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What You Need To Know About Commercial Roof Systems

Commercial Roofing

Commercial Roofing Calls For Strict Maintenance That Is Often Overlooked By Building Owners.

How much do you know about your building’s commercial roof system? Many commercial building owners can forget about the maintenance their roof needs, due to their busy schedules, but it is essential that you make roof maintenance a priority. Because commercial buildings are designed in a specific way that can make the roofing susceptible to particular damages, leaving the roof un-maintained can lead to severe problems in a short amount of time. These issues can include sagging areas that allow water to pool, and even mold and mildew growth, but many issues can be stopped with regular maintenance.

With increased energy efficiency, as well sample storage area for system control units, it is no surprise that so many commercial buildings utilize flat and low slope roof systems. If your building’s roofing is applied by an inexperienced contractor, your system may fall apart or need an early replacement, so it is essential to choose an experienced roofer for the project. If your roof is in need of a new installation, be sure to choose an experienced roofer that follows industry standard practices for all of their services.

Count On Us

Your commercial roof plays and essential role in the longevity of your roof, so you need experts you can trust with its care. Our roofers have plenty of different techniques for repairing commercial roofs, such as the popular roof coating technique. Due to traits that make roof coatings easy to apply, and proficient at stopping leaks, this method is a customer favorite. An alternate technique to repairing your roofing is avoiding damage in the first place, with consistent maintenance and inspections.

If you’re looking for professional and experienced commercial roof repair or installation, call us today at (207) 432-0810. We work hard to be the commercial roofing experts that this city can rely on.

The Benefits of Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt Shingle RoofIn 2017, many different options for roofing materials exist. Still, the traditional favorite, the asphalt shingle, remains one of the most popular on the market. If you are a homeowner in in the Sanford, ME area, and are looking for asphalt shingles installation, you should call Ridgeline Exteriors at (207) 432-0810. We are the the top roof installation company in Kennebunk, ME, Wells, ME, and surrounding areas. In the meantime, check out these benefits of asphalt shingles:

Affordability

When you combine low cost material with a sustainable, long-lasting lifespan, you have one of the most affordable roofing materials on the market. Not only are you saving money upfront with the initial cost, but you are saving yourself years of unnecessary maintenance, repairs, and eventually; replacement. In addition, the installation process of this roofing type is the most simple and affordable one on the market.

Durability

Most would agree that the durability of a roofing material is a major factor. Since asphalt roofs generally last upwards of 15-30 years, the lifespan indicates extreme durability. Maintenance is typically avoided with asphalt shingles, and when a severe storm does cause damage, the repair process is simple and affordable.

Variety

For homeowners who value decor and presentation, the flexibility of asphalt shingles is a major plus. This roofing material comes in a plethora of different colors, textures, styles, and designs. The term custom has never been more relevant than when speaking about asphalt roofing. Find the perfect fit for your home’s exterior. Call (207) 432-0810 for asphalt shingles installation in Sanford, ME, Kennebunk, ME, Wells, ME, and surrounding areas.

The Benefits of Seamless Gutters

As a homeowner, you know that your gutter protects your home and roof from water and weather damage. However, no one enjoys cleaning their gutters 3 times per year or replacing worn out, cracked, or punctured pieces. With seamless gutters, you no longer need to!

Less Maintenance

Seamless gutters are made on site for the perfect fit to your home. Therefore, they only need to be attached together at corners. This means that there are no more seams for leaves, dirt, and other debris to catch on, freeing up your gutter system and your maintenance routine.

No More Leaks

Roofers create traditional gutter systems using seals where pieces come together. Over time, even the best seals come apart, causing your gutters to leak and come apart from the home. With a seamless gutter system, there are fewer seams to break, leading to a substantial decrease in leaking. Alos, with fewer seams to separate, your gutters will stay firmly attached to your home, allowing for optimal water flow.

Aesthetics

Seamless gutters can add value to your home as well as making it more pleasing to look at. These gutter systems are available in multiple colors to match any home paint job and resist cracking, rusting, and wear.

While traditional gutters aren’t going anywhere soon, seamless gutters are taking over in the efficiency category. Seamless gutter systems can not only add value and beauty to your home, but save you money in repairs, maintenance, and materials in the long run. Call the Ridgeline Exteriors experts today to discuss your seamless gutter options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Siding

How Much Do You Know About Siding?

Are you interested in adding siding to your home, or replacing your existing siding? We are often asked many questions about residential siding options, so we decided to take a moment to write out some of our most frequently asked questions, along with the answers!

