Categories for Roof Maintenance

How Does an Ice Dam Prevent a Roofer from Putting Shingles On?

July 15, 2019

Brutal winter weather can take a major toll on Michigan homes, especially if homeowners don’t prepare their house before the temperatures start to drop. One of the biggest things to worry about is an ice dam forming on your roof. An ice dam starts when certain areas of a roof are warmer than others. Snow on the roof melts during the day, then re-freezes once temperatures drop again at night. When it re-freezes near the roofline, it creates a dam, preventing water from dripping down into the gutter as it should. The dam gets bigger and heavier as the season... View Article

4 Expert Tips for Summer Roof Maintenance from Roofing Contractors in Traverse City, MI

August 15, 2016

Winter is rough. It’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s windy and it increases a desire for fattening foods until we cannot resist. But winter is even rougher on your roof. Between snow, wind and freezing temperatures, your roof will rarely waltz into the summer months unscathed. Fortunately, summertime is the perfect time to repair winter damage and offer your roof a little maintenance to fortify it against next winter. As roofing contractors in Traverse City, MI, we see a lot of roof repairs, from the smallest fixes to the biggest roof replacements. We’ve seen it all, and we’re here today offering... View Article

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