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Sun Damage: Roofing Edition

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We all know the effects the sun can have on our skin. But what about that other outer layer that protects us? That’s right– we’re talking about your home. More specifically, your home’s roof. Read through our list of the top 4 signs that the scorching sun is assaulting yours.

Warped

Smiles are great– as long as they aren’t coming from your shingles! Curled upward, or smiling, roof products are results of extreme heat on your home’s topper. Although a few warped shingles won’t make a huge difference in the quality of your roof, they will only get worse as time goes on, and too many warped shingles can compromise your roof’s effectiveness.

Shingle decay

Common in older shingles, decaying roof products look deformed, cracked or rotted. Like with warped shingles, having a small amount of decay won’t seriously compromise the integrity of your rooftop, but once the symptoms of sun damage start, the rest of your shingles typically aren’t far behind.

Discolored

Although your shingles’ most important job is to protect your family from the outdoors, they do more than that– they enhance your curb appeal! But over time, just like the sun dries and discolors anything left outdoors, it does the same to these products that protect your home. While this may be considered only an aesthetic issue, it can often be a precursor to further damage.

Water Damage

Last and certainly not least is the biggest, baddest roof problem of all– leaks. Caused from the warped and decaying shingles previously mentioned, this moisture mishap can result in water damage, and even mold, if left untreated.

You may not be able to slather your roof in SPF to protect it from the sun, but you can do it one better– contact P.I. Roofing. From inspections to repairs to total replacement, we can take care of all your roofing needs.

Myth Busters: Roofing

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Unlike paper towels, milk or even a new home; a new roof is something that many homeowners will only purchase once in their lifetime. Because of this, there are a lot of industry unknowns that result in incorrect information being passed around. That’s where we come in– to demystify the world of roofing and clear up any myths that may have been created.

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3 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Roof This Spring

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According to the calendar, it’s been spring for a while, but it’s taken Central Arkansas a little longer to get the message. Now that the weather is warming, we’re finally ready to say, “Spring has sprung!” Before you whip out your mops, brooms and rubber gloves to start your spring cleaning, start from the top– your roof, that is.

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4 Signs Your Roofer is a Scam

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Spring has sprung, and you know how the old saying goes: “April showers bring May… roofing scams!” This may not be exactly how you learned the nursery school rhyme, but unfortunately, it’s nevertheless true. Scammers use this conveniently stormy season to prey upon homeowners, using fear to con them into high-dollar “solutions” for their home. Fight back against unethical contractors by staying educated. Read our top 4 warning signs that you shouldn’t trust your roofer.

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Weather the Storm

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With a storm season lasting from October-January, and tornado season picking up soon afterwards from March-May, our Central Arkansas customers get their unfortunate share of storms each year. With this in mind, we’ve chosen our state’s Severe Weather Awareness week to help educate the public on how to stay safe through every stage of a storm’s occurrence. Let’s take a look.

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Ice Dams: Snow Good

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Icicles. They’re long, shiny and look like magical decorations on the side of a house. Beautiful, right? Unfortunately, these delicate, cold-weather phenomena aren’t as awe-worthy in the roofing business. In fact, they even go by a much scarier name– ice dams. Learn about what these are, what they’re caused by, and what to do if you find one on your rooftop. Continue reading

Is Your Roof Reindeer-Proof?

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It’s the end of December, and temperatures are dropping as quickly as holiday lights are being hung. This time of year always means the three S’s are on their way– storms, snow and Santa (with all eight of his reindeer). Make sure your roof is Santa-ready by checking for these warning signs that it’s time to contact us.

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‘Tis the Season for Ladder Safety

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It’s November 24, and the only remaining signs of Thanksgiving are the tubs of leftovers in your refrigerator and the fact that your pants are now more snug. For many, this means one thing– it’s time to deck the halls! Before you set up your ladder and put yourself at risk, remember to follow these steps to keep things merry and bright.

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Replacing Your Roof

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The front entrance of your home serves as a stunning “welcome home” sign to everyone who steps foot through the door. Your shingle colors? They reflect your family’s fun personality! Your impeccable landscaping even nearly rivals how perfectly decorated your interior is. With all of that in mind, we make this carefully thought out statement– outside of your family, your roof is the most important part of your home, both aesthetically and functionally. That’s why, even though nobody ever wants to pay for a new one, we want you to be educated in case that circumstance arises.

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How to Fall-Proof Your Roof

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The kids are settling in to school, football has returned to television and pumpkin flavored everything is lining the grocery store shelves. This can only mean one thing– fall is back! Before you zip up your jackets and jump into a leaf pile, take a moment to assure your home is prepared for what the upcoming seasons are bringing.

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