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Helpful Roof Cleaning Tips
June 28th, 2017 6:34 pm
The information below was found on the GAF Website

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Roof Clean-Up Tips
Summer is here, which means it is a good time to perform a cleaning and inspection of your roof. One of the many benefits of having a roof cleaning and inspection conducted is that it'll help ensure that the exterior of the home looks beautiful. Additionally, it can extend the life of the roof. These tips will help you maintain a visually appealing and properly functioning roof for many years to come!

Tree Limbs
Make sure that no tree limbs are touching your roof. Trees or tree limbs that do touch your roof can easily scrape over the shingles and loosen the protective granules, which can severely reduce the life of a roof. Trim trees close to the house to avoid any limbs touching the roof surface.

Leaves and Pine Needles
A few leaves or pine needles are fine, but if they collect and are deep enough to hold moisture, they need to be taken off the roof. Anything that traps moisture will cause mildew to...
Are Attic Insulation and Ventilation Issues Correctable?
June 27th, 2017 8:17 pm
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Attic Insulation and Ventilation Problems

If you're handy and agile enough to get into the tights spots in your attic, then attic insulation problems can be rectified by the right DIY solution. If not, a roofing or insulation contractor is the perfect person for the job. Please note that rectifying attic ventilation problems is simple in some homes but can be cost-prohibitive in others, depending on the existing construction details. Attic ventilation was not well understood by architects or home builders until around 1990. Furthermore, many homes built before 1990 lack the proper attic ventilation.

Some of these problems are easily corrected, but other ventilation problems in older homes are prohibitively expense to correct. Examples of ventilation problems that are difficult to correct are those that occur in Cathedral Ceilings. This type of construction detail eliminates attic space and replaces it with a small cavity between a drywall ceiling and the roof sheathing.
What Type of Mulch Should You Use?
June 26th, 2017 5:42 pm
The information below was found on angieslist.com 
Someone laying shredded hardwood mulch with a pitchfork
Now that it feels like summer again in Northeast Ohio, many homeowners are busy with landscaping and other outdoor projects. One common landscaping task is mulching. Different types of mulch can serve different functions throughout the property. The following tips will help you choose the best type of mulch for your needs.   

Common Types of Mulch 
Organic mulch: Organic mulch is usually made of bark or wood fiber, but can also be made from yard compost, pine needles, and grass clippings. The most common uses of organic mulch are enriching soil through decay and landscaping projects.
Dyed mulch: Dyed mulch is colored with nontoxic, biodegradable dye, and is often used to add extra emphasis to landscaping projects. The main benefit of dyed mulch is the fact that it retains its color for much longer than non-dyed mulch.
Hardwood mulch: Hardwood mulch is commonly made from hardwood trees such as cherry, oak, maple, and birch. Hardwood...
Stain Your Deck in Three Easy Steps
June 23rd, 2017 7:21 pm

The following information was found on angieslist.com 

If you have decided that it’s time to stain your deck, and you don’t want to hire a contractor to stain it, there is an easy solution. By following these three steps, you can have a newly stained deck in just a few days.
Pressure washer 2000 PSI or higher (can be rented for under $100 per day), garden hose, high quality stain ($35-$45 per gallon), two 3-inch sash brushes, empty gallon cans, 4-inch deck staining brush with a screw-in handle, 8-foot extension pole, a few drop cloths, and cotton rags. It is also helpful to have another person to help during the process.
This job will take a few days, and it requires dry weather conditions. After washing the deck, it will need a day to dry out. The actual staining process must also take place on a dry day, and it usually takes at least 24 hours to cure once the process is complete.
1. Prep the deck 
Preparation is an important part of the staining process. Firs...
Signs That Your Existing Roof May Be Failing
June 22nd, 2017 7:10 pm
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Determining Whether Or Not Your Roof Is Failing

The following issues can be signs that your roof is failing. If you notice any of these signs on your home, it may be time to have your roof inspected to see if it needs replaced. 

Stains, Mold or Mildew on Interior Ceilings & Walls
Possible CauseIf your home has visible staining, mold or mildew forming on your interior ceilings and (or) walls, then your home may be suffering from inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment. In addition to staining, mold or mildew, a home that suffers from inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment is likely to suffer from a wide variety of water related problems, such as leaking, which could lead to the staining on your interior ceilings/walls and the formation of mold/mildew growth.

Attic Leakage After Wind-Driven Rain
Possible CausesSeveral different things, including but not limited to leaky/inadequate shingle underlayment or deteriorated roof flashing, can cause attic leakage after w...