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Roofing in the Rain?

There are many components that go into a new roof and the quality of those products contribute to the overall performance that you will get out of your roof. In the Pacific Northwest, waterproofing is essential to any project when it comes to residential roofing and commercial roofing. For this reason, one of the most

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4 Tips To Determine Whether To Repair or Replace Your Roof

Your roof might look good from the street, but up close it may tell a different story. Getting an inspection is a good move every year or so to determine whether your roof needs replacement or repair.  Here are some things to look out for: 1. Age A roof over 15  years old with damage has

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4 Things To Avoid When Choosing a Roofing Company

1. Low Starting Bid Some contractors will offer you an extremely low estimate, one that is far lower than any competitor you’ve talked with. Once the work starts, the price could creep up due to “unforeseen problems” and “inflated material costs”. 2. No Credentials, Insurance, or Permits A telltale sign that you’re getting ripped off

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4 Signs You Need A Roof Inspection This Winter

1. Granule Loss When you clean out your gutters at the end of the downspout, do you see a pile of granules? Find yourself wondering what that is? It is the granules from your shingles coming off. Roofs tend to lose more granules toward the end of their life cycle. Ultimately, coming off in your

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3 Flat Roofing Tips

1. Drains a. Hercules Retrodrain (Our Pick) For flat roofs, the best type of drain is a Hercules Retrodrain. This downspout drain allows for water to fall into the center of the roof instead of pooling up and eventually sliding down a gutter.  The Hercules Retrodrains we use offer larger diameters such as 3,4,5 &

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Should You Tear It Off? A Guide To Flat Roofing

1. Roof Over? If your roof is still in good shape, consider covering it over to save money on labor. Many roofing companies will benefit from tearing it off and installing again, but that’s not always necessary. Should you decide not to tear your roof off, youll be saving money on labor and disposal fees

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6 Steps To Winterize Your Roof

When the winter season hits, you want to be ready and trust your roof will guard your house from outside conditions. Check out these tips! 1. Inspect Your Roof You can also take note of any visible damage you find, from broken shingles to a loose gutter.  Make sure to check any pipe boots for cracks

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5 Things To Consider Before You DIY Your Roof

As a homeowner, you’ve probably thought of doing your own roof repairs to save money.  Maybe after some contractor quotes, you figured it’d be much cheaper to buy the materials yourself and watch DIY YouTube videos.  It might even be faster to do it yourself before the severe weather kicks in. While these ideas may

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Protect Your Roof: 4 Gutter Maintenance Tips

While getting ready to decorate your house for the holiday season, think about clearing out your gutter as well. Your roof will thank you later. Clearing Debris While the idea of clearing your gutters sounds difficult, it’s better than finding out how much roof repairs could be if you don’t! Well roofed valleys will leak

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Why Don’t Roofs Last 30 Years?

At the core of every shingle we use is Polymer Modified Asphalt Technology that uses polymers to rubberize shingles for all-weather flexibility, strength, and resilience. This technology provides industry-leading impact protection from hail and debris. It also creates more resilient, flexible shingles that better withstand temperature swings and weather extremes. Specialized granules reduce smog turning

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Even Good Roofs Can Leak

Getting your roof ready for the Fall and Winter seasons is one of the best things you can do for your investment into your new or existing roof. Even a good roof can leak if not taken care of. 1. Clear Roof Debris Identify any areas with excessive material damming. Material damming in any area

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How to Remove Mold From Your Roof

What causes the mold on my roof? How can I get rid of it? How can I keep it from coming back? These are commonly asked questions by hundreds of homeowners. It can feel impossible to keep the roof clear from this pesky intruder. And although you’ve tried every possibility of getting it to go

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How to Know Whether to Repair, Patch, or Replace your Roof

Being a homeowner, it’s critical to understand the importance of being able to rely on a sturdy roof. Keep in mind, this roof is what you trust to protect your family and personal belongings. Unfortunately, as costly as it may be, investing in your roof’s condition is an unavoidable task. That is why it is

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3 Reasons To Install Skylights in the Northwest

It’s quite frustrating to deal with the struggle of overheating through your windows, having to keep the AC on during the day, feeling an unending beam of sun rays day in and day out. Just the thought of it is exhausting. Wouldn’t it be so nice to have the luxury of enjoying not only the

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