How to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

It may be summer now, but in the words of one very popular television show, “Winter is coming.” Cold weather, snow, and ice may be the farthest things from your mind right now, but in a few months, you could have a serious problem on your hands if you don’t take care of a few simple things now and in the coming months. First of all, if you can’t remember the last time you had your roof...
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Why You Should Get Your Roof Inspected After Severe Weather

When your roof is visibly damaged during a storm, whether you have an immediately noticeable leak or not, you know that you need to get a roof inspection and have a trusted national roofing contractor, like American Roofing, come out to inspect your roof and do any necessary repairs. If you don’t, you risk your homeowners insurance company refusing to pay for the damages because you did not do...
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What Are Seamless Rain Gutters?

Seamless gutter systems, also known as, “continuous rain gutters,” are a popular choice for residential homes and commercial buildings. You probably are more familiar with the common sectional gutters, which come in 10 or 20 foot lengths. Each such section must be joined to the adjacent one to cover longer runs. Thus, a typical house will require dozens of such joints that are connected by...
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Advantages of a Metal Roof

Most homeowners have for many years selected asphalt roofing shingles, whether for a new house or for re-roofing an existing house. As the name implies, these shingles are a petroleum product and, as such, thus adds to our dependence on fossil fuels. Their lifetime is about 15-20 years, resulting in some 10 million tons of waste per year in the US. While these shingles are recyclable, it...
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Common Issues with Commercial Roofing

Unlike most residential roofs, many commercial roofs often have low slopes, which can lead to standing water from different sources. As time goes by, this can lead to deteriorating roofing material and underlying structures. Standing water from rainfall is common unless proper drainage measures were taken during construction. In general, if water is still standing on the roof 48 hours after...
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