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When to Replace Your Roof: Hot TipsWhen to Replace Your Roof: Hot Tips

Roofs receive the brunt of everything. From glaring sunlight, to vicious storms and heavy snow— the roof over our heads endured it all… so we don’t have to. 

Unfortunately, one can only take so much before enough is enough. 

If you’re experiencing these warning signs— I’m afraid to say, your roof is in its last moments. Thank them for their service. They may be replaced, but never forgotten.


Best Wishes (literally) for your Roof’s Silver Jubilee!


And while 25 years is a long time— it’s actually all the time you’ll ever get for your roof. The mode of installation and type of shingles can help provide an insight on how long your roof will last. However, if your roof is already going on 30, my best wishes for you and your family.


Start Inside


Look at the room closest to your roof for any signs of leaking. Streaks in your walls are a telltale, so check it out if you can’t see any obvious signs of water running. Also, watch out for holes in the structure, as it’s an indication of the roof’s state of corrosion.


If the Jurassic Age had Roofs— Yours Would Fit Right In


If your roof is looking like it had seen better days, and it looks like it could slip from your house any day now— it’s probably a wise choice to call the roofing company, stat! They say not to judge a book by its cover, but for this case— what you see is what you get. And trust me, you do not want to experience the functions of a roof that seems like it’s falling apart at the seams. It’s just a headache. Call your roofer in.


Shingle Out the Broken Shingles


Inspect your roof. Are your shingles curving at the edges? Or maybe bent out in the middle? Does it have chinks, cracks, or breaks? Does it look weather beaten? Is it covered in algae and mold? Are you worried that it might affect the structure of your shingles? If your answer is yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and I said yes, help me already; then a roof installation should already be in order. You’re welcome.


Where are My Granules?!


If your shingles are looking a lot more bare than usual, check your drain pipes and spillway. If your shingles’ granules are indeed there, and there are a lot more than you expected— that might be an underlying problem.

I know, I know— frankly, it’s a nuisance to replace your current roof. You might think it can still hold on, but if this ticked a lot of boxes— it’s time to let go. Roof repair might solve your issues for now, but if you want something that secures you and your loved ones in the long run— from glaring sunlight, to vicious storms and heavy snow, you know what to do. Hit up the roofing company near you. Get that roof installation now!

Hiring a Tree Service: Dos and DontsHiring a Tree Service: Dos and Donts

Trees… Ah, what a beauty they are! It’s amazing how one giant can have such an impact on the landscape around it. Even just one tree can be the difference between plain and beauty. But sometimes these gentle giants can turn into hazards, and can be very dangerous. Gigantic branches die and fall without warning; Roots rot and suddenly the whole tree’s unstable; Foliage overgrows and engulfs power lines.

At this point, the only thing that can neutralize the threat is by hiring tree services. But before you do, here are four simple DO’s and DON’Ts to keep in mind.

DO know what kind of tree service you want

“Tree Service” is a general term. Maybe your tree is growing too much foliage and needs a bit of a trim. How are those branches holding up? You might want to take off a few dead branches there to make way for the smaller ones. Maybe your tree’s looking too closely to your house and is in dire need of a relocation? Or maybe you just want to remove your tree entirely. Whatever service you want, it’s important to know beforehand. It makes our jobs more efficient and your problems faster solved.

DO allow us to make suggestions for you

Trees, despite how simple they may look, are actually pretty complicated. This is why tree experts like us exist! To avoid the rise of future problems faced by you and your tree, allow us to give you suggestions on how to take care of it properly. Don’t worry, suggestions are free of charge! We love educating people about trees, their importance, and risks if ever something went south. Of course, the final decision is yours to make, but as a tree expert, we can guarantee that everything and anything we teach you will make you a better caretaker for that lovely tree of yours in your backyard.

DON’T attempt to do this by yourself

If any man can solve his tree problems then why do arborists exist? Trees may be beautiful but they can be dangerous if left unchecked. And solving problems on your own can cause serious injury if handled improperly. We’re experts when it comes to the matter. We’ve been solving the tree problems of house owners for many years. We know how to assess the risks, and we know how to work our way around it. So if you’re having any kind of tree problem, let us know and we’ll answer them for you.

DON’T rely on anyone else

When it comes to trees, there are plenty of hidden dangers waiting to be unleashed. All it takes is an amateur stepping on the wrong branch for the whole thing to come falling down. Don’t rely on your uncle, don’t rely on your dad, and don’t rely on that friend who claims to be an expert on the matter. When something goes wrong with your tree, it should immediately be treated as a hazard no matter how small the problem is.

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Once it does, the only ones who should be in close proximity to that tree are us, the tree experts. We don’t want you to get hurt. We’ve told you once and we’ll tell you again: our job is dangerous and so is your tree. And if you want to get rid of those dangers safely, only rely on licensed arborists like us.