Can you replace your roof yourself? | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Apex

Can you replace your roof yourself?

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As a homeowner, there are many times when you’d like to save some cash and attempt home improvement projects on your own. For someone who’s especially handy, DIY projects can be fulfilling, money-saving, and even fun. And it’s always good to be familiar with how your home works and is put together. But roofing is a different animal. Unless you are trained in the safety precautions, possible hazards and how to circumvent them, and have access to the proper tools necessary, you should always hire… Read More

Do you really need gutters? | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Apex

Do you really need gutters?

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After the roof, gutters might be the most overlooked part of your home. Sometimes people ask us if they’re really necessary. Can’t you just let the water run off the roof naturally? The answer is, yes, gutters are extremely vital to protecting the durability of your home.  By simply redirecting water away from your home, gutters perform some important functions: Preventing water damage Rainwater can do a number on your home. It can soak up into your eaves. It can collect on your window frames.… Read More

Why do roof shingles lift up and curl? | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Apex

Why do roof shingles lift up and curl?

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A roof is a big investment, so seeing the shingles lift up off the roof can be a scary revelation. When shingles lift up and separate from the layer of shingles below them, it compromises the strength and durability of the roof. It’s usually a sign the roof is ready to be replaced. But why does it happen? To understand that, it’s helpful to know a little about how shingles work. Asphalt shingles work by sticking together to create a continuous layer that keeps wind… Read More

Do you really have to maintain your roof? | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Apex

Do you really have to maintain your roof?

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For many homeowners, the idea of maintaining their roof is somewhat odd. But maintaining your roof is essential for maximizing its useful life. Here are some tips for regular maintenance that can extend the life of your roof and save money in the long run. Regular Roof Inspections The first step to ensuring a healthy roof is by performing regular inspections. It is recommended that roof inspections for shingle or composite roofs are performed every three years by a trained professional. Additionally, it’s a good… Read More

Is your roof damaged? Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Apex

Is your roof damaged? Here are the warning signs

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Your roof is your first — and only — line of defense between you and the wind and rain above that can get in and damage your home, and it takes a lot of punishment. It’s almost inevitable that your roof will sustain some kind of damage, whether it’s from normal aging and wear and tear, or sudden damage from a storm. However it happens, it’s important to be able to see the warning signs so you don’t wait too long to have your roof… Read More

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What tools and equipment do roofing crews use?

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Some homeowners don’t want to know how the roofers do their jobs. They’d just as soon take a vacation for a few days so they don’t have to be around when the new roof goes on. But other people are curious about how things work and the tools people use. If you fall into that category, this article is for you. Here are the main tools and equipment a roofing crew will bring onto your property to replace your roof: Safety Harnesses/System Roofing is dangerous… Read More