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Step-by-Step How to Clean Your Gutters & Tips to Keep Them Clean

Clearing your gutters of debris and built up grime is an important part of home maintenance. If ignored, filled gutters can cause water damage and lead to expensive repairs or even complete gutter replacements in the future.? We would recommend cleaning your gutters twice a year – once in the spring and once in the […]

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11-Item Checklist for Maintaining Your Shingle Roof

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 mark that you’re faced with the replacement task. To get the […]

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What is the Underlayment and Drip Edging?

  We’ve previously discussed what your home’s roof deck is and how its health impacts your home. It’s important that your roof deck is in good condition before installing the remainder of your new roofing materials on top. Apart from the shingles, underlayment and drip edge are the materials that protect your roof decking and […]

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How Long Does A New Roof Last? Shingle, Flat, and Metal

The life expectancy of any roofing material depends on the type of material you are choosing. However, how long your roof will last can be lengthened or shortened due to correct or incorrect installation, harsh weather, maintenance, and your promptness to act on the first sign of damage.   We will walk through the most […]

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Why Roof Ventilation is Important

You want a beautiful roof with quality shingles in a color that matches your home, neat detail work, and straight, clean lines. We can do that. However, what’s going on underneath your roof, in the attic space, is just as important. The movement and temperature of air under your roof can affect the lifespan of […]

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Parts of a Roof: The Roof Deck

Understanding Your Roof If you’re reroofing your home, all the elements to learn about can be overwhelming. There’s not only the roofing materials like shingles and metal; there’s the underlayment, the decking under the underlayment, the flashing, and what on earth is fascia anyway? It doesn’t have to be so complicated. At Joyland Roofing, we […]

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A Visual Guide to the Roofing Process

If this is your first time going through a roof replacement, there are a lot of unknowns! Even if this is your 5th roof replacement, you may not be aware of what each of the steps are. We want to make sure that you’re equipped with the knowledge and awareness of what the process is. […]

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Ask a Roofer: Is My Roof a Good Roof for Solar? 3 Areas to Consider

You’re trying to determine if you want to put solar panels on your roof. Our president, John Esh, answers whether your home is a great solar panel candidate!   [Transcript]   Since we’ve started installing roof top solar systems, we often get the question of, Is my roof a good roof for solar? Direction There […]

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6 Tips to Find (& Hire) the Best Roofing Contractor

It’s finally that time – you’re now on the market for a roofing contractor to replace your home or business’s roof. Maybe you just need your roof repaired and are trying to find someone to fix the issues. Both circumstances require an investment of time and money, so you want to make the best and […]