An Attractive Home

The exterior of your home is an important feature as it reflects a part of your personality to the outside world. Maybe you live in an older home which is starting to look tired and worn: the roof has loose or missing shingles, gutters are overgrown or sagging, paint is cracked or peeling, and windows […]

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How to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

Here are a few easy steps you can take to prepare for winter and prevent a potential leak or expensive repair later. 1. Trim back any trees that hang over or cover the roof 2. Use a blower or broom to clean all debris off the roof (never pressure wash your roof!) 3. Clean out […]

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Debris on your Roof

If debris is found on your roof, we recommend having it removed professionally. The objective of debris removal is to prevent it from impeding the flow of water off the roof. Debris may be removed from the roof in a variety of ways depending on the type of debris, how much debris and whether or […]

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Roof Repairs

Contrary to what one might expect, there are no building codes for roof repairs; there are only some repair manuals available from NRCA and certain manufacturers/independent sources, acceptable trade practices, and rule of thumb procedures. Repairing a leak can be as simple as seeing the hole or defect in the roof and fixing it. Sometimes […]

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Tile Roof Repairs – Basic Information

Can a broken tile allow water intrusion? Yes! No! From the 1970s to 1991, Monier Tile, made of concrete, was installed with no underlayment, on top of 1 x 6 space sheeting. After 1991, solid sheeting with a minimum of 30 lb felt was required. If there is no underlayment and a tile breaks, the […]

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Tile Roof Leak Repair & Restoration Information

Although it is possible that tile roof materials can last for many years, contrary to popular opinion, they do not last ‘forever’ and some types of tile roofs, or their underlayment, can be problematic as far as leaks are concerned. There was even a period of time some years ago when no underlayment was required […]

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Tar and Gravel Roof Leaks and Their Repairs

Tar and gravel roofs are made of layers of material glued together with hot asphalt. A coating of hot asphalt is applied on top, with gravel applied before the hot asphalt cools. If you find visible damage (separation, a tear, deterioration) you can see what needs to be repaired. However, after removing the loose gravel […]

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Flat Roofs

FLAT ROOF MATERIALS There are a variety of materials used for low slope applications. Data compiled by Western States Roofing Contractor’s Association, in the July/August 2011 Western Roofing magazine indicates the following percentages of material types installed for new roofs: TPO – 18.2% Built-up Roofing (tar & gravel or cap sheet) – 17.9% Modified Bitumen […]

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Critter Problems

Critter Problems Critter problems are costly. Birds, squirrels and other wildlife can cause serious damage to your roof, attic insulation and your home’s electrical wiring. Many of these critters carry diseases and could pose a serious health problem to you and your family. Rats are particularly fond of the rubber insulation on your home’s wiring […]

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