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Massachusetts receives wicked snows and cold during winter time. The winter weather can cause massive damage to an unprepared roofing system. With the cold season swiftly on its way, now is the best time to prepare your roofing system for the severe weather to follow. At Price My Roof, we compiled a short list of the best things you can do to complete winterization. Remember, it is always important to remain safe, so ensure you have a spotter for any activities that involve being on your roof.
Winter Preparation List
- Look At Your Roof: Many times, current damage will be evident by just looking. Worn shingles and damaged tiles can affect the appearance of your roof and compromise your protection. Once you have established there is existing damage, have your local roofer inspect and repair your roof to prevent any further damage.
- Eliminate Landscape Dangers: While that tree may have been in your front yard forever, you will need to cut down any overhanging limbs. These can break and fall on your house when winds and snow hits.
- Check Your Attic And Any Caulking: Insulation in your attic needs to allow for cycling of air. Ensure there is enough insulation to prevent invasive species and allow for this cycling. Caulking can be in many locations around your home, but if it is wrinkling, it needs to be replaced.
- Your Gutters Need Attending: Keep these clean and guarded! When leaves and debris get caught in here, it can prevent water from flowing away from your roof. Water causes wear and damage more than most weather problems.
After you have completed your checks, you should have an experienced roofer repair any damage that may be apparent. For your roofing needs in Haverhill, MA, contact Price My Roofing at (978) 361-6129!
Do you know when it’s time to start looking into replacing your roof? It’s important to do regular inspections and maintenance on your roof to have a good idea of what condition it is in, especially on an older home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when trying to determine whether your roof needs to be replaced.
When you inspect your roof there could be some signs of damage that let you know right away that your roof needs to be replaced or, at the very least, repaired. If you noticed that the shingles are worn out, torn, or there are some that are missing entirely, you should have a roofing contractor come out to inspect the damage and see whether it can be repaired. If the damage is extensive enough, it could be that all the old shingles need to be stripped and replaced.
An older roof may have unseen structural damage, especially if it has not been maintained in the past. If you’re not sure what condition your roof is in, having a professional roofer inspect it is your best bet. They’ll be able to thoroughly check the roof for any signs of damage, ventilation issues, or problems with the structure.
Are you looking for professional roof repair in Haverhill, MA? Contact the roofing contractors of Price My Roof to get a free inspection of your roof. They’ll be able to let you know what needs to be done in order to get your roof in top shape again. Call us today at (978) 361-6129 to schedule an estimate.
You want to get the most out of your roof, and that requires a little TLC. Follow these easy tips to keep your roof in tip top shape!
Start by removing any leaves, pine needles, acorns, branches or other debris that has built up on your roof. Such materials can trap moisture on the roof, damaging your roofing material. If there is debris you can’t reach, use a rake or leaf blower. Be careful up there!
If you notice discolored streaks on your roof, it could be algae or fungus growth. You can remove it with by spraying on a chlorine bleach solution. Do not use a power washer to remove stains as it can damage shingles.
Check the Rest
While you’re on your roof, don’t forget to check your gutters, chimney flashing, fascia and soffit. You can also check around windows for cracks or leaks. Clear out any debris, old nests or stains that you find.
Get a Complete Inspection
If you notice any damage to your roof or suspect a problem, schedule an inspection with a certified professional roofer. Call our team at Price My Roof for an inspection by one of our PMR-approved roofing contractors today at (978) 361-6129!
It’s September, which means we do not have much time before it starts to get nasty outside. Snow storms, rain storms, wind storms, just about everything gets thrown at us here in Haverhill, MA. With that, however, comes some bad news to the area; Storm Chasers. Now, when we say “storm chasers,” we do not mean the group of researchers from the movie Twister. Storm chasers or roofing gypsies are out of town roofers and roofing contractors who follow storms into town, seeking work.
These roofers will blanket an area, offering their services, and completing FREE roof inspections. The part they do not tell you is that they know the insurance companies in the area, know how they work, and immediately give your home the cheapest roof and roof work that they can. Cheap does not sound bad, but we are not talking cheap price. We’re talking cheap quality. Cheap quality means your home is not ready to take on the next storm and will likely be damaged further. On top of that, storm chasers do not repair any preexisting or notable damage that should be fixed at the time of roof repair.
What can you do to avoid this? Do your research! You need a roofing contractor who is local that you can rely on. Always check licenses and insurance too. Many storm chasers will not be licensed or have a lapse in their insurance. Roofing contractors must have insurance, otherwise you are liable for them.
If you have any storm damage in the Haverhill, MA area, give us a call today at (978) 361-6129.
We shared with you recently the 3 Reasons to Choose Asphalt Shingle Roofing, which has been the go-to choice of roofing materials for most professional residential roofers for years now. But have you considered the unique appeal and durability of architectural asphalt shingles?
Homeowners work hard to maintain and enhance the curb appeal of their home, especially if they’re considering selling the property. Coupled with elegant siding and attractive decks, a handsome roof can be the icing on the cake for your beautiful home design.
While the standard 3-tab asphalt roof is certainly cost effective and can be quickly installed, an upgrade to architectural shingles can go a long way in enhancing the look and performance of your home’s roof.
- Architectural shingles generally last 10-20 years longer than traditional 3-tab roofs (as reflected by manufacturer warranties, when installed correctly).
- Architectural shingles offer more wind resistance–up to twice as much versus 3-tab shingles–which means less shingle loss and better protection against strong Northeast winds.
- Architectural shingles are constructed and applied in a manner that makes them more durable against weather and the elements. In fact, many homeowners policies may actually give you a discount for upgrading to architectural shingles from standard 3-tab. (Contact your insurance agent to learn more about their premium roofing discounts!)
- Architectural shingles create visual interest for your roof and add value to your home.
So whether you’re looking to upgrade your roof, you’re building your dream home, or your considering roof replacement in light of extensive repairs, call us at (978) 361-6129 for a free roof consultation and to learn more about the beautiful architectural shingle options for your home roofing project!
You might think that if you’ve seen one shingle, you’ve seen ’em all, but you would be wrong. In fact, there are many varieties of roofing shingles, from slate tiles to tin roof segments. Each type has its pros and cons. Today, we’re going to learn three reasons why asphalt shingle roofing is a dream for homeowners on a budget.
Asphalt shingle roofing has one major advantage over other roofing materials: the price. Compared to tiles and other types of shingles, asphalt is the way to go if you’re looking for big results on a smaller budget. They are resilient, help ward off the effects of the weather, and cost much less per roll of shingles.
It’s Easy to Install
You can also cut down on the amount of labor required when you choose asphalt shingle roofing. The typical tri-tab shingle is easy to nail down. This cuts down on the man hours you have to pay for, and the amount of time you spend listening to roofers pounding away on the top of your house.
Asphalt shingle roofing is available in many designer brands and colors. You can pick a shade that complements or contrasts with your home’s color scheme. Various shapes and layouts can make for an interesting look. Of course, basic shades of gray or brown go with almost any color palette.
If you’re looking for a roofing material that looks good and won’t break the bank, consider asphalt shingle roofing. The only limit is your budget and imagination!