In the New York City area, we are used to extreme weather conditions come wintertime, such as heavy snowstorms or Nor’easters. In general, if a home is built to meet the standards of its local building code, the roof should be able to withstand any amou..
Wind can seem innocuous enough. Cool wind on a hot day is a great relief. A soft breeze on a warm day is soothing and peaceful. Yet wind in the winter is bitter cold and harsh, leaving us with chapped lips and wind-whipped cheeks. We take care of our bodi..
When roof ice takes the form of icicles, you may stop to admire how dainty and attractive they look. However, in order to prevent long-term damage, it’s highly recommended that you get as much snow and ice off your roof as possible. Icicles may (or may ..
From the gentle pitter-patter of rain on your windows to the enormous sidewalk puddles en route to work, you may have noticed that this past month was one of the wettest Aprils on record for New York State, with some cities recording a whopping 50%..
With this upcoming season’s forecasted scorching high temperatures, you’re bound to hear the expression, “It’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk!” Did you know, though, that the standard roof can reach 150°F or more in the summer?..
Typical summer weather is often fraught with flash flooding and humidity as much as it is nice sunny days. While a downpour can turn a summer day unpleasant and often drives people indoors, few people know that this rain, even when it clears up, is..
As most residents of the tristate know, winters in the northeast can be brutal. Last year’s December snowfall was well above averages according to the government’s data. It may be tempting to try to avoid thinking about winter preparations but do your..
The weather is one of the biggest factors that can take a toll on your roof and unfortunately, it is the one thing outside of your control. However, there are some steps you can take to help your roof last longer. Here are some simple things you can do to..
Most homeowners can expect to experience roof damage at any time of the year, however, the winter months can be particularly harsh on your roof. With the spring season rapidly approaching, now would be a great time to start inspecting your roof and addres..
Due to tropical storm Isaias earlier this month, a lot of homeowners suffered a lot of damage, especially to their roofs. As we are still in this storm season for the next couple of months, it is becoming increasingly vital to understand how these weather..