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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
A roofing project can be a big job, which of course, involves a commitment of time and money and should serve as an investment in your home.
So, the last thing you want to find when the work is done is that the roofers left a mess. Your yard should look as it did before the job started, and that’s our commitment to you. Here at Authentic Restoration, we clean up after all our roofing projects, and to a standard that we are only happy with if you are. There is more to cleaning up after a project than clearing away nails when we’re done, although this is still important. (more…)
There are only so many times you can put off a job that needs doing, especially when it comes to the roof over your head. The last thing you want is a leak or worse, a potential roofing collapse.
The problem with re-roofing is that a lot of people don’t even realize when a roof needs to be replaced, or they may not be aware of the benefits. A roof replacement has so much to offer your home, as well as you, the homeowner. (more…)
Your roof is an essential part of your home’s structure. It protects the building against the elements and ensures that your walls and personal belongings stay dry. Since moisture protection is one of a roof’s primary functions, it follows, then, that your roof should be completely waterproof.
Without proper roof flashing, your roof can allow water to seep inside your home. Keep reading to learn more about roof flashing and why it matters to your home. (more…)