Pittsburgh Residential Roofing Blog

How Do I Know If I Need A New Roof?

How Do I Know If I Need A New Roof?

Often it can be difficult to know when our roof is failing. Fortunately, there are clues to look for. ​The following are signs that may indicate that your roof needs replacing: ​Missing or cracked shingles Blistering or peeling paint Shingle, sheathing, or siding...

How to hang Christmas lights without damaging your roof.

How to hang Christmas lights without damaging your roof.

When you think of holiday season decorations, twinkling outdoor lights come to mind. Before climbing up on the roof there are some important things to keep in mind when decorating your roofline Plan ahead!   Planning your project is important to an appealing and safe...

Professionalism, Quality & Pride

Professionalism, Quality & Pride

A lot of contractors do roofing along with building decks and other home improvements. With Craig Gouker Roofing, roof replacements are what they specialize in. Gouker has been in business for 29 years, so you are not only getting top-notch craftsmen and trained crews...

What are the Signs of Storm Damage?

What are the Signs of Storm Damage?

Strong Winds can cause shingles to blow off the roof. Leaks can result from the areas where shingles are missing. The adhesive seal that provides a water-shedding surface can also break, it is not easy to see the damage. Potential signs of wind damage: Missing...

Preparing Your Roof for Pittsburgh’s Winter

Preparing Your Roof for Pittsburgh’s Winter

When autumn begins and the weather chills, it is time to think about your roof weathering the winter. Prepare your home's roof with some do-it-yourself preparations. Check your shingles for loose, damaged, or missing pieces.  Have any damaged areas repaired or...

Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles – Sedona Canyon

Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles – Sedona Canyon

Owens Corning's 2017 color of the year was Sedona Canyon.  The warm tones of this shingle-style add a southwest element to your home's exterior. The color was described by Roofing Contractor as "The color Sedona Canyon was selected for its warmth and resemblance to...

Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles – Teak

Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles – Teak

Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles designer series offers all the benefits of the TruDefinition line with extra interesting design color choices. The TruDefinition Duration shingles feature SureNail Technology, Streakguard algae resistance, and a lifetime...

Owens Corning Roofing Shingle Color of the Year 2019 – Black Sable

Owens Corning Roofing Shingle Color of the Year 2019 – Black Sable

Black Sable is a timeless color that using granules of classic black with gray, umber brown and a hint of sable. Dark and mysterious, TruDefinition® Duration® Designer shingles in Black Sable are the definition of fierce sophistication and dangerous beauty. We are...

Conveyor truck adds efficiency to Pittsburgh roofing contractor

Conveyor truck adds efficiency to Pittsburgh roofing contractor

We purchased this unique piece of equipment over 6 years ago.  Craig Gouker Roofing always thinks “outside the box” on how we could be more efficient for both our customers and our employees. Our conveyor truck moves supplies quickly and safely to the roof. This saves...

Can I get a new roof in winter?

Can I get a new roof in winter?

Pittsburgh winters are unpredictable.  One day it is 40 degrees, the next so bitter cold that schools close. We can have 2 feet of snow and have it all melted a day later. ​When the cold weather arrives in Pittsburgh, that doesn't mean you have to wait until spring to...

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