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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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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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Don’t wait for your roof to leak!

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Roof leaks can cause significant damage to a home if the underlying cause isn’t discovered and repaired promptly. Since water can travel outward from the point where a leak occurs, it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Below we’ll cover some of the most common causes of leaks. Before or during the rainy season, check out these potential causes in order to stop an existing leak or to prevent future problems. Don’t wait for your roof to leak. Give it a roof-up (or replace it if it is time).

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Shingles curling due to improper roof installation?

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Improper roof installation example

Every roofing manufacturer has strict and unique regulations regarding how their roofs are installed. This can include things like the number of nails per shingle, length of the nail, and more. How roofers perform the roof installation is incredibly important.

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