How Do I Take Care of My Roof

When it comes to roofing, it’s often the things you don’t see that make the biggest impact. But how do you take care of your roof when you can’t always see the things that matter most?  The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to take to the rafters to maintain your roof – there’s a lot you can do with a ladder and a little bit of elbow grease. Check out our guide to proper roof maintenance and make sure your roof is in peak condition year-round.  General Roof Maintenance 🗸 Keep your gutters clean Each season brings with it debris that can end up in your gutters. Making sure that your gutters are clean and free of blockages all year is important to maintaining the quality of your roof. If water can’t flow freely down your gutters and away from your home, it can cause a whole lot of trouble, from your basement to your ceiling. Roof decking rot caused by gutter backup is an easy thing to prevent. Get up on a ladder every now and again or call a professional gutter cleaning service to clear out any obstructions.   🗸  Trim back trees and landscaping While tree limbs close to your home can make for a picturesque landscape, they can cause some ugly problems. Limbs and branches knocked loose during a storm can cause immediate damage to your roof and provide easy access for squirrels and other critters to invade your home.  As tree branches and other landscaping starts growing a little too close to your home or roof, trim it back a few feet to make sure it won’t cause any issues during a sudden bout of bad weather. You also want to make sure shrubs and other ground landscaping allows enough space for your gutters to properly drain water away from your home to prevent damage to your foundation.  Seasonal Roof Maintenance Tips Most roof maintenance tips can be applied all year, but each season brings unique circumstances that need to be addressed in a timely manner.  Fall 🗸 Prepare your gutters for fall While you need to pay attention to your gutters year-round, fall deserves a little bit of special attention. With the volume of falling leaves raining down on your roof, it’s very easy for your gutters to get clogged, causing water to back up into…

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8 Signs You Might Need a New Roof

It can be difficult to know when you need to replace your asphalt roof, or when a simple repair will do. Here are a few signs you may need a new roof for your Atlanta area property: Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped. There are bald spots on your shingles – Weather damage can remove your roof’s granules. Cracked shingles. Your roof is more than 20 years old – Most asphalt shingle roofs have a lifespan of 20 years.You've recently experienced severe storm damage The roof just looks old and worn. Neighbors are getting new roofs. Homes built around the same time period can be experiencing the same types of weather conditions can mean that your roof is nearing its useful life. Dark streaks. Airborne algae cause dark streaks on roof decks. While this may not necessarily harm the roof shingles, it may not look good. Algae streaks can be removed using a 50:50 blend of water and bleach sprayed on your roof. It is important to use a low volume garden hose so you do not knock the protective granules off your shingles. It is also important that you protect your landscaping from the bleach run-off. Moss can grow on roof surfaces that don’t get much sunlight, especially in cool, moist climates. Moss growth can be more than a cosmetic issue. Moss holds moisture against the roof surface and overtime in freezing climates can cause damage to the granules on the top of the shingles. Moss can be brushed off but it won’t prevent it from growing again; take care not to damage the shingle surface. You may need to contact a professional roofing contractor. If you have questions about roof replacement, roof maintenance, or about choosing the best roofer in Lawrenceville, GA., give us a call at 770-277-4869.

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Financing Your Roofing Project

One of the most important and rewarding home improvement projects for a homeowner to take on is a roof replacement. The roof is not only the first layer of protection from inclement weather; it is also a focal point for your home’s aesthetics and curb appeal. However, replacing the roof is a costly endeavor that can impact you in the immediate and long-term if you don’t plan properly. Even before figuring out what kind of roof you want, you need to determine your budget as well as your ability to secure financing—if you don’t already have the budget for it. With the roof, waiting till a rainy day isn’t an option, considering that a shoddy, low-quality roof can potentially cause you even more financial stress than patching up the roof you currently have. The good news is that there are plenty of options available to help you pay for your roof. To help you better understand your options, this guide from the experts at Accent Roofing will cover some of the most common options available to you as a homeowner—and how you can get started on your roof replacement project today. Breaking Down Your Options Before you decide to submit applications left and right for financing, it’s important to understand your options. While a replacement roof is important, it’s equally important that you’re in a good financial position to enjoy it for years to come. Common financial options include: Out-of-Pocket: For those who can afford it, there is no better option than paying out of pocket. This option allows you to save on interest and prevents you from adding another payment to your expenses. However, this option usually requires a healthy amount of savings or assets, which isn’t feasible for everyone.Credit: Credit cards and loans traditionally carry high-interest rates, which can have you paying back far more than the amount you originally financed. However, it’s still a viable option for those who lack other sources of financing.Company Financing: Many roofing companies offer financing in-house due to the expensive nature of a roof replacement project. Because roofing companies establish partnerships with various banks, you can usually get a better financial package than you would by yourself through credit. If you’re in the market to finance your next roofing project than consider looking into what our team at Accent Roofing has to offer our customers. We…

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What’s Makes Up a Residential Roof

A roof is made of different components that keep it strong and durable. All of these parts play a role in making sure you are protected from the elements. It’s important to know what they are and how they work. This can help you understand what purpose they serve. Shingles Your first line of defense in all roofing related matters are the shingles. It is the topmost part of the roof, and goes through the most punishment, enduring everything from rain to sunlight. Any damage to this section calls for immediate roof repair, since it can lead to leaks, debris build up and unexpected animal visitors. Underlayment An essential component of residential roof installation is the underlayment. It is a durable sheet of water-resistant paper that protects your roof from leaks and wind damage. Rolled out just underneath the shingles’ cover, it also helps water runoff. Soffits and Fascia The final primary pieces of your roof are similar in design. Both the soffit and fascia connect your roof to the other parts of your home. The soffits are the underlying pieces connecting your roof to the rafters that provide your attic with ventilation. The fascia, on the other hand, connects each end of the rafters together as part of a long board. Want to learn more about your roof? With more than 30 years in the business, our experience speaks for our proficiency, professionalism and integrity. To learn more about our services, contact us for a free estimate. We offer residential and commercial roofing repairs in the greater Atlanta area. Accent Roofing is your experienced Georgia roofing company.1-770-277-4869

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Is Your Roof Damaged? How to Tell?

Sometimes it can be tricky to determine whether or not a roof is damaged. In fact, most homeowners actually ignore the signs of roofing decay until they notice a leak or ceiling damage, and by then it’s too late. So how can you determine if your roof requires a replacement or is in need or repair before it happens? Here are the three most common signs to look for: Bows or bends in the roofing Bows and bends in your roof may seem insignificant, but underneath lies a much larger problem. It could be a sign of inefficient shingles, roofing decay, and, at worst, large structural integrity loss. These symptoms can lead to overall roof integrity failure, so get it checked out as soon as you can. Roofing shingles or gutter falling off One of the more obvious items on this list, but surprisingly also overlooked. Most people write this off as only a small problem, but can lead to larger problems like water damage due to lack of water resistant shingles and, if left alone, roofing decay. Old age and shingle buckling Another silent but dangerous symptom, aging damage and shingle buckling is an inevitability for roofing that is not constantly maintained. If your home is older than 10 years, you should get your roofing inspected for damages. If your home is older than 25 years and you have not done any roofing maintenance, you are in danger of major roofing damage. Get it checked out immediately! Still have questions, unsure about your roofing situation? Accent Roofing is ready to schedule your free comprehensive inspection.1-770-277-4869

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