Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

Why Is a Healthy Roof Important?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 29, 2019 11:34:00 AM

How much thought have you given your roof in the last year? Particularly for owners of second homes, who may enjoy their property only a few times per year, the security and stability of the roof is too often assumed. Without a major issue, few people want to invest their vacation time in the attic inspecting the roof for damage and leaks.

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Topics: roofing

Why You Should Consider a New Metal Roof

Posted by Joey Haack on May 22, 2019 1:34:00 PM

Selecting a roof for your home is kind of a big deal. In many ways, the roof acts as your home’s first line of defense against the elements. The success and effectiveness of your roof have a direct impact on the function of your home as a whole, so it's crucial to choose the right material. In many cases, a metal roof can be the optimal selection for a home. Here's why you should consider a new metal roof when the time comes to replace yours. 

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Topics: roofing

Tips for Avoiding Roof Leaks

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 25, 2019 3:04:00 PM

Your roof acts as your home’s first line of defense against wind, rain, and snow. To keep it working properly, you’ll need to invest some time and energy into maintaining it. Check out these tips for avoiding roof leaks in your home. 

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Topics: roofing, maintenance

Benefits of Architectural Shingles

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 9, 2019 9:26:00 AM

There are plenty of roofing materials on the market to choose from, but how can you determine what product is right for you? If you’re drawn to traditional asphalt roofs, you may find that architectural shingles are an excellent way to enhance your roof’s appearance and protect your home. Check out the benefits of architectural shingles and consider how they could improve your property. 

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Topics: roofing

How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 28, 2019 2:19:00 PM

As a homeowner, you may be tempted to simply enjoy the protection of your roof without investing the time and effort needed to conserve it. By inspecting, repairing, and maintaining your roof on a regular basis, however, you can extend the life of your system and prevent major issues from arising. Here’s what you need to know about roof inspections. 

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Topics: roofing

What Is Roof Flashing and Why Is It Important?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 22, 2019 2:02:00 PM

There are many different parts to your roofing system, and each plays an important role in keeping your home protected from the elements. Flashing is another cog in the wheel, and as you'll find out, it is crucial to the success of your roof. Here's what you need to know about flashing, why it's important, and how you can tell if yours has failed. 

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Topics: roofing

Tips for Using Heat Tape in the Winter

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 12, 2019 2:20:00 PM

Heat tape is an effective way to keep water from freezing in your pipes and on your roof. If you haven’t used heat tape before, here are a few quick tips to get you started. Remember, your local roofing professional can install tape for you! 

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Topics: roofing, gutters, ice dam prevention

Should I Replace My Roof Before Selling My House?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 26, 2019 3:08:00 PM

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’re probably well versed in the changes that will make it most marketable. Fresh paint, updated appliances, and maybe even new flooring is on your list, but have you considered replacing your roof? Check out these pros and cons to help you decide if it’s a smart decision for you to replace your roof before selling your home. 

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Topics: roofing

Should I Install Snow Retention on My Roof?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 17, 2018 3:04:00 PM

Winter is upon us, and so is the snow! If you live in an area with heavy winter storms, it’s time to consider home safety measures to prevent snow and ice-related injury and property damage this season. One effective way to protect your home and family is with a snow retention system

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Topics: roofing, ice dam prevention

How to Locate a Roof Leak

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 9, 2018 2:12:00 PM

 

If you’ve recently noticed a dark stain forming somewhere on your ceiling inside your home, you likely have a roof leak. If you can safely enter your attic, you should be able to fairly easily locate where the water is entering your home. Here are some simple steps you should take to pinpoint a roof leak. 

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Topics: roofing