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How to Choose The Right Color Shingles For Your Home

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Do You Know How To Choose The Ideal Shingle For Your Home?

If you are in the market for a new shingle roof in a residential area, you have a lot of options to consider. From styles to prices to utility and more, there are plenty of different priorities in play when it comes to choosing a new roof. If you ever find yourself in need of assistance when choosing, please don’t hesitate to call us at (513) 896-1600 and speak to one of our experts. Below, we’ve left a few helpful tips to use when you’re choosing a new shingle.

Price

Before beginning any project, it is essential that you consider your budget. When factoring your budget, be sure to think about how long you intend to stay in the home, and what kind of long-term savings you may be hoping for. If you intend to sell your home, consider a budget that will still allow you to make a bit of profit off of the final sale.

Utility

Another important aspect of your ideal shingle should be utility. You want a shingle that will improve your energy efficiency, or provide increased durability against storms and hail. Perhaps you’d prefer shingles that last longer than other shingles, or are just less expensive to replace. Since you will have your shingles for the next 20 – 30 years, be sure to pick carefully!

Style

Finally, aesthetics are also a big factor. You will be seeing these shingles for decades, if you plan to stay in your home, so you’d better hope you love them. As a general rule, we recommend that homeowners choose colors that complement the siding and shutters, as well as he landscape around the home.

To get started with your new roof, give us a call today at (513) 896-1600!

4 Reasons to Clean Your Gutters

Clean Your GuttersAt Weller Roofing, we understand the importance of a healthy gutter system, to keep your home functioning at an optimal level. Homeowners sometimes put off gutter cleaning, in hopes that no significant damage will occur. Water infiltration is usually the result of a faulty gutter system, or one that has not been maintained. We offer gutter cleaning and installation to residents of Cincinnati, OH. Below are 4 reasons to clean your gutters:

Animals

Birds and other wildlife congregating on your roof, and near your gutters, is a major sign of a clogged gutter. Your gutter should be cleaned regularly to keep animals away from your roof. Pests could be clogging your gutters and creating a water backup, which in turn attracts more pests and animals to that area. It’s true that insects will always be in your gutters in some capacity, but larger animals like birds, squirrels, and possums, should not be around there.

Plants

Homeowners who notice plant growth in their gutters should contact a professional roofer. Your gutter system has been compromised through the buildup of seeds and dirt. Failure to clean your gutters regularly, cause infiltration of seeds, which breed green plants, and cause further complications for your gutter system.

Waterfall Effect

If rain storms cause your gutters to mimic a waterfall, it is a clear sign that they require cleaning. Blockages caused from gutter clogs force the water to spill over the side. This can spell major trouble for your gutter system, and effect your home’s foundation. For gutter cleaning in Cincinnati, OH, call us at (513) 896-1600

How Does Wind Damage My Roof?

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Heavy Winds Can Be Incredibly Destructive, Especially To Your Roof.

Many times when storms come through, homeowners are most worried about hail and excessive rain. However, wind is often one of the most destructive forces a storm can unleash on your roof! Wind damage can warp shingles  your roof, as well as strip them off entirely. Heavy winds can even remove the asphalt from your shingles. today we will discuss how the wind causes such severe roof damage.

Contrary to popular belief, wind doesn’t pass smoothly over a surface. In the event that the surface is textured at all, the wind will flow unevenly across it. This remains true for your roof. The edges of your shingles will take the initial impact of the wind, and the rest of the shingle will reverberate and buffer from the impact. Thus, the pressure at the edge of your shingles is going to be significantly more powerful that the pressure on the body of the shingles. For your roof as a whole, the edges of your roof will experience the most pressure, and they will likely sustain the most damage. If the pressure builds enough, the winds can lift your roof material, and strip it away. And if the wind is fast enough, it can even pick up objects and propel them towards your roof and home.

If you have experienced severe wind damages after a storm, or if you would like to have your roof inspected, give our professional roofers a call at 513-896-1600! We are dedicated to providing reliable, long lasting roof solutions to our clients!

 

 

 

Summer Roofing Maintenance Checklist

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Summer Roofing Maintenance Can Keep Your Roof At Its Best

With shifting weather and seasons, its always important to make sure your roofing system is ready for whatever is thrown its way. That is why completing summer roofing maintenance is so important to homeowners in Cincinnati, OH. Summer roofing maintenance lets you and your roofer know where your roof’s weaknesses lie and allows you to have these areas fortified before the next storm comes through. It can also help improve your home’s energy efficiency and save on utility bills. What steps should you take to make sure your roof is ready for summer? Here are our top summer roofing maintenance points for your home!

Summer Roofing Checklist

#1 The State Of Your Roofing Materials

Your roofing material protects your home from damage and storms. It is important to assess the wear and tear on the materials during seasonal shifts. Remember that it is important to have your roofer complete inspection. While there are some signs of wear, such as torn shingles or cracked tiles, that you may be able to see, chances are there are areas of your roof that need fortification. Your roofer can find these and fix the system.

