Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

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

When Is the Best Time to Install a New Roof?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 21, 2018 5:54:00 PM

When figuring out the best time of year to get your roof replaced, you have a couple of important things to consider. The first and most obvious factor is the weather. Harsh conditions can negatively affect roofing materials and make installation more difficult. Secondly, consider how busy roofing contractors are at different times of the year. During their peak season, prices will be higher, and it will be harder for you to get a slot on your chosen roofer’s schedule.

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Topics: roofing

Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Posted by Joey Haack on May 14, 2018 7:52:00 PM

You’ve started to notice some warning signs that your roof is failing, but you’re not sure what roofing material you want to use to replace it. Fortunately, you have options. One material that’s really come onto the scene is metal roofing. Read on to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of this trending roof type!

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Topics: roofing

What You Need to Look For in a Roofing Estimate

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 12, 2018 6:45:00 PM

Repairing or replacing a roof is a big task, and if you’re paying someone to do it for you, the expenses can add up quickly. It’s important to do some research beforehand to ensure that you get the most accurate quote possible. If you can, get at least three quotes before you decide on a roofing contractor. When getting a roofing estimate, be sure to ask the following questions.

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Topics: roofing

It’s Winter and Everything Is Frozen, But My Roof Is Leaking!

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 8, 2018 1:01:00 PM

Are you noticing signs of a leaky roof but unable to figure out the source? It’s common to assume a roof leak roof is the reason water is making its way into your home. But that isn’t necessarily that case! Many homeowners are puzzled when they inspect their roof to find a suspected leak only to find that everything is frozen. The good news is that the issue may not be a roof issue at all; it’s likely condensation in your attic.

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Topics: roofing

Pros and Cons of Heat Tape & Other Ice Dam Prevention Methods

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 31, 2018 3:00:00 PM

It’s happening. What started off as a few sparse icicles around the perimeter of your roof has now developed into a full-fledged safety risk for you and your home: ice dams. You still have time to act before major damage is done. A complete remodel of your attic, major roof repairs, and insulation replacement may be out of the question for you. So what are your options?

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Topics: roofing, ice dam prevention