Home   |   Careers   |   Contact
Home   |   Careers   |   Contact
Hail On Roof
Hail storm season is officially here! In the United States, hail storms become more common from May until August. As experts in storm damage restoration, we are very knowledgeable about the effects of hail and how it can present a significant problem for homeowners during the spring season.  What is Hail?  Hail forms when thunderstorm updrafts carry raindrops upward into the extremely cold atmosphere. They grow by being coated with liquid water that freezes onto the surface. If the water freezes instantaneously, the hailstones will be cloudy. If it freezes slowly, the hailstones will be clear. Hail falls in response to gravity when it becomes heavy enough to overcome the updraft. The speed at which they fall depends on hailstone size, friction with the surrounding air, local wind conditions, and how much they have melted since forming. Here are the expected falling speeds based on hailstone diameter: Smaller than 1 inch: 9 – 25 mph Between...
Read More
Ice Icicles On The Roofs Of Houses 2021 08 31 10 33 37 Utc
Spring has officially arrived, and we are looking forward to warmer temperatures! While most homeowners are excited to welcome the new season after a long and cold winter, it is important to remember that thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hail become a greater threat throughout the next several months. We are here to help you prepare your home for these weather conditions!  What Icicles Can Mean for Your Roof  First and foremost, it is important to consider how your roof has held up through the winter, and take action if necessary. If you’ve noticed icicles on your home, this can be a sign that you have insulation issues. When the heat in your home reaches your attic due to poor insulation, it causes snow and ice to melt, flow down your roof, and re-freeze – forming icicles.  You will want to ensure your chimney or flue is sealed to avoid leaks heating your roof and thus causing...
Read More
Tree On A House Due To Hurricane And Tornado Storm 2021 08 29 01 08 49 Utc
As a busy homeowner, a minor leak in your roof may not be your biggest priority. If it isn’t causing a huge inconvenience or only seems to be a problem occasionally, it can be easy to put it at the bottom of your to-do list! While a minor leak in your roof may not seem like a big deal, it is so important to have these inspected and repaired as quickly as possible.  They can be deprioritized when they aren’t directly impacting your living space or only become a nuisance now and then. However, a seemingly small leak can end up costing you much more in the long run when not resolved promptly.  It is important to recognize that even though a leak may seem minor, it could be causing greater problems within the walls of your home.  We say it often in the storm damage repair field: just because it is “out of sight”...
Read More
Untitled Design
It’s that time of the year again. Time to bring out the Christmas lights and start decorating! Many people hang lights incorrectly and damage their roofs, so it’s important to learn about the newest techniques and methods of hanging lights. Creating Christmas light displays has evolved and has advanced into an art form. All of this creativity could damage your roof, if you are not careful. There are many products out today that can prevent damage to your roof. It’s a great idea to be updated on the newest lighting methods and seasonal products in order to prevent long-term damage and deterioration to your shingles. Hanging Christmas lights has become easier and faster over the years; it has also become safer too–not only for the person who is creating the light display, but for their roof also. 1) Nails and Staples are a Thing of the Past. In the past, when hanging up Christmas lights,...
Read More
Untitled Design (6)
During the winter, snow accumulates on your roof and slowly begins to thaw and refreeze in bulks of ice around your gutters. These are called ice dams, and they can be detrimental to your roof. From gutters collapsing to shingles lifting, ice dams can cause a series of issues to your roof and home. Ice dams can be in the form of icicles or actual blocks of ice. Many things can cause this to happen such as poor insulation and ventilation in your attic. Luckily, there are many options and resources on the market today to clear ice from your roof. Here are a few ways to clear the ice dams from your roof this winter. Use Heating Coils Heating coils are a series of heated cables that you can put around the edge of your roof. When you see an ice dam form, you can make it disappear with a press of a button....
Read More
Blog
Finding a reliable contractor is one of the most important parts of getting your roof repaired or replaced. In other words, the better the contractor, the better your roof repair. Sometimes it can be complicated to find a dependable contractor who is qualified to work on your roof. To ensure you hire a qualified and reputable contractor, you may want to ask this series of questions during the hiring process: 1) How Long Have You Been in Business?  A roofing contractor who has been in business for several years should be able to provide a job portfolio of work they have completed in the past with astounding results. They should also be able to provide you with job references for work well done. A contractor who has been in business for a while should make you feel confident, and you can rest assured that any obstacle that comes their way, they will be able to...
Read More
Autumn Leaves On Shingled Roof With Rain Gutters Nlyp63l
What better way to prepare for winter than by getting your roof ready for cold weather during the autumn months?  The last thing you want to deal with this winter is a leaky roof, clogged gutters or ice dams on your roof. These problems are all due to poor roofing maintenance strategies and can be prevented. Easy preventative measures such as tree branch removal, gutter maintenance, and attic and roof inspections play an integral part in ensuring the integrity of your roof. ☐ TRIM TREES If you have tree branches hanging above or around you home, now is the time to take action and trim them. Heavy tree branches can fall on your roof and create punctures, rip off shingles, and in some cases, even tear off gutters. Even small branches can do major damage to your roof. Most importantly is the fact that the leaves they shed can clog gutters and may accumulate and...
Read More
Aspen Exteriors Sept Blog 3 Image
As we approach fall there are a few things you should do in order to prepare for this transition into winter. First of all, it would be wise to have your roof examined by a professional who can assess its condition and let you know if it needs any additional maintenance before the snow starts falling. Second, take care of any home repairs that may need attending to in order to avoid major issues during periods of heavy rainfall when water might find its way inside through faulty roofs or siding. Thirdly, make sure your gutters are clean so they can channel water away from your home with minimal risk of overflow. Looking for a trusted nationwide roofing professional?  Aspen Exteriors has been helping homeowners since 2002 repair and replace their roofs. Contact us today to get started. Fall rooftop maintenance No matter what kind of roof you have or how clean your gutters are,...
Read More
1 2 3 4 5

Aspen Exteriors Blog

  • Hail On RoofHail Storm Season is Here! What Does This Mean for Homeowners?
    Hail storm season is officially here! In the United States, hail storms become more common from May until August. As experts in storm damage restoration, we are very knowledgeable about the effects of hail and how it can present a significant ...
  • Ice Icicles On The Roofs Of Houses 2021 08 31 10 33 37 UtcPreparing Your Roof for Spring
    Spring has officially arrived, and we are looking forward to warmer temperatures! While most homeowners are excited to welcome the new season after a long and cold winter, it is important to remember that thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hail become a ...
Aspen Charity