Protect Your Roof

15 Top Ways to Protect Your Roof from Rainwater

You can’t control the weather, but you can take steps to protect your roof from heavy rain and water damage. Rain water damage can be a stressful issue for homeowners that many may not be aware of until it becomes a bigger, more daunting problem.

Moisture from rain water has the potential to damage your home’s structural integrity with mold, rotting, and even cracks, so it’s important to stay on top of any issues in order to keep moisture under control. Using gutters and downspouts to drain water from the roof and replacing the roofing on time can prevent permanent roof rain damage, and can save you up to $8,000 by avoiding expensive emergency repairs.

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Winter Roofing Replacement: What You Need to Know

Depending on the type of roof you have, it may last anywhere from 20 to over 50 years. But on average, you should aim to replace it every 30 years or so.

Perhaps your roof is looking a bit worse for wear, and now that it’s wintertime, you may even notice leaking issues that need to be addressed. The cold weather might have you considering if fixing or replacing your roof is even possible or smart right now, but not to worry, we have the answers!

In this article, you’ll learn all about winter roofing, including the issues, how to alleviate them, and other things you should be aware of.

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Roof Insulation

Why Your Roof Is Leaking in the Winter (And How to Prevent It)

It’s wintertime, and the temperatures are dropping rapidly.

In addition to drafty rooms, slick driveways and bursting pipes, you also have another issue to contend with: a wet roof.

You want to think that your shingles will hold up against ice, sleet, and snow. However, the reality is that even the most well-built roofs can fall victim to the damage that extreme winter weather can hurl at our properties.

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Windows and Doors: The Importance of Proper Installation

New windows and doors are a worthwhile investment. The results can be amazing: a beautiful exterior look, savings on your energy bill each month and a more comfortable home for you and your family. However, if the windows and doors are not properly installed, your investment could end up costing you more money down the line. Hire experienced and certified contractors, like the team at T. Simpson Roofing, to install your windows and doors right the first time.

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Are Skylights a Good Investment for Your Home?

More light in the home is always welcome. Skylights in particular offer a great option for opening up your home to natural light. It can make your space brighter, can cut down on the need for electric lighting and provide a unique design feature. Since a skylight is suitably positioned in the roof, you do not have to worry about sacrificing your privacy for an infusion of sunshine. You do, however, have to consider the structural and architectural position of the skylight in your roof.

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