Don’t Worry! Solar Is OK For Your Roof

Many of our clients are concerned about roof damage with solar panel installation. We can understand. As a roofer, we have seem some horribly botched solar installations completely destroy an otherwise perfectly installed roofing system. Leaks are a major concern. Worse, this can void roof warranties in certain situations. Solar installers will drill holes in your roof (for pitched roof installations) and use lag bolts to attach the solar racking, … Read More

Beware of the Storm Chasers

When it comes to hail damage, before the last hail stone falls you may hear a knock at the door. This knock will most likely be storm chaser. Not your local trusted roofer. Storm chasers are companies that “chase” severe weather from area to area, trying to sell new roofs to a roof damaged by hail and wind. They collect homeowners’ insurance claim … Read More

How Hail Can Damage Your Shingle Roof

Hail can damage a shingle roof in several ways. This can include: Bruises Deep Indentations Punctures Tears Broken Edges Granulation Loss Bruises are most typical and can be spotted because of missing granules from the impact area. Sometimes there is so much granulation loss at impact site that the black asphalt can be seen on the shingle. If you suspect you have … Read More

Wind Damage – High Winds and Damage To Your Roof

High or gusty winds can damage roofs. Wind can pick up debris and this debris can crash into the roof surface and accessories. Another way wind can cause damage to a roofing system is by the sheer force of the wind itself, tearing and ripping shingles and the roofing accessories present on the home. If the roof was installed improperly, or weak spots occur due to faulty … Read More

Knowing When It’s Time to Re-Roof Your Shingle Roof

As a homeowner, you already know your home requires maintenance and certain things need to be replaced from time to time. But how do you know when it is time to replace your shingle roof? Here are a few key signs that it is time to call a roofing professional. Shiny fibers showing through the shingle surface  Cracked and/or missing shingles Bald spots on … Read More

Protecting Your Home Against Ice Damming

Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof and they prevent melting snow from draining off the roof. This can cause water damage. Melt water backs up behind the ice dam and works its way up and under the roof covering and flows into the attic. It can then seep through insulation, ceilings, walls … Read More

You Don’t Need To Have A Roof Leak To Have Hail Damage

Did your home or business experience a hail storm within the last year or so? Many homeowners and business owners think that their roof was not damaged after a hail storm because they haven’t seen any signs of or experienced roof leaks after the hail storm. If you are in this boat, you are not alone, but this can be … Read More

5 Reasons to Choose a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor

Getting a new roof is a big decision and we at Everguard Roofing want to help lessen the stress and simplify the process! We are GAF Master Elite Certified, but you may have a few questions about how that benefits you as a homeowner. Who is GAF and what does Master Elite mean? How is that valuable to you when … Read More