Should I Have Carpentry Work Done Prior To My Roofing Project?

Summer is a popular time for homeowners in Maine to start planning roof repairs, maintenance, and replacement. However, if you have other projects within the proximity of your roof including carpentry, it may be wise to address them before the roofing company arrives. Your home is a network of interconnected parts. Your roof sits on…

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How Long Do My Existing Shingles Have Left?

Most of us don’t mark the calendar 20 years into the future to check on the condition of our roof and shingles; in fact, once our new roof has been installed, we likely don’t think of it much at all. Fortunately, a new roof should last 20 years or more when installed properly, using quality…

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Snow Guards for Metal Roofs

Winter in Maine can bring a multitude of snowstorms and in quick succession. Quickly changing temperatures can also mean a lot of snow melting and refreezing. This can cause problems for roofs of various types. For owners of metal roofs, it can actually create a hazard.  Snow and ice buildup can slide off a metal…

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Dark Roofs vs. Light-Colored Roofs

When installing a new roof or replacing an old one, you may be considering whether to choose a dark colored roof or light-colored roof. A 2015 article in Engineering Green Buildings  stated that an increase in the popularity of light colored roofs in southern U.S. states seems to be making its way north. While the…

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Buying a New Home? Make Sure to Check Out the Roof

There are few things more disheartening than finding a home you love and then realizing it needs major repairs before you move in. When in the market for a new house, it’s important to know what to look for in the beginning stages of your search so you don’t get your heart set on a…

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Knowledge is Power: Know Your Roof – Chimney

Part III: Your Chimney – Leaks and Other Problems In the first article of this series, we introduced you to the parts and pieces of your roof. Next, we explained the importance of a healthy ventilation system.  Now let’s discuss the chimney and how they relate to issues with your roof. We will explain the…

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