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Roof Maintenance Tips For The Winter Season

snow on roofThe year is about to end which means that winter is on its way and just around the corner. For some this will mean looking forward to a lovely white Christmas.

Not to put a downer on the Christmas spirit, but when it snows it does mean that some parts of our homes are going to take a bit of a hammering which means they will be at risk of damage and general wear and tear.

The average snow fall in Fayetteville NC is around 2 inches of, compared to the US average of 25 inches, so it’s not a lot in comparison. In Fayetteville, you actually get far more rain (around 47 inches).

Depending on where you live, you may be lucky enough (depending on how you look at it) to have some of the white stuff sprinkle down from above. In other parts, you may only experience the discomfort of the cold weather.

If it does snow heavily, then you’ll find that the first part of the house that gets affected is the roof. So here are some tips on how to remove it safely.

Roof Snow Removal Tips

Clearing the snow off your roof from the gutters or eaves upwards of three to four feet after each winter storm can help prevent ice dams from forming. Remember to avoid using a ladder in icy conditions. This can be extremely dangerous and is best left to professionals.

For Flat Roofs:

If your flat roof is easily accessible from an interior stairway, you may want to shovel the roof, but be careful not to damage the roof covering. Read more…

It’s important to ensure we stay nice and warm during the winter season, so it’s always best to check that your roof is in tip-top condition. You should also check to make sure that all the insulation is up to scratch and there’s no better time to do it, than now before it gets really cold!

If you’re unsure of what to look out for, the best thing you can do is call any of your local roofers, Fayetteville NC have quite a few, and ask them to have a quick look over its condition. If you already have a maintenance plan in place, then now’s the time to get your contractor working for you. If you’re unsure, always get the professionals in.

Here are some helpful tips on all things to do with your insulation.

7 Tips for Insulating Attics and Roofs

We gathered tips and tricks from experts to help make this process go smoother. Read on to find out what they are.

1.Call an Inspector: If possible, hire an energy auditor who can tell you how much insulation you need and locate any leaks so you can seal them.

2.Choose the Type: Either loose fill or batt (also known as blanket insulation) work best for uninsulated areas or to layer over any insulation already in place. Read more…

Too much snow that builds up can put a lot of strain on the structure of your roof, so if you don’t want it collapsing in on you, it’s best to keep checking the amount that’s collecting up there. If you need it cleared you can always do it yourself, or hire a professional contractor to do these things for you.

Never attempt to do it yourself if you aren’t completely sure as it may result in an accident. If you do decide to do it yourself, here are some great tips about how to do it safely.

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Calling All Shop Owners – Top Tips To Maintain Your Roof

Calling All Shop Owners – Top Tips To Maintain Your Roof

If you’re a proud owner of a family run business or otherwise, we can appreciate it’s a difficult job with many requirements. Sometimes it can feel as if you’re spinning too many plates. Tasks such as ensuring your stock levels are up to scratch, your customers are happy, the bills are getting paid, can take up the whole day.

So when you notice a leak in your roof, it may just feel as if that’s the straw that broke the camel’s back!

But there’s no needs to worry, because here at Fayetteville Roofing Ops, we know it’s a lot of stress to have to think about repair work that needs to be carried out on your commercial property. The last thing you want to think about is how on earth you’re going to fix that problem!

We’re always here to help guide you through your roofing problems and here’s some advice we’ve found helpful for our customers.

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4 Things You Need to Know About Commercial Roofing Maintenance & Repairs

Installing a new roof on a commercial or industrial building can be costly, so you’ll want to take care of it properly to ensure it lasts its entire expected lifespan.

To ensure your commercial or industrial roof lasts as long as possible, consider these four tips …

Remove Debris Regularly: Over time, your building’s roof is sure to collect debris. Whether it be leaves, branches, or even garbage making its way up there during the last wind storm, it’s never a good idea to leave debris lingering on your roof. Make a plan to clean it regularly, at least once a year.

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It always pays to take a proactive stance when it comes to your roof. If you do this, it can help save you more money further down the line. Regular maintenance can go a long way towards a longer lasting roof.

