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Have you ever heard someone say that the roof is the lid of your house?

Essentially, it points to the value of roof integrity, because without that, your home is vulnerable to the elements, and small problems can become bigger ones over time, as experienced property owners know only too well. Animals, weather, dirt, storms … the list of factors goes on.

That's what we want to talk about – the power of preemptive maintenance, and making sure that properties are in good condition over time. The work that you put in on the front end often pays off on the back end. That’s true with a lot of things, but it’s doubly true in property maintenance, we’d say.

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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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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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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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When you look at your room, you may think that it is just shingles with some paper underneath. Although you are partially correct, there is a lot more that goes into an Owens Corning Roofing System than meets the eye. Owens Corning leads the way not just in their roofing materials but the system they have set up to make it a complete protection of your home.

What Are The Layers Of the Owens Corning System?

1. Seal: The first layer creates a seal that will make sure you don’t get water into your home. Different underlayment options are available depending on your climate and whether or not you will need to protect against ice or just water.
2. Defend: This layer is the part you are used t...

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Many homeowners and property owners use the old adage, "If it's not broke, don't fix it" when deciding when to make roof renovations and improvements. However, such a philosophy can be detrimental to protecting the health and longevity of your commercial or residential roofing structure. There are many cases when a roof doesn't appear to be damaged, and allowing rain or other debris to remain on the roof can lead to more significant problems down the line. Here are some of the ways that regular roof maintenance is essential for maintaining your roof.

With over 25 years of experience as a roofing contractor, the Exterior Genie team has a lot of expertise with roofs that weren’t regularl...

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