DunRite Exteriors News & Information

How Has the Roofing Industry Changed in the Last 30 Years?
July 18th, 2018 2:45 pm

Some things never change, right? Like roofing shingles. After all, they’re still made with asphalt and surfaced with granules just as they have been for many decades. Installers still overlap them and nail them to a wooden roof deck. Right?

Like all businesses, the manufacture of asphalt roofing shingles evolves and changes over time. Companies introduce new roofing products to keep up with ever-changing roofing trends. Evolutionary – and sometimes revolutionary – improvements are often made. This is certainly the case with asphalt shingles. DunRite Exteriors has continued to use advanced quality products to make sure your roof lasts eve longer


Shingles and Roofing Technology

We usually associate the term “technology” with the computer or telecommunication industries but, over the last few decades, roofing shingle manufacturers have developed and adopted some pretty amazing technologies into their process and DunRite Exteriors have followed these ground breaking adva...
Purchase One Foot, Get the Next Foot at Half Price!
July 3rd, 2018 5:55 pm
Corner of a house with new K-Guard leaf free gutters, showing Lake Erie in the background

Are your old gutters failing? When leaves and other debris build up in the gutters, water flow is disrupted. This leads to water sitting inside the gutter even when it is not raining. When rainwater has nowhere else to go, it will pour over the top of the gutter. The photos below show clogged gutters that can lead to water damage.  

Open-top gutter clogged and overflowing with leaves

Above view of a gutter clogged with leaves and twigs

Water and leaves sitting in a clogged gutter

Water Damage 
If you have an uncovered gutter system, you are likely familiar with the process of cleaning them out. How often the gutters need to be cleaned depends on how much debris, such as leaves and pine needles, falls onto your roof every year. If you live in a wooded area with numerous trees overlooking your home, you may need to clean out your gutters more often. If left unattended for long enough, debris starts to build up inside the gutters. If you’re tired of cleaning your gutters and worrying about clogs, then a leaf-free gutter system may be the solution for you.

K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System 
K-Guard i...
What Problems Are Caused by Poor Attic Ventilation?
June 25th, 2018 10:20 pm
Ridge vent on a newly installed asphalt shingle roof

Many homeowners deal with attic ventilation problems. Proper ventilation is an important aspect of the roofing system. Inadequate ventilation can lead to expensive problems for your home. Both insulation and ventilation are necessary during warm and color weather months. This post will discuss the dangers of poor attic ventilation.

Poor Attic Ventilation
Many people assume that ventilation should help keep the roof cool during the summer. This is true, but ventilation also helps prevent problems such as ice dams during the winter. Warm air rises from the living area to the attic in the winter, especially when insulation is insufficient. Without ventilation, this warm air becomes trapped. Warm air in the attic heats the underside of the roof sheathing and melts the snow that sits on the roof. Water then travels down to the roof edge, where it refreezes and forms an ice dam. As the ice dam grows, water pools up on the roof and may get under the shingles and cause leaks. If...
K-Guard’s Internal Hanger Provides Superior Durability
June 21st, 2018 7:48 pm
Ground view of a house with a stone chimney and new K-Guard leaf-free gutters

When you’re looking for a solution to leaves and other debris that clogs your gutters, there are a few important considerations. The gutter product should effectively collect rainwater from the roof and guide it away from the home’s exterior. Clogged gutters lead to water buildup and overflow. This can cause water damage to the wood fascia board behind the gutters, as well as the foundation of the home.
 
Not only does the gutter product need to effectively keep leaves out and collect water, but it also needs to be durable. Homes in Northeast Ohio deal with a wide variety of weather conditions throughout the year. Wind, rain, snow, and ice all cause problems for the gutters and roof. Even if your gutter protection product keeps leaves out, it needs to be able to handle these severe weather conditions.
 
K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System
K-Guard is a two-piece leaf-free gutter system. The two-piece design consists of the gutter trough and separate hood. Separate roll form...
Looking for a Reliable Roofing Contractor? Consider These Tips
June 20th, 2018 10:50 pm
Ground view of a house with gray siding and new K-Guard leaf free gutters

There are a few reasons to replace your old roof. One of the most common reasons is that the shingles are getting old. Old shingles may stop spreading copper granules that help fight algae formation. If you have started seeing black algae stains on your shingles, this could be a sign of age. Algae itself is not harmful to the roof, but it’s unsightly and may suggest that the shingles are losing effectiveness. Old shingles are more susceptible to weather conditions like high winds. Missing shingles after a storm is a possible sign that the roof needs replaced.

When you replace your roof, you shouldn’t have to worry about these types of problems for years. The best way to make sure you receive proper roof protection is to find a reliable contractor. Trusted roofing contractors will use quality materials and perform a proper installation. GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, suggests the following tips when looking for the right roofing contractor:
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