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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 …

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 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