So it comes as no surprise that one of the first steps to take is to carry out regular inspections. What might surprise you is that the most common cause of damage to your roof is not what you think it is…

Experience matters

Surprisingly, weather is not the most common threat to a roof’s durability. Approximately 40%[iv] of all roof problems occur because of human error due to workers going on your roof for window washing, HVAC repair, etc., faulty maintenance or poor installation in the first place. Therefore, proper training, experience and consistent performance are all essential when choosing a roofing provider.

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If you’re having problems with your roof and you’d like some further guidance on how to best fix it, give us a call on 910-213-3196.

 

 

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6 Tips And 5 Questions You Need To Know When Hiring A Contractor

6 Tips And 5 Questions You Need To Know When Hiring A Contractor

roofing contractorWhen we want to have our roofs repaired or replaced, we hire a professional to do the work for us. Of course, we also have to make sure that we are hiring a reliable and experienced roofing contractor.

We must first do our research before making a decision on who to hire. If you want to short track your research, you can always find out more about our roofing service here – https://fayettevillenc.roofingops.com/roofers/.

We can ask our neighbors, friends and relatives if they can refer someone they know to us. Look for some businesses nearby and even pop into their office for a quick visit. You can also ask some questions and see some of their past work for your references. For some tips on choosing a roofing contractor, read here:

6 Tips for Choosing The Best Contractor

Knowing the right roofer to hire for your home can be a challenging and confusing task. Below is a list of helpful tips to assist you in choosing the right roofing contractor and getting the best service for your money.

1. Insurance is a must

Make sure that your contractor has worker’s compensation and liability insurance. Ask to see the certificates and actually call the insurance carrier to confirm that they are valid.

This keeps all bids on a level playing field, knowing that part of the cost of the roof and the service being provided to you is protected with the security of coverage.

2. Choose a local contractor

Make sure that the company that you choose is local. This means that they are not just operating locally now, but have an established business and reputation in the community.

We have had many calls from customers that have problems within the standard five-year warranty period. The company that they chose to install their roof closed, moved or vanished. It is very easy to provide a piece of paper, but the warranty is only as good as the longevity and reputation of the roofing company.

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There is no harm at all in asking a company some questions before hiring them. In fact it’s highly recommended. This information will help you find out more about them, their availabilities and how they work.

A reliable company is honest and open to everything. They are willing to answer questions without hesitation. Here are some examples of questions you can them before hiring them:

5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Roofer

1. Can I visit a project currently being installed by the crew that will be doing my roof? However smooth the salesman is, it’s the workers that matter, so this gives you a chance to assess their workmanship, the way they keep a jobsite, and their attitudes. “And it probably means the salesman is going to give you one of his best crews, because that’s who’s going to best sell you on hiring his company,” says Dan Bydlon, the president of Craftsmen Home Improvements, a contractor in Edina, Minnesota.

2. What exactly will you be replacing? If you have two or more layers of existing roofing, building codes require that you tear them off before installing a new roof. That adds to the mess and cost no matter who does the job, but some roofers may attempt…

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Always take your time to make sure you choose the right company before embarking on on a replacement or new installation. This will help you avoid a lot of headache in the future. If you want to find out more about how we can help you with your situation, then please call us on  910-213-3196.

Always ask questions when you are in doubt.

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How To Choose The Right Roofing Contractor

How To Choose The Right Roofing Contractor

When you want to replace the roof of your house or need it to be repaired, you should look for a reliable roofing contractor. Ask for referrals from friends or close neighbors if they know someone. Be sure to hire someone who is well experienced and make sure they are licensed contractors.

Your roof is one of the most important structures of the house because it provides the shelter you need and secures your house from all the weather conditions and the potential damage that brings with it.

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Here are some tips to help homeowners choose the right roofing contractor:

10 Tips to Help Homeowners Choose the Right Roofing Contractor

Finding a contractor who is trustworthy, honest, and professional may sound difficult – but that’s where you come in. Contractors should share these 10 important tips with homeowners to show them that your company is reputable and can be trusted to protect their home and their wallet.

1.Get local referrals. There is less chance of potential issues or scams when you choose a contractor from your community.

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When you’ve done your due diligence and finally find a contractor you’re interested in and want to hire, you need to know a few things about them and how they work. So find out more about their available services as well as their terms and conditions and discuss your requirements and see if they are able to provide you the exact service and standard you require.

