Severe storms can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. From the siding to the roof, every part of your home is susceptible. We’ve discussed roof leaks before, you know how to spot them and what to do when you find one (call a roofing contractor, ASAP!) But what if the timing is, ahem, inconvenient. What if your roof leaks in the middle of a storm? First of all, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do to avoid extreme damage until the weather lets up and you can call your roofing contractor.
Locate the Source
First of all, try to find the exact location of the roof leak. Take a trip to your attic and look for the drips. If you are unable to get to your attic, locate the water source on your ceiling. Place a bucket underneath the area and then puncture the ceiling to allow the water to drain out instead of accumulate.
Patch the Roof Leak
The next item of business is to prevent more water from entering through the roof leak. If you have roofing cement on hand, you can use it to make a temporary patch over the leak. If roofing cement is unavailable you can use plywood, tarp, or plastic sheeting to create a temporary patch. If none of these options are feasible, try to make a water diversion. Use whatever you have on hand to change the direction of the water, or simply continue to collect the water in buckets.
Clean Up the Water
Once you have stopped the free-flowing water, it’s time to clean up the mess. Use towels to dry up the floor, bedding, furniture, decor, etc. For extremely damp material, use a fan or blow dryer to expedite the process. Hang rugs up to air dry.
Obviously, once weather permits you will need to call in a roofing professional to inspect the damage, repair it, and clean up properly. Please consider Sherriff-Goslin when the time comes to have your roof leaks repaired.
We hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Here at Sherriff-Goslin Roofing Contractors we were grateful for our time with family and delicious food. Soon it will be Christmas, yet another time for friends and family. This is a great time of year to remember what we have to be thankful for, and that’s what we plan to do. We recently blogged about how we are thankful for our roofs, now we want to talk about another thing we are thankful for: you. Without our customers, Sherriff-Goslin would never have been able to stay in the roofing business for over 100 years. We want to take this time to mention you. We know that we are who we are because of customers like you. Because of this, we want to reiterate our pledge to you of honesty, integrity, and friendly service.
Sherriff-Goslin Values Honesty
We know that your number one need in a roofing contractor is honesty. Because we value you and your word of mouth, we pledge to be up front and honest. We will go out of our way to be as transparent as possible throughout the roofing process, answering your questions along the way.
Sherriff-Goslin Values Integrity
We take pride in our work, and we want you to take pride in your roof. The Sherriff-Goslin name depends on the quality of our work, and we stand behind it. When you have an issue, we will work to resolve it to the best of our ability. We even guarantee our work for ten years.
Sherriff-Goslin Values Friendly Service
Nothing is more important to Sherriff-Goslin than the relationships we develop with our customers. We look forward to getting to know each individual person. We promise to show our thankfulness to you by the way we treat you with courtesy and respect. We always look forward to when we will see our customers again!
Sherriff-Goslin wants to wish you Happy Holidays. We hope you have quite a lot to be thankful for as well. Enjoy your turkey and maybe we will see you soon!
Asphalt shingles are the most popular style of roofing shingle in the United States. An asphalt shingle roof has almost become the iconic look for American homes. Why is this? What is it about asphalt shingles that Americans love? Well, we think there are a few important features.
Asphalt shingles are lightweight
Asphalt shingles weigh much less than most other types of roofing materials. As a result, they will protect your home while less strain is put upon its structure. In fact, many homes in the US are not able to support the weight of heavier roofing materials at all.
Asphalt shingles are the easiest to install, and, because of their popularity, more roofers are more skilled at working with them. They take less time to install, and they also save you time in the long run on your roof maintenance. Especially if you have algae resistant, wind resistant, and impact resistant shingles, then you will have very minimal roof maintenance. Just keep a weather eye out, have your roof inspected periodically, and make sure your gutters are clear.
