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Ask a Roofer: Can you place new shingles over the old ones?

While you can install new shingles over old shingles, we highly recommend NOT choosing this method. It can save you a little money up front, but could lead to bigger problems and expensive repair costs in the future. Let’s talk about why you may or may not want to shingle over your existing roof during […]

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When is the Best Time of Year to Replace My Roof? Answered by Season

  You’re thinking it’s time to replace your roof (or your leaking roof is telling you that it’s time). No matter the size of your home, this is an important decision that shouldn’t be made rashly. You want to make sure that you’re choosing the right contractor to install the roof, it’s installed properly, and […]

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What’s the Right Roof for My House? A Guide

If your home’s current roof is nearing the end of its life, you may be wondering what material is best to replace it with. Just because you have an asphalt roof on your home now doesn’t mean you need to install another one. A roof replacement is a perfect time to freshen up your house, […]

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Roof Inspection for Storm Damaged Areas

The recent storms that have passed through southeastern PA have done considerable damage to properties. If your home or business was one of the many buildings in Pennsylvania that were damaged in the storms this weekend, you?re probably wondering: what should I do to fix it?

Is Metal Roofing Right For Me?

  Considering putting a metal roof on your home, barn, or business? Shingle roofs are still the most popular choice for sloped roofs, but we’re getting more and more questions about metal. It’s growing in popularity, and it’s definitely an excellent choice for many homes. If you’re considering metal, there are a few things to […]

All About Moss

  In our last blog post, we talked about algae. This time, let’s look at a related problem: moss. Moss is similar to algae because it affects roofs in cool, wet, shady areas. Besides that, it seems like the opposite of algae. Algae looks bad, but moss can look quaint and antique.     And […]

All About Algae

  Let’s talk about those stains on your roof. Or, if not your roof, that roof down the street. Bottom line – you’ve seen a stained roof. And it looked ugly. Whether your roof is stained, or you want to prevent it from staining in the future, let’s put on our science hats for a […]

Three Misconceptions About Roofing in the Winter

  If you live in Florida or Alaska, choosing when to reroof your home is easy. In Florida the whole year is perfect, and in Alaska, it’s not complicated either – you just don’t roof for about half the year. But we work in southern Pennsylvania, where it’s a little more tricky. Can you reroof […]