It is important to have an honest and open communication with your contractor so here are some questions you can ask before finally hiring them:

15 Questions to Ask a Roofer Before Hiring

Great Day Improvements has put together this list of 15 questions that every homeowner should ask a potential roofer before signing a contract, so you can ensure the company you hire is reputable and capable of getting the roof done right the first time around.

Question You Should Ask: Are you licensed?

Answer You Want to Hear: Yes, in most states

Why You Want to Hear It: Many states require a roofer be licensed in the state; however, all states are different. This means one code may be required in Boston while another may be required in Nashville. So what’s a homeowner to do? Research the code requirements in your area. If contractors, including roofers, are required to be licensed in your state, only work with those who are so you have some recourse in case things go wrong. Be sure the license is up to date.

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Always take your time in looking for a reliable contractor because you don’t want to find you’ve invested a large sum of money, only to regret it as it soon becomes clear the botched job is getting worse and worse with unreliable workers and a low quality of work.

Be careful and good luck with your roofing project.

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How To Maintain Your Commercial Roof Like A Pro

A good measure of how well the economy is doing, are the number of commercial properties that pop up. With growth, comes investment and with investment comes new buildings.

So as a roofer who specializes in roofing for your local business, it’s our job to help educate all the shop keepers on how to care and maintain their roofs. No matter how durable or long lasting a roof is expected to be, it always pays to ensure you take care of one of the most important structures in your factory or shop.

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As a commercial roof owner, you should ask your contractor about all the measures you should take in order to provide the necessary care and maintenance.

You should set up a schedule for regular checkups and maintenance work for your roof. Your roof is one of the most important parts of a shelter so here are some care and maintenance tips that will help you along.

Protection from the Top: The Importance of Commercial Roof Cover Maintenance and Repair

This article focuses on how to identify and address common trouble spots in order to stop problems before they start and fix them before it’s too late.

RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF A ROOF PROBLEM

If it’s been a while since you’ve had your roof inspected, your first priority should be to identify and fix any major problems.

Signs of serious problems may be apparent even from inside the building. Water stains on a ceiling may signal a leak, which can be caused by a crack or hole in the roof. Read more…

If ever you notice any damage at all to your roof, it’s best to deal with it sooner, rather than later because otherwise the damage could lead to a much worse situation further down the road. If this is the case, then you’ll need to seek the advice of your local contractor and decide whether it needs a full replacement or just a repair job.

Below is some guidance on the matter, which should help you decide which path to pursue. It will provide you the information you need to decide whether you need immediate repair work carried out or not.

Should You Re-cover or Replace a Damaged Commercial Roof?

Problems can arise when a roof is installed wrong, designed incorrectly, or not properly maintained. When looking to fix a problem commercial roof, there are four options:  full replacement, re-cover, repair, or coat. It’s important to answer these questions first, which will guide you toward the choices below.

  • How bad is the roof and how much is damaged?
  • Does it have the proper amount of insulation?
  • Is the building occupied? How easy is it to tear off? Read more…

Be it a commercial or residential roof, they all need care and maintenance to help them last for a longer period of time.

If you realize the importance of this and make sure you take care of your roof, it will help you save wasting unnecessary money on having it repaired or replaced. Regular maintenance helps you detect problems sooner so that you can have them fixed immediately while things have not yet developed into a much worse problem.

 

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How To Maintain And Take Care Of Your Metal Roof

How To Maintain And Take Care Of Your Metal Roof

Metal roofing is becoming more common these days due to the fact there are many more people choosing a metal roof installation over other construction materials. In fact, according to a new study, the popularity has increased to a level of 11% in 2015, which is a 4% increase from the year before.

Residential Metal Roofing Market Share Climbs To 11% In United States, According To New Study

metal roofing share increased to 11% in 2015St. Louis, MO – The demand for sustainable, eco-friendly and energy efficient home improvement materials continues to grow in North America. According to a new study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics, the residential metal roofing industry saw a big jump in market share last year, moving from approximately 8% in 2014 to 11% in 2015.

