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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 […]

Causes and Solutions – Excess Attic Moisture

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. Indications of Excess Moisture In The Attic: Rust Moisture, frost and ice buildup on roofing nails Dark stains Moisture or frost on the roofs sheathing Water or drip marks scattered on the attic floor Buckled or damaged roof sheathing Moist or wet insulation These signs can vary contingent on the catalyst of problem and are generally worse on north facing or shady sides of roofs. Condensation In The […]