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Does Home Insurance Cover Roof Leaks and Repairs?

By | Roof Maintenance, Roof Repair

If you’ve noticed patches of water or ceiling stains in your home, then chances are you have a roof leak. A leaking roof is more than a nuisance; however, it could result in expensive repairs. Therefore, it’s essential to keep on top of roof maintenance. There are several causes of roof leaks, and you need to look for the tell-tale signs to ask yourself, “What can be causing the leak?” Another important question is, are roof leaks covered by insurance? Roof repair can be costly and whether your policy will cover this often depends on the cause of the leak. What usually causes leaks in roofing? Roof leaks can be caused by a number of issues. These can include problems with your exterior, such as improperly installed shingles, missing shingles or tiles, or shingles that have buckled, causing the waterproofing felt to be exposed to extreme elements, which ultimately causes…

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Can Fireworks Damage a Roof? 5 Steps to Protect Your Home on July 4th

By | Roof Maintenance

Aren’t fireworks pretty to see? We get very excited to see them at every event they’re present, from New Year’s Eve to sporting events. One of the biggest firework-laden events every single year is July 4th, and it’s one of the busiest times of the year for roofing companies. It’s all because of fireworks and the occasional damage that they can cause – especially to your roof. Fireworks and Your Roof If the right precautions aren’t taken on the 4th of July, you’re going to find that accidents can and will happen; especially with illegal fireworks being set off in neighborhoods. Roof fires ignited by falling fireworks on July 4th, and preventing roof fires at this time of year is important. There are some counties and states that ban large fireworks, but your roof needs to be prepared properly to avoid roof fires as a result of fireworks. The damage…

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Roof Insurance Claim: What To Expect if You Need to File One

By | Roof Maintenance

There is no denying that your roof is one of the most important features of your home’s exterior. Without your roof, your property would be exposed to the elements and your home could face serious damage. That is why it is essential that your roof remains intact and is well-maintained. Nobody likes to think about the worst happening to their roof. But sometimes things happen, which can cause considerable damage. When something severe happens to your roof that’s when you hope you have proper insurance coverage. But when it comes to making a claim, what should you expect from your insurance company? In this article, we’ll take a look at what you can expect if you need to file a roof insurance claim. Filing A Roof Insurance Claim: What Are You Covered For when it comes to Home Roof Damage? If your roof damage is caused by wind, hail, or…

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Protect Your Roof In Ventura County For Fire Season

How to Protect Your Roof In Ventura County For Fire Season

By | Roof Maintenance

Fire season can be a scary time for those living in California. As we’ve seen, wildfires can rage for weeks on end, causing untold destruction as they tear through fields, woodlands, and neighborhoods, and thousands of people are impacted by this each year in Ventura County alone. Your roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home when it comes to fires, especially if the rest of the structure is made covered with stucco or stone. Protecting your roof during fire season can be easier than you might expect, and this makes it well worth spending the time to get this sorted out before the fires start to blaze. Here are some simple tips to help you protect your roof. Cleaning Flammable debris often aids the spread of wildfires, making it easier for it to make it to your home. You should do what you can to make…

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how to keep your roof cool in summer

5 Tips on How to Keep 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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