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Gutters and Fascia and Soffit, Oh My!

Fascia and Soffit Underside

Your Fascia Serves as the Attachment Point for Your Gutter System.

Two of the most crucial segments of any rooftop are the fascia and soffit. Many homeowners don’t even know what they are, let how to care for them. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who’ve never been taught about your home’s fascia and soffit, here’s a quick guide for you.

About Your Fascia

Look on the side of your home’s roof system. Do you see the horizontal panel your gutter system attaches too? That’s your fascia board and it offers a point of attachment for your home’s gutter system. The side of your roof serves as a shield against critters and heat trying to sneak in under your rooftop. A well-installed fascia will be sealed, sturdy and tightly connected to your gutter system.

When Fascia Requires Maintenance

Clogged gutters can spill over onto the fascia board and corrode it. If you see cracks in the board or gaps in the sealant, your fascia needs maintenance. Be sure the gutters are also tightly attached.

The Soffit Underside

Your soffit lies beneath the section of the roof that protrudes beyond your home’s wall. You’ll know you’ve fond the soffit when you spot vents beneath the roof. A roof’s soffit has the important job of ventilating the attic, releasing the natural heat that builds up during sunlit hours.

Caring for Your Soffit

Ensure the vents in your soffit are unobstructed. This will prevent your roof from swelling with hot air and kicking your HVAC system into double time. If you spot wood rot (for wooden soffit) or rust in your soffit, it might be time to consider a replacement material.

For more information about your fascia and soffit, you can talk to one of our experienced roofers at Beartooth Exteriors, Inc. We’d be happy to chat with you at(307) 224-4912.

Going “Metal”: 3 Reasons to Choose Metal Roofing

It’s not a passing fad. Metal roofing is soaring in popularity across the United States, with good reason. If you’re wondering why, here are three of the most popular reasons to pick a metal roof.

Energy Efficiency

A Shiny Copper Roof

With a Metal Roof, You Don’t Have to Worry about Sudden Repair Costs.

If your home sits in direct sunlight throughout most of the day, you’ll know how quickly things can heat up. HVAC units work their hardest during hours of intense sunlight, because normal roofing tends to absorb heat instead of reflecting it. Metals like aluminum and copper however, are highly reflective, providing relief for your hard-working air conditioning unit.

Elemental Durability

Erosion causes millions of dollars in damage every year for homeowners, but metal roofs rarely show any symptoms (even in states with heavy snowfall). Aluminum is especially common in areas with intense rainfall or high wind speeds, because it doesn’t rust when exposed to the humidity.

Lasting Value

Copper ages well. Really well. As a matter of fact, copper roofing actually develops a unique sheen as it ages, causing it to appreciate in value instead of losing it. Not all metals have the luster of copper, but they do have this in common: they retain their investment value for decades. Metal roofing rarely requires repairs, and homeowner maintenance is simple.  

All three of these benefits show why metal roofing has become so popular in the last decade. For more information on metal or other roofing materials, contact one of our specialists at (307) 224-4912. See which metal might be right for your home.

Why You Need a Roof Inspection

The roof on your home is one of the most important parts of your house. This is because it is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting from things like weather. It is recommended that you have your roof inspected once a year or so. This is so that you will always be able to have peace of mind that nothing is wrong with your roof. It is also so that your roof remains in good shape for the amount of time that it is supposed to. Shingles become loose, water damage can happen, and parts of your roof may have molded or become damaged. These are all common problems that people find in their roofs and cost a lot to get fixed. That is a big reason you should have an inspection done once a year because you can catch the problems before they get even worse.

Warranties

Warranty – New roofs can come with warranties that also have stipulations in order for them to remain active. The stipulation is usually that you need to have a roof inspection at least once a year. This will protect you and the roofing company, by having a regular look at the problems, if there are any. Instead of suddenly having to have an entire roof replacement, you may just need to replace a few shingles here and there, which is much less expensive.

When you need a roof inspection, don’t hesitate to call Beartooth Exteriors, Inc at (307) 224-4912. We can send a roofer to your home right away and get the job done right!

Taking Storm Roof Damage One Task at a Time

Realizing you have storm roof damage is no small experience. When you’re faced with roof damage, you’re faced with the prospect of expensive, time-consuming repairs that no one wants to undergo. You have to find the right contractor and all that search entails. It’s not a fun prospect. However, great roofers, like those at Beartooth Exteriors, Inc., will make that process easier on you. Before you hire your professional roofers, don’t panic. Take the process one step at a time in an effort not to be overwhelmed.

Inspect and Take Note

Rain on Roof

Roof Storm Damage

Never climb onto your roof when it’s damaged. In fact, you should always take extra caution when you’re near your roof at all. With the help of another person, climb onto a ladder and take as close a look as you can without getting onto the roof. Survey the damage and take note of how it looks to the best of your ability. Any details you can provide your contractor will help make sure your needs are addressed as thoroughly as possible.

Budget

It is important to know how much you are able to spend without going into debt, particularly if your roof is severely damaged and will need a lot of repairs. When you budget consider both the worst scenario and the best. If you’re still very concerned about the cost and you don’t have anyone to help, you can always talk to your contractor about your cost worries. There may be arrangements you can make, or your roofing contractors may have suggestions on what you can do.

Though you shouldn’t wait to have your roof repaired after storm roof damage, you can take a little time to try and remain calm while you get ready for repairs. Let us help make this an easier process for you. Call (307) 224-4912 today for storm roof damage repairs in Mills, WY.

Roof Repair or Roof Replacement?

Your roof was once a grand, superior component to your home’s appearance and protection. However, as the years have passed, your roof has become aged, worn, and drab. When you begin to notice damage to your roof, it can be difficult to know when it’s okay to simply make repairs, and when to begin planning for a replacement. These clues can help you decide which route to take when it comes to your roofing.

Our Roofers Can Help You Decide Whether Repair or Replacement is in Order.

Age

The biggest factor in replacement is the age of your roof. Many roofing materials only last around 15 years while some can protect your home for upwards of 50. Once the shelf life on your roof material has expired, you will begin to notice more weak spots and damages throughout your roof. At this point, roof replacement may actually save you money on repairs.

Frequency of Repairs

When you find yourself shelling out payment for more roof repairs, more often, it may be time to consider a replacement. Typically, as roof materials begin to wear out, your roof will develop weak spots that can damage easier and provide only minimal protection. Replacement will restore your roof to optimal protection levels.

Damage Coverage

Sometimes, whether it’s from a storm or another event, your roofing will contain too much damage to feasibly repair while upholding your roof’s integrity. Thankfully, when most of these occurrences happen, they are covered by your insurance policy and will pay for most or all of the work. Damage to multiple areas or components of your roof can cause too many weak spots in the system to provide proper coverage, and in this case, your roof will need to be replaced regardless of its age.

When you need help deciding on roofing replacement or repair, our roofing specialists are here to assist you. Call us today at (307) 224-4912 for answers to all of your roofing questions.