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What You Need To Know About Storm Damage And Your Roof

What You Need To Know About Storm Damage And Your Roof

  You can count on a lot of things in New Hampshire, including natural beauty and unpredictable weather. The latter may bring everything from high winds and hail to snow and ice, and wreak havoc on a home’s roof. In turn, the damage can require repair work and even a full roof replacement. Let’s look at the types of storms you may experience in New Hampshire and the damage they can inflict.

How to Make Sure Water Drains from a Low Slope Roof

How to Make Sure Water Drains from a Low Slope Roof

  Low slope roofs on commercial buildings have multiple advantages including cost savings over time. But in order to cut costs on maintenance, it’s important to get your roof inspected by an expert every spring and fall.  It’s also crucial that water drains within a few days so ponding doesn’t occur. Here are important points for why water should drain properly on a low slope roof. 

What You Need to Know About Insulation and Low Slope Roofs

What You Need to Know about Insulation and Low Slope Roofs

  Low slope roofs on commercial buildings provide many benefits. They provide a convenient location for the installation of equipment like HVAC systems. They’re also practical and affordable solutions for large buildings because they use different materials than steep slope roofs. Because of this, they will have different insulation needs.

What Is the U Value of My Low Slope Roof?

What Is the U Value of My Low Slope Roof?

  Commercial roofs are complex systems with interdependent parts. Together, the layers of your commercial roof have a measurable U Value. U Value is the coefficient of transmission of heat through materials. It is the inverse of the more widely known R-Value, a measure of resistance to heat transmission. The U Value of your commercial low-slope roof directly affects your company’s energy bills. 

What You Need to Know about Low Slope Roofs and Leaking

What You Need to Know about Low Slope Roofs and Leaking

Low slope roofs work well on many commercial buildings. Low slope roofs are relatively cheaper to install, easier and safer to clean than high-pitched roofs, and can last decades.

What You Need to Know about Low Slope Roof Maintenance

What You Need to Know about Low Slope Roof Maintenance

The proper maintenance of your low slope roof can increase its lifespan and enhance its overall effectiveness. If your commercial building features a low slope roof, there are steps you can follow for maintaining it, ensuring its year-around performance, all while protecting the rest of your structure.

When is the Best time for Low Slope Roof Repairs?

When is the Best time for Low Slope Roof Repairs?

While flat roofs have slopes up to 2 inches per foot, low slope roofs have pitches of 2 or 3 inches per foot. Both types of roofing are subject to leaks, especially as they age. One way to tell if it’s time for a low slope roof repair is to ask yourself when the roof was last inspected. If the answer is “decades ago” or “can’t remember,” it’s time for at least an inspection. 

3 Reasons Why Attic Ventilation Is Very Important

3 Reasons Why Attic Ventilation Is Very Important

  Proper attic ventilation is vital for saving money on energy costs and for the health of your family. Your roofing, no matter how well installed, should be periodically inspected, especially after a heavy storm, to catch minor leaks and other issues before they develop into major problems. Here are three key reasons you need to make sure your attic ventilation is in top condition.

4 Ways Skylights Improve Your Homes Energy Efficiency

4 Ways Skylights Improve Your Homes Energy Efficiency

  Skylights bring energy and natural light to the indoors, adding comfort to a home. They represent a strong statement to your neighborhood that you care about both energy efficiency and the environment. Here are four specific ways skylights improve home energy efficiency.

3 Fundamentals Of Attic Ventilation and Human Comfort

3 Fundamentals Of Attic Ventilation and Human Comfort

Good attic ventilation is roughly one-third of the formula for a successful roof. The other two factors? Suitable roofing materials and a great roofing contractor to properly install them.

How To Know You Need Chimney Flashing Repair

How To Know You Need Chimney Flashing Repair

Chimney flashing is an important component of your roof’s construction for many reasons, including the creation of a watertight seal between the chimney and the roof.

3 Benefits Of The Owens Corning Roof System

When you look at your roof, it’s easy to assume it’s one big, single piece. It just goes to show you there’s more to a roof than meets the eye. When the roof is manufactured by Owens Corning, it features an integrated system of layers and components which helps it perform in three critical ways: sealing, defending, and breathing.

The 4 Spaces You Should Improve With A Skylight

The 4 Spaces You Should Improve With A Skylight

Adding a skylight to various parts of your home can bring multiple long-term benefits. Not only can it cut heating and cooling costs, but it can also influence a positive atmosphere, as natural light brings energy to a room. Here are the places where a skylight can provide the most improvements.

How To Understand Your Roof Warranty

How To Understand Your Roof Warranty

Warranties, in general, can be difficult to understand due to complex legal wording which isn’t readily interpreted by the common person. Your roofer should be able to answer any simple question about a warranty – what it covers or how long it lasts. If not, you need another roofer who communicates more clearly.

How to Hire a Roofing Contractor for your Home

How to Hire a Roofing Contractor for your Home

Hiring a roofing contractor can be a challenging and daunting task. Don’t feel alone, many homeowners share this anxiety over choosing a roofer. The problem is most homeowners don’t really understand how roofing systems really work. Unless you’ve taken the time to educate yourself about roofing products and installation methods you probably don’t know the right questions to ask and can’t tell if a roofing contractor is pulling the wool over your eyes.

