Roofing Basics Your Contractor Wishes You Knew

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Hiring a contractor to handle your roofing system is a daunting task. Fortunately, there are ways to make the entire process go smoothly, like establishing a great working relationship. Understanding some of the common roofing basics is one way to achieve this. D and M Roofing LLC, the area's top roofers, discusses what you need to know: … [Read more...]

3 Different Factors That Affect Your Roof’s Life Span

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Your roof protects your home from the elements. It also bears the responsibility for your household’s safety and comfort. While roofing materials have varying life spans, there are several factors that can greatly shorten it. D and M Roofing, the leading roofing contractor, shares the most common ones: … [Read more...]

Top 5 Causes of Leaky Roofs and How You Can Solve Them

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Left untreated, a simple leak on your roof can cause significant damage to your home. Getting water in places that shouldn’t be wet in the first place is every homeowner’s nightmare. So, before you start racking up water damage and black mold, be mindful of the following culprits and see if any of these are making their presence known in your home. … [Read more...]

A Guide to Choosing the Right Bold Shade for Your Roofing

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Subtlety is out the window for 2018 -- in the roofing industry, that is. Nowadays, homeowners are more likely to pick cerulean over slate for their roofing and no one’s batting an eyelash. Moreover, with Pantone announcing that this year’s color is the not-so-subtle ultraviolet, it shouldn’t be a surprise that today’s trending hues are colors bold enough to shine on their own in the spotlight. … [Read more...]

The Worst Roof Issues That Snow and Ice Can Cause

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If your roof could talk, it would say that snow and ice are the things it hates the most. During winter, these elements cause your roofing system to be in a constant state of dampness, increasing the chance of leakage and interior damage. Moreover, they can create serious outdoor hazards. … [Read more...]

Why Blue-Green Algae on Your Roof Can Be a Real Problem

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Blue-green algae may be microscopic, but theycan create a big mess on your roof. They travel by air, get nutrients from dust and love humid conditions. They can appear on any side of the house with constant, high levels of moisture. Despite their name, they stain the roof with black or brown streaks, the color of the coating they use to protect themselves against UV rays. Are They Bad News? Any experienced roofing contractor, like D and M Roofing, would say that blue-green algae, per se, are usually just a cosmetic problem. However, they can help compromise the structural integrity of your … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Roof-Damage Insurance Claims

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The double whammy of storm damage and the ensuing complicated insurance claim process can upend your life. While you can't reverse major leakage when it’s already active, the least you can do is get reimbursed for your losses. This is easier said than done, though. … [Read more...]