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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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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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How Long Does A New Roof Last? Shingle, Flat, and Metal

The life expectancy of any roofing material depends on the type of material you are choosing. However, how long your roof will last can be lengthened or shortened due to correct or incorrect installation, harsh weather, maintenance, and your promptness to act on the first sign of damage.   We will walk through the most […]

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Why Roof Ventilation is Important

You want a beautiful roof with quality shingles in a color that matches your home, neat detail work, and straight, clean lines. We can do that. However, what’s going on underneath your roof, in the attic space, is just as important. The movement and temperature of air under your roof can affect the lifespan of […]

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A Visual Guide to the Roofing Process

If this is your first time going through a roof replacement, there are a lot of unknowns! Even if this is your 5th roof replacement, you may not be aware of what each of the steps are. We want to make sure that you’re equipped with the knowledge and awareness of what the process is. […]

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Ask a Roofer: Is My Roof a Good Roof for Solar? 3 Areas to Consider

You’re trying to determine if you want to put solar panels on your roof. Our president, John Esh, answers whether your home is a great solar panel candidate!   [Transcript]   Since we’ve started installing roof top solar systems, we often get the question of, Is my roof a good roof for solar? Direction There […]

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6 Tips to Find (& Hire) the Best Roofing Contractor

It’s finally that time – you’re now on the market for a roofing contractor to replace your home or business’s roof. Maybe you just need your roof repaired and are trying to find someone to fix the issues. Both circumstances require an investment of time and money, so you want to make the best and […]