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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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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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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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GAF Flashing

Roof Flashing – Weatherproofing Material to Protect Roof Joints

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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Attic Ventilation Ideas

Why You Should Install Attic Ventilation

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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Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Understanding The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Everyone has had a bad experience with a less than satisfactory transaction. When you by something, you want to know that you’re going to get your money’s worth. Whether it is as simple as a roll of tape that isn’t sticky, or as bad as an under-performing car: feeling ripped off, deceived, or cheated is an awful feeling. It’s worse if you can’t get your money back. The Good Housekeeping seal of approval is a valuable effort to stop that from happening.

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