During the coldest months of the year, ice dams can wreck havoc on your roof. As ice and snow melt, an ice dam along the ridge of your roof holds the water in place instead of allowing it to fall from your roof. You don’t have to be a home exterior expert to understand that water sitting on your roof is a very bad situation. The infographic below explains how ice dams form and how to prevent them from developing on your roof.
Roof replacement is arguably the most important home improvement project you will undertake, so it’s important to choose a roofing system that will reliably protect your home from the elements. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we offer the full range of GAF roofing products that feature Advanced Protection® Technology. Read on as Exterior Source shares a closer look at how this technology helps protect your home.
Of all forces of nature, wind is the perhaps the most dangerous to your roof. Even the code-compliant roofs are not safe from powerful gales and sustained gusts. If violent winds don’t tear your roof apart, they can send hefty debris, like huge tree limbs, flying into your home.
Your roof is an important part of your home that plays a vital role through all seasons of the year. Here’s how to tell if it’s time to upgrade to a new roof:
A properly installed roofing system should last for many years. Unfortunately, there are many contractors who perform substandard work, causing even a newly installed roof to fail early. Today, Exterior Source, the area’s trusted home improvement contractor, discusses why some roofs fail early and how we can help homeowners:
The underlayment is the layer between the roofing shingles and the roof deck. Its main purpose is to act as a waterproof barrier and to protect the roof deck from damage. This is why the quality of the underlayment has an impact on how long the roof lasts and on how well it protects your interior from the weather.
As your primary line of defense against harsh elements, your roof should always be in tip-top shape. Not only does it help keep your home dry and safe, but it can also preserve the home’s structural integrity. With a reliable roof over your head, your property will stay free of water or other weather-related damage.