Articles featuring tag: roof inspection

How Old Is My Roof? 10 Simple Ways to Determine the Age of Your Roof

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One of the most vital components of a home is the roof that protects it. The older a roof becomes, the more it suffers wear and tear from sun, rain, hail, sleet, ice, scorching heat, frigid cold and airborne debris. The lifespan of a roof can vary depending on a variety of factors, but it’s important to know the age of the roof and even more important to know the condition it is in.

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If you’re like many homeowners, you’ve probably asked yourself, “how old is ...

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Why is Roof Ventilation So Important?

House photo after roof replacement and proper ventilation

The typical home is built with a wood frame and the roof is a steep slope, covered by asphalt shingles, though a minority of homeowners will choose cedar or other materials. The rafter and attic spaces are typically closed off, which means they could be prone to moisture problems. One of the most common ways to fight moisture buildup is to provide proper ventilation.

The moisture factor

In an improperly vented roof, moisture is allowed to rise up and condense in the attic. This will damage insulation and studs and any other material that has prolonged contact with the ...

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You’ve Experienced a Hail Storm, Now What?

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Hail frequently rips through the Midwest during the summer months as large storm systems unleash their fury. The first thing you’ll notice following a storm is probably the leaves that have been beaten down and now litter your yard. Maybe you’ll check on your car(s) to make sure the hail hasn’t made dents. At some point your attention is going to turn to your roof. What should you look for, and if you find damage, do you immediately call your insurance provider?

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Spotting the signs of shingle damage

Before ...

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