5 Things You Should Know About Roof Warranties

5 Things You Should Know About Roof Warranties

A lot goes into purchasing and installing a new roof. Many people concentrate on the quality and the aesthetic part of the roof. They forget about one crucial aspect – the warranty! If you have no clue about warranties, this post is for you. Read on to discover 5 things you should know before making this important purchase.

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What To Expect When You Get Your Roof Replaced

Depending on the type of roof you have, you can expect it to last anywhere from 20 to 50 years.

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How To Know If Insurance Will Cover Ice Dam Damage

Does your homeowner’s insurance policy cover roof repairs or replacement as the result of ice dams? While a quick perusal of the internet may lead you to believe, “yes” it’s worth a call to your insurance carrier to verify.

How To Avoid Moisture Problems In Your Attic

How To Avoid Moisture Problems In Your Attic

  The purpose of this page is to increase awareness among homeowners about the potential for moisture problems in attics and how to avoid or resolve them.

The danger of ice dams and how to protect against them

The Danger Of Ice Dams And How To Protect Against Them

  Winter is right around the corner and so is the snow New Hampshire residents are all too familiar with.

Where should snow be removed from your roof

Where Should Snow Be Removed From Your Roof

  On most roofs, snow doesn’t accumulate evenly. Various factors affect exactly how snow builds up, including the weather, the roof’s architecture and material, and whether the structure is sheltered or in the open. If there are six inches or more of buildup in any of the following areas, it’s time to schedule residential snow removal for your roof.

How to save money with roof shoveling

How To Save Money With Roof Shoveling

When you own a home in New Hampshire, you expect to deal with snow removal in the wintertime. One area where snow tends to pile up in a hazardous and difficult to access way is the roof. Hiring a professional experienced in residential snow removal may seem like an unnecessary expense, but it can save you money over the long term on costs related to:

How to remove snow from your roof

How To Remove Snow From Your Roof

Winter can be an amazing time of year. Snowball fights, walks in the evening stillness, and sledding are all part of the fun. However, your roof may not like the snow as much as you do! Here’s what you need to know about when to remove snow, how to remove snow, and when it’s time to work with a professional for residential snow removal.

The bottom line on why you need roof shoveling

The Bottom Line On Why You Need Snow Removal

Having snow covering your roof provides your home with some insulation from cold air, but it isn’t always good to leave it up there.

3 Powerful Reasons Why You Need Gutters

3 Powerful Reasons Why You Need Gutters

  Your home has to have a roof, but gutters are optional. There are a number of reasons, however, why gutters are something you really should have. Here are just three of the most powerful reasons.

How To Protect Your Roof From Ice Damage

Ice dams – and the water leaks they cause – are a constant threat to sloped roofing systems in colder climates.  Unfortunately these pesky ice dams, an effect of winter’s freeze-thaw cycles, are not always preventable or fully diagnosable.   To help prevent the negative effects of ice dams – roof leaks – during the cold months, it is important to have your roofing system installed in a way that exceeds code regulations. After all, the roofs most susceptible to leakage after the formation of an ice dams are those that have been poorly built or poorly designed. How Ice Dams […]

J Carnes & Son Earn Angie’s List Super Service Award

J. Carnes & Son Roofing Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service J. Carnes & Son Roofing has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014. “We are extremely proud of this award as it reinforces our mission to work with dedication and integrity while setting the benchmark as a leader in our trade. We take pride in each and every job treating our customers’ homes like we […]

Dealing with a storm damaged roof in New England

Let’s face it: New England has rough winters and your roof takes the brunt of the beating.  Storm damage based on inclimate weather consistently plagues our area, so we’d like to provide you with some tips on how to recognize and repair your roof with as little stress as possible. Check out our helpful guide to storm damage below. Visible Signs Of Roof Damage Due To A Storm Water damage Water leakage Loss of granules and pock marks Cracked shingles missing shingles What to Do When You Discover Storm Damage Do you have a water leakage? If so, remove all […]

GAF Announces Major Warranty Upgrade!

GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer announced changes to it’s laminated shingle warranties.  Effective immediately, every GAF laminated shingle installed after January 1, 2011 is covered by a Lifetime limited warranty.  This applies to all shingles in packages marked with a 30 or 40 year warranty regardless of what the language on the wrapper states.  GAF will no longer offer any laminated shingles with just a 30-year or 40-year warranty, a first for any roofing manufacturer. GAF states that this revolutionary change has been made possible by their Advanced Protection Technology, which was first introduced in 2007.  […]

Inspection and maintenance of your roof system can save you thousands

Chances are the overall condition of your roof is not something you think about on a daily basis. It’s one of those things that we take for granted because it is not in our direct line of vision. And if it is not leaking, it must be fine. On the other hand, if it starts leaking it demands 100 percent of your attention. Unfortunately the real truth of the matter is every roof whether it leaks or not requires attention periodically. It would be ideal to have a new roof installed and never have to give it another thought. Problem […]