The independent survey shows that between 2014 and 2015, the total demand for metal roofing increased from 11.7 million squares to 17.7 million squares. This is the second time residential metal roofing has achieved double-digit market share in the re-roofing segment. Metal roofing is second only to asphalt shingle roofing in the remodeling market. Asphalt market share dropped 2 points overall, and is now 78% of the U.S. market.

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There are a number of reasons why people decide to use this particular material. The most common reason is for its durability, followed very closely by it’s strength for protecting the building from general wear and tear attributed to the outside conditions.

Depending on the style of roof, it can sometimes be a little pricey but when you weigh up the pros and cons, it’s certainly worth it.

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No matter what type of roof you have, it’s important you keep it well maintained and look after it. The more you do, the longer it will last. If you are a first time homeowner and you have a metal roof, here are some general tips that will help you look after it the best way you can.

Five Must-Know Tips to Caring for your Metal Roof

Here are the top five things to remember after that beautiful new roof is installed:

  1. Prevent trees and bushes from rubbing against your new metal roof

It hardly seems possible most of the time, but constant abrasion from tree limbs and bushes moving in the wind can damage the finish of a metal roof – or worse.  Given years of wind motion and a hard enough branch, it’s possible that a metal roof could be damaged beyond having its finish compromised.

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Roofs must also be cleaned every now and then when you want it to last long. We can spot some damages through cleaning and we can immediately do repairs to prevent further damage. Here are some tips on how to clean your metal roof:

How to Clean Metal Roofing

Cleaning becomes all the more important for the houses with metal roofing that lies in an area susceptible to mold and mildew. These tips will help you approach cleaning your metal roof the right way so that you don’t end up causing damage.

Step 1 — Assess the Scope of the Project

First of all, assess the overall condition of the surface. It requires a lot of effort to prep and clean of an old metal roof because of the corrosion that build up over time and the several layers paint.

Step 2 — Ensure Your Safety

Make all the arrangements necessary to ensure you will be safe throughout the cleaning process. Do so before even stepping onto the roof. Be sure that you can reach every single part of the roof with ease. If possible, tie yourself with a safety rope and harness.

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If you give your roof enough love and attention, it will reward you greatly! It will also help you avoid any larger costs further down the line. It’s best to always check its condition regularly and repair anything that’s broken sooner rather than later, do you don’t end up having to carry out a full replacement.

 

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Choosing the Right Material for Your New Roof

Choosing the Right Material for Your New Roof

When you’re in need of a roof replacement for your house because its passed its sell by date after taking a lot of abuse from the weather over the years and has finally relented, it’s good to consider all the available options for choosing what steps to take.

For instance, you don’t have to use the same material your existing roof does. You may want to consider using a different material that will both complement the design of your property, as well as stand the test of time. Different roofing materials have their advantages and disadvantages.

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You can always carry out your initial research online and have a look into all the available types of roofing. You can also call up your local roofing contractor and have a discussion with them. They’ll be able to talk to you about your available options and advise you on the best way forward.

Here is a brief list of the the  types of roofs you can choose from:

Types of Roofing

Although asphalt shingle is the most common and generally least expensive roofing material, residential roofs can also be made of tile, wood, slate and metal.

Asphalt shingles

These shingles are the most popular with roofers and homeowners, as they are durable and relatively inexpensive. Other benefits include the wide variety of colors and styles, ease of installation and suitability for a wide range of temperatures. Asphalt shingles also provide reliable waterproofing.

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As mentioned earlier, different materials have their pros and cons. You may want to opt for the material that offers the most bang for your buck, or one that complements your house the best, or may be you can’t stand the idea of having to go through the whole process of replacing your roof again anytime soon, so you’d rather choose a material that is known for it’s durability and will last the longest while requiring the very minimum of maintenance.Here are some tips on choosing materials for your roof:

Choosing Roofing Materials

For most of us the roof is an afterthought—at least until it starts to leak. Then we realize how critical that surface of our house’s exterior really is. Yet, as well as keeping the house dry, the roof contributes greatly to the look of the house, so when building a new house, adding on, or re-roofing, it may pay to consider the options.

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Choose your roofing material wisely. Also ask your roofing contractor about how to maintain the roofing material you have chosen and remember to save their contact number in case you need some help in the future. Some roofing companies will also offer a maintenance plan with your new installation.