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Spring Roof Maintenance

March 22, 2021

Spring is here! There is nothing better than warmer temperatures and sunshine to lift our spirits. We had the opportunity to get outside this past weekend and start the winter clean up. A recent wind storm had given us plenty of sticks and small branches to clean up and the back patio needed attention too…. ( read more )

The Best Way to Handle Clogged Gutters

May 8, 2017

Well, it’s that time of year. I recently saw the first “helicopters” (as my kids like to call them) fly down from my maple tree. Those pesky seeds will soon fill up my gutters, flower beds and take root in the garden and driveway. These “helicopters” are just one of many things that attack our gutters…. ( read more )

Investigating a Warped and Wavy Roof

August 28, 2016

A wavy roof is an unsightly thing. It immediately detracts from the appeal and look of a home. While a wavy roof is aesthetically unpleasing, does it affect the performance of the roof? To determine if a wavy roof is more than just an eye sore, you must determine the reason for the wave. We… ( read more )

Black Streaking on Asphalt Roofs

August 8, 2016

We’ve all seen it. The unsightly black stains and dark streaking on asphalt roofs. Nothing is more frustrating that seeing your new roof develop these stains and streaks within only a short time of being installed. These stains take away from the appeal and appearance of your home and can affect resale value. What exactly… ( read more )

Why is there mold on my roof?

May 12, 2014

Why Is There Mold On My Roof? Truth is, the mold on your roof is actually not mold.  It’s an algae-like bacteria.  Its science name is gloeocapsa magma. Gloeocapsa magma is a cyanobacteria which feeds on limestone.  Modern asphalt shingles contain limestone as a filler. The gloeocapsa magma feeds on the limestone and moisture in… ( read more )