How to Keep Your Roof in Good Shape

It pays to keep your roof in good condition. Just as with anything else, the more you take care of it, the better it will perform and the longer it will last. And this is especially so with roofs. You need your roof to do its job, otherwise you could be looking at structural damage to your home and be protected less from severe storms. In the long run, it is much cheaper to fix minor problems with your roof as they arise than to have to replace the entire thing every decade. Extend the life of your roof, keep your home and its contents safe, and save money with these tips for roof care.

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The Importance of Gutter Maintenance

Your gutters take care of your roof, but how often do you take care of them? Depending on the tree cover and climate around your home, its likely your gutters could use a cleaning. The most important reasons to practice regular gutter maintenance can be boiled down to two main reasons: damage prevention, and pest infestation prevention.

Damage Prevention
The amount of damage a clogged gutter can cause can be costly and go beyond a little flooding. If left unchecked, the excess water can spill onto your roof and cause your roof to leak and rot. The fascia, or the protective board behind your gutter, can be ruined as well and lead to fur

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What Are the Advantages of Roof Coatings?

Specially designed to protect roofs from damaging weather and environmental conditions such as excessive sunlight, wind, and rain exposure, roof coatings are important to the overall performance and longevity of your roof. Formulated with high-quality, elastic resins, roof coatings can provide additional durability that can help extend the service life of a roof. Here are some of the many advantages of applying roof coatings.
Seamless Waterproofing
Roof coatings prevent roof leaks by essentially adding an additional layer of protection to the surface of your roof. Such impermeable coatings keep rain and moisture from penetrating through

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Which Commercial Roofing System Is Right for Your Property?

With each commercial roofing system offering its own set of benefits, it can be difficult deciding which is best for your business. While choosing a commercial roofing system largely depends on your business type and the current design and slope of your property’s existing roof, gaining insight on some of the most popular systems on the market can help you decide which roof is right for your property.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR) System
An inexpensive and durable low slope roofing option, BUR is a traditional tar and gravel roofing system. Built-up using multiple layers of base, interply, and cap sheets that are bonded with the waterproofin

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The Importance of Regular Roof Inspections

Perhaps the most important part of your home, your roof is easily overlooked when it comes to regular home maintenance. So long as there are no roof problems like leans there’s no need for an inspection, right? The truth of the matter is inspecting your roof on a regular basis, even if you don’t suspect any damage, is vital to maintaining and even extending the life of your roof. Read on to learn more about how regular roof inspections can help you.

How Often Should You Inspect Your Roof?
First and foremost is knowing the frequency at which you should schedule roof inspections. That will mostly depend on the age of your roof. If you

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What We Look For During a Roof Inspection

Whether you think you need a new roof due to damage or age, or you’re doing your due diligence as a homeowner — roof inspections are an important piece of the puzzle. To the untrained eye, a roof inspector may look like they simply walk around your house for a while, but what are they looking at?

Here is a short list of some of what our experts look for during the roof inspection process.
Missing and Broken Shingles
Look around at the homes in your neighborhood. Chances are, most of them have asphalt shingle roofs. That’s because four of every five residential roofs in the United States utilize asphalt shingles as their roofing mat

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What are the Advantages of Velux Solar Tubes?

For those looking for a way to funnel more natural light into their home, skylights have long been the go-to choice. Now, a new variation of the skylight – the solar tube – is offering more flexibility than ever. Solar tubes are more durable and impact resistant than other options, and require very little in the way of maintenance. Solar tubes also maximize the amount of light entering your home while minimizing the amount of heat intrusion and glare.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each, and which type is right for you will depend on your specific needs.
The benefits of Velux solar tubes include:

Lowered energy expense

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Why roof ventilation is important to your home

Ventilation is the V in HVAC, an important aspect of keeping the air quality and temperature control in your home functioning optimally. Put simply; it involves the flow of air throughout space between intake and outtake points. Ventilation can be managed mechanically, or naturally through a system that harnesses principles of physics, such as hot air rising (known as the stack effect).
Types of Roof Vents
Choosing the right type of roof ventilation for your home is contingent on its structure and site exposure to wind, sun, and other elements. Vents come in two sizes that work together: exhaust (air out) and intake (air in), but there are

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Reasons you should have a professional roof inspection

Your roof is one of the most important–and the most expensive–components of your home. That’s why it makes sense to have it checked periodically by a professional roofing company like Batterbee Roofing. However, extending the life of your roof is just one of several benefits of a professional roof inspection.
Benefits of a professional roof inspection

Professionals can inspect your roof more safely. You may think that you can climb up to the roof and see if there are any issues and save a few dollars. However, the majority of homeowners don’t have the training, experience, and equipment to work on steep, pitched roofs safely. In addit

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Why Gutters Are Critical to Roof Health

Gutters are high on any list of household irritations for homeowners. Cleaning them, patching holes, connecting them to downspouts, checking them after severe weather – to be effective, gutters require more than seasonal attention. Yet for all the hassles associated with them, gutters are extremely important for supporting a building’s structural integrity.
What Are Gutters?
Gutters are narrow troughs that form part of a roof system. They are designed to collect and divert rainwater away from the roof edge, protecting a building’s siding, windows, doors, and foundation from water damage. Because they are exposed to the elements and prone

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