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Keep those Buzzards off of Your Roof

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Vultures on roof

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, vultures (also know as “buzzards”) are known to eat and damage roof shingles! Their feces on the roof can emit a strong odor, and their destructiveness can cause expensive damage on shingles and rubber roofs. Fortunately, there are several simple and effective ways to encourage the vultures on your roof to relocate.

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What is a roof ice dam, and how do I fix it?

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An Ice Dam is a hump of ice that forms at the edge of a roof under certain wintertime conditions. An ice dam can damage both your roof and the inside of your home. It will put gutters and downspouts at risk too. There are several things you can do to avoid getting an ice dam or to reduce the risk of damage after one has formed, but there’s really only one cure: a combination of better sealing, insulation, and venting in the attic and eaves.

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Asphalt roofing shingles grow in popularity among homeowners

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asphalt roofing shingles installation demonstration

Asphalt roofing shingles are engineered to beautify and protect your home against inclement weather and offer protection against water infiltration caused by wind-driven rain or ice dams. This material is especially popular with homeowners and contractors for the following reasons:

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Why does my roof have black roof streaks?

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black roof streaks example

Signs of dark roof streaks or discoloration can begin to show approximately five years after an installed roof. Mistaken for dirt or granule loss, the dark streaks usually appear on the north-facing slope of the roof. These streaks are commonly a result of algae growth. Roof streeks are most prominent on roof areas that receive less sunlight.

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What are the different components of a roofing system?

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Diagram of CertainTeed roofing system components

In the market for a new roof? While it may seem unnecessary, we believe it is critical to learn about the different roofing system components? Why? Because if you do not know what your roof needs, you won’t be able to ensure your contractor is giving you a good roof. Unfortunately, many roofing contractors skip over replacing certain components in order to cut down on their costs. Learn more about the different roofing system components below!

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