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The pros and cons of partial roof repair

Category: General Published on Dec 04

It’s been one of the rainiest years on record so far in Bucks County, and while that may be good news for weathermen it’s not such great news for homeowners trying to keep their roofs in good shape. If you’ve sustained damage that goes beyond replacing some shingles or treating a small area with a patch, the next question to consider is whether to do a partial or total roof repair.

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Can I just shingle over my existing roof?

Category: General Published on Nov 26

It’s probably one of the questions professional roofers hear most often. Installing new shingles over an existing roof is appealing to many homeowners, because it avoids the time, cost, and mess of tearing off the current roof. However, there are some significant possible drawbacks, as well as some things to keep in mind if you decide to go ahead and shingle over an existing roof.

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Why autumn is the perfect time to take care of your roof

Category: General Published on Nov 15

When it comes to getting roofing work done, some seasons are better than others. Whether you are getting a smaller repair or investing in a complete replacement of your roof, one thing always stays the same: roofing work is an outdoors job.

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How do you know whether to repair or reroof?

Category: General Published on Nov 08

Lose a few shingles in the last storm? Repairing your roof can be less expensive up front, but may end up costing you more in the long run. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to repair your roof or spring for a new one:

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"Winterize" Your Roof

Category: General Published on Oct 31

Winter is a time of year that is dreaded by many, for its cold temperatures, ice, wind and snow. And guess what? Your roof hates winter just as much! Not only is it a time when snow melts and refreezes, it is also a time when heavy winds can rip off shingles and heavy snow can pile up! In addition, many homeowners mistakenly forget to maintain their roof during the winter because they associate roof damage with heavy rain, not heavy snow or plummeting temperatures.

Here are some tips and tricks for avoiding costly winter damage:

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What To Do When Disaster Strikes

Category: General Published on Oct 24

Last week the unthinkable happened. I woke up to the sound of dripping water. This, after a long rain storm. I panicked and jumped out of bed, discovering that the leak was coming from the master bedroom ceiling. A giant area of wall was already destroyed by water, and the carpet was soaked with water. I grabbed a garbage can to catch the dripping water. Now what?

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