All roofing repair should be conducted by roofing professionals, not just because they’re dangerous, but also because untrained individuals risk causing more damage or even voiding their roofing warranty. But it doesn’t mean you can’t inspect your roof and alert your roofing contractor before the problem gets worse. Here are some common roofing problems that need repairs ASAP.
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Blue-green algae, also known as gloeocapsa magma, affects more than 80% of roofing systems in the country. It leaves dark black stains wherever it grows and makes millions of perfectly good roofs look old way before their time.
As a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, Thompson Roofing and Construction is no stranger to this unsightly growth. Gloeocapsa magma may be blue-green in color, but it is surrounded by a dark brownish-black shell that protects it against the sun’s rays. Over time, these dark shells cause the telltale streaking on the roof.
A well-designed roofing system keeps water from entering your home and channels rainwater and snowmelt to the roof’s edge. From there, a quality gutter system finishes the job by safely transporting the water down and away from vulnerable areas of your property.
Without gutters, water spilling off the roof will drip down unhindered and cause damage to siding, windows, masonry and the foundation of your home. There’s also the risk of ice dams and icicles forming, which is detrimental to the structural integrity of your roof.
A pressure washer is a useful cleaning tool that uses “high-pressure” water to remove grease and grime, mold and mildew, bird droppings and other pesky dirt that may come into contact with your siding or the exterior of your home. If you want to do it yourself and save a few bucks, here are some useful tips you may want to consider when embarking on this cleaning project. [Read more…]
Timing is an important factor when it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace your roof. You don’t want to wait too long before the underlying issues on your roof turn into major problems. At the same time, you don’t want to invest in a new roof too soon because you haven’t reaped its full potential yet.
With spring finally here, you might be already planning some improvement projects to restore your home to its former glory. Apart from your roof, your gutters and siding should be on top of your list. Not only do they safeguard your property, but they also boost its curb appeal.