Roofing

How To Make Your Roof Last Longer

There are a few ways that you can make your roof last longer. Under normal conditions you can expect your roof to last about 25 years. However, the way you maintain your roof will determine how long it lasts. We have listed a number of ways that you can make your roof last longer, compared to not following our steps.

Clean the Gutters 

You should clean your Raleigh gutter in the fall and spring. Leaves and rain can clog your gutters. Your gutters will overflow once they get clogged. This can cause water to get into your roof sheathing, which can lead to rotting. for more about the roofing repair Raleigh NC, click here.

Inspect Your Roof Regularly 

You may not notice if your roof has problems unless you look at it. That is why it is a good idea to inspect your roof at least once

Myths About Roof Repair (Demo)

Living in the Raleigh NC Durham NC research triangle we experience some severe weather. Our roofs take a serious beating every year from rain, wind, heat, and that relentless sun. Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. That is why it is important for you to have it repaired as soon as you notice a problem. There are a number of myths about roof repair Raleigh NC that stop people from getting it.

Myth: Your Roof Will Last Forever

Fact: A properly maintained roof will last a long time. However, your roof will need to be repaired and replaced at some point.

Myth: Roof Repair is Something That I can do on My Own

Fact: Many homeowners believe that if they have handyman skills, then it is okay for them to repair their own roofs. However, it is never a good idea to

How to Calculate the Cost of a New Roof  (Demo)

Are your roof singles looking shabby? Installing a new roof is a home improvement project many homeowners eventually face. How much to expect in cost for a new roof depends on several factors, and you can plug in the details of your situation and estimate an approximate new roof replacement cost by considering the points described below.

Roofing Material Affects Replacement Cost

Two types of asphalt shingles are used in Raleigh roofing: 3-tab shingles and architectural shingles, also known as dimensional or laminate shingles.

The 3-tab asphalt shingle has three, square tabs of the same size and thickness at the down-slope edge which have a flat look when installed. These shingles weigh less than architectural shingles because they are slightly thinner, making them less durable and more prone to curling over time.

Most 3-tab asphalt shingles have a 20 to 25-year life expectancy, and they are the more economical

Roofing Scams Don’t Fall for Them (Demo)

Among honest, credible roofers lurk contractors who are con artists. They smoothly prey upon unsuspecting homeowners, armed with slick roofing scams. In these crooks’ wake are victims who are left with shoddy construction and depleted bank accounts. Tragically, homeowners may not realize they’ve been swindled until their roof comes apart or caves in.

According to HomeAdvisor, approximately 20,000 to 100,000 scammers per year attempt to defraud homeowners. In 2001 alone, consumer protection agencies recovered nearly $147 million from contractor scams in 22 states. Rain-Go Exteriors of Raleigh, North Carolina are reputable, ethical, experienced roofers who pride themselves on their integrity. Here are some scams they want you to recognize:

DOWN PAYMENTS 

It’s extremely unusual for a contractor to request an up-front payment for a roof repair project. Criminals demand a substantial down payment — or even the entire payment — before they get to work. They will claim that

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 …

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 …

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 …

7 Early Warning Signs That Your Gutters Need Attention (Demo)

The basic purpose of any gutter installation 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 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 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 dirt marks