December 12th, 2017
When replacing your gutter system or your roof, it is important that the gutters are roofing materials are compatible. This includes making sure gutter guard installation won’t void the warranty on the existing roof. Certain methods of gutter system and gutter guard installation are not recommended by roofing manufacturers, and in some cases installation may void the roof warranty. One example of gutter guard installation that is not recommended is penetration of the shingles with a fastener. There are also certain gutter systems that can’t be installed on homes with metal roofs.
Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material. Most new roofing projects still utilize asphalt shingles, but metal roofs are becoming more popular. Metal roofing materials are more expensive than asphalt shingles, but certain materials can last more than twice as long as asphalt. The most common metal roofing materials are aluminum, galvanized and stai...
December 11th, 2017
At DunRite Exteriors, we know the importance of all aspects of the home exterior. The roof, siding, and gutters all protect the interior of the home in different ways. For the gutter system to properly direct water away from the home’s foundation, it needs to be clear of debris. Leaf free gutter systems such as K-GUARD can keep leaves out of your gutters, but if you have a traditional uncovered gutter system, you are likely used to climbing a ladder and cleaning it out. We recommend that you clean the gutters a few times per year to ensure that clogs do not cause expensive damage. Hopefully by this point your gutters are clean and ready for winter, but there may be other situations where you need to use a ladder. When cleaning gutters, or using a ladder for any reason, be sure to follow proper ladder safety. Below are some guidelines and tips for ladder safety from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
- Read and follow all labels and markings on the ladder: It is importa...
December 8th, 2017
Winter weather is here to stay in Ohio, which means soon snow and ice will become issues for homeowners. If you constantly deal with ice dams and icicles on your roof, inadequate attic insulation or ventilation might be the cause. Inadequate insulation allows warm air to rise from the living area to the attic. Ventilation issues allow the warm air to remain in the attic and heat the underside of the roof. This melts the snow sitting on the roof, which travels down to the roof edge and refreezes. Ice dams form and eventually water begins to pool. Then, water may get under the shingles and leak into the home. DunRite Exteriors can conduct a free inspection of your attic to identify any existing insulation or ventilation issues. After the inspection, we will give you a no obligation estimate to correct the issue.
At DunRite Exteriors, we want to make life easy for our customers. With the Online Booking Calendar, you can schedule an estimate in seconds on your computer or mobile phone. S...
December 6th, 2017
Whether you are picking out new siding, a new roof, or a new gutter system, your home exterior project will require careful thought and planning. At DunRite Exteriors, we know that these important decisions cannot be taken lightly. While there are many resources for finding information about your project online, one great way to make sure you pick the right product is by seeing it in person first. DunRite is a GAF Certified Master Elite Roofing Contractor, providing both commercial and residential roofing solutions, as well as siding, gutters, windows and doors. Our showroom has the information you need to simplify your buying process. At DunRite, we believe in giving you all the information you need to make the right choice for you and your home. Our team members will answer all your questions in a low-pressure atmosphere.
- Roofing: DunRite offers a variety of roofing products, many of which are on display as samples, including asphalt shingles from GAF and Certainteed and wood...
December 5th, 2017
If you have traditional open-top gutters and are tired of standing on a ladder and cleaning them out multiple times per year, or if your existing gutters are old and need replaced, then you may be looking at replacement gutter systems. If you are looking for leaf protection, your options include add-on gutter guards and screens as well as complete leaf free gutter systems. In this post, we will assume that you have decided to replace your old gutters, either with traditional uncovered gutters or with a leaf free gutter system. Replacement gutter systems will either have a sectional or seamless gutter design. This post will discuss the differences and the benefits of choosing seamless gutters for your home.
Sectional gutters are pre-cut in sections that are usually a few feet in length. All the smaller sections are connected to make up the gutter system. The sectional pieces are generally held together with sealant. Over time, even well-sealed sectional gutters...