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Keep Roofers Safe this Summer with Water, Rest, and Shade

The summer heat can be debilitating. Not only does the sun beat down, but heat also radiates up from the asphalt and any dark surfaces, creating what feels like an inferno. Yes, the temperature is uncomfortable, but it's dangerous as well. Heat stroke and dehydration can quickly develop if you're out in the sun, unprotected. [...]

5 Common Roofing Scams You Should Avoid

It’s a homeowner’s nightmare. You meet who appears to be a trustworthy roofer offering a great deal. So, you sign a contract to get started, only to find out fairly quickly that you’ve fallen victim to a scam. Unsuspecting homeowners can quickly become the victims of roofing scams that aren’t always easy to spot. However, [...]

Natural Cedar vs. Synthetic Shake Roofs: Pros and Cons

Are you searching for a gorgeous natural wooden roof? Natural cedar shake roofing is a popular choice for homeowners who hope to achieve a historical, rustic look. However, you can also complete this look with synthetic shakes. What’s the best option? While the choice, in the end, is a matter of personal preference, it’s best [...]

Which Replacement Roof Color is Right for Your Home?

A roof replacement can be exciting. You get a new start on your roof, which will not only improve your protection but gives you the opportunity to choose a new color. So, what color should you choose? Should you go with the same color as before, pick a bold new color, or a different choice [...]

5 Ways to Prepare for a Roof Replacement

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall: each season has its own kind of weather that is meant to be enjoyed. However, that same weather may wreak havoc on your roof. Over the years, your roof will withstand some severe wear and tear. Before feeling overwhelmed by roof repair or replacement, there are some easy steps you [...]

Roof Collapse: Signs and Prevention

Having a roof collapse is no small problem. The damage it does to the rest of the building is significant, the injuries it can cause are devastating, and the cost of repairing the roof and the damage caused are potentially impossible to cover. With luck, no one will be hurt and the building will be [...]

Can Blue-green Algae Cause Damage to Your Roof?

Blue-green algae usually brings images of lakes and waterways clogged with algae causing damage to the ecosystem, not a roof. However, algae is commonly found on roofs across the USA and Canada. Typically, it will appear as dark black stains or streaks. If you’ve noticed it on your roof, you may have mistaken this common [...]

Skylight Leaks: Causes and Solutions

Having a skylight creates lovely natural light in your home. It brightens up bathrooms without sacrificing privacy, it creates an open, light feeling in your living room, and truly brings the outside in. However, like most window additions, with improper installation or age, there may be some potential leaking issues on the horizon. Here are [...]

The Importance of Flashing in Roof Protection

Ideally, the best way to keep your residential, commercial or industrial building watertight is to install all roofing materials as part of a continuous, unbroken surface. However, in reality, construction of the vast majority of buildings calls for the creation of some sort of roof opening. Unfortunately, every single opening cut into the surface of [...]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Green Roofs

Imagine a roof covered in planted grasses, moss and even small shrubs. That is a green roof. While it might sound a bit wild, this type of roof is growing in popularity across the country, especially in cities like Chicago and Portland. Green roofs actually offer many advantages and could offer many environmental benefits. But, [...]