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6 Things That Are Ruining Your Roof

6 Things That Are Ruining Your Roof

Protecting Your Roof Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house — it protects you and your family from the elements and helps to keep your home cool/heated. When a leak starts in your roof, it can be costly to fix. Worse yet, if water gets into your...
Metal Roofing Vs. Shingles

Metal Roofing Vs. Shingles

Pros and Cons of Both Roofing Types   Homeowners are always looking for ways to save money. While there are many different options, one of the most popular is metal roofing vs. shingles. This post will discuss the differences between these two types of roofs and...
Replacing a Roof With Solar

Replacing a Roof With Solar

Things to Know and Consider As a premier company specializing in residential roofing, we see our fair share of homes with solar panel systems. Some solar panels have been installed recently with pristine roofing shingles underneath, while some have been on the roof...
When is the Best Time to Replace a Roof?

When is the Best Time to Replace a Roof?

A Seasonal Guide to Roofing The weather is starting to cool down, which means outdoor projects are in full swing. Since most of us were barricaded in our homes due to the sweltering heat this summer, now is a great time to think about the exterior of your home. One...
Reroofing

Reroofing

To Reroof, or Not to Reroof. That’s the Question. The Shady Practice of Reroofing Reroofing is when a roofing company hammers new shingles over old shingles. Is it legal? Yes, but is it best practice? Absolutely not. TruBlue Roofing never re-roofs. Any roof we install...
Summer Humidity Damage

Summer Humidity Damage

Summer Roofing Issues: Humidity Damage Protecting Your Roof from Summer Humidity North Carolina is the home of humidity. You can feel it on any summer day when you step outside from your air-conditioned home. It’s like you slipped on a warm wet suit of heat. Imagine...
Nesting and Roof Damage

Nesting and Roof Damage

Nesting and Roof Damage How to Protect Your Roof from Bird Infestations Spring is in the air, and it’s the ideal time for birds and other animals to make nests for their young. The animals that cause a problem with your home are most likely the ones who take up...
Summer Roofing Issues – Blistered Shingles

Summer Roofing Issues – Blistered Shingles

Summer Roofing Issues: Blistered Shingles What causes roof shingles to blister? In this series, we’re covering things that can go wrong with your roof in the summer. This article covers blistered shingles. What are they? How do they shorten your roof’s life? What can...
3 Roof Repair Mistakes

3 Roof Repair Mistakes

3 Roof Repair Mistakes How to avoid these disastrous DIY missteps Many well intentioned DIY jobs end in satisfying and cost-saving results, but then there are the others. Don’t be the DIYer who ends up paying for costly repairs later down the road due to shoddy DIY...
Building Permits for Roofing Projects

Building Permits for Roofing Projects

Building Permits for Roofing Projects DIY Disasters: Not pulling the permit People are always looking for the easy way out or trying to save a buck by cutting corners. However, it doesn’t work well in the home improvement arena. Your home is most likely the biggest...
Summer Roofing Inspection Checklist

Summer Roofing Inspection Checklist

Summer Roofing Inspection Checklist Seasonal Maintenance for Your Roof Summer can bring torrential downpours and thunderstorms that sometimes lead to roof damage. Winds from thunderstorms can peel off aging or defective shingles and branches can puncture roofs. A hole...
Nailed It!

Nailed It!

Nailed It! Tips for Nailing Shingles to Your Roof DIY Disasters: Improper Roof Nailing You’re ready to start your DIY roofing job, so you tear off the old roof and put down the underlayment. Now, you’re ready to nail the shingles to the decking. Make sure you pause...
How to Choose the Best Shingles for your Roof

How to Choose the Best Shingles for your Roof

How to Choose the Best Shingles for Your Roof The most important step in the roofing process After you’ve found a roofing contractor to replace your roof, it’s time to select the shingles for your home. You’ll want a quality weather resistant shingle that offers...
Thunderstorm Season Has Arrived

Thunderstorm Season Has Arrived

Thunderstorm Season Has Arrived: Avoiding Storm Chasers After the Storm Beware of the Storm Chasers Spring and summer are prime times for thunderstorms and even tornadoes. A thunderstorm with enough wind can do major damage to your roof, and that means you’ll be...
Spring Roofing Inspection Checklist

Spring Roofing Inspection Checklist

Spring Roofing Inspection Checklist Seasonal Maintenance for Your Roof Winter has finally turned a corner and we’re starting to see 70 degree weather. Flowers are blooming and pollen is flying. Now is a good time to get your roof inspected or inspect it yourself to...
Oh, Hail No!

Oh, Hail No!

Ohhh….Hail…NO! What to Do When Hail Damages Your Roof One of the most damaging storm forces to a roof is hail. Whether golfball-size or baseball-size, it’s all destructive to roofs, even new ones. Being proactive is crucial in protecting your home’s most...
How Much Does it Cost to Reroof Your Own Roof?

How Much Does it Cost to Reroof Your Own Roof?

The Costs and Permits Required for DIY Roofing How much does it cost to reshingle your own roof? Before you buy roofing materials and shingles, you’ll want to make sure you can afford to reroof your own roof. According to some roofing experts, a 2,200 to 3,400 square...
When a Storm Damages Your Roof

When a Storm Damages Your Roof

What to do when a tree falls on your roof North Carolina has its fair share of blustering winds, severe thunderstorms, micro bursts, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Not a year goes by without at least one of these events occurring somewhere in the Raleigh-Durham Metro area...
Should you reshingle your own roof?

Should you reshingle your own roof?

Should you reshingle your own roof? Tips for DIY Roofers What can possibly go wrong? A huge job like reshingling your own roof can run amuck when you find costly complications like rotten timber in the roof framing or roof deck. Perhaps after you’ve removed the...
How to Know Your Roof Needs Replacing

How to Know Your Roof Needs Replacing

How to Know Your Roof Needs Replacing Basic steps to make sure this is the best choice for you According to the National Association of Home Builders: If you have a wood shake roof, you can expect it to last about 30 years. Fiber cement shingles can last about 25...