We had a tree fall on the house recently. For the most part, it was only a glancing blow; however, a large section of the upper trunk broke off and penetrated the roof, giving my son an impromptu skylight. That roof had about 20 years on it and should have had 10 more years left, but, instead, this presented us with an opportunity.
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Everyone knows that cold, snowy winters can wreak havoc on a roof. But building owners should be aware that summer storms – which tend to be fast and fierce –can be as serious as the worst blizzards. Thankfully, with a bit a knowledge and an ounce of prevention, building owners can keep their roof systems healthy through the summer and beyond.

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Repairing or replacing your roof can be expensive. Spending a few minutes every six months looking closely at your roof can help you identify roof maintenance opportunities that will help prevent costly repairs later.

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Are you interested in making your house more energy efficient, adding a beautiful and striking major design element, and never having to replace your roof again? Consider a metal roof. While the cost of a metal roof is significantly higher than a shingled roof, it will likely last a lifetime and it is practically maintenance-free. The practical advantages of a metal roof are that it makes your home safer in harsh weather and can significantly cut down on your energy bills. Aesthetically, a metal roof is versatile in design to complement many architectural styles, from a century old farmhouse to a contemporary home.

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Spring is here: the clocks have sprung forward and the meltdown has begun. It’s been especially welcome in areas such as Boston, which dealt with the snowiest winter and the second coldest February on record. Homeowners were confronted with a range of issues from ice dams, roof leaks, and collapses in staggering numbers, but they aren’t out of the woods yet, as more leaks and flooding could arise (April showers are on their way!).

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