16 Mar: Roof Inspection, Make It Routine. Call The Experts at Rain-Go Exteriors (Demo)

When Was Your Last Roof Inspection?

Roof Maintenance is essential to keeping a safe and functioning home. Since your roof covers and protects your entire home, it suffers some of the worse wear and tear over long periods of time. Even seemingly small problems with your roof left untreated could possibly spell disaster. Replacing your roof is second in cost only to your home itself. Therefore, having a simple and inexpensive roof inspection twice yearly, should be on top of every home owner’s list. As regular, simple, routine maintenance can make years, even a decades worth of difference for your roof. It is truly important to understand how to protect your investment by maintaining it and preventing damage that can severely affect your budget. This article will discuss some tips on how to protect and maintain your roof and tips on replacing it that will benefit your home and budget …

28 Feb: 7 Dangers of a Leaking Roof (Demo)

Any homeowner or commercial building owner realizes the importance of maintaining a good roof over their building. A leaky roof can cause water seep into the underlying structure and cause a great deal of expense for repairs. In addition, there are a number of dangers that can result.

• Underlying Structure Damage

When a new roof is installed an entire wooden structure is carefully designed to support the roof covering and make sure that it is secure. This wood is usually of good quality and built especially to support whatever type of roof is chosen.

Over the years this original wood will continue to support the roof and keep the underneath structure carefully protected. Unfortunately, it can become severely damaged by leaking water intrusion. This is especially true when a water leak continues over a long period of time. The wood will first become grey and, over time, weaken and …

16 Jan: What Is Involved In Replacing Your Damaged Roof?

When you are looking at a building, one of the first things you see is the roof. Keeping the roof in good condition will not only keep you but increases property value as well. If you have a damaged roof today’s market offers a wide variety of roofing options so it is not difficult to find something that will fulfill your requirements.

Types of Roofing

The main types of roofing Raleigh on today’s market are:

• Metal (this is available in sheets, shakes, shingles and tiles)

• Wood (shingles, shakes)

• Tile (clay or ceramic)

The type chosen will depend on the architecture of the building, the area in which you live and how much you want to spend. However, most people choose wood shingles or shakes. for more about Raleigh NC roofing, click here.

Types of Wood Shakes or Shingles

Both shakes and shingles are manufactured from …

21 Dec: Choosing the Right Shingles for Your Roof (Demo)

Your home needs a new roof, and this time you want to choose the very finest shingles that will last for years to come. There are several factors to consider when shopping for new shingles. First, talk to your neighbors about their roofs and notice if the shingles are marked with black streaks or stains, an indication of algae growth. If so, you should avoid that brand of shingle and the manufacturer.

At Rain-Go Exteriors, we carry the finest Atlas Pinnacle Pristine shingles. These shingles are treated with 3M Scotchgard Protector that will keep your roof looking like new for its entire lifetime. That’s well beyond the five to seven years for most other brands of shingles. In addition to the Scotchgard, Atlas shingles are embedded with copper-coated ceramic granules that prevent algae growth for the lifetime of the shingle. Each shingle is third-party laboratory tested to make sure the …

22 Nov: A Quick Guide to Average Roof Lifespans

Asphalt shingle is the most common, and least expensive, type of residential roofing you can have. But other options are available, and they include wood, slate, metal and tile. A flat roof is also an option.

Deciding which material to use is based on many factors, including the price of the materials, what kind of home it is, how long you want the roof to last, and if you’re concerned with the roof being perhaps too fragile.

Let’s take a look at each type of roof, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Warped roof that needs replacing

Asphalt Shingle

Asphalt shingle is durable, waterproof, and inexpensive. This makes it very popular with homeowners, as well as the facts that it comes in many colors and styles, is easy to install, and can be used in a wide variety of temperatures.

The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is about 20 years, though you …

03 Nov: 7 Early Warning Signs That Your Raleigh Gutters Need Attention

The basic purpose of any gutter installers Raleigh NC is to direct water away from your home. When gutters are working properly, your roof is protected, and so is your siding. You’re also less likely to have expensive foundation problems to deal with if the water is being effectively directed away from your property. As you can see in the video below, gutters can contribute to an assortment of exterior problems. While the team from Rain-Go Exteriors is available to respond to a wide range of gutter emergencies, it’s best to try and spot potential problems sooner rather than later. Here are seven early warning signs to look for that suggest your gutters probably need some professional attention.

1. Dirt Marks or Rust On Your Gutters

Water that’s spilling over your gutters on a regular basis usually leaves behind water stains or dirt marks. If you spot a pattern of

03 Nov: The Best Way to Protect your Home in the Raleigh NC Wet Weather

As the winter months loom and the threat of wet weather becomes more and more eminent, addressing the structural integrity of your roof and gutters is critical. Often times, do it yourself-ers take their knack for self help and try their hand at the intensive undertaking that is Raleigh gutter installment. While there are innumerable home projects that are a safe place for homeowners to do themselves, where roofs and gutters are concerned, these tasks are often better left in the hands of a professional company. A company with the expertise to see very endeavor to a successful conclusion.

Sometimes Wood isn’t Sound for Gutter Installation Raleigh NC

In order for gutters to be securely installed and adhered to a home, the wood must be solid, sound, and lack rotting. A knowledgeable contractor will use an initial appointment to flag any corroded areas that need to be addressed and fixed