History of Roof Shingles

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A History of Roof Shingles The Origins of Asphalt Shingles Asphalt shingles are an American invention first introduced in 1901. By 1939, over 11 million squares of shingles were produced. The forerunner of these shingles was first developed in 1893 and called Asphalt Prepared Roofing. This was similar to asphalt roll roofing without the surface […]

Black Roof Stains? Check for Algae!

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Black Roof Stains? Concerns: Insurance will not cover leaks due to algae Lessens the structural integrity of the shingles and causes premature aging. It makes your home look not maintained, dirty, and is not aesthetically pleasing. Manufacturer warranties do not cover algae. If an algae resistant shingle is purchased be sure to check the warranty. […]

12-Point Roofing Checklist

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12-Point Roof Checklist During the winter, your roof goes through a lot. Snow, ice, wind, and freezing temperature all-cause easily fixable problems that eventually result in serious damage and costly repairs. Make checking your roof the first item on your to-do list after the snow has melted and winter is over. This roof inspection is […]