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Jan 29 15

What’s Up With Ice Backup?

by Sherriff-Goslin


Most people get excited when they see icicles hanging off the edge of their home, but to those that know the impact of icicles are not so thrilled. If you see frozen spikes hanging, this could be a sign of water dams underneath your shingles.

Fun fact: The hanging icicles occur when heat rises from the house, melting the snow on top of your roof creating water to run off. Its continuous drip eventually freezes mid-air.

However, the main issue lies in the ice backup itself. Too much backup eventually builds a dam on your roof, causing shingles to retain water, which can create leaks in the house. Leaks can be large or small depending on the damage. The homeowner can reduce the likeliness of ice backups with proper roof insulation and effective ventilation.

Your gutters could be intensifying the situation as well. Make sure the water runoff hasn’t frozen inside your gutters, preventing further runoff from flowing. Gutters that are not properly secured to your home can also be dangerous as there is increased possibility for the gutter to break away from the home.

Ice_dam_slate_roofIf you find leaks in your home contact your local roofing contractor. We do not suggest checking for ice backup yourself, as it is unsafe to move around on high slippery surfaces. There are also symptoms of ice backup a homeowner may not be able to recognize such as trapped water above the shingle’s protection layer, assuming the homeowner opted to purchase protection for intense weather conditions.

Sherriff-Goslin has a wide range of products and professional roofing contractors that will help provide your home with optimal security by analyzing the needs of each individual’s home. To find a Sherriff-Goslin branch near you, visit our branch location page on our website here.

Jan 13 15

The Artistic Designs of Art-Loc® Shingles From Sherriff-Goslin

by Sherriff-Goslin


What can Sherriff-Goslin do for you? How about offer over 100 years of quality service. Not only have we been roofing your homes for years, we strive for top satisfaction and customization for our clients. Are you thinking so does every business? How about we give people that need a new roof the option to be creative regarding design?

Sherriff-Goslin’s exclusive Art-Loc® diamond shaped shingles are used for customers to paint their roofs with style. Designs don’t have to be full-blown eclectic, just attractive. This will help your business grow and be easily recognizable to anyone passing by. Art-Loc® shingles are long-lasting and provide protection against growing algae, high winds, fire, and harsh impacts your roof will endure throughout the year.

Some barn owning customers in the Midwest will opt for a cow, horse, or last name across their roof for display. Other customers that own religious facilities will place a cross, or other religious figment on their roof. It is all up to the customer and that is the great thing about Art-Loc® shingles … you make the decision!

2014.08.31_MEDIUM (21)Our patented 2nd Century Art-Loc® shingles are diamond shaped, used on both new structures, as well as structures undergoing renovations. Art-Loc® shingles literally lock into place, creating defined durability throughout time and why they work so well against extreme weather conditions.

After over 100 years, Sherriff-Goslin isn’t going anywhere, and our products and services will speak volumes as to why. Take advantage of our free roof inspection and let us show you how valuable we can be to your home and family! For more information on prospective barn or church designs, visit our website at

Jan 8 15

Here’s What We Do At Sherriff-Goslin

by Sherriff-Goslin


A roofing contractor is someone that furnishes, modifies, repairs, builds, or services in any such way the roof that houses your home. Sherriff-Goslin offers services for both residential and commercial or business buildings in need of service or alterations. Since 1906, Sherriff-Goslin has been developing methods and products to provide you the best possible roofing system available!

Have you ever wondered what exactly a roofing contractor looks for when inspecting your home? What is he or she predicting for new weathering issues? I know I am curious to what cracks, leaks, or other damage they see. Luckily, Sherriff-Goslin provides a free roof inspection to let you know what the problem is before quoting you an outrageous rate like other companies do!

Colder temperatures can create hail, ice dams, freezing, so best to prepare for the cold before it hits. Trim your trees to remove dead branches or potentially problematic limbs that can fall onto your home from wind, ice, or snow.

Add some extra insulation to prevent ice dams from occurring. Melted snow may also be an impending issue when too much heat escapes, resulting in running water where the flow of liquid should be blocked. A roofing contractor can look for any water penetration by checking the flashing on the roof to be in good condition or not.

Warmer temperatures create a melting of the ice and snow, so make sure your gutters and drains are clean. Clearing your gutters and downspouts of any debris for water to run easily. Roofing contractors will make sure there are no surface bubbles, or areas with missing or damaged shingles.

