Category: Roof Problems

Roofing Myths to Ignore

Concept of balance between myths and facts

It’s that time of year again when the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors, especially in Pennsylvania. After a long, cold winter, now’s the time to check on your roof and see how it’s doing. If you don’t want to grab a ladder and go up there, or you don’t know what… Read more »

Don’t Do These Things to Your Roof

Cleaning Leaves From the Gutter

It goes without saying that the roof is the most important part of any home or building. As such, it’s vital that you properly maintain it and take good care of it. We often think of things you should do to keep it in prime shape…but what are the things you shouldn’t do? Here are… Read more »

Should You Try to Replace a Roof On Your Own?

DIY Roof Replacement

There are plenty of homeowners out there who are quite handy, and can handle most interior and exterior improvement projects on their own. A simple trip to the hardware store is all they need to finish many projects. If you fall in that camp and you worry you need a new roof, you may be… Read more »

How Do You Know If Your Roof Shingles Are Bad?

Loose Roof Shingles

Undoubtedly, the most important part of any home is the roof overhead. For most people, their home is the largest financial investment they make, and having a sturdy roof is one surefire way to protect said investment. Nevertheless, like all things, roofs eventually hit their expiration date and need to be repaired or replace.  If… Read more »

What Causes Roof Sheathing to Rot?

Roof Sheathing

Although it is not seen by the naked eye, sheathing is actually one of the more essential parts of your roof. In fact, your roof could appear just fine, but underneath, the sheathing could be rotting. Made from either wood or particle board, sheathing lies underneath your shingles and if it starts to deteriorate, it… Read more »

Here’s Why You Should Have Your Roof Inspected After Winter

Roof Inspections

Roofing by Bruce, serving the Poconos region near East Stroudsburg, PA, recommends that you get a roof inspection after the winter months. Why do this? Well, winter can cause a lot of damage to roofs thanks to cold temperatures, freezing and thawing, ice, snow, sleet and wind… winter weather is rough on roofs! Shingles May… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to a Leaky Roof

Leaky Roof

Roofing by Bruce sees a lot of leaking roofs in the Poconos. Ideally, our job is to find leaks and fix them fast. After all, a leak that keeps going can ultimately cause a lot of damage. The sooner the leak is caught and fixed, the better! Signs of Leaky Roof How do you know… Read more »

What Does Snow and Ice Do to Your Roof?

Snow on Roof

It’s that time of year again when snow and ice wreak havoc with Pennsylvania homes, including those in the Poconos. What do snow and ice do to your roof? Ice Dams Perhaps the worst thing to happen to PA roofs in the winter are ice dams. When ice builds up on the eaves of sloped… Read more »

Things Your Roofing Company May Not Be Telling You

Roofing Companies

Not all roofing companies are created equal. Some are better at their jobs than others, and some will take the time to explain what they’re doing “up there” so the homeowner truly understands the work being done. What are some things a roofing company may not be telling you? Roofing Inspections First, did you know… Read more »

Here’s What New Homeowners Should Know About Their Roof

Roof With Moss On It

So you’re a new homeowner? Congrats! It’s a major accomplishment to buy a home. If it’s a brand new one, great! If it’s an older home, when’s the last time the roof was replaced? You should have some paperwork indicating that information, and have it handy anytime you’re thinking about having repairs or a replacement… Read more »