11-Item Checklist for Maintaining Your Shingle Roof

Shingle Roof Maintenance Checklist- what to look for

11-Item Checklist for Maintaining Your Shingle Roof

January 9, 2024  | By: John Esh

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

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What Should I Do If I’m Missing Shingles From My Roof?

January 21, 2022  | By: John Esh

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,

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Should I Clear the Snow Off My Roof?

December 9, 2021  | By: John Esh

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 are

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Does Walking On Your Shingled Roof Damage It?

November 22, 2021  | By: John Esh

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 over

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Replace My Gutters?

October 13, 2021  | By: John Esh

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 if

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

October 4, 2021  | By: John Esh

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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Should I Replace My Roof Before Selling My Home? – Resell Value

September 2, 2021  | By: John Esh

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 you

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Roof Inspection Tips for Storm Damaged Areas

July 16, 2021  | By: Joyland Roofing

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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Do I Need A Permit For A Roof Replacement or Roof Repairs?

June 25, 2021  | By: joylandroofing

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 you

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Gray Asphalt Roof

How to Spot a Roof Storm Chaser: 6 Identifiers to Avoid Scams

May 21, 2021  | By: joylandroofing

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 with

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