What Causes Blisters, Wrinkles, and Ridges on Your Asphalt Roof?

Asphalt roof. Learn about common issues and how to remedy them.

Sometimes, you may notice odd shapes or distortions on your asphalt shingle roof, particularly on scorching summer days.  Commonly known as “roof blisters” or “roof ridges,” these distortions originate from installation or quality issues.  While a new asphalt shingle roof may last for decades, a poor quality (or improperly installed) roof could experience problems early…

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What Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof Eaves

Close up of roof eaves. What do you need to know as a homeowner about this section of your roof?

Your pitched residential roof consists of more than just the metal, tile, or shingles covering the surface or the underlayment below.  Where water drains from the roofs, commonly referred to as eaves, are more than just the end of a roof.  Eaves consist of two main components — the soffits and the fascia — which…

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Dead Leaves and the Threat They Pose to Your Roof

Leaves can cause extensive damage to your roof if not properly cleared.

Having trees growing next to or in front of your building certainly has its upsides.  For one, they provide shade in summer.  They offer a picturesque aesthetic.  But unfortunately, trees shed leaves.  Deciduous trees shed their leaves in the fall and blossoms in the spring.  Evergreens shed all year round.  It can be a lot…

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How to Replace a Roof When You Have Tenants

Woman looking up at a ceiling that's cracked.

As a landlord, you want to maintain your rental property and keep generating rental income.  Tenants want quiet enjoyment of the property.  How do you juggle serious repairs while minimizing disruption to tenants?  What should you do if you have to do something serious, such as replace the roof? Fortunately, we have some insight on…

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4 Things to Know Before Installing Skylights

A rooftop with a 4x6 grid of opaque skylights.

Skylights can be a great addition to your home or office roof.  These unique additions create extra natural light, giving your space a brighter, more open and vibrant feel.  However, skylights are not appropriate for every home or building.  A significant amount of problems can arise, and some people find out too late that their…

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Does a Roof Replacement Increase Your Home’s Value?

Close up for sale sign in front yard of single family house with palm tree in Florida

It’s no secret that a roofing system plays a key role in your home’s curb appeal. But a residential roof offers more than just aesthetic value to a property; it’s also a protective barrier between your family and the outdoor elements. Although a roof replacement can help increase your home’s value, there are different reasons…

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The Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Roof Panels

Solar panels on a residential roof. These panels offer both pros and cons.

Energy efficiency has become the name of the game in the last decade.  As our society becomes more conscious of energy usage, many families are making the switch to modern, energy-efficient technologies.  One improvement that has become increasingly popular is solar panels for residential roofing, which allow homes to run on the sun’s energy.  Though…

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The Right Roof For Your Rental Property

Close up photo of roof.

Owning and maintaining a rental property can be an incredibly lucrative endeavor.  Though it is often a rewarding job, there is a lot to think about when managing a rental property.  One major consideration for landlords is the strength and integrity of your property’s roof.   As the first line of defense against weather, the roof…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Metal Roof Maintenance

Residential Roof

Durable, efficient and relatively low maintenance, these days more and more folks are installing metal roofs. With proper care, they can last over 30 years! Here are few things you should do (and a few things to avoid) in order to make the most of your metal roof maintenance.  Metal Roof Maintenance Do Wash Carefully …

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Residential Roofing Repair and Replacement

Residential roof in Phoenix, AZ.

Getting your residential roofing inspected before noticeable issues arise is one of the best ways to avoid a potential roofing catastrophe. But how often should a residential roof be inspected? How long does residential roofing last? Let’s discuss these questions one at a time: How Often Should a Residential Roof Be Inspected? The National Roofing…

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