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Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

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

Your Roofing Contractor Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 27, 2018 2:37:00 PM

If it’s time to repair or replace your roof, it’s important to choose your contractor carefully. Ask the following questions before hiring anyone to ensure you make a wise choice and avoid being scammed or receiving poor quality service.

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Topics: roofing

Top 10 Things That Can Seriously Damage Your Roof

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 30, 2018 4:19:00 PM

Some sources of damage are as plain as day, while others can sneak up on us without any warning—slowly causing harm over long periods of time. It’s important to know what types of things can impair our roofs so we can fix the problem—large or small—as soon as it presents itself.

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Topics: roofing

What Should I Do If a Tree Falls on My House During a Storm?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 21, 2018 10:16:00 AM

We hope you never experience a tree falling on your home, but if you do, it’s important to know what to do immediately so everyone remains safe. Here are the steps you should take after a tree or large branch falls onto or through your roof during a storm.

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Topics: roofing, electrical