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Need Your Roof Repaired ?? Here's important info you should know first !!

Posted by CertainTeed on Feb 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Occasionally, individual shingles may have to be replaced on a roof section due to damage {wind/snow and ice } or renovations/remodeling. The shingle model used for replacement should be the same type of shingle as originally installed on the roof While the new shingles may match in size and function, there can be obvious signs such as: Older , exposed shingles may have dirt accumulation, algae staining and most likely show signs of weathering and aging. Also the older shingles on the roof may no longer visually match extra shingles saved and stored from the time of the original installation.

Most commonly replacing shingles on an older roof may not be recommended . These conditions are:

  1. The older shingles may not be pliable or flexible enough to allow for selective repair or replacement.
  2. Shingles manufactured at different manufacturing plants may have a different color hue, which could cause a more severe color discrepancy.
  3. The shingle model's current granule color blend may have a been modified since the original application. Mixing old and new blends on the same roof planes may provide an objectionable appearance. Shingles should not be mixed from different manufacture plants due to color differences.
  4. Some shingle models have been revised from "english" to "metric" dimensions. In those cases the older and newer shingles will not be dimensionally compatible.

The examples stated above are not considered manufacturing defects.

CertainTeed reserves the right to discontinue or modify any of its products, including the color of its shingles , and shall not be liable as a result of such discontinuance or modification, nor shall CertainTeed be liable in the event replacement material varies in color in comparison to the original product as a result of normal weathering. If CertainTeed replaces any material under the warranty, it may substitute products designated by CertainTeed to be of comparable quality or price range in the event the product initially installed has been discontinued or modified.

 

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How To Prevent Ice Dams From Forming on Your Roof

Posted by Dan MacDonald on Nov 16, 2018 10:45:29 AM

If you have icicles along your eaves/overhangs, or ice collecting on your roof , Proper attic insulation may be the Key to help keep that frozen precipitation from building up .

Heavy snowfall can be a nice sight as it happens but there are a number of problems that can result from these storms. What do you do when you notice water pouring down the inside of your walls and the ice starts ripping off your gutters ? The key is to find a cure to the problem before it gets to this point .

Icicles form along the eaves/overhangs on your house as a result of a warm attic to heat loss through your poorly insulated ceiling . This causes the heat from the inside the house to melt the snow on the roof before the sun can melt the snow and it collects at the eaves, which are colder because there is no heat above the overhang.

Can icicles damage my house?

The result of icicles that develop along your eaves/overhangs is potential leaks inside your walls when the ice also builds up on the roof. This Buildup of ice and snow is called an Ice Dam.

The cure for this is a two-step. The heat loss can be stopped with proper insulation, usually standards are 13 inches of blown-in cellulose fiber insulation R49 is recommended.

The Other half of this cure is proper ventilation at eaves and at the ridge of the house. This is done by adding soffit vents and a quality ridge vent.

Your Insulation specialist should be able to recommend you on the number and lengths of vents needed . The typically recommended is 1 square foot of vent for every 150 sq. feet of attic space .

If you have ice dams that end up forming on your roof , best advise is to Hire a professional contractor to clear the ice , or you can risk doing considerable damage to your roof or even worse ,seriously injuring yourself .

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