Posts by Southern Star Roofing

Tips to Make Your Roof Last Longer

tips to make your roof last longer

We all know roofs don’t last forever. There will come a time when you’ll need to consider a complete roof replacement. This time can come differently for homeowners and it all depends on how well you maintain your roof. There are some sure-shot ways to extend the lifespan of your roof and we have all…

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When do you need to replace your gutters?

What is the purpose for having gutters on your home? In case you didn’t know, gutters direct water off your roof and away from exterior walls, doors and windows, and your home’s foundation. In this way, gutters serve to keep water from entering your home. Even though gutter systems are designed to last for multiple…

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How to Choose the right Shingle Color for your Roof

Most roofs last about a couple decades, so you’re most likely not going to buy a new one anytime soon. It’s one of the more costly features of your home to replace, so it’s important that you carefully consider the right color shingle for your roof when it’s time to install a new one. Because…

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Comparing Asphalt Roofing & Metal Roofing

When you’re considering replacing a roof or installing a new one you have a variety of materials to choose from. It can be confusing as you will need to review the features of each type of material and the costs involved. Many homeowners select either metal roofing or asphalt shingles as they both offer benefits…

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Roofing Terms You Should Get To Know

Most homeowners are not familiar with many roofing terms and therefore are confused when speaking with a roofing professional about the work that is involved in their proposed project. Some customers may know of few basics, but not have a full comprehension of the various parts, materials or how the work should be performed. That…

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What is Roof Flashing?

Your roof needs to be sealed well against the elements to ensure it remains airtight and waterproof. The material that is used to seal areas around chimneys, roof valleys, skylights, and joints and edges is called flashing. It is important that this flashing is installed properly to prevent any potential leaks and water damage, which…

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Questions You Should ask a Roofing Company

Even when you’re experiencing a leak and time is of the essence, it is still very important that you hire a licensed professional with proven experience. You need a trusted, reliable roofing company who uses quality materials and hires experienced workers for your project to ensure an excellent repair or installation. Don’t ever hire a…

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How To Investigate Your Roof for Water Damage

  Everything ages including your roof. As time goes by and your home gets up there in years, it is more vulnerable to the elements and weather damage. A strong indication that it’s time to repair or replace your roof is when there is evidence of water damage.  Damage from ice buildup and heavy rain…

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