What Are The Dark Streaks On My Roof? All About Algae

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What Are The Dark Streaks On My Roof? All About Algae

October 4, 2021

Dark streaks on your roof are unattractive and cause your shingles to look aged and stained. These dark areas are usually not caused by dirt and grime – they are actually algae growth.  This algae is called “gloeocapsa magma,” also known as blue-green algae. It appears black because it

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Flat roofing: tpo or epdm? which material is best for your roof

Flat Roofing: TPO or EPDM? Which Material is Best for Your Roof

September 24, 2021

When going to replace your flat roof, you often choose the same material that was on it. However, you should consider alternatives based on longevity, cost, and the local climate. While shingles come in multiple colors and styles, low-sloped roofs don’t have as many options. Single-ply membranes

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What Should A Roofing Estimate Include? 10 Essential Items

August 20, 2021

As you’re looking to replace your roof, it’s vital to receive multiple estimates. Do your research to narrow down which companies you want to obtain estimates from!  Make sure to plan ahead! The process of obtaining a finalized quote could take up to 2 weeks depending on the time of year and

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6 Steps to Take When Your Roof Starts Leaking

August 6, 2021

You don’t think about your roof every day. It’s something that exists as a part of your home to protect you and your family! Yet, it’s typically not top of mind – until something goes wrong. When a rain or snow storm strikes and you notice a water spot or an active leak, then the

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Roof Inspection Tips for Storm Damaged Areas

July 16, 2021

Summer storms pass through southeastern PA and they produce considerable damage to properties. If your home or business is one of the many buildings in Pennsylvania that are damaged in a storm, this weekend, you’re wondering: what should I do to fix

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8 Things to Know Before Installing Skylights

April 23, 2021

Skylights get a bad rap for being leak-prone. This is due to poor installation techniques by unqualified roofers. A skylight properly installed will last for 20+ years without a problem! The key is to make sure it’s the right kind for the roof pitch because a steep-slope skylight cannot be

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Blue-Gray Asphalt Shingling

What to Look for in the Roof When Buying a Home: 6 Elements to Inspect

April 16, 2021

Congratulations! You’re looking at buying a home. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or you’ve done this a few times, it’s important to ensure the house is in excellent and safe condition. If it’s not, the areas that need attention should be addressed with the current homeowner before

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Old roof in need of repair

What Happens If You Don’t Repair A Roof Leak?

April 9, 2021

How do I know if I have a roof leak? You might have water actively dripping from a ceiling or wall inside your home. Or, you notice a water spot in your ceiling that wasn’t there before. What does that mean for you?  Water coming into your home is obvious – there is a water

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