Asphalt shingles have great value
Asphalt shingles are more inexpensive than other roofing materials such as slate, tile, wood shake, etc. However, if you purchase certain kinds of architectural, laminated shingles then you can still have the slate or shake appearance without the cost. They are also durable, and many types of shingles can last longer than twenty years.
At Sherriff-Goslin we offer only the best asphalt shingles. They come in several different looks, and have a variety of other features to meet your needs. Our StormMaster shingle line comes with Scotchgard™ Protector for algae resistance, has a Class IV impact resistance rating, and has a 130mph wind resistance rating. Contact the Sherriff-Goslin branch near you for a free roof estimate on your favorite asphalt shingle!
At Sherriff-Goslin, we pride ourselves on offering nothing but top-notch roofing materials. We also have several different varieties of roofing shingles to meet your needs, but you might be wondering which one is right for you. We think you will be happy no matter which shingle you choose, but here are the main differences to help you decide!
Pinnacle Pristine Roofing Shingles
Our Pinnacle Pristine roofing shingles are laminated, architectural shingles. They are multi-layered for a more dimensional, wood-shake look with shadow lines. This is a very elegant, top of the line shingle. You can also get your Pinnacle Pristine roofing shingles with Scotchgard™ Protector for a lifetime algae resistance warranty. These roofing shingles are capable of resisting winds of up to 130mph.
StormMaster® Shake Roofing Shingles
Our StormMaster series of roofing shingles are specially designed to withstand severe weather. They have a Class IV impact resistance rating, which is the highest rating available. This protects your roof from hail, debris, etc. They are also capable of resisting winds of up to 130mph and come standard with Scotchgard™ Protector. These large, architectural shingles are also very pleasing to the eye.
StormMaster® Slate Roofing Shingles
This shingle line has all the great, storm resistant features as the StormMaster® Shake, but with a slate look at an asphalt shingle price. With the StormMaster shingle line you can have superior protection against the elements with either a slate or shake look.
2nd Century Art-Loc® Roofing Shingles
Sherriff-Goslin has even created our own exclusive, innovative line of roofing shingles that we call Art-Loc®. These shingles are interlocking for easy installation and durability. Also, their unique diamond shape makes them ideal for creating roof art. We have put words, pictures, and emblems on churches, barns, and businesses. These shingles are algae and fire resistant, and they also have a Class IV impact resistance rating. They can withstand winds of up to 80mph.
Which of these superb shingle lines sounds right for you? For more information and shingle samples in a variety of colors, contact your local Sherriff-Goslin branch. Your branch manager is your own personal roofing consultant and will be happy to help.
We don’t know about you, but 2013 has flown by for us! We are already in the month of November and finalizing our Thanksgiving plans. There was a lot to be thankful for this month: friends, family, good memories, and a place to live. And we are always thankful for the opportunity to put a roof over your head. If you have a dry place to live with a roof to keep out the critters and the elements, then you have a lot! Here are the reasons why we are all thankful for our roofs.
Our Roofs Help Prevent Mold and Mildew
A home filled with mold and mildew is uncomfortable, and can cause a variety of health issues. Your roof is one of the key aspects of mold prevention. A properly ventilated roof lets the moist, warm air out preventing the condensation that mold thrives upon. Your roof also keeps outside moisture out where it belongs. It’s just one of the reasons why we are thankful for our roofs!
Our Roofs Keep Out the Hot and Cold
First of all, let’s add central heating and air to the list of things we are thankful for! Your roof gives your HVAC system the support it needs by sealing off your home from the outside elements. It helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Our Roofs Keep Out the Rain and Snow
There’s nothing nicer than sitting in a warm house while it snows outside. We don’t want to be out in the rain or snow until we decide we are ready, so that’s why we need our roofs to keep us warm and dry. A well maintained roof will guard against leaks and ice dams, and make sure that you stay cozy this winter.
Can you think of any other reasons to be thankful for your roofs? We also want to extend our thanks for anyone who has allowed us to work on their roof this year. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!