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The Only Guide You Need For Your Roof Maintenance

The Only Guide You Need For Your Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance can be considered as one of the most forgotten responsibilities of a homeowner. For some, this can be easily delayed or postponed. For others, it is directly neglected due to the cost of maintaining a roof. These homeowners would rather spend the money in purchasing and installing a new roof. Despite this, roofing experts suggest pursuing maintenance because its cost will be much cheaper than what you will spend on buying and installing a new roof as well as on fixing problems on your roof due to neglecting proper roof maintenance. Tips For Saving Money on Roof Maintenance If there are trees near your house and their branches are hanging over your roof, make sure you commit to a weekly cleaning of the roof with a special focus on removing dried leaves, small branches and acorns. Keep in mind that the debris will eventually lead to a natural dam if not cleaned immediately. If there is a natural dam, there is definitely water. Water can leak from the roof, which will eventually lead to a more severe problem. You can use a broom or blower to remove the debris on your roof. Check your shingles regularly as they can easily become warped or curl up. Determine whether or not they are still efficient enough to perform their roles. If they are already curled, you will need to replace them at once. Curled shingles could lead to water leakage. Also, shingles may become loose or damaged after several years, especially after rough weather. You will have to check if they are loosening or damaged. If they are, you... read more
How Does A Roofing Contractor Weather-Proof Roofs?

How Does A Roofing Contractor Weather-Proof Roofs?

If you want your roof to withstand strong weather, especially now that winter is fast approaching, it is best to hire a professional and licensed roofing contractor. Choose one that has previous experiences and the sufficient skills to efficiently weather-proof your roof. Keep in mind that this is your roof you’re dealing with. A substandard service will result in quick damage, even with the slightest of storms. And one minor problem could easily lead to costly repair or replacements. This is why it is extremely important that you only hire the best professionals. To ensure you hire a legit professional, you will want to learn a few things about weather-proofing roofs, so that when you speak with a potential roofing contractor you’re thinking of hiring, you can get a feel for whether or not the contractor knows what he or she is doing. What is weather-proofing? Weather-proofing a roof is a meticulous process done on a home’s roofing system to strengthen it and enable it to come out unscratched after harsh natural weather conditions. There are simple things you can do to weather-proof your roof but it is highly recommended that you hire a roofing contractor to ensure the process is completed properly and efficiently. How is it done? According to industry professionals, an effective weather-proofing process depends on good roof design. Most roofs available on the market today are developed with uplift resistance. However, this is only one aspect of the entire roof design. There are lots of other things to consider and include in the design to effectively weather-proof a roof. Aside from uplift resistance, a professional... read more
Why You Need Gutters To Go With Your Roofing System

Why You Need Gutters To Go With Your Roofing System

So many decisions come with building a house or remodeling your current house. Although most people think of these decisions as inside things like which cabinets and fixtures you might want, there are also very important issues outside as well. Roofing and gutters are one such crucial decision and this article will answer the question of whether you should have gutters along with your roof or not. The Purpose Of Gutters Along With Roofing Lots of people think that if your soil is sandy or you have big overhangs on your existing roofing, then you don’t need gutters. This is not true, however, and you should know why gutters are important. The sole function of gutters is to collect rainwater from the roof and direct it to a specific location. They are designed to control this water, rather than let it all fall from the roof to the ground all at once. Without gutters, you could have a real mess on your hands when it rains, depending on the landscape and design of your home. One problem is water splashing onto hard or flat surfaces and then splashing up on another structure. This can cause water damage on that structure over time. Another problem without gutters would be that all the rainwater falling from the roof and come down and wash out your landscape. It can wash away mulch or destroy flowerbeds. If you have lots of wet wood, this can create termite problems. At its worst, rainwater can even cause the foundation of your house to be weakened. How many times have you walked into a building with... read more
Questions and Answers About Solar Roofing

Questions and Answers About Solar Roofing

With so much growing concern about the environment and our impact on it, more and more of us are trying to “go green” in as many areas as possible. Options for your roof are no different and there are lots of choices to choose from. Great technological advances in roof installations have made it possible to cut down significantly on our power grid use. This is perhaps the most evident in solar roofing. A solar roof isn’t the same thing as solar panels on top of the roof. A solar roof is far less conspicuous than the solar panels we’ve seen in the past. Some Common Questions About Solar Roofing Q: How does a solar roof differ from solar panels? A: Solar panels are usually what we think of when we think of solar power. These are the big dark tiles that are mounted on top of the roof in racks. They are covered in dark glass and can be difficult to blend in to your home’s appearance. Solar roofing however, consists of photovoltaic tiles, which can be interlocked with the roof tiles you already have in order to create a much nicer result. Q: What are the advantages of a solar roof? A: The biggest advantage is that it blends in with your existing roof and provides your home with a good power source. The tiles are made to blend in well with other roofing materials, creating a clean look. Q: What are the disadvantages? A: Probably the main disadvantage for most people will be the cost. Tiles for a solar roof are more expensive, due to the... read more
Tips For Staying Warm and Dry this Winter

Tips For Staying Warm and Dry this Winter

As the weather turns cooler the potential for winter storms increases which increases the chances that you will have leaks from your roof.  Myrtle Beach roofing specialists Contract Exteriors has a few tips to prevent these leaks before they happen. Roofing Preparation Tips Check your flashing and make sure that it is intact.  The metal lining of your roof is the flashing and is installed into roof joints as a sealant for the roofline and is there to prevent leaks from occurring.  You will usually see the flashing around the chimneys and vents of your roof.  If your contractor installed the flashing properly, it will send the water off the roof to the ground.  If you have an older roof, you will want to call a roofing professional to inspect the flashing as it is hard for the average person to know if it is in good shape for the upcoming winter months. Remove Roof Debris.  Unfortunately our roofs tend to collect a lot of debris over time.  Accumulation of leaves can cause water to pool in the winter which may lead to a roof leak.  The more likely situation is that it will cause moss to build up on your roof and if the moss is not dealt with it can compromise the structure of the roof.  A good practice is to power wash your roof at least once a year.  A good handyman can assist you with this project. Keep Your Gutters Clean.  During the fall months your gutters will get clogged with leaves and other debris and this will cause the water to back up which... read more

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Contract Exteriors kept us informed and educated from start to finish in regards to the creek cottage siding and window projects. We continue to get favorable responses from our family, friends and neighbors in regards to keeping with the traditional look o the cottage with modern material upgrades. Thanks Contract Exteriors!
Lee W. Pawleys Island, SC

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Eugenia Marshall our sales person was great to work with. She was informed, listened, and was 100% focused on exceeding our expectations with the project from start to finish. I would work with her again.
Pawleys Island, SC

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Our sales person Eugenia was very responsive to our request/questions and communicated very effectively. I believe that Eugenia listened to our ideas, was very open to sharing "what if's" and was very customer centric.
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Our sales agent, Eugenia Miller, did a great job on our project. She was out here almost everyday!
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The project manager and the Hardie Plank installers.
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Mt. Pleasant, SC


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The quality of the work and the timeliness of the project.
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Eugenia was very pleasant and professional and always returned our calls.
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The quality. They took their time and did it right.
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