#2 Clean Out Your Gutter System

Your gutters play a major role in keeping your roofing system healthy. They carry away excess water, keeping your home from water damage, mold, mildew, and even wood rot. Cleaning your system is important as the debris and leaves gutters collect can clog your system causing back ups and worse. When you can clean your system, keep an eye out for any bubbling in the paint or cracks, as these indicate you may need replacement.

#3 Inspect The Inside

One place many people do not think to inspect when completing summer roofing inspections is in the attic. The attic is the closest area to your roofing and plays a vital role in summer roofing preparedness. Take the time to check your insulation. If you notice any dampness or water you may have a leak in your roofing structure. Also, take note of how much or little insulation you have. Making sure you have the proper amount can keep your home from having high energy costs.

When completing your summer roofing checklist, if you notice any damage, schedule an appointment with your local roofer for repair right away. This can save you from trouble and damage down the line. Weller Roofing provides expert roofing services for homes and businesses in Cincinnati, OH and the surrounding area. Give us a call today at (513) 896-1600 for your roofing inspection or repair!

 

Benefits of a Slate Roof For Your Residential Home

If you are in the market for a new roof, one of the most important things you need to think about is the roof material. While there are a ton of roof materials out there, having a slate roof can be very beneficial to homeowners. Below are benefits of a slate roof for your residential home.

Slate roof benefits

With a Slate Roof, Homeowners Are Able to Choose From So Many Textures and Colors.

Resistant

One of the best benefits of a slate roof is that is resistant to pretty much everything. This includes fire, water, extreme weather, rot, and mold. You will never have to worry about your house catching on fire or getting damage to the roof because of the weather.

Variety

With slate, homeowners are able to create an exceptionally beautiful roof. It comes in a ton of colors, an array of textures, and can be designed to look like another roof material. Want a roof that looks like wood shingles? You are able to get that look with slate.

Durable

Slate is one of the most long-lasting roofing materials out there. It’s so durable that it is able to last a lifetime. Depending on what kind of slate you get (hard or soft slate) the life expectancy is usually around seventy-five to two hundred years.

Maintenance

Because the roof is resistant to a number of things, it makes maintaining a slate roof so much easier. You won’t have to worry about when a storm hits because slate can handle severe weather, so you won’t have to deal with the weather-related damage.

Are you interested in slate for your residential roof in Cincinnati, OH? Call the professional roofers at Weller Roofing at 513-896-1600 to schedule a slate roof service.

Roof Leaks: How To Deal With An Emergency

No matter if you have a commercial or residential roof, you may one day discover you have a leak. Leaks should always be treated seriously, regardless of size of leak or frequency. Water damage can destroy your roof, rot the wood in your building, and allow mold to grow and spread. To prevent these from happening, immediate action should be taken to stop leaks and damage in their tracks.

Tips For Dealing With Leaks

Photo of roof leaks When you first discover you have a leak, it is important to deal with the situation at hand. Move any furniture or items away that are in the path of the leak. Once that has been completed, try and discover the source of the leak. It may be evident once you look, or you may need a friend to pour water on the roof to make the leak apparent. Also, look for sunlight to be coming through the leak source.

Once you have discovered this, you may want to try a temporary patch. This will halt the progress of the leak, allowing you time to clean and call your roofer. Remember, however, temporary patches are just that; Temporary. This patch is designed to buy you time for a roofer to repair your roof, not be a long lasting solution.

During your cleaning process, try and take pictures of your damaged items. This will help you when dealing with the insurance company. Photographic evidence of the leak source and your roof will also help your roofer determine the extent of the damage.

Call Today!

Weller Roofing is always ready to help you with commercial and residential roof repair for Cincinnati, OH. Give us a call today at (513) 896-1600!

Roofing Question Answers

Photo of RoofingWhen it comes to your roof, you may have a lot of questions. It’s important to be informed on your roof, especially when you have a project in mind. This will help you when you speak with your roofing contractors and understand costs. To help, Weller Roofing has compiled a few of the most common questions we hear, giving you the answers you need.

Top 4 Roofing Questions

Question #1: What Signs Should I Look For When Determining If My Shingles Need Replacement?

Always keep track of the age of your roof. Shingles can be from fifteen to eighteen years, so as it gets closer to this time, you may want to consider a new roof. That in mind, look for signs of wear such as balding, loose granules in the gutters, missing tiles, and even mold. Have a roofer inspect your roof as shingle repair may be all you need.

Question #2: What Exactly Is “Flashing”?

Flashing is material installed on your roof to direct the flow of water away from joints and crevices. These materials help prevent water damage that can lead to mold, mildew, and even wood rot. That is why when you have missing flashing, it is important to have it repaired or installed.

