5 Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

a man replaces a roof

Your roof is an important part of your home and must be treated with the care and attention it deserves. However, sometimes repairs from roofing contractors aren’t enough to fix problems—in some cases, a full-on replacement is necessary. So, how often should a roof be replaced? It depends on several factors. Here’s a look at […]

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How Does Heat Affect Different Types of Roofs?

This illustration shows the sun high in the sky causing the heat to build on the roof of a home.

Have you ever wondered how hot a roof gets in the summer? On a typical 90-degree day, a roof can get as hot as 160 degrees, especially if you have a dark-colored roof like most homeowners do. That kind of heat isn’t good for anything, but what exactly can extremely hot temperatures do to different […]

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Is a Metal Roof Right for My Home?

Gray-colored metal roofing.

When it comes time to have your roof replaced, you may be wondering, “Is a metal roof right for my home”? It’s a question that more homeowners are asking themselves as they upgrade their current residence with new features. When making a large investment like having a new roof installed, it’s important to know all […]

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The Importance of Roof Ventilation

A white roof vent on a tan house.

While many view the purpose of the roof over their head as a structure to keep out precipitation and stay dry, the ventilation system in the attic plays a similarly important role in making your home comfortable. Ventilation allows fresh air to enter your home and grants a passage for still and stagnant air to […]

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Old Roof?

Determining whether or not to replace your roof can impact not just the value of your home but also your enjoyment of it. If you’re seeking roofing replacement in the Philadelphia area, trust the experts at Philly Roofing. Our team can inspect your roof and give you recommendations on whether to fix a few shingles, […]

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5 Benefits of Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofing is an excellent alternative to asphalt shingles, especially if you want to roof a slightly-sloped or flat structure. EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) is another name for rubber roofing, as it consists of a mixture of sawdust and recycled tires. Rubber roofing also has a long life span, as it can last up […]

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What is Considered a Roofing Emergency?

If your roof requires emergency repair, knowing how to properly manage the situation is crucial to protect your home. Many contractors offer emergency roof repair in Philadelphia, but what is it, and when will you need it? A roofing emergency is when repair cannot wait for days or even hours in some instances.

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What to Look for in a Commercial Roofing Company

If the roof on your commercial building needs repair or replacement, you need to choose the best contractor to get the job done right — the first time. Commercial roofs are much larger and more complicated than residential roofs, so you cannot just rely on anyone. Any mistake during installation will result in issues like […]

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Signs of Wind Damage to Roofs

Since 1950, Philadelphia has had over 2,000 windstorms involving wind speeds higher than 34 miles per hour. The City of Philadelphia’s website defines windstorms as weather events that do not necessarily bring hail, rain, or snow. While winds approaching 30 miles per hour may only cause minor tree damage, stronger winds significantly increase the possibility […]

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