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Your roof should be your primary concern following severe weather and Columbia, SC gets a lot of weather that can do costly damage to your home. Unfortunately, the siding and the roof system take the brunt of severe weather. The city itself has been under a severe weather warning more than 40 times in the last 12 months with over 30 reports of hail. Hail and wind are responsible for some of the most extensive roof and siding damage in the area. It’s important to identify and correct this damage immediately to avoid more extensive and costly repairs in the future.

Impact of Severe Weather

Sometimes the damage caused by storms is immediately apparent, but that isn’t always the cas...

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Too often, property owners never know there's an issue with the roof until a storm hits.

That's when everything becomes visual – loose materials get torn off of the roof. If there is weak flashing, it can often get displaced. If shingles are old or worn, they're more likely to go flying. The tumult of the storm uncovers structural weaknesses in a building, for sure, and amid the emotional havoc, property owners have to make new decisions about upkeep.

As part of this equation, a roof is something that experiences different kinds of wear over time, and will eventually need major repair or replacement. A roof is worth its price, because it protects everything underneath it. That’s...

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The need for residential roofing products grows by over 4% each year. Modern homeowners are adamant about keeping their roof in good working order. People who ignore their roof until something is wrong will spend tons of money trying to fix their mistakes. If you are trying to avoid serious repair issues and premature roof replacement, you have to be willing to work hard.


Figuring out how to meet the needs your roof has is much easier when you hire a roofing contractor. Allowing professionals to handle the work involved in maintaining and repairing a roof is the best way to avoid problems in the future. Below are some things you can do to extend the life of your residential roof.


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You want your roofing contractor to be able to lay a standard roof effectively, with all of the design that will make your roof last for years afterward.

That's for starters. But that's not where the professional expertise of innovative roofing firms ends. Not by a long shot.

Today's higher-end properties often have significant roofing design features that go far beyond the traditional two-sided roof. All of these need their own attention to detail and best practices in place, and choosing the best roofing contractor often means getting a company that knows the details on these more elaborate types of fixtures. The proof is in how the professionals on the team talk about the engineering of ...

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Roofs are our home’s first line of defense against the sometimes harsh elements of nature. When a structure’s roof is strong, it’s interior, and occupants are safe and comfortable. However, if a roof is compromised, the structure is vulnerable to a myriad of issues that can become costly to resolve.

The roof is meant to create an impenetrable barrier for your home. Over time the roofing materials can begin to wear down and deteriorate, which enables its ability to protect your home. Many homeowners don’t realize the shape their roofs are in until they experience a problem and are faced with deciding to either repair or replace the roof. To maintain your roof’s...

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Waiting until your roof is leaking to have it replaced can be a costly mistake. While many homeowners dread the idea of replacing their rooves but being proactive can save you time, hassle, and ultimately costs that can incur if your roofing fails. Fortunately, there are some signs that your roof may be nearing its lifespan, and knowing where and when to look for these signs can save you from impending disaster.

Start Inside
Your first instinct may be to drag out the ladder and climb up on top of your house. But the best place to begin your roof diagnostic is to start inside. Your attic or crawl space can tell you a lot about the condition of your roofing. Look for light coming in through cr...

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You're used to looking at your home or investment property from a lateral perspective – walking toward the front door, or sitting in the backyard.

Hardly any of us have any concept of looking at our properties from directly above the building – but that's changing.

The use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles is providing us with new kinds of aerial photography, so that we can see visually whether our properties look great from a bird’s eye view or not. And that can make a difference in how you approach property management.

At Exterior Genie, we take pride in providing the best roofing services to keep your property looking great, and to protect your investment in your re...

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Roofing experts recommend you invest in roof inspections during the fall and spring months. This is important because it is the best way to discover if any roof damage is present.
There’s no question that roof repairs can be a hassle. After all, this is one of the few home improvement projects you can’t do yourself. You must find and hire a local roofing expert and spend a lot of money on repairs you would rather put off.
Even if your roof is the last thing you think about when it comes to home improvement, you should remember it is also your first line of defense against the outside elements. It keeps everything inside your home, including your family, dry and safe. Therefore, ...

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Spring showers are a welcome sight for many home owners whose landscapes are in full bloom, but for some homeowners with compromised roofs, these rains can pose serious threats of damage. Leaking roofs are the number one cause of structural water damage to homes, costing homeowners thousands of dollars in repair and cleaning costs.

What Causes A Roof To Fail

Roofing can begin to fail for a number of reasons, age of the structure, type of roofing materials, and weather damage can all be creating ways for water to seep inside. Conducting yearly roof examinations will help you understand how sound your structure is as well as give you a heads up if problems begin to arise.

Checking Your Roof

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Checking the condition of your roof for any damage that may have occurred over winter is essential to spot any early signs of rot or wear and tear that, if left unattended, could lead to more extensive damage. This gives you a jump on any repairs that are needed before more extreme weather moves in with the summer season.

The rain, storms, and high temperatures of the summer months can cause significant damage to an already weakened roofing system. Pounding rain, intense storms, and relentless wind can pose a threat to your home if your roof is not prepared to protect it from the harmful elements of nature.

Just as ice and snow in the winter can create extra weight and water sitting on your r...

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