Spring Cleaning Tips for your Concord Roof

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to get your ladder and gloves out for some roof spring-cleaning! And with all the recent rain/snowfall we’ve been experiencing lately, there are a number of roof-related cleaning tasks that should be done to keep your roof safe and sturdy for years to come. Check out the following spring cleaning tips when maintaining your roof this season: Check entire roof for damaged flashing:             The flashing of your roof system plays an important role in keeping out the moisture and water that causes damage if that water is allowed to penetrate beneath…
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How to tell if my roof is in need of a professional

Say you have a little extra money saved up after your tax return and this year you want to spend it on a home improvement project, but what do you choose to remodel or improve? Most of us would think maybe some hardwood floors or a bathroom renovation? But what about your roof--how many of us actually think about the roof of our home as it’s own entity in need of attention, and every once in a while, improvements? A roof that is neglected for too long or has a problem that goes unnoticed can lead to costly roof damage…
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What new homeowners need to know about their roof

So, it’s a new year and now that you are the actual owner of the roof over your head (congratulations by the way!), it’s a good idea to start learning about the basic roofing terms and maintenance necessities just as you are doing with every other major system in your home. Here are 3 important things every new homeowner should know about the roofing system of their new home: The basic roofing terminology: As a homeowner it’s important to understand common terms and concepts when it comes to roofing, especially when discussing plans or trying to communicate a problem concerning…
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Get the best roof maintenance in 3 simple steps

While the best roofing maintenance plan is one that includes year-round steps, it doesn’t mean that your plan can’t be a simple one, and if you haven’t made a maintenance plan before and don’t know where to start, then a basic 3 step maintenance plan for your roof is the best place to start. Here are 3 simple steps to improving the durability and longevity of your roof with a maintenance plan: Step 1: Always monitor the state/condition of your roof in all it’s various parts By keeping an observant eye on the condition of your roof, including the state…
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Roofing terms explained

Many of us have been in the situation where say, you are having your car or computer worked on and when the mechanic or the tech comes to explain the situation, they use a bunch of technical jargon that ends up confusing you even further? It’s not uncommon for people to wish they had done some research on the basic terminology of an unfamiliar subject, only after it’s too late and decisions have already been made.  But when it comes to protecting the safety and longevity of your home, the risk of not knowing basic terms and concepts as it…
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Questions to ask your roofer before hiring

Have you ever hired a company or a service to do work around your home only to wish later that you had done some more research on that company after the job was done? To avoid this problem the next time you're going to have work done on your roof, before jumping into the hiring process be sure to ask your potential contractor the following questions or research them online prior to choosing which roofing company to hire! Ask your roofer these questions before deciding who to hire: Do you provide written estimates and a general schedule for a job…
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High wind damage roof repairs

High winds can cause major damage to your house’s roof. Rainstorms, hailstorms and hurricanes can tear shingles from your roof, penetrate roof’s surface, and even lead to structural damage. Protecting your roof from major disasters can be difficult, so what should you do once the storm as passed and you have roof damage? First you want to go over this checklist to asses what kind of damage has occurred to your roof: High wind damage inspection checklist: Inspect your attic for leaks or water damage. Check for broken, cracked, curled, or missing shingles, and any signs of a loss of granulation…
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More Than You Want to Know About Cleaning Concord Roofs

So, your in-laws are coming to stay with you this weekend and so it is time for hyper cleaning mode to kick in. Shove the toys in the kids’ closet, dump a bottle of bleach over the entire bathroom, scrub your kitchen until it looks newer than the day you moved in, laundry in and out...the process can be exhausting. However, at the end of the day you realize that maybe you have overlooked one of the most important elements of your home. The structure that hangs over your head protecting you day and night and fending off any outside…
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Tips for taking care of your roof and gutters

Every house has a roof. It is a necessity that every house must have, and must also be properly maintain. If our roof isn’t kept up and working properly, it can lead to some major damage to the rest of our house. Imagine walking outside in the rain with no umbrella. You would get majorly wet. Imagine walking outside in the rain with an umbrella. You would most likely be able to stay dry. Imagine walking outside in the rain with an umbrella that had holes in it. Not very effective is it? That’s why it’s important to make sure…
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Myths about attic ventilation

Attic ventilation is a must for your house, but it will only be beneficial if you make sure your ventilation is optimally designed by avoiding a few common misconceptions. Only homes in warm climates need attic ventilation. Ventilation is important in all climates, but contrary to popular belief, it’s even more important in climates with frequent periods of cold weather. Cool, damp weather increases the risk of moisture buildup in your attic, which can lead to mold growth. Vents are often used in colder climates as a way to combat moisture retention. Ventilation removes this moisture, protecting your attic from…
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