Gutter health is very important to prevent water damage to your home. We recommend monitoring your gutters two times a year, Spring and Fall. Spring storms can fill up your gutters with debris and then possibly cause water damage to parts of your home, including the siding, if the water overflows from your gutters. If …

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We all hear the expression spring flowers and “gentle” spring showers. But those spring showers aren’t always so gentle. Spring is also a time to be ready for storms. Taking the time now to make a plan can do wonders for the aftermath of a storm. Five Tips to Prepare for a Storm: Remember prevention …

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The presence of one or more of these may indicate a situation where the homeowner needs a full roof replacement instead of a simple roof repair. Here are a few things to look for: Look for dented gutters, gutter screens or downspouts Look for damage to siding and windowsills/casings Look for damage to air conditioners …

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The extreme weather of the winter is to be followed by the warmth of spring and in spring it is all the more important to make the roof ready to withstand the hot months ahead. Even if no problems were detected and the roof is found well intact, a thorough roof checking during the spring …

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1. What is a three tab shingle? A three tab shingle is a 3-foot strip shingle with three individual one-foot tabs. This is the lightest weight of shingle and normally the cheapest type of shingle. Three tab shingles come in year values of 20yr, 25yr and 30yr. 2. What is a laminate shingle or architectural …

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Dark areas on ceilings Peeling paint on the underside of roof overhangs Damp spots alongside fireplaces Water stains on pipes venting the water heater or furnace If you find signs of worry, especially if the roof is old or there has been a storm with heavy wind or hail, get a professional assessment. Give us …

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Repairing or replacing your roof can be expensive. Spending a few minutes every six months looking closely at your roof can help you identify roof maintenance opportunities that will help prevent costly repairs later. It’s also important to periodically check your homeowner’s insurance to make sure that serious roof damage is covered by your policy. …

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At one time Atlas Chalet was the dominant shingle used on new construction. Eventually the shingles were discontinued, resulting in a situation where this roof system is no longer repairable. In a recent interview with Fox 5, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens made his opinion on damage to discontinued shingles clear. “If they have storm …

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