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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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Replacing an Asbestos Roof

Replacing an Asbestos Roof? What You Must Know Before You Begin

Asbestos is made up of microscopic mineral fibers that when inhaled into the lungs can cause serious respiratory disease and cancer. Having asbestos in your home, and particularly an asbestos roof, isn’t necessarily a hazardous situation. Cement asbestos roofing have the fibers embedded in the cement reducing the health risk if the material is in good condition and not disturbed.

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Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt Roofing Shingles – What You Need to Know

Asphalt roofing shingles are commonly used on our sloped New England roofs. They are a popular choice because of the many styles and colors available. They are not only affordable, but also provide the protection your home needs while giving your home curb appeal. If you are planning to replace your roof anytime soon, here are the things you need to know so you can make an informed selection.

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Roof Wind Damage Insurance Claims

Roof Wind Damage Insurance Claims – What to Expect

In New England, we are approaching hurricane season where we deal with potential damaging winds, torrential downpours of rain and other elements that have potential to damage your home. High winds are capable of causing extreme destruction causing trees to uproot, home siding to blow off, debris to become projectiles and roofs being ripped off. Even if your home is constructed to tackle damaging winds, you never know what else can factor into damaging your roof. Should this happen and you need to call your insurance company, make sure you are prepared.

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Energy Efficient Windows – 4 Reasons to Replace Old Windows

Energy Efficient Windows – 4 Reasons to Replace Old Windows

There’s that old adage about teaching a man to fish. It’s about investing now to have a long-term benefit. Your home is your biggest investment, and it’s one you’re probably still paying off. Every year you put money into your home in the form of fuel and power for heating. But what if you’re just feeding your house when you could be teaching it how to feed itself? There are many options to making your home more energy efficient: insulated siding, solar panel roofs, weather-stripping doors, but one of the most effective forms often gets overlooked: energy efficient windows.

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