Roof Wind Damage Insurance Claims – What to Expect

Roof Wind Damage Insurance Claims

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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Designer Roofing Shingles – How to Pick the Best Style for Your House

Designer Roofing Shingles - GAF Camelot

With today’s multitude of styles and colors, selecting the right shingle for your home can be challenging. But choosing newer designer roofing shingles can be vital in helping with the overall curb appeal. If you are planning to replace your roof sometime soon, discuss your options with your roofing contractor and pick the best shingles to suit the style of your home.

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7 Roof Warning Signs that You Need a New Roof

Roof Warning Signs that Signal Roof Replacement

Your roof can be considered the most important part of your house. It is there for all seasons, to keep you warm and dry in the winter, and cool in the summer. A bad roof poses a very serious threat to your belongings, not to mention your loved ones. And many people do not realize that they need a new roof until water is leaking into their house. Check for these roof warning signs that indicate you may need a new roof.

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Roof Storm Damage – How to Handle an Insurance Claim

Roof Storm Damage - How to Handle an Insurance Claim

The effects of Mother Nature at times can be very damaging to homes especially along the coastline. If your home has suffered roof storm damage, it is important that you have the damage repaired as quickly as possible. Because your roof provides your home with its first line of protection from the elements, any damage to it could result in an increase in the total damage done to your home.

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Hiring a Roofing Contractor? 7 Questions to Ask Before Getting an Estimate

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Your home is one of the biggest financial investments you will make in your life. Preserving that investment is top priority. Your home’s roof is the critical component to a safe, warm living environment and an important investment. When your roof needs to be replaced, hiring a roofing contractor with the proper credentials and experience to install the new roofing system right is an important investment that needs serious attention.

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Roof Flashing – Weatherproofing Material to Protect Roof Joints

GAF Flashing

The major purpose of any roof is to keep out the rain. For many the only time they give their roof any thought is when it falls in this one duty. Many people see the roof as a single thing, a layer of shingles nailed to a wooden plane. But it’s a lot more complex than that, especially when you account for the fact that most roofs aren’t a simple uninterrupted plane. They have ridges and valleys where two planes meet, they have holes cut into them for chimneys, vents, and skylights, and the edges of the roof themselves. This is where roof flashing becomes critical to the roof’s ability to protect your home.

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Why You Should Install Attic Ventilation

Attic Ventilation Ideas

Often the attic attracts the old odds and ends that are unwanted in house. They could be heirlooms, seasonal equipment, old clothes, or the iconic treadmill. Attics are great places to store things we don’t want think about. Accordingly, attics aren’t something you should have to think about. However, attics are an important part of the house, with significant effects on the health of your roof and energy conservation. Attic ventilation is important. If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, you may find it causing too many problems to ignore.

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