How to Clean your Roof Without Damaging the Shingles

Just like the windows of your home get dirty due to exposure and need to be cleaned every once in awhile, your home’s roof gets dirty and cluttered with debris over time and also needs to undergo a cleaning every few years or so. But cleaning your roof isn’t as straight forward as cleaning your windows, and even more importantly, you can actually do damage to the shingles of your roof if you use the wrong tools or clean the roof too aggressively. So to help you clean your roof the right way without damaging your shingles, in addition to…
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What you need to know before installing rooftop solar panels

We all love technology and seeing what the new frontier really has to offer us. The solar market can be seen as a part of that “new” frontier with all sorts of progressive and efficient possibilities. The great stumbling block though is that the newness of this technology means that there are few who know the “do’s” and the “don'ts” in purchasing solar energy. Investing in solar panels is a lot like buying a car, except not nearly as many people have done it, and the group that has experienced a whole lifecycle with panels is significantly smaller. The rareness…
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6 Top Things that can cause damage to your roof

Your roof is one of the most important features of your house. It protects you from all of the elements outside to keep you dry, cool and warm inside your house. You want to make sure that you are keeping up on the proper maintenance of your roof and to watch out for these main factors that can cause damage and keep you from being comfortable inside your home: Wind: Wind can cause damage in a number of ways. High wind speeds can blow roof tiles or shingles right off of your roof, which can lead to debris, water or…
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Summer pest inspection to protect your roof

Roof maintenance is often one of the last things that homeowners think about when doing maintenance on their homes. Roof inspections should be done twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. There are many things to look for when doing your roof inspection. Loose shingles, broken or clogged gutters, leaks inside the attic or dark spots on your ceilings are a few things to bi-annually check, or to watch out for during the year. One major factor for roof damage is pest damage. Rodents look at your attic as a nice warm place to live.…
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Mounting solar panels on different types of roof surfaces

Just like a Roth IRA or a 401K, solar panels are an investment and need asset protection. Some panels have been cited to take four to twenty years to pay themselves off, which means you can't afford to lose these panels and need them to function at their highest capacity 24/7 (or however long the sun is up.) It can be tricky to work around the options of cost effective, stylish, and secure. In order to save you the trouble of doing all the research, here are a few tips on what strategies work best for your roof to support…
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How to know when it’s time to replace your roof

How often do you look at your roof? For most homeowners this is the least looked at part of their home. Typically people go from their house to their car, and back again, without glancing up at their roof. The roof will usually go unnoticed, until there is a problem. The bad part is that once you have a problem, it can be very expensive to fix. Most roof issues can cause underlying damage that sometimes can’t be seen, but can have devastating effects on other parts of your house. It is suggested that you inspect your roof two times…
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how to remove and prevent black algae stains on asphalt shingle roofs

Homeowners in the bay area experience special weather conditions that they have to learn to adapt to. An area with so much moisture in the air creates an algae feeding ground, so homeowners and building owners have to watch their roofs carefully and make sure they are aware of any potentially hazardous algae growths. Surprisingly, algae does not actually have any long term harmful effects, but it is more of an aesthetic eyesore. If it is left for too long, the stagnant moisture can begin to rot the roof membrane underneath, so it is always best to treat it sooner…
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How to clean your concord roof

Northern California has become not an uncommon friend of bad weather conditions. Recently, we have noticed a lot of unexpected wind and rain, which has created a lot of roofing problems for many California homeowners and building owners. Sometimes the best option might be to completely replace the roof with brand new shingles. However, that might not always be the case for every single person. Some roofs are salvageable and can still have a lot of utility to give, but might just need some tender love and care. As we are now moving into the summer season with weather that…
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How to Prevent Roof Leaks in Concord

One of the most common and expensive issues that homeowners can face is a roof repair. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to have a new roof installed and figure that they don’t need to do anything to maintain it for the next 20 or so years. That is a huge mistake that can be costly in the end. Taking care of your roof to prevent leaks is easy if you follow some simple steps. By frequently checking the most likely roof leak spots you can stay one step ahead from a disaster. The most likely spots are the chimney, plumbing…
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The most common Roof Problems Concord Homeowners face

Your roof is exposed constantly to all the elements outside on a daily basis. No matter how good your roof may look with a pair of binoculars and your own eyes, your roof is still vulnerable to damage, and could possibly have damage that you can’t visibly see from the ground. All too often, roof system problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic inspections, preferably twice a year, often can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive buildup in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of roof system problems.…
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