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Solar Energy Hits Its Stride; Becomes Financially Beneficial

For many years, environmentalists have touted the benefits of solar energy from a “green” perspective, thanks to the corresponding reduction in fossil fuel use that accompanies a solar installation. However, for most of that time, solar energy was essentially a “feel good” project—it did not provide significant cost savings. Fortunately, that is no longer true. Solar does not provide an immediate return on investment, but it does pay for itself over time. In fact, solar [...]

May 4th, 2018|Blog|

What does the weight v. life expectancy of shingles really mean?

Asphalt roofing shingles used to be specified by their weight as opposed to life expectancy and many “old school” design professionals still refer to them that way. The weight of shingles (represented in pounds) is the sum total weight of a 10’x10’ square of shingles or what roofing contractors will refer to as a “square” when estimating the number of roofing bundles required to complete your roofing project. Almost forty years ago roofing material manufacturers [...]

March 29th, 2018|Blog|

Understanding the Different Types of Asphalt Shingles

Once you’ve made the decision to replace your home’s aging asphalt roof with like materials there are still a multitude of decisions that have to be made beyond selecting a roofing contractor. Among the most important may be selecting the type of shingles. Currently there are three types of asphalt shingles to choose from: regular 3-tab, architectural or so-called dimensional shingles, and specialty shingles. Three-tab Architectural [...]

March 14th, 2018|Blog|

Three Steps to Find a Good Residential Roofing Contractor

Despite the commercials you see on television, asking your neighbor is far from the best way to find a roofing contractor to repair or replace your home's roof. Consider that your neighbors have likely only replaced one or two roofs in their entire lives and thus have limited experience in selecting the right roofing materials and identifying a suitable roofing contractor. Instead, when to comes time to repair or replace your roof, we recommend: Call [...]

February 26th, 2018|Blog|

Why Your Roofing Contractor May Not Work Despite a Seemingly Low Probability of Rain

What does it really mean when the weatherman forecasts a thirty percent (30%) chance of rain? The following is an explanation as to why the roofing industry has accepted the "Thirty percent (30%)" rule -or chance of rain - as the norm and is subsequently recognized as the standard operation procedure for all legitimate contractors. The National Weather Service (NOAA) determines the so-called Probability of Precipitation(PoP) as the chance of precipitation occurring at any point [...]

February 13th, 2018|Blog|

Roof Still Leaking After Repair?

Why your roofing contractor may not be able to fix your leaky roof the first time. Finding a leak is a bit like a doctor diagnosing an ailment; often they start with the tried and true: take two aspirin and call me in the morning (if your condition doesn't improve). Roofers start their diagnosis with a visual inspection to determine the source of your leak. A qualified roof repairman will ascend your roof and perform [...]

January 30th, 2018|Blog, Roof Repair|

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