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By ABC Roofing, Mar 10 2020 04:40PM

Have you noticed rasied shingles on your roof? This is most likely due to nail pops.



What Are Nail Pops?


Nail pops occur when the nail works its way out of the roof decking. They cause the shingle to lift up (pictured), making it easier for wind to blow shingles off the roof.


What Causes Nail Pops?


> Bad roof ventilation and/or lack of attic insulation

> Rotted or warped roof decking

> Improper or angled nailing

> Deteriorated caulking


Nail pops can also be caused by both internal and external factors. Externally, heating and cooling of the roofing material can cause a nail to eventually work its way out. Similarly, internal factors- typically improper attic insulation and ventillation, can cause the same affect by warpng the roof decking, forcing the nail out.


Aside from increasing your chances of wind tearing shingles off of the roof, nail pops can also be the cause of a roof leak. These typically start as small, slow leaks, but have the capacity to be a source of water damage.


How to Fix Nail Pops:


Depending on the severity of the nail pop and any shingle damage tht was caused, they can usually be nailed back down and caulked over to provide a temporary fix. The warranty for this type of repair is usually 30 days.


If the damage is greater, it may require a larger repair which may involve removing and replacing damaged shingles and any bad roof decking.


We reccommend annual roof maintenance where a qualified roofing contractor comes out, walks the roof and addresses nail pops before they become a bigger issue. Roof maintenance packages also include caulking of all roof protrusions and replacing a certain amount of missing shingles.


Just like your car, your roof requires general maintenance. When you're out in the yard, take a few minutes to look up at your roof. If you notice missing or raised shingels, call your local roofing contractor for a roof inspection. It's cheaper to have someone perform annual roof maintenance than to end up paying for damage caused by nail pops or missing shingles due to a lack of general maintenance.


By ABC Roofing, Jan 31 2020 04:18PM

How to choose soffit and fascia


In today’s market, you may choose to blend, matching the soffit or fascia with the trim of the home, or add some pop with color or solid white, which can add character. The options really seem endless and are all designed to complement your home and assist with ventilation. Some manufacturers have an app, which allows you to upload a picture of your home and play with color or design.


First, consider your exterior. If you have vinyl siding, you may think that vinyl soffit or fascia is your only option. Not true! By using products such as James Hardie or LP SmartSide, you can significantly enhance your home’s exterior.


Different options and brands for soffit and fascia:


James Hardie


James Hardie cement board soffit offers many colors and designs, including smooth, vented, cedar mill and much more. They also have their own line of cement board fascia that will bring it all together quite nicely.


LP SmartSide


LP SmartSide has its own line of soffit and fascia products, with similar options to the James Hardie products.


Napco - Ply Gem


Napco brand vinyl siding offers different styles of vinyl soffit, including perforated vinyl soffit and a hidden vented soffit. With the vinyl line, you can custom wrap your fascia making it maintenance-free using aluminum coil stock, which comes in many different colors.


Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)


PVC fascia is completely maintenance-free after it’s installed.


Get creative and add some character to your home’s exterior! Our team at ABC Roofing are here to assist with your remodling needs and offer free consultations to provide you with piece of mind before your purchase. Contact us for your free assessment. (317) 228-9882




 

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