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Parts of a Roof: Shingles

When you think of the word “roofing,” you typically picture what you can see on top of a home or business – the shingles! While there are many elements to your roofing system, such as the roof decking, underlayment and drip edge, the most aesthetic and crucial item is your shingles. Shingles are the most […]

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What are the effects of shingle color on your home’s energy efficiency?

The color of your roof’s shingles will have the most impact on the highest rooms in your house. Your attic alone can have temperatures that fluctuate 20 to 40 degrees in difference. Whether you are running the air conditioner or the heater, your home’s HVAC system may have to work harder depending on the color […]

How To Prepare For A Roof Replacement: 4 Things You Need To Know

If your shingled roof is about 15-20 years old, if you’re experiencing leaking, or if you have shingles that have blown off, it’s likely time for you to replace your roof. Selecting a qualified roofing contractor is the most important first step! Once you’ve determined your best fit local roofing company, you sign the contract […]

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Ask A Roofer: Is the Workmanship Warranty Transferrable?

When looking to get a new roof installed, you should ask your roofing contractor what warranties come with the roof replacement service. Often, the material’s manufacturer will put a certain warranty length on the product itself, but what about the installation of the new roofing system? Joyland Roofing president, John Esh, discusses if the workmanship […]

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Ask A Roofer: How Long Will It Take Solar Panels To Pay Off?

When considering adding a solar system to your existing roof, it requires research. Because of the cost of solar panels, many want to know how long it’ll take before you’re actually saving money. Joyland Roofing president, John Esh, answers this question for you. [Transcript] Since we’ve been installing rooftop solar systems, the questions that we […]

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A Guide to Roofing Insurance Claims & Storm Damage

We all hope that our roof is never damaged by a storm or accident. But unfortunately, it’s something every homeowner should be prepared for. A homeowner’s insurance policy that covers your roof brings peace of mind and valuable protection. However, if your roof is damaged and you have to file a claim, it can become […]

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Step-by-Step How to Clean Your Gutters & Tips to Keep Them Clean

Clearing your gutters of debris and built up grime is an important part of home maintenance. If ignored, filled gutters can cause water damage and lead to expensive repairs or even complete gutter replacements in the future.? We would recommend cleaning your gutters twice a year – once in the spring and once in the […]

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11-Item Checklist for Maintaining Your Shingle Roof

A roof replacement is a long-term investment many business owners or homeowners, like you, must make. When replacing a sloped roof, asphalt shingles is the most popular roofing material. Even though architectural asphalt shingles can last between 35-50 years, it’s often before the 35-year mark that you’re faced with the replacement task. To get the […]

What is the underlayment & the drip edge? Tar paper vs synthetic, ice & water shield, drip edge

What is the Underlayment and Drip Edging?

  We’ve previously discussed what your home’s roof deck is and how its health impacts your home. It’s important that your roof deck is in good condition before installing the remainder of your new roofing materials on top. Apart from the shingles, underlayment and drip edge are the materials that protect your roof decking and […]