What Should I Do If I’m Missing Shingles From My Roof?
After a day of high winds, you may have noticed a shingle or two lying in your yard. While this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to replace your roof, you do need to repair it as soon as you can. Why do shingles blow off the roof? Most shingles can withstand some pretty strong winds,Read More
Should I Clear the Snow Off My Roof?
The Good News: Your roof was made to withstand the conditions Roofs are designed and built for all weather conditions, including snow. Architects and structural engineers are careful to ensure that the roofs they design are capable of easily holding up under snow and ice conditions. Below areRead More
Does Walking On Your Shingled Roof Damage It?
Yes, it can. The likelihood and level of severity depends on the time of year. Shingles are hardy and are made to withstand an occasional walk. However, if it’s hot outside, say 80 degrees, and there’s direct sunlight on the roof, the asphalt base of the shingle will soften. Walking overRead More
When Do I Know It’s Time to Replace My Gutters?
Gutters catch the water running off the roof and direct the water toward the downspout to drain it away from critical structural areas. Gutters are an integral part of a roofing system and should be kept clear of debris for peak performance. Many people don’t often think about their gutters ifRead More
What Are The Dark Streaks On My Roof? All About Algae
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 itRead More
Should I Replace My Roof Before Selling My Home? – Resell Value
Preparing your house for the market often involves making strides to get the most value for your home. From calculating your previous investments to determining elements that need repaired, it can be overwhelming. When it comes to your roof, there are often multiple factors that could lead to youRead More
Roof Inspection Tips for Storm Damaged Areas
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 fixRead More
Do I Need A Permit For A Roof Replacement or Roof Repairs?
Permits were created to ensure building codes for installation, waste, and safety are followed. This protects you, your home, the workers, and any passersby! Most larger home projects require a permit! Because there are standards in place for construction plans, it’s especially important that youRead More
How to Spot a Roof Storm Chaser: 6 Identifiers to Avoid Scams
An extreme weather event rolls through your area – hail, rain, wind, snow. You, along with your neighbors, notice storm damage to your roof! Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to file an insurance claim for the damages. It’s possible that your roof can be fixed withRead More
Is Your Roof About to Expire? A Checklist for Identifying Old Roofing
If your roof is getting up there in age, you might be wondering if it’s the right time to invest in a replacement. Getting a new roof will improve your home’s efficiency and curb appeal, but keeping the old one will give you a few more years to save up the money. Though theRead More