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...
Mold Awareness and What it Could Be Telling You About Your Roof

Mold Awareness and What it Could Be Telling You About Your Roof

Mold grows indoors when spores in the air land on wet surfaces caused by roof leaks, plumbing problems, ventilation issues, and other moisture sources.  Molds produce allergens and in some cases toxic substances that can cause reactions in people with allergies and...
8 Signs your gutters need to be replaced

8 Signs your gutters need to be replaced

Gutters play an important role in the protection of your home’s structure.Regular maintenance is needed to keep them working properly.How do you know when it is time to repair or replace. These are some signs to watch for. Gutters are visibly cracked or split....
How to Clean your Gutters & Downspouts

How to Clean your Gutters & Downspouts

Clogged gutters and downspouts can result in costly damage.  Water overflow can damage your roof by seeping in where water shouldn’t.  It will also cause ice to build up in the winter causing damage.  Water overflowing down the outside of your house can damage...
Removing Snow from Your Roof

Removing Snow from Your Roof

Winters in Pittsburgh mean snow.  Sometimes that snow can be very wet and heavy, which is dangerous for your roof.  ​It can be difficult to know if the snow on your roof should be removed.  Consider the age of the roof, the home structure, and the condition it is in....
The importance of attic ventilation

The importance of attic ventilation

A roof has one job.  To keep your home protected and dry.  When it fails at this task, it creates problems for the entire home. Warm air in the home rises and needs somewhere to escape.  If the roof is not ventilated properly, that warm air gets trapped in the attic....