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Deciding How Much Insulation Your Home Requires

Get useful advice for making insulation decisions with the insulation contractors at J&J Roofing in Roseville, Michigan. Find out about R-value and more.

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What are the Most Common Warm Weather Roof Problems?

When you think about roof damage, most people assume it primarily takes place during the cold weather season when Michigan roofs are exposed to ice, snow, and precipitation. Melting snow coupled with freeze and thaw cycles can cause a roof to develop ice dams that cause damage and eventually allow water to leak inside your home.

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How to Tell if It’s Time for New Gutters

Most homeowners don’t spend a lot of time contemplating their rain gutters. Gutter systems are one of the most commonly overlooked home components, but they actually perform a vital role in helping your roof protect your home from water damage. Although your gutters are often out of sight and therefore out of mind, it’s still important to stay on top of regular gutter maintenance to prevent roof and foundation problems. When you take good care of your gutter system, it can be expected to last for many years, but eventually, all gutter systems need to be replaced.

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How Rain Gutters Work and Why They’re Important

When it rains heavily, your residential roof gets put to the test. But to keep your roof in good shape, you also need a good, reliable gutter system. Even a small amount of rain can expose your roof to thousands of gallons coming down on your home. It’s your gutter system’s job to reroute that water off of your roof and away from your roof, siding, and foundation.

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Budget-Minded Roof Replacement Solutions

As with most things, if you take good care of your roof, it will serve to protect your home from the elements for many long years. But no roof can last forever, and eventually, even the best roof will need to be replaced. Roof replacement can be a costly investment, which is why many homeowners end up putting their roof replacement projects off for far too long.

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Top Spring Roofing Concerns

After a long, cold winter, spring is finally in the air. Birds are returning to warmer climates, and spring rains are beginning to make room for bright, summer greenery. For every bluebird morning, there’s always a chance that sunny day could bring a blustery spring storm. Between spring weather and any damage done over the winter, spring is the most important time of year for residential roof maintenance.

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Decisions to Make When Choosing Your Roof

If you take good care of your roof and keep up with regular maintenance, you can expect it to protect your home well from the elements over the years. But even with regular upkeep and care, every residential roof will eventually need to be replaced entirely. When you’re ready to replace your roof, you’ll need to decide which material and style are right for your home.

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Why It’s Safer to Hire a Professional Roofer

When your roof needs repairs, one of the most important things you can do is address them right away. Failure to address even minor roof damage can lead to threats to your roof’s overall integrity and create potential disaster down the road. It can be tempting to hire an amateur roofer to save on your roofing costs or even handle simple roofing repairs yourself. But just because iaa roof repair seems minor doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to handle it without a professional.

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The Importance of Good Roof Insulation

A residential roof may seem like it has a relatively simple structure. However, a high-performance residential roof is actually a marvel of modern engineering, and central to its performance is quality insulation. Good roofing insulation is integral to your home’s comfort and energy costs. It also increases the lifespan of your roof.

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Is Your Roof Leaking? Here’s What to Do

The smell of the rain on the air can be one of life’s simplest pleasures, and there’s nothing quite like the sound of gentle raindrops on a spring afternoon. But when the thunder starts to roll and heavy clouds bring intense wind and strong rain, it’s a different story. Although your roof is designed to withstand all sorts of extreme weather from winter snows to spring storms, every roof has its limits. When hail, storms, and high winds put your roof to the test, it can begin to show wear and tear over time.

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