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how to keep your roof cool in summer

5 Tips on How to Keep Your Roof Cool in Summer

By | Roof Maintenance

The summer is upon us, and while many people focus on keeping themselves cool, they neglect to keep their roof cool in the summer months. It might not be something you’ve thought of before, but if your roof is kept cool, your home’s interior will be substantially cooler. A roof that is too hot is never a good thing, and in fact, the surface temperature on a black roof can be more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit above the air temperature, which can put your roof’s temperature over 150 degrees! That means the heat absorbed by a traditional shingle or tile roof raises the temperature inside the house, making you very hot, not to mention, potentially increasing your energy usage with fans or air conditioning. Keeping your roof cool can reduce the use of air conditioning and put more money back in your wallet. There are several ways to keep your…

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Can Tree Branches Damage a Roof

Can Tree Branches Damage a Roof?

By | Roof Maintenance, Roof Repair

Whether you have just moved into a new property or have been living in a property for a long period of time and are concerned about low-hanging tree branches, it’s important to know the risks that they carry for your roof. A low-hanging branch can easily harm your roof, regardless of whether it is a heavy or a light branch (light branches can expose the roof to rain and elements just as much as heavy branches can). Not only can it wear down the shingles and scrape the tiles, but it can also cause clogged gutters because of the leaves that fall off them. By scraping against the roof shingles, it can easily strip off the layers of asphalt which damages the integrity of the roof. Also, if leaves begin to become clogged in the gutters, a number of issues can arise. From leaks to mold and a deterioration of…

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