What Are Seamless Rain Gutters?

Seamless gutter systems, also known as, “continuous rain gutters,” are a popular choice for residential homes and commercial buildings. You probably are more familiar with the common sectional gutters, which come in 10 or 20 foot lengths. Each such section must be joined to the adjacent one to cover longer runs. Thus, a typical house will require dozens of such joints that are connected by slip...
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Advantages of a Metal Roof

Most homeowners have for many years selected asphalt roofing shingles, whether for a new house or for re-roofing an existing house. As the name implies, these shingles are a petroleum product and, as such, thus adds to our dependence on fossil fuels. Their lifetime is about 15-20 years, resulting in some 10 million tons of waste per year in the US. While these shingles are recyclable, it...
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Common Issues with Commercial Roofing

Unlike most residential roofs, many commercial roofs often have low slopes, which can lead to standing water from different sources. As time goes by, this can lead to deteriorating roofing material and underlying structures. Standing water from rainfall is common unless proper drainage measures were taken during construction. In general, if water is still standing on the roof 48 hours after...
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8 Tips for Evaluating Damage after an Ice Storm

With all the severe winter weather we have been experiencing in the Southeast lately, we wanted to share with you some quick tips for evaluating the damage to your home or business, and some steps to take after the storm. Avoid injury first and foremost! Do not get on the roof, or work beneath a roof that has a large amount of snow, especially on a ladder, as the snow could avalanche or you...
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Tips for Selecting a Reputable Roofing Contractor

For most homeowners, their house is their largest investment by far. So when it is time to make a major roofing upgrade or replacement, careful attention should be paid to evaluating potential contractors to ensure a professional job results. This means ruling out the typical “handyman” who may claim to be able to complete the job for less money than a roofing company. No matter how high the...
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7 Tips for Evaluating Roof Shingle Damage from Wind or Hail

The Southeastern United States is sometimes subject to high wind velocities, often associated with severe thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes. In those cases damage may occur to your roof that may or may not be visible. Many shingles carry a wind-resistance rating of 60 miles per hour, but laboratory tests don’t always correspond to actual events. Wind damage is caused by negative air...
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