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How to Repair and Maintain Your Wood Shakes and Shingles

I wanted to explain the composition of a shake roof to help you fully understand how to maintain the shakes. When a shake roof starts wearing out, a half-inch space between each exposed shake allows the sun to come through the upper half of the shake, because it is thinner there.  More…



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How to Tarp Your Roof:  What to do with an Exposed Roof 

If the wind has blown your roofing material off, or you have torn it off yourself, you probably are wondering what exactly you should do with your exposed roof. It’s happened countless times to others; the waterproof roof is gone and a storm is looming in the forecast. Luckily, there are some quick, last minute things you can do to help keep your roof watertight, with some limitations  More…



Tile Walking Deck

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A failed tile deck or walkway is a common occurrence. Tile is very beautiful, but it is not always the best choice to waterproof the outside of your home or building. Up until now…More…



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Is a Metal Roof Right for You?

In the past, metal roofs were not considered to be traditional roofing. However, they are gaining in popularity because of their features. Metal roofs are durable, very lightweight, maintenance free, fire retardant and energy efficient. More…



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Is My Gutter Leaking, or Is it My Roof?

Do you have water dripping from your eaves and you need to find out how to stop it before it causes damage to the lumber and compromises the eaves structural integrity? Should you call a gutter contractor? Will he come look at it just to refer it to a roofer that will turn you back to the gutter guy to solve the leak? In this blog, I will give you a nearly fail-safe way to determine the cause.  More…



High Humidity in the Home

Is My Roof Leaking, or is it Just High Humidity?

Did you know it is possible for your home to form a ”leak” from the inside?  People with constantly running humidifiers, indoor swimming pools, or other factors that raise humidity in the home, may inadvertently cause condensation to form in the attic or ceiling.  More…



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Metal Roofing: Pros and Cons

Are you thinking of installing a metal roof on your home?  Like every roofing system, metal roofs have their own pro’s and con’s.  More…



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Organic Shingles vs. Fiberglass Shingles

America is going through an organic revolution right now.  People are becoming more and more interested in all-natural products.  But did you know that organic shingles have been around for centuries?  More…



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Pitched Roofing Problems Everyone Should Know About

Unfortunately, living in Utah’s climate can be quite wearing on your home and your roof. Knowing the early signs of a roof wearing out can save you a considerable amount of time and money.  More…



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Prevent Ice Dams on Your Roof

We need to be aware of the issue of ice dams in climates like Utah’s while we install our roofs. An Ice dam is formed when heat from inside a home or attic warms the roof… More…



Horror Story

Roofing Horror Story #257

I just gave an estimate to a man who had a brand new roof with a 40 year architectural shingle installed on it. Unfortunately, like many cases I have seen before, he hired a poor installer, which made the quality of the shingles completely useless. In recent high winds, a third of his roof just ripped right off. More…



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