What is the most popular color choice?

When it comes to choosing a color for siding, there isn’t a single color that is considered the most popular. Generally, we like to present siding colors that match the brick areas of the home, as well as the neighboring houses and environment. We typically find that siding choices that blend in well with the surrounding environment add a customized and personalized look, but the biggest deciding factor should be based on what you like most.

Is replacing my siding going to be expensive?

The cost of a siding installation or replacement is going to vary depending on the type of siding, the materials uses, and the amount of work required. The prices are dependent on many factors, so to get an accurate price, we will first need all of the facts!

How do I take care of my siding?

As a general rule, siding requires a minimal amount of maintenance. However, like any exterior part of your home, it will need some. If you have vinyl siding, you will want to power wash it when it looks dirty, and if you have fiber cement siding, you may need to repaint it every decade or so!

If you have additional questions about our siding services, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at (207) 432-0810 to get started!

 

Signs You Need New Rain Gutters

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To extend the life of your gutters, clean them regularly.

Rain gutters perform an invaluable function for homes. In their absence, rainfall can freely gather around your house to undermine the foundation or even flood the lowest floor. Like all components of a house, gutters will eventually need replacement. To know if the time has come for your own gutters, look for the following signs.

Cracks or Holes

If your gutters have cracks, holes, or have become separated at the seams, they need replacement. These issues disrupt the natural flow of water down the gutters, and provides an exit point for water to pool around your home.

Sagging or Separation

An even more serious issue, sagging occurs due to excess debris. As debris collects in your gutters, it creates a dam that traps water within a certain spot. Over time, the weight of the water will cause your gutters to sag. Gutters that have lost fasteners or nails can actually separate from the roof. At this point, your gutters can no longer fulfill their function.

Peeling Paint and Rust

Gutters get treated with weather-resistant paint. If the paint has begun to peel, it may indicate gutters that have become too old. If your gutters have begun to show rust, then they’ve been compromised to water. Aside from an impact on their functionality, these two problems create eyesores for your home.

At Ridgeline Exteriors, we can both service and replace your old gutters. A new gutter system not only protects your home, but can complement its design. For any question about rain gutters in Sanford, ME, give us a call today at (207) 432-0810.

Fixing Roofing Problems Early Can Save You Money Later On

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Why Fix It Now?

So a storm hits and the morning after, you notice a few minor issues on your roof. A slightly lifted shingle, a few dents, and some asphalt gravel has fallen from the roof. It may seem too minor to worry about, but it is essential that you see to repairs ASAP. Below are some of the reasons you should never put off roof repair.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

In order to know the health of your roof, it is essential to have yearly inspections. These inspections will keep you in the know of your roof condition, and allow you to take action appropriately. Damages noticed early on can save you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in repair later. It is significantly easier to fix small issues than it is to replace the entire roof when the small issue eventually gets out of hand. By the time you notice most roof problems, small repairs are no longer an option.

Little Leaks, Huge Problems

Even though you may deem the roof damage insignificant, please remember that all roof damage matters. One little leak can lead to the gradual decline of your entire roof, and even the structure of your home. Water leaking through a small hole will begin by permeating the underlayer of your roof, then breeding mildew and mold that will affect your indoor air quality. the water and mold will eventually make it to your ceiling, an by then you will be facing thousands of dollars in repair. Get small holes fixed promptly and save yourself the headache!

Faster Repairs, Smaller Invoices

The sooner you repair the roof, the less damage the issue will cause. If you can repair a fixed shingle for a small cost, it makes sense to do that, rather than wait for the water damage to demand an entire roof replacement.

When you need a team to handle all of your roofing repair needs in Kennebunk, Wells, Sanford or the surrounding areas, call our team for fast, professional, and affordable assistance!

(207) 432-0810

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

When your roof is showing signs of damage, you’ll want to have it checked to determine what types of repairs will be required to get your roof back in working condition. If the damage is severe enough, a roof replacement may be needed. Here are some of the deciding factors of whether you need repairs or a replacement:

Roofer Performing a Roof Tear Off

Contact Ridgeline Exteriors for Expert Roof Repairs and Replacements

Most repairs are needed after a storm has passed through and left hail damage, missing shingles, or dents or cracks from tree branches being blown into the roof. Typically if there are only a few areas of damage and the structure is okay overall, you will most likely just need some minor repairs.

