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The Unexpected Costs of DIY Roofing [Infographic]

Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects have become more popular most recently. When there are thousands of simple DIY tutorials to watch online, it can be tempting to attempt it yourself. It looks fun, easy, and it can also help you save money.

With a massive investment like roofing, many homeowners may want to jump at the chance to save as much as they can. A job as simple as a roof repair can even be needlessly expensive, especially when you choose to hire a professional roofing contractor.

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Long-Term Solutions for Ice Dams [Infographic]

When the heat from the attic combines with the sun’s warmth, the snow, and ice on your roof melt that will eventually form ice dams. The meltwater that flows to the edge of the roof will begin to refreeze. As this process continues, the layer of the ice hanging will get thicker. This will eventually cause a “dam” that will grow as it is fed by the melting snow above it.

The ice dams hanging on your eaves will prevent water from draining off your roof, causing it gets backed up behind underneath the shingles and into your home. It can cause costly damage to your whole roof system, your attic, and even inside the walls of your home.

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