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

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While a new asphalt shingle roof may last for decades, a poor quality roof, or one that’s improperly installed, could start to experience problems very early on. Wrinkles, blisters, and ridges are some of the problems often caused by installation or material quality issues. The following are common issues to be aware of that can…

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3 Materials for an Eco-Friendly Yet Fashionable Roof

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An attractive, fashionable roof can add tremendous curb appeal to your home, while an eco-friendly roof can add lasting value. Combine these two characteristics into the ultimate roof replacement to not only improve your quality of life, but also receive significant benefits when you decide to sell your home. Here are three materials to consider…

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3 Facts About High Temperatures and Asphalt Shingles

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The Phoenix area experiences high temperatures that routinely exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest months. If your asphalt shingle roof system is looking a little worse for wear, high heat may be the cause. Here’s what you should know about hot weather and asphalt shingles.

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Solar Tubes: A Great Addition to Your Home

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Homeowners in Arizona take great pride in their homes and naturally want to ensure that any addition is both functional and visually pleasing. One terrific upgrade that meets both of these criteria is solar tubes. Installing this innovative feature in strategic locations around your house will make your residence even more attractive and comfortable than…

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4 Roof Tips to Keep Your Home Naturally Cool

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Living in a hot environment can make keeping your home cool expensive. Instead of upgrading your air conditioner, however, consider upgrading your roof. You can make changes to your roof that will naturally keep your home cooler. If you want to lower your energy bills and keep your home naturally cool, check out these four…

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What Every Snowbird Needs to Know About a Tile Roof

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Many homeowners relocate — either for the winter or permanently — to the Valley from colder climes. They may be used to roofing options more typical for Northern states, like asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, standing-seam metal roofs, or even slate roof tiles. While you do see roofs with these types of materials in the Phoenix…

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The Dangers of Moss and Algae on Your Roof

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Have you noticed streaks of brown, black, or green on your shingle or tile roof? If so, you may have seen the signs of algae or moss developing. Moss and algae develop even under the hot Arizona sun, and they can wreak havoc on your roof and leave you with more issues than you thought…

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Buying a House? Check the Chimney for These 6 Problems

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Although it’s easy to overlook your chimney during roof maintenance, the chimney is an important part of the roof and has several key vulnerabilities. If you’re thinking of buying a house with a chimney, don’t let the chimney escape your notice (or your home inspector’s notice). Check for these six chimney problems.

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Is Your Roof Flashing Healthy? 6 Ways to Tell

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Roof flashing is the number one defense (and in some cases the only defense) your roof has against leaks at edges and other susceptible spots. And you’re often the only thing standing between the flashing and a roof leak because of neglect. Keeping an eye on your roof and its flashing contingent should be near…

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