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Thinking About Installing a Metal Roof? 4 Factors to Consider

Metal roofing installation is booming, and it’s not just for businesses and barns. It’s becoming a popular choice for residential roofs as well. A metal roof is an attractive, modern, eco-friendly, and durable choice for your home. Within the last few years, we’re seeing our customers’ interest in metal roofing grow exponentially, and industry-wide trends […]

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Should I Install Gutter Guards? 7 FAQs Answered

Keeping your home or business’s gutter system clear is integral to the performance of your drainage system. Cleaning your gutters can be a messy, time consuming, and dangerous chore if you’re not trained and practiced. If you don’t clean your gutters, they can overflow and water cannot drain properly, potentially causing foundation issues from overflowing […]

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DIY How to Replace a Pipe Boot on an Asphalt Shingle Roof

One of the most common roofing features that can be the source of your roof leaking is the pipe boot. This rubber material is placed around the PVC pipe that vents your plumbing and can also be referred to as vent pipe flashing. The rubber boot is secured around the pipe to make it waterproof […]

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Parts of a Roof: Shingles

When you think of the word “roofing,” you typically picture what you can see on top of a home or business – the shingles! While there are many elements to your roofing system, such as the roof decking, underlayment and drip edge, the most aesthetic and crucial item is your shingles. Shingles are the most […]

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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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Ask A Roofer: Is the Workmanship Warranty Transferrable?

When looking to get a new roof installed, you should ask your roofing contractor what warranties come with the roof replacement service. Often, the material’s manufacturer will put a certain warranty length on the product itself, but what about the installation of the new roofing system? Joyland Roofing president, John Esh, discusses if the workmanship […]

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Ask A Roofer: How Long Will It Take Solar Panels To Pay Off?

When considering adding a solar system to your existing roof, it requires research. Because of the cost of solar panels, many want to know how long it’ll take before you’re actually saving money. Joyland Roofing president, John Esh, answers this question for you. [Transcript] Since we’ve been installing rooftop solar systems, the questions that we […]

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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 […]