Roof replacements are usually only required when the damage was severe enough to affect most of the roof structure and the insulation underneath. If the roof structure was fairly old to begin with, a replacement may be needed to ensure that the underlying structure of the roof is fully intact. If a roof repair is needed, we will do a tear-off to get rid of the old shingles and roof layers so we have a clean surface to install your new roof on.

Having the structure of your roof inspected by a roofing professional is the best option for getting a thorough and detailed overview of your roof’s condition. Do you need roof repair in Sanford, ME? Contact the roofing specialists at Ridgeline Exteriors (207) 432-0810 for quality roofing services for your home.

How EPDM Roofing Can Save You Money

EPDM Roof Ridgeline ExteriorsEPDM is taking the roofing industry by storm, giving homeowners and commercial buildings affordable roofing options, customization selections and most importantly: the ability to save a lot of money on their electricity and energy bills! A newcomer to the rubber roofing world, it is built to last, giving homeowners and commercial space owners peace of mind and saving them money on costly repairs from their old, damaged previous roofing systems.

Do you know just how EPDM roofing can help save you money, so you can finally go on that dream vacation? Let’s break it down…

  • EPDM roofing is the number one choice in roofing for architects, roof consultants and contractors for both new construction and roofing replacement.
  • Resistant to UV radiation for up to 40 years with proper maintenance.
  • The ability to withstand extreme and severe weather conditions, such as storms, hail damage and snow and ice.
  • Can withstand water damage that affect the membrane of the roof, prolonging the ageing process of the roof itself and thus, your commercial or residential space.

If you are undergoing a roof repair or roof replacement, take a look at EPDM roofing options through Ridgeline Exteriors. It can be ballasted, adhered or attached to any building, and its reflective properties insulate your residence during the winter months, and gives off cooling during the summer season.

The expert team at Ridgeline Exteriors works carefully to make sure your EPDM roof is installed properly, contact us today at (207) 432-0810 to learn more about our services in New Hampshire and Maine!

4 Roof Maintenance Tips to Get Your Roof Ready for the Spring Season

Roof maintenance is important for the condition of your roof. In order to have a sturdy roof, we must perform maintenance seasonally. One of the season that seems to be overlooked is spring. While it might not seem like anything can happen to your roof, but spring is the season of rain and storms. Here are four roof maintenance tips to get your roof ready for spring.

4 Roof Maintenance Tips to Get Your Roof Ready for the Spring Season

Clean You Gutters

You probably cleaned your gutters at the beginning of Fall, but it’s time to do it again! Gutters that are too full can direct water onto the roof, causing too much water to pool on your roof.

Check Your Roof Shingles

Make sure that there are no cracks or broken shingles on your roof. Summer heat can cause shingles to curl and crack, so checking them in the spring will ensure your shingles are prepared for the summer weather.

Inspect Your Ceilings

If you notice that your ceilings are leaking or sagging, it could mean that there is water damage to the roof and it’s leaking into the attic. Put a bucket down to catch the water and call a roofer immediately.

Examine Your Siding and Window Frames

When we think of roof maintenance, we tend to forget our siding and windows. Check the siding and windows to make sure there aren’t any loose boards or damage.

If you find any damages, call Ridgeline Exteriors at (207) 432-0810 for exceptional residential roof repairs in Sanford, ME. We will guarantee to provide quality roof repairs that are long-lasting and reliable.

 

3 Ways to Prevent Ice Dams On Your Roof This Winter

When it comes to the occasional snow fall, we want to make sure our roofs are ready. One of the worst things that can happen when we get snow is having ice dams. While it’s not ideal, there are things you can do to help prevent this from happening. Here are three ways to help protect your roof this winter.

Ice dams removal in Kennebunk, ME

Make Sure Your Gutters Are Clean

Gutters need to be properly maintained to avoid ice dams. If gutters are full of leaves and other debris, it can cause water to back up and not run off the roof, creating ice. Make sure your gutters are clean before you get snow!

Proper Attic Insulation

If your attic is not well insulated, it can cause your roof to ice over. Having proper insulation will ensure you don’t get ice dams. Call a professional roofer for an inspection; they will be able to see if you have adequate insulation.

Install Heating Cables

If you really want to guarantee you don’t get ice dams on your roof, consider installing heat cables. Heat cables are placed at the edge of the roof so that when ice runs down the roof, the cable will melt the ice and it will then run off the roof.

Even after you have taken preventative action, you might still get ice dams. When this happens you need to call a professional to take care of the problem. At Ridgeline Exteriors we trained and certified to repair and maintain residential roofs. Call us today at (207) 432-0810 for ice dam removal in Kennebunk, ME, and the surrounding areas