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When to Repair, Patch, or Replace Your Roof

The roof is an integral part of any home which protects the structure, occupants, and contents from the elements. During the rainy spring season, Indiana homeowners often take notice of the roofs overhead, as leaks and other issues tend to make themselves known this time of year. Correcting roofing problems can involve making repairs, patching the roof, or replacing it – but how does a homeowner determine which route to take? Hays + Sons explains what to expect from a home’s roof and how to decide the best method for solving roof troubles.

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Ice Dam Damage From Winter Weather

Ice and icicles are a part of winter, and they can be beautiful as they catch the sun or create interesting formations. However, winter weather damage from snow and ice accumulating on your roof or hanging off your gutters and eaves is downright dangerous and can cause major damage to your roof. Winter storm damage can even result in leaks coming into your home, through ceilings, walls and insulation.
In order to avert disaster, it’s important to know how winter weather and storms can damage your home. Snow and ice that build up on the eaves of your home cause a barrier between the warmth of the interior of your home and the cold air around it. This causes the insulated snow between the layers to melt, and that water flows down to your eaves and gutters where it freezes again, forming ice dams.
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