Advice for the DIY Homeowner Re-shingling Their Roof

09/03/2019

Do-it-yourself roofing is not for the faint of heart or the acrophobic. If you’re confident about working on top of your house and walking around on a sloped roof, tackling a roof repair or replacement may be doable but not likely one of the easiest DIY projects you’ll tackle.

 

It’s difficult to navigate a sloping surface that could also be slippery, especially if you’re toting equipment and materials. It helps to have a couple of buddies to assist. Replacing a roof is a job that typically...

Should Homeowners Insurance Cover My Roof Replacement?

08/27/2019

Imagine this scenario: High winds topple trees in your neighborhood, and one lands on your roof. Down the street, your neighbor was spared damage from the storm, but weeks later, they discover a roof leak that has ruined the belongings in his attic.

 

Whose roof is more likely to be covered for repair or replacement by homeowners insurance?

4 Things a House Flipper Probably Won't Reveal About the Roof (Unless You Ask)

08/20/2019

When you’re about to embark on one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, it’s wise to do some homework before committing. That’s especially important when you’re looking to make an offer on a flipped house.

 

House flippers are flooding the real-estate market as they buy up fixer-uppers, renovate them and seek to turn a large profit.

Are Bees, Ants or Other Pests Damaging Your Roof?

08/13/2019

If you’re not vigilant about keeping an eye on your roof, you could discover too late that pests have moved into your attic, built a nest under your shingles or have been gnawing through your roof.

 

The place you call your sanctuary can often become a pesky critter or wayward bug’s retreat. An attic, for instance, makes for a safe haven for rodents, but their diligence for setting up house threatens the integrity of your dwelling.

Why Do I Have Black Stains on My Roof?

08/06/2019

Those unsightly dark streaks that look as if someone dripped black watercolor paint on your roof aren't grime, mold or mildew. They're aggressive, blue-green algae growth called Gloeocapsa Magma.

 

The spots appear black because the algae forms a protective shield against the sun’s damaging UV rays that result in the darker pigmented shades. They are the inevitable result of living in the Southeast, a region of the country that sees excessive discoloration on roofs due to high humidity.

6 Things to Know About Your Roof's Warranty

07/30/2019

Protecting your roof is a smart decision whether you're a business owner or a homeowner. Roof warranties are popular among homeowners because they protect them from paying for roofing defects and other issues. However, to avoid pricey surprises down the line, it’s important to understand how roof warranties work.

 

It’s especially important to keep these six things in mind about your roof’s warranty:

Should I Put a Roof Over My Patio?

07/23/2019

There are few summer rituals we enjoy more than sitting out on the patio, grilling, and relaxing while the kids play in the backyard. It’s a tried-and-true American tradition for sure! 

 

As you enjoy your patio or deck this summer, you may be thinking about additional ways to gain some shade and beat the heat. If your mind started thinking about adding a roof to your patio, you’re not alone. Here at Joye Roofing, we frequently hear from homeowners who are interested in discussing roof...

6 Reasons to Take Better Care of Your Gutters

07/16/2019

While gutters may not seem like a home maintenance priority compared to your roof, windows, or other larger investments, your gutters serve a critical purpose: Protecting your roof, walls, foundation and landscaping. 

 

If you haven’t spent much time thinking about, let alone working on, your gutters, you’re not alone. But, it’s not too late to start taking better care of your gutters and protecting your home. Here are six important reasons to get started: 

5 Things Homeowners Do All the Time That Damage Their Roofs

07/09/2019

We invest a great deal in our homes, not only financially, but also in work, maintenance, beautification, and more. As homeowners, we take pride in our homes as a reflection of our personality and values. 

 

Sometimes, though, seemingly innocuous upgrades or work can actually cause damage to your roof. If you’ve made any of these mistakes, don’t beat yourself up — they are very common! Our goal with this blog post, though, is to help prevent accidental damage to your roof and ultimately, to...

How to Pick the Right Color for Your Roof

07/02/2019

Shingles may not come in all shapes and sizes, but they certainly come in all kinds of colors.

 

Homeowners rarely choose shingles solely based on color, but color typically is the first thing people notice about shingles. We encourage homeowners to prioritize the quality of a product's materials over its appearance (as we do when selecting roofing materials), but we also like to provide some direction on the visual aspect of your shingles. 

 

Choosing a great shingle color for your home...

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Derek Joye has been roofing homes and businesses in the Midlands for over 10 years.