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What is a dead valley and are they a problem for the roof?

What is a dead valley and are they a problem for the roof? You may notice, although it can sometimes be hard to see, some areas where the roof drains onto lower pitched or reverse pitched areas that don’t naturally drain. This is known as a dead valley. Dead valleys occur when two slopes come…
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What shape is my roof?

What shape is my roof? The main job of a roof is to protect your home from water and to shed water. Most roofs have a slope which helps shed water and direct the water away from the structure. The ridge of a roof is the highest point of a roof where two roof areas…
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What is flashing on a roof?

What is flashing on a roof and what are the types of flashing I should know about? Your roof is made up of several different components. Most roofs are comprised of sheathing, underlayment, roof material, roof intersections, flashing details, and ventilation. Each of these must be installed correctly to work together to protect your home.…
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What product is used for flat roofing and why?

Flat roofs are roofs with hardly any or no pitch. They are common on commercial buildings and some residential homes. Leaks are a common problem when it comes to flat roofs because water has nowhere to drain. Weight is another concern with a flat roof, the way a flat roof is constructed makes weight disbursement…
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Should I consider having multiple layers of shingles?

Should I consider having multiple layers of shingles? We at Acura Roofing will not do recovers for a number of reasons. In our opinion, the savings is not substantial enough to override all the other concerns. While a double layer of shingles is convenient and can save you money, there may be factors you want…
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Why does felt matter and when is #30 used compared to #15?

A felt underlay provides a barrier between the decking of the roof and the shingles. It helps to repel water while still providing some air to pass through. This protects the wood from becoming damaged and essentially gives you a better looking and longer lasting roof. Felt also provides a safer working environment for the…
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9 Signs of a Leaky or Damaged Roof

Your roof protects your home and is an important part of the structure. It can be hard to determine if you have a leaky or damaged roof because the signs may not be as pronounced as other problems in your home. Here are nine signs of a leaky or damaged roof you can spot and…
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How to pick a roofer

How do you choose a roofer and what should you be mindful of? Choosing a contractor in general is a difficult decision, here are some key factors to think of when looking for a roofing contractor. Look for local! Contractors that do business in your area will have more connections with other contractors in the…
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A Simple Guide to Understanding Attic Ventilation

Few people realize how important attic ventilation actually is. This particular factor affects the structural integrity and durability of theroof. Note that insufficient ventilation can void the manufacturer’s warranty for some types of roofing, so should it fail, you will have to spend a lot of money on replacement and repairs. To avoid the problems…
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Understand Hail Damage and How to Deal with It

A hailstorm can be extremely destructive, but the amount of damage it does to your roof varies greatly as it depends on many different factors, such as the wind, size and density of the hail, roofing material and design, etc. It’s essential to inspect your roofing once the weather settles, as any problems must be…
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