April 28th, 2008 in Roofing
Spring has settled in this year and flowers, trees, gardens are basking in her tepid showers. We all enjoy watching our gardens sprout and the joy of long-awaited, temperate sunny days. Yet there are dangers for your house inherent in those avid spring downpours, most of which can be solved with properly installed and maintained gutters.
Gutters are essential to the longevity of your home, not just because to venture outside in a rain shower without gutters means sprinting through a waterfall of run-off from roof eaves, but also because gutters keep your house dry and protect siding, windows, doors and your foundation from water damage.
Those sunny days between spring rain showers are a great time to get up on a ladder or your roof and inspect your gutters. Gutters can accumulate a lot of debris, mostly leaves and twigs, over a winter which will inevitably cause clogs and overflow. This is especially bad for your roof because standing water in a gutter can get up under your roofing and begin to rot your fascia and subroofing. Given any avenue, water will find its way into your home. ...read full post →
September 18th, 2007 in Roofing
We've all heard the one about the guy who doesn't think of having his roof fixed when it's sunny outside, only to realize that it leaks when it's rainy, or snowing and cold. Winter months and rainy seasons can be hard on your roof, which provides protection against the elements. It's always a good idea to fix your roof during those clearer, warmer months. ...read full post →
February 1st, 2007 in Roofing
Hopefully it doesn't take a leak to motivate you to inspect your roof and look for potential problems. We have created the following guide to help you identify problems with your roof and what you should do about it. Be advised, this resource only provides examples of asphalt shingles.
The following will help you identify the potential for roof failure. Check your roof for these characteristics regularly, and don't wait to take action! ...read full post →