Your Leaky Roof May Cause Electrical Problems and More

09/17/2019

Roof leaks can go undetected for months, sometimes resulting in electrical problems, structural damage and health issues. Often, it’s not until you notice a ceiling stain, dripping water around an outlet or flickering lights that you realize there’s a serious situation unfolding.

 

Before you freak out, turn off your power at the main panel, call a certified electrician and a roofing company. Your home’s electrical wiring runs through the attic and ceiling, so if there’s a roof leak, water...

Help! There Are Rodents in My Attic

09/10/2019

Nothing is more alarming than hearing something skittering around in your attic at 3 a.m. And while it may not be the Boogie Man, what’s lurking could be causing enough damage to scare the living daylights out of you.

 

Odds are, those frightening sounds emanating from your attic while you’re trying to sleep are coming from a type of rodent that’s taken up residency among your personal treasures. It’s more common than you think. More than half of all homeowners have at one time or another...

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: 

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