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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, [...]

Flat Roofs: Common Issues and Fixes

Flat roofs offer a unique look, as well as an important function when used on commercial buildings. However, they also pose certain challenges. Because of this, flat roofs on homes and businesses require more attention than other types of roofs. The biggest step to take to protect your roof is to have it regularly inspected. [...]

4 Kinds of Roof Drains and How to Clean Them

Roofs come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. From heavily pitched roofs to completely flat roofs, expansive buildings and small sheds, this wide variety result in a great diversity of drainage needs. While roof drainage makes most people think of gutters, which are an important element, there are a great many more types of roof [...]

5 Telltale Signs of Disrepair — Never Neglect Your Roof

Just like many good things in life, your home roof will not last forever. After long years of protecting your household from the wind, snow, rain, and other elements, it will soon show signs of wear and tear and may ultimately require a replacement. Replacing an entire roof is not cheap. The good news is [...]

Top 5 Causes of Roof Fires

Property owners are often so concerned with preventing leaks and molds that they ignore the common fire hazards that their roof is susceptible to. Roof fires are more costly and deadly than molds, so it's about time we consider it a serious threat to our homes. An investigative report published in 1958 found that the [...]

Tips for a Safe and Quick DIY Home Roof Inspection

Your roof is always on duty. Protecting your home from the elements, it never gets a break and faces a constant assault of sun, rain and wind. You can help ensure your roof is in great condition all on your own by conducting a basic DIY home roof inspection. This can help you catch any [...]

Roof Mold and the Health Issues it can Cause

While there is mold practically everywhere, when intensified by roofing leaks and excessive moisture in your home, it can damage more than your house. Health problems can arise as a result of the presence of excessive dampness and mold in your home. What are these problems and how can you prevent them? Here we’ll outline [...]

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