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8 Driveway Maintenance Questions

by Angelo Guidotti | September 21, 2016 There’s a good chance that your asphalt or blacktop driveway will develop cracks and the finish will dull over time. Sun, rain, snow, extreme temperatures and general use will take their toll. What’s the harm? The driveway is among the first things that a buyer sees when assessing your home and its value. Is your driveway delivering on a great first impression or setting a buyer up to look for other perceived flaws? Not selling? Cracked areas are more susceptible to continued deterioration. Repairing cracks and sealing your driveway prevents further damage while improving curb appeal. The good news is that repairing and sealing your driveway aren’t overly complicated and now’s the time...

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5 Tips for Non-Roof Related Activity on the Roof

by Angelo Guidotti | July 27, 2016 Roofs can see a surprising number of visitors throughout the year including heating and cooling contractors, solar contractors, stucco/masonry/brick contractors, window washers, IT, cable and satellite installers, seasonal decorators sign installers and snow removers. Any of these and more can cause damage. Before anyone heads up to the roof, make sure you know how to protect it. Know your warranty and what type of activity on the roof should be monitored by the roofing contractor and/or roof membrane manufacturer.  Ensure that actions affecting your roof are in keeping with contractor and/or manufacturer instructions. Keep a log of visitors to the roof so problems can potentially be tracked back to particular instances/actions. Schedule regular...

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Winter Roof Maintenance: Gardner-Gibson is your Postseason Partner

by Angelo Guidotti | March 30, 2016 If you’re like us, when you see the word “postseason”, you think about football free agency, players retiring and rookies getting ready for the draft. However, roof maintenance, like football, also follows a seasonal calendar.  Let’s talk post-winter season roof repair. Every season delivers its own version of stress for your roof, and winter is no exception.  The continual freeze-thaw cycle in northern climates subject roofs to phases of expansion and contraction that can result in splits or cracks around roof joints, chimneys, skylights and other projections. Strong winter winds can loosen flashings and shingles. And ice dams can trap water long into pools that eventually seep into damaged areas, ultimately resulting in...

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CRRC

by Angelo Guidotti | January 25, 2016 Not only is Gardner-Gibson a leader in roofing materials, it also has a ton of highly rated products in the CRRC Rated Products Directory. The CRRC, or Cool Roof Rating Council, was created in 1998 and is incorporated as a non-profit educational organization. Its purpose is to develop accurate and credible radiative energy performance rating systems for roof surfaces and to communicate that information to all interested parties, like you.  Products seeking CRRC Rated Product credentials are subject to tests by accreditedlaboratories, all approved by the CRRC. Tests at these facilities include solar reflectance, thermal emittance, and for aged-ratings, samples are exposed for three years at the CRRC-approved Test Farm. Information about any...

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