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Jun
08
Should You Roof in the Rain

When you are on the verge of completing a roofing project, it can be tempting to urge your roofing company to get the job done as quickly as possible – even when poor weather is rolling through. This can be exacerbated by the thought of bad weather messing up the work that has already been completed. It can be nerve-wracking for a home or property owner, and you may be tempted to have your roofer finish the job immediately. However, is this a good strategy for your roof? Can you roof amidst rain and poor weather?


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While it may be tempting to have your roofer come to your property to finish the job in the rain, it is usually not a wise decision. One of the most important reasons is safety...


Jun
05
How to Find the Right Roofing Contractor

You are planning to spend a lot of money on a roof repair or new roof installation and want the job done right the first time. We know you want to find a roofing contractor who will try to meet your needs and will install the product correctly and efficiently. How can you know which roofer will meet your needs? Here are a few helpful tips to finding the right roofing contractor.



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If a roofing contractor offers warranties (namely lifetime warranties), that is a good sign you have found a quality roofer. A roofer offers warranties when they believe in their product and in their ability to install in correctly. The other side of that coin is that if they do not offer warranties, they most like...


May
11
SPRING ROOF MAINTENANCE TIPS

Roof maintenance is very important and should be performed regularly to lengthen the life of your roof. Without roof maintenance, your roof can incur leaks, mold, dry rot, and other serious problems. Threats to the health of your roof begin to increase as the weather heats up. While regularity of maintenance is critical, springtime presents problems that summer and winter do not. Here are a few ways to deal with the maintenance challenges that springtime presents.


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The winter months can be hard on your roof, so maintenance during the spring is imperative. Heavy snow and ice mixed with leaves from the fall season can lead to clogged and damaged gutters. Any damaged or clogged areas in your gut...


May
11
HOW TO EXTEND THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR ROOF

Your roof is a long-term investment in your home or business and in your future. While it is expensive, it protects the structure of your home/business and everything in it. This leads any home or business owner to a place where they want to get the most out of their investment – including its lifespan. Is extending the life of a roof possible, and if so, how is that accomplished?


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Extending the life of your roof is achievable and it can be done fairly easily. The primary way a home or business owner can extend the life of their roof is through regular and proper roof maintenance. Roof maintenance is not as daunting a task as it sounds. Keeping your roof free of debris like sticks and l...


Apr
23
Commercial Roof Maintenance

Natural folliage, such as leaves, are beautiful to look at, but they can wreak havoc on your commercial roof. Leaves, dirt, sticks, and other debris can all collect on your roof and cause significant damage. This is one of the main reasons why commercial roof maintenance is so important.


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A clogged drainage system is a terrible scenario for any roof, but especially for a flat commercial roof. While autumn leaves are a seasonal problem only present in the fall, spring and summer storms can prevent multiple problems as well. Storms kick up debris such as dirt, sticks, trash, and foliage and these can collect on your roof creating the same clogging issues. This usually results in a mass of wet or...


Apr
15
Causes of Roof Leaks

A leaking roof is a major hassle that can pain homeowners from time to time. Whether it be leaking due to the age of the roof or from a strong storm, it stands that leaks can originate in a variety of ways and require a variety of solutions. If you have a leaky roof or would like to be prepared when one strikes, here are a few reasons why you may have a leaky roof.


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Broken and damaged shingles are fairly common causes of roof leaks. Whether due to age of the roof or to storm damage, water can easily find its way through your shingles and into your decking when the shingles are not functioning properly. This can cause severe water damage including dry rot.


Clogged gutters can also cause roof l...


Apr
02
Why Have a Professional Roof Inspection to Assess Storm Damage

At Billings Construction, we know that storms bring destruction. Not only is this true in nature, it can happen to your home as well. If your roof is damaged, it can lead to loads of issues such as leaks and dry rot. This is why it is so important to have your roof inspected following a major storm. However, what will an inspector look for and what are the benefits of having a professional inspection done following a storm?



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SEEING THE LITTLE THINGS


A professional roofer will be able to inspect your roof and see all the little damage that can lead to big problems. For example, a professional will be able to spot small hail damage. This damage is tough to see by an untrained eye, but it can l...


Mar
30
How Big Does Hail Have to be to Cause Damage?


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As most Oklahomans already know, hail can do significant damage to your roof. This damage can vary in severity depending on the size of the hail and the strength of your roof. Hail can knock off the granules on your shingles all the way up to damaging the integrity of the shingle altogether. So at what size hail does damage occur?


Hail sizes can range from pea-sized to grapefruit or softball-sized, so obviously each of these sizes will affect your roof differently. Pea (1/4 inch) or even dime-sized hail is pretty common when severe storms strike, and these sizes can knock granules off your shingles. While this damage may not seem very serious, it can shorten the life expectancy of your roof ...


Oct
08
THE 3 THINGS THAT MAKE WINDOWS ENERGY-EFFICIENT

When it comes to choosing new windows nowadays, plain ones just won’t cut it any longer. After all, they can’t protect the interior of your home or make it energy-efficient. With the advancement of technology, on the other hand, windows can now help protect your home’s interiors and lower your monthly bills at the same time. This is all due to three components: glass, glazing and gas.


In this post, Billings Construction Group, your go-to roofer and window installation professionals, discusses everything you need to know about the three components that make a window energy-efficient.


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Glass

As stated before, plain glass in windows are no longer going to cut it nowadays. With tha...


Sep
26
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ROOFING FIRST AID KIT

One way you can ready your home for the harsh storms is by preparing a roofing first aid kit. You can use it to perform minor repairs before your roofer arrives.

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Here’s a list of items you need to include in your roofing first aid kit.

Roofing First Aid Kit

  • Tarp and a roll of heavy plastic for temporary repairs

  • A roll of synthetic roof underlayment and a bundle of roof shingles for permanent repairs

  • Vinyl-based roof sealer

  • High-quality roof repair caulking and caulking gun

  • A bundle of lath for nailing down the underlayment

  • A good hammer

  • A box-cutter for the underlayment

  • A strudy ladder to climb up on the roof

What You Can Do While Waiting for Your Roofer

Immediate roof repairs of a leaky roof will...


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