If your roof needs replacing. or even simple fixes, call Sherriff-Goslin for your roof consultation at 1-800-967-ROOF for a branch location near you! You can also visit our website for more information at


Dec 22 14

Roofing Resolutions – Start your New Year off right!

by Sherriff-Goslin

Come the New Year, most people start making promises that tend to be forgotten a few months later. One promise that should never be broken is the promise to take care of your home and family. A secure and stable roof provides shelter from Mother Nature, privacy, comfort and a place to call your own. Make this year’s new year’s resolution to check your roof on a regular basis.Earthen_Tiles_Roofing_-_Howrah_2011-06-05_00344

Professional Inspection

Sherriff-Goslin offers roofing inspections for free without any commitment by the customer. Why do we do this for free? Not only does Sherriff-Goslin want to make sure you are safe, but we also keep our promise. Every company has problems that arise on the job, but the difference with us is we won’t call a job complete until we do the job right.

If your roof is over 10 years old or visibly showing some wear and tear, call for a roofing inspection and make sure the contractor examines specifically for: weathering and aging, routine maintenance damage, storm damage, leak assessment, proper drainage, vegetation damage, roof cleaning, security, warranty repairs, and any other needed improvements.


Clean Your Gutters

Thoroughly clean your gutters by pulling out any leaves, fallen debris, and other objects that have landed into drainage routes. Gutters that are not cleaned habitually provide greater chance for water and fascia damage due to the clogging of your gutter’s downspouts that can freeze trapped water.

Do this twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Also, check the weather for a clear day. It is much easier to clean gutters and pipes if the debris inside is dry.

Check your roof regularly

As stated, your roof takes care of you so take the time to show some TLC in return! Conducting a self-roofing inspection from the ground once a year will do the trick to keep your home secure and up-to-date. Keep an eye out for any cracked caulk or rust spots on flashing; shingles that are buckling, bending, curling or blistering to any degree, missing or broken roofing shingles, cracked and worn rubber boots around vents and pipes, masses of moss and lichen, black algae stains, and if your roofing service checks the chimney, have the company look for missing or damaged chimney caps.

Moving around on the roof can be dangerous so above all else, watch your footing! If you are not comfortable on the roof, or are unsure what to look for, call Sherriff-Goslin for a free roof inspection and consultation. Visit our website to find the closest branch location to you for help at

Dec 16 14

Differentiate Your Barn – Stand out with Sherriff-Goslin barn art

by Sherriff-Goslin

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For over 100 years, Sherriff-Goslin has been in the roofing business for not only residential and commercial constructions, but for barns as well. Why are we different? Because Sherriff-Goslin not only does roofing, but we do roofing that is aesthetically pleasing and suits each individual’s personality.

If you prefer an impartial look easily visible on a daily basis, Sherriff-Goslin uses our Art-Loc®, StormMaster® Slate, StormMaster® Shake, or Pinnacle roof shingles in various neutral colors with top of the line impact resistance. However, if you are looking for a barn that will get noticed, Sherriff-Goslin’s Art-Loc® shingles yield a unique interface of interlocking shingle design, making an ideal appeal for creating intricate roofing designs and patterns.

Wondering why you should make your roof stand out? How would this help my business?

Differentiation is a key determinant in customers noticing your barn. Businesses and individual barn owners have been using their barns for advertising since the 1920’s. Clark Byers painted over 900 barns during the time period of 1935 through 1969 with the wording “See Rock City” hoping people would travel to Lookout Mountain in Georgia.


Having your personal or business name will create an everlasting image in the mind of anyone that passes your barn. People will remember where your barn is, along with verbal copy or an image placed on the roof if your roofing design stands out. Think of your roofing art as branding your barn, and branding is important to any business, especially the smaller, start-up businesses.

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The influx of competitors, even in a smaller market, creates a flooding for competition in today’s world, making differentiation more important than ever! Build visual works that people will never forget and make hearing your barn’s name instantly create a location in someone’s mind.

No matter what you want on your barn, even if nothing at all, Sherriff-Goslin will make it happen. We will guarantee the finest roofing work that is just right for you. Our promise is backed by a transferable warranty and remains on your roofing job for 10 full years! Call today for a free consultation or visit our website at

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