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Why And How To Improve Attic Ventilation

Proper attic ventilation is critical to the health of your roof with 2 major roles - reduce heat build up and control moisture.   Heat control Heat has a significant impact on asphalt roof shingles and flat, asphalt based roofing.…
Hole in a roof where the shingles meet the gutters -How (and why) to Protect Your Roof From Damage By Critters

How (and Why) to Protect Your Roof From Damage By Critters

Having a warm place to sleep and a good roof over our heads to keep the weather out is not something specific to people. Shelter is a basic need for many, if not all species. Our homes make perfect ones for many critters too. Rather than build…
Picture of a house roof as roofs are essential for shelter

Shelter is a Basic Need: Why Protecting Your Roof is an Essential Activity

Shelter has long been identified as a basic need for survival. Scientists believe that the earliest hominids may have used caves as shelters. These early humans realized that constant exposure to the elements meant they’d perish.  Maslow’s…
Deer in the front yard of a North Tacoma home

Ideas to Make the Most of your Time Stuck Under Your Roof

Making the most of your time (stuck?) at home With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Inslee’s stay-at-home order going into effect for at least two weeks, now’s the time to make the most of your home sequestration. Whether you…
Why You Need an ‘End of Winter’ Inspection

Why You Need an ‘End of Winter’ Inspection

As it starts to warm up and dry out here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a good time to think about scheduling an ‘end of winter’ roof inspection and creating a maintenance plan.    Why an ‘end of winter’ inspection? Heavy…
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3 Common Problems In Winter Leading To Roof Damage

Winter brings a new set of potential problems for a roof. While we’ve discussed a few of these in in an earlier article on protecting your roof from snow damage, we’ll dig a bit deeper here. 1) Snow accumulation Our location in the Pacific…
Snow piled up on a roof in Gig Harbor, WA Feb 2019 snowstorm

How To Protect Your Roof From Snow Damage

Snow on your roof can create serious problems. Injuries or damage from snow and ice falling from sloped roofs  A house in Schenectady, NY had a ruptured gas line when the snow on its roof turned to ice and fell off the house. Roof…
How to Extend the Life of Your Flat Roof

How to Extend the Life of Your Flat Roof

Flat roofs are most commonly found on commercial buildings. They are generally less expensive to install (fewer materials), can be installed quicker, they provide more usable space for HVAC units and other equipment and how they look doesn’t…
Time for Fall roof maintenance to avoid a haunted house
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