Question #3: If Metal Roofing Is Easy To Install, Can’t Anyone Just Do It By Themselves?

While metal roofing is considered one of the easiest to install, it is important to have a professional roofer do so. Improper installation can lead to loose installation, allowing water to seep through. This means leaks, water damage, and more problems.

Question #4: Are Roofing Inspections Really Needed Annually?

Yes, yes, yes! We cannot stress this enough. Forgoing roofing inspections can seem like a great way to avoid “unnecessary” costs, but in the long run, you may have to pay more. Roofers inspect thoroughly to find areas that need fortification or repair on your roof. This prevents severe damage and prepares your roof for the next year. When you avoid inspections, it can leave your roof open to debris, hail, snow, and water damage.

Have more roof questions? Weller Roofing is always happy to answer! Call (513) 896-1600 today for your residential roof repair or to speak with an expert roofer about your roofing queries. 

How to Remove Ice Dams On Your Roof This Winter

Ice dams can really affect your roof in the winter. By having a mound of snow on your roof, it prevents ice and water from running off the roof, which can cause a frozen mess. Even with proper prevention, ice can accumulate on your roof. We are here to make the situation easier by providing a few solutions for removal.

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Snow Rake to Remove Ice Dams

Ice dams will continue to get worse if they are not removed. Using an ice rake will get rid of the snow and ice, while also keeping you at a safe distance. No need to get on the roof when you have a rake!

Prevent Air Leaks

Air leaks can come in many forms: cracks in light fixtures, uninsulated pipes, or walls with poor insulation. With proper insulation, it can provide protection against ice dams.

 Heat Cables On the Roof

This one requires installation from a professional roofer. The heat cables are placed at the edge of the roof to prevent snow from building up on the edge of the roof.

Improve Ventilation

Ice dams can occur when there is inadequate attic ventilation. By improving ventilation, you can decrease ice dams from forming. Roofers will be able to help with attic ventilation.

If your roof is damaged or needs repair due to weather damage, call for the expert roofers at Weller Roofing. We provide effective and long-lasting roofing results for our residents in Cincinnati, OH, and the surrounding areas. We guarantee quality services that last.

Signs You Need Siding Repair

Have you noticed cracked or warped siding on your house? Do you need to repaint it often? You may need to repair or replace your siding. Although we always want to get the most out of our siding, it will eventually wear down. Here are a few signs you need siding repair or replacement.

Increased Heating And Cooling Bills

siding repairWhen your home’s heating and cooling bills are higher than they should be, the first step is to look for problem areas. If you can eliminate leaks in your windows, exterior doors, and roof, then your exterior walls may be the problem. Check to see if insulation is wet or damaged, and consider an inspection to pinpoint the problem. You may need better insulated or new siding.

Obvious Damage

If you see bubbles, cracks, holes, warped or rotten siding, then you should definitely consider replacing it. Depending on the extent of the damage you might be able to get away with a small repair. However, it’s critical to make sure that moisture is not penetrating your siding and causing problems inside your home. Most often, when you see signs of exterior damage, there is damage hiding below that needs inspection as well.

Peeling Paint And Damaged Drywall

Sometimes you might not notice a problem on the outside of your house, but on the inside. If you’re scratching your head and wondering why the paint or wallpaper on your walls is peeling, check your siding. If moisture is getting inside, it could damage your drywall or cause paint and wallpaper to peel or bubble.

If you notice any of these signs, call your local roof and home repair experts at Weller Roofing! Call us at for siding repair and replacement in Cincinnati, OH today!

Prepping Your Roof For Winter

Ice dams and Snow on RoofWinter is almost upon us. In order to stay warm and safe in your home this season, checking up on your roof now will ensure you won’t have issues once the snow begins to fall. No one wants to deal with leaks, water damage, and expensive repairs, so here are some things you can check to make sure your roof is in great shape for cold, wet weather.

Check the interior of your attic for any signs of worn areas or holes are indicative of damaged areas of your roof. Without the necessary repairs, these areas will be highly susceptible to leaks when ice and snow accumulate on the roof. You will want to ensure that there is sufficient ventilation in your attic. If the attic stays too warm in the winter it can cause excessive moisture in your home as well as dangerous ice dams on the roof. Ice dams can cause a roof to collapse under the weight, especially if there were weak points in the roof prior.

It’s a good idea to have your roof inspected by a professional to make sure there is no damage that might be difficult to find without a trained eye looking out for it. A thorough investigation of your roof’s structure will give you peace of mind knowing that your roof will last through the cold winter months.

Do you need a roof inspection or repairs in Cincinnati, OH? Here at Weller Roofing, we provide quality residential roofing services so homeowners have reliable protection for their homes and possessions. Contact us today at to discuss the roofing services you might need to ensure you have a sturdy roof this winter.