Do I Need to Obtain a Building Permit for a New Roof?

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Homeowners today are tackling more home improvement and repair projects on their own than ever before. This is because hardware stores rent tools and equipment, and online videos make it easy to fix virtually everything in a home. However, there are many reasons why it’s good to avoid DIY roofing repairs and replacement, and call the home renovation pros at Authentic Restoration, (252) 904-3995, for all the roofing work you need!  One reason to rely on the experts is the need for building permits and the risk of performing work with them. Be assured our Rocky Mount roofing contractors have plenty of experience. (more…)

What Is the Best Way To Clean My Gutters?

Gutter cleaning is not very glamorous but is a necessary chore in the maintenance of any home. Aside from the unsightly appearance of clumps of soggy leaves in your gutter, blocked gutters can lead to a range of other problems including ice dams, water seepage, and broken guttering. So, you ask, “what is the best way to clean my gutters?”

The good news is that it’s a pretty simple job and shouldn’t take long. (more…)

Skylights & Sun Tunnels, The Need to Know

Introducing natural light to our homes through windows and skylights improves not just the health of our living environment but also our moods and physical health. Natural daylight regulates our circadian rhythms, improving our sleeping and eating patterns and contributing to our general good health.

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Preventing Ice Dams Before They Happen

If you regularly experience harsh winters, you may be familiar with ice dams. These are thick ridges of ice that build up along the edges of your roof or gutters, blocking any water from running off, and potentially leading to leaks and seepage through the shingles. (more…)

Do You Have Roof Wind Damage?

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High winds can be damaging to your property. With the recent storms in Central Indiana, roof wind damage as a result of extreme weather conditions can and should be a concern of all homeowners. Aside from easy-to-spot damage such as fallen shingles and roof punctures from broken tree limbs, there may be other, less visible issues caused to your property after high winds. (more…)

Repairing a Leaky Roof Pipe Vent

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Damp patches on your ceiling can be worrisome and could potentially be a significant cause for concern if the source of the problem is not identified promptly. One cause could be a leak in your roof pipe vent, which may be a simple fix. A roof pipe vent is any pipe that allows gases to escape from your home, particularly from the kitchen and bathrooms, essentially letting your house breath. (more…)

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Roof

A home can be a costly thing to maintain. Electrical, plumbing, and other minor repairs can add up quickly. None of them, however, can add up to the potential cost of a failing roof. Repair or replacement of your roof can have a five-figure price tag, which means that extending your roof lifespan can save you a ton of money. (more…)

Should I Replace My Roof Before I Sell My Home?

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Buying a new home is one of the most stressful experiences one can experience, followed closely on the list by the stress of selling a home. It seems there are a million things you must consider when preparing to sell your home with all of them seemingly having an impact on your selling price. (more…)

Hiring A Roofer to Repair Leaking Skylights

Roof skylights are a wonderful feature to have in your home. The natural light they let inside is lovely, and they can reduce your electric bills by reducing the number of artificial lights you need. Unfortunately, skylights can also be a very tricky installation to perform and can lead to problems down the road in the form of leaks. (more…)

Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Nothing gives a homeowner a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach like roof leaks. While many roof leaks are caused by serious damage to your roof by a storm or other problems, every roof has a life span, and eventually, your trusty home covering will develop problems.

When that happens, the most important thing is to get the problems fixed as soon as possible. A small leak can quickly turn into a massive problem, from damaged insulation to black mold or even structural damage to your home. (more…)