Roofing Ventilation System

How a Roofing Ventilation System Works

Your home may not have lungs, but it does need to breathe too, through an intake and an exhaust. The most important components of a roofing ventilation system, the intake and the exhaust, work together to circulate fresh air into your home’s attic space and hot air out of it. If your home is suffering from excessive humidity, condensation, or mold growth, you might have a house that needs its roofing ventilation system inspected.

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Tips for New Homeowners

12 Tips for New Homeowners

It takes a trained eye to spot all the weaknesses in a home that might cause you to waste energy on costly inefficient heating and cooling. Careful planning, research and talking to experts helps take the stress and frustration out of being a first-time homeowner. If you’re interested in making energy efficient improvements to your home, like updating your exterior roofing, siding and windows, start by contacting a licensed professional to help you. Whether you live in Massachusetts or Florida, our experts can help weatherize your home, resulting in energy savings that will save you money.

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Roofers Working After Storm

Business Expansion or Stormchasing: What’s the Difference?

After a disaster strikes, some contractors decide to expand their businesses to where their services are needed most. Others fly into a disaster area, grab as much work as they can, and then head back home to another state when the work is done, or sometimes when it is not. This practice, called “storm chasing,” often leaves the homeowner with no one to stand behind the work or correct problems if they arise.

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Residential Roofing Ridge Vents

Residential Roof Vents Explained: Ridge, Box, Turtle

The best type of roof vents for your home are the ones that work best with your home’s airflow and roof design to remove the most cubic footage of attic air space effectively. Static roof vents do not contain any moving parts or motors and utilize convection to remove damaging heat and moisture from a home’s attic. Ideally, choosing the type of roof vent used for your home’s roofing ventilation would also take into account the prevailing climate in your area, thus preventing issues caused by weather. The three most common static roof vents include the box vent, turtle vent and ridge vent.

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Leaking Roof – A Homeowner’s Nightmare

Leaking Roof – A Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare

The sight of a water leak from above makes most homeowners shudder. When water starts pouring down your walls or through your ceilings, you may feel helpless. By the time you see the leak, a considerable amount of damage may have already occurred and a roof repair will be necessary. However, homeowners can take proactive steps to mitigate the damage from a leaking roof.

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GAF-lifetime-roofing-warranty

Roofing Warranties- What Do You Really Get?

Whether you are buying a home or replacing a roof, roofing warranties are very important. You should know the warranty for the roof on a home you intend to purchase, and also carefully consider roofing warranties when contracting to replace a roof.  In this Podcast, Kelly describes the 3 different types of warranties you’ll find […]

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How to Prevent Ice Dams

How to Prevent Ice Dams and Avoid Major Roof Damage

Ice dams are produced when there is a heavy snowfall and your home is not properly insulated. The dams form because hot air from indoor living spaces escape through the roof making the roof warm and melting the snow that has accumulated. As the water melts and runs down the roof, the low outdoor temperature freezes the water along the edge of the roof, creating ice dams. Although icicles are often beautiful to look at, they can cause severe water damage if not removed.

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When and How to Inspect Your Roof

When and How to Inspect Your Roof

Thunderstorms, blizzards, heat waves, or high winds often occur in New England, and in Florida, hurricanes are also a concern for residential roofs. After harsh weather, ensure that your roof has been cleaned of dirt and debris and inspected for damage. A residential roofing system that has not been properly maintained, repaired after harsh weather or regularly inspected by a professional can quickly fall into disrepair. In order to prevent this, hire an expert roofer to inspect the roof of your home.

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