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4 Signs It Might Be Time To Replace Your Windows

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Who doesn’t want to save money on their next energy bill?  Did you know that the condition of your windows play a crucial role in your home’s energy efficiency? Here are four signs that your windows might need to be replaced. Cracked or Rotted Window Frames Rotted wood will occur when cracks in window frames are exposed to rain water.  When rainwater enters these cracks, it will encourage mold to grow causing even worse damage.  This mold is precisely what causes wood to rot, so… Read More

Not Those Carolina Hurricanes! 5 Ways To Prepare Your Roof and Gutters For Battle | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Durham

Not Those Carolina Hurricanes! 5 Ways To Prepare Your Roof and Gutters For Battle

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Hurricane season in North Carolina typically runs from June until November.  According to researchers at North Carolina State University, “The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be significantly more active than the overall averages from 1950 to present.”  Lian Xie, professor of marine, earth, and atmospheric sciences at NC State says, “The 2018 season should see 14 to 18 tropical storms and hurricanes forming in the Atlantic basin.” In preparation for a very active hurricane season this year, there are many actions you can take to… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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