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How to Stop a Leaking Roof During a Storm

By admin | August 20, 2019

A leaky roof poses a problem for homeowners regardless of weather conditions, but a leaking roof during a thunderstorm can quickly escalate to an outright emergency. By the time the water becomes noticeable in the interior of the house, the drywall has likely already saturated and could be at risk of crumbling if not addressed swiftly. Luckily, there are a few easy measures you can take right now to prevent further damage and more costly repairs until one of our roofing experts is able to assess the problem: First, you’ll want to prevent any further damage to the interior of the home by consolidating furniture and fabrics away from any affected areas. If the leak is causing a bulging spot in the ceiling, use a screwdriver or awl to poke a small hole near...

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Is Your Roof Emergency Ready?

By admin | July 1, 2019

Most states deal with four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall. Florida, however, is subject to one more: hurricane season. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, and while it isn’t certain your home will face the brunt of a major hurricane, it will almost certainly be subjected to heavy winds and rains associated with the long season. Here are some steps you can take to ensure that your roof can withstand a storm, and what to do if your roof is damaged by severe weather. Protect and maintain your roof before a hurricane hits You should keep up with your roof’s regular maintenance needs throughout the year. Be sure the roof, valleys, and gutters are clear of debris, and check regularly for loose or broken shingles and...

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Common Causes of Roof Leaks

By admin | June 27, 2019

What are Common Causes of Roof Leaks A leaky roof is more than just inconvenience. It is constant drain on your home, your energy efficiency, and ultimately, your pocketbook. Leaks in your roof can cause damage to your attic, your insulation, and the interior of your home. In ongoing cases, excess water and moisture can lead to mold and mildew buildup, causing damage to your home and possibly compromising your health. HERE ARE SOME COMMON CULPRITS OF ROOF LEAKS, AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DO ABOUT THEM: → Loose, Cracked or Rotting Shingles If your roof is twenty, you likely have loose, cracked or rotting shingles on your roof. Due to extreme weather conditions and normal wear and tear, shingles can fall off. A weak outer layer also compromises the underlayment that...

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Preparations for Roof Replacement

By admin | May 15, 2019

Reasons you might need to replace your roof Sometimes, it is just not possible to simply repair your roof and patch up areas of weakness. Some reasons you might need to consider total roof replacement include:  Needing to repair extensive storm damage  The desire to increase your home's value  The need to repair a roof that has become too worn or old to protect your home  The desire to complete a total home remodel  Whatever the reason, you need to be prepared when it comes time to call in the professionals at Chappelle Roofing who will install your beautiful new roof. Take these steps to prepare yourself----and your home----when it comes time to replace your roof:  Prepare yourself for a mess--initially. Roofing is messy business; your contractor will likely show...

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Roof Inspection Checklist For Homeowners

By admin | April 29, 2019

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting time. Our homes represent security, warmth, and comfort, but they can also at times represent additional stress and challenges. One area of your home that should never be neglected is your roof. You roof is one of the most important structural elements of your home. Regular care, maintenence, and ongoing inspection of your roof will ensure that you can avoid some significant repair and restoration costs in your future.   Tip #1: Spring cleaning your roof is essential. When spring cleaning, dont just give attention to the outside of your house, delegate some of that elbow grease to your roof and gutters as well. Clean your roof of all debris, sticks, dirt, mud, leaves, and other elements of nature that can pile up and...

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How to clean a Metal Roof: 101

By admin | March 3, 2019

On top of being visually appealing, metal roofs are fire-resistant, quick and easy to install, and they offer maximum shedding of rain and snow (hey, it could happen). They’re also lightweight and by far the easiest to clean and maintain. But before you learn how to clean a metal roof, let’s see why it’s so important. Benefits of Cleaning a Metal Roof Many people think that a clean roof is a matter of appearance — that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Because your roof protects your home from rain, debris, mold, etc. — it’s constantly covered in it. So, regular and proper maintenance is key if you want to preserve the integrity of your roof.  As with most things, if you let dirt and other harmful substances sit on your roof...

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I’m Selling My Home: Do I Need to Replace the Roof?

By admin | February 26, 2019

Getting ready to sell your home? One of the most important aspects to consider is what in your house needs attention or replacing before you sell. Perhaps the biggest decision is what to do about your roof. Can you sell the house as-is, does it need repairing or will you need to replace your entire roof? There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your roof before putting your home on the market, including the age and condition of the roof, what materials were used and the climate in which you live. If you aren’t sure about whether to repair or replace, here are a few guidelines to help you determine the fate of your roofing situation. When to Repair Your Roof If your roof...

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Save on Energy Costs with Improved Attic Insulation

By admin | January 12, 2019

To get the maximum performance from your roof, an entire system of products must work together, including attic ventilation and insulation. With proper attic insulation, you can prevent the majority of your home’s heat from escaping through the attic in the winter and protect your living space from hot attic air in the summer. This vital step can help you prevent your heating and cooling expenses from going through the roof—literally. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for 50-70 percent of the energy used in the average American home, but that doesn’t mean homeowners have to be stuck paying outrageous energy bills. By having the right insulation system installed in your attic at the same time you install a new roof, you can ensure optimal...

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