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What Wind Damage Can Do To Your Roof

Even without other severe weather conditions, high winds can cause serious damage to a roof. Leaks, missing shingles, and gutter problems are all common results of windy conditions, even for a roof that is rated for hurricane-force winds.

Damage can begin at wind speeds as low as 50mph, so you should know what to look for when checking your home for damage.

High winds do not hit a roof surface evenly. Corners, edges, and the ridge line of the roof are especially susceptible to damage, and should be thoroughly inspected following severe weather.

Wind can get under a corner or small piece of a shingle and rip it off the roof entirely,

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Preventing Roof Leaks Before They Start

One of the most common issues that homeowners run into that requires a contractor’s help is a leaky roof. Most property owners don’t have the expertise required to safely address and resolve a roof leak. Even a professional has their work cut out for them when it comes to tracking water intrusion, which makes prevention and maintenance the best way to avoid a leaky roof and potential damage.

A comprehensive maintenance program that includes regular inspections of critical roofing areas is a great way to prevent leaks in the future. The best part? You can inspect most areas yourself with ease.

These five simple tips will help get you

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What Curling and Buckling Shingles Mean for Your Roof

As your roof ages, the signs of deterioration become more apparent. For asphalt shingle roofs, curling, buckling, and blistering are just a few indicators of declining roof health. The causes of that damage may not be so clear cut, however. The best option for finding the source of your shingle damage is to use an experienced roofing contractor like Batterbee Roofing.

Roof deterioration includes:

Curling – Curling shingles is one of the most common roofing problems we see. It is easy to spot as the edges of the shingles begin to curl upwards which disrupts the uniform look of the roof. Aside from age and natural wear, improper stora

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How Rain Affects Your Roof

Few things are more relaxing than opening up the curtains during a rain storm and listening to the pitter-patter of rain hitting the roof, but if that roof hasn’t been well maintained, you could be in for a bad time.

At Batterbee Roofing, we understand the importance of a quality roofing system as an investment that helps safeguard your home against damage.

A neglected roof can cause big problems for other areas of your home. As the roofing surface deteriorates and begins to leak, water can seep in and begin to destroy everything from the underlying roof structure to your attic’s insulation and even interior drywall. Our job is to e

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What is Modified Bitumen?

One of the most popular roofing materials in the country, modified bitumen roofing is an asphalt-based material that is designed for use on buildings with low slopes or flat roof structures. Modified bitumen roofs can be installed using a variety of techniques, including heat-welding, hot-asphalt, and cold-process adhesives.

Some of the many benefits of modified bitumen roofing include:

A proven record of performance as one of the most popular roofing methods in the country, with manufacturers offering long-term warranties to further reinforce the reliability of the product
High tensile strength to better handle high foot-traffic a

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Preparing your Roof for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us yet again, and is here to stay until mid-November. After years of quiet tropical activity, the past couple of hurricane seasons have seen an increase in activity, and 2018 is threatening to follow that trend.

It doesn’t take a major hurricane to cause damage to a home, and when your roof is in disrepair, even the outer bands of a tropical storm can threaten the integrity of your home.

The roof is an afterthought for many homeowners, but there are ways to get your property ready for this year’s hurricane season.

Schedule a Roof Inspection

The first step in preparing for hurricane season is having you

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What is TPO Roofing

An acronym for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, TPO roofing is a single-layer roofing surface made out of polyprophylene and ethylene-propylene rubber formed into a polymer. This type of roof surface is typically installed either with the material glued to the roof structure with an adhesive, or mechanically attached. The TPO is meant to be the outermost layer on a roof structure, and is intended to be exposed to the elements for its entire lifespan.

The first TPO roofing was installed back in 1989, and since then it has been used in applications worldwide, with millions of square meters having been used since.

Effective Uses

TPO roofing is

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5 Most Common Roofing Problems

Most homeowners will experience a roof problem at some point in their lives. From small leaks to major issues, roofs can suffer from a number of different problems that require attention. The following list includes some of the most common roof problems that require calling a professional roofing service to remedy.

Repairing roofs not only requires a special skillset, but it can be dangerous as well. In most cases, the risk just isn’t worth it. Instead, count on Batterbee Roofing to get the job done for you.

Roof Leaks

Probably the single most common roof problem, leaks can form in a number of different places from around flashing

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The Benefits of Roof Coatings

A critical part of any healthy home or office building is a sturdy, reliable roof. What many people don’t know however, is that adding a roof coating can extend the lifespan of your roof, even if the surface isn’t brand new.

Coating your roof can reduce heating and cooling costs, and can increase the roof’s UV and water resistance, meaning more usable years before needing to replace it.

Many roof coatings are approved by ENERGY STAR for their proven advantages, including:

Reduced Cooling Costs

Roof coatings lower the roof’s surface temperature and can lower your home’s interior temperature by up to 10 degrees. Reflective

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The Relationship between Ventilation and Your Roof

Most homeowners know that their home’s roof is ventilated, but not all understand why it’s there or what is so important about roof ventilation. The simplest explanation is that they let excess heat out that is trapped in your attic, but they do much more than that. A properly functioning roof ventilation system reduces heat in the summertime and moisture levels in the winter. It helps your heating and cooling systems work as efficiently as possible, all of which help prolong the life of your roof. 

How your Ventilation System Works 

Hot air naturally rises, and vents located at the crest of your roof let that hot air out,

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