventive maintenance is the key to the longevity of any system, but the step before that is having a …Read More

Hail Damage

    Think you might have some Hail Damage? Common misconceptions about hail damage I can’t see any damage on my roof, so it’s probably not worth the time or effort to call a contractor or my insurance company. I don’t see any missing shingles and my roof isn’t leaking, so I must not have damage. My roof is fairly new and it’s covered by a warranty, so I don’t need …Read More

Does the old roof have to come off or can a new roof be applied over the existing roof?

Applying a new roof over an old roof is considered an acceptable practice, but we are firm believers in removing the original layer, especially if there is a possibility of old roof having issues. There are 4 reasons why we advocate always removing the original roof: 1. If you know you need a new roof that usually means it’s at the end of its usable life. Signs to look for are blistering, brittleness, …Read More

3 Common Roof Leak Areas

Perfect example of a leaky chimney Leaking Chimneys Whether it’s due to aging caulk, cracked cement caps or flashing problems, chimneys are one of the biggest problem areas when it comes to leaks. Many (but not all) chimney leaks can be repaired by peeling off old, dried caulking and roof sealant from around the chimney’s base. Inspect each area of flashing for cracks, holes or damage, and replace flashing as needed. To improve the …Read More

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem.

Remember just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. We do not recommend any type of shingle to shingle layover, It is always best to tear off your existing roofing materials in order to inspect your decking, chimney, side walls and any other roof penetration areas properly. If you fail to completely tear off your roof the consequences could be very damaging to your home. It would be such a disappointment to get a brand new roof …Read More

Roofing Tip of the Day

In an industry with no licensing and a questionable reputation, don’t forget to do your homework. Here are a few tips to help you select a roofer: – Request a copy of the roofer’s Liability Insurance – Request a copy of the Workers Comp Certificate – Check to be certain that the roofing company you choose is a Licensed Contractor and if the job will be done by the contractor …Read More