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roof replacement
Ice dam on roof
What is an Ice Dam? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that has formed along the edge of your roof. Non-uniform temperatures on the roof cause this. For example, the roof may be warmer at the peak but below 32 degrees Fahrenheit closer to the roof’s edge. Snow on the warmer section of...
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There are plenty of reasons to wonder how long your roof will last. Your home’s roof is one of the most expensive things that will need replacement at some point. This is why the age and condition of a roof will inevitably arise in home sale negotiations. If it is a newer roof, the seller...
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Roof with Attic Window
Unfortunately, most homeowners have no idea what is going on in their attics because we never go to the topmost part of our homes. Yet, a common problem home inspectors encounter is inadequate attic ventilation. We spend so much time trying to insulate our house that it may seem counterintuitive to want the heat in...
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Roof replacement is done primarily for one of two reasons, damage or aging. While the need to repair a damaged roof is usually obvious, aging requires a little more knowledge and inspection. Knowing how to do a proper inspection can be the difference between an affordable repair or a more expensive total replacement. Look over...
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Often, homeowners don’t realize the damage that a hailstorm has wrought on their roof until a few years later when leaks and other serious issues appear. This more extensive damage leads to leaks, mold, water damage, and expensive roof repair costs. Therefore, insurance companies recommend filing your hail damage claim as soon as possible. Having...
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Choosing between residential roof repair and roof replacement involves considerations such as the type of damage to your roof, your budget, and the likelihood that a repair will keep your roof intact in severe weather. To help you make a decision, here are some important pros and cons of roof repair versus roof replacement. Roof...
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