Roof Discoloration

2015-05-01T09:02:05-06:00February 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

It’s likely that if you or your neighbors have a slight roof discoloration, it’s caused by a common type of algae known as Gloecapsa Magma. Categorized by uniform dark gray or black streaking on shingles, Gloecapsa Magma is an airborne algae that can spread spores from home to home within a neighborhood. ARMA representative Tom [...]

Boston Roofs Burdened by Heavy Snow

2015-06-05T10:59:26-06:00February 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In the last two weeks alone, over 72 inches of snow has fallen on the city of Boston. As residents continue to dig out, the city remains under a snow emergency with nowhere to put the mountains of fallen snow. Businesses, schools, government and public transportation systems have all been shut down as everyone waits [...]

High Altitude Roof Considerations

2017-12-20T10:20:22-06:00January 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

If you reside in a high-altitude area of the country such as Denver, your roofing needs will certainly differ from your low-altitude counterparts. High altitude roofs contend with thinner air and an increased level of solar radiation which, combined with higher snow totals and water vapor, make for unique considerations when maintaining a roof. A [...]

Retractable Roof Open for Superbowl XLIX

2017-12-20T10:20:22-06:00January 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

One of the most anticipated and celebrated sporting events of the year is just 10 days away. The Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots in Superbowl XLIX on February 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Since its opening in 2006, the stadium has hosted one other Superbowl prior to this [...]

Winter Roof Gadgets

2017-12-20T10:20:22-06:00January 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|

It happens almost every winter; a healthy snow fall blankets your town in several inches of thick, white snow. The following day, sun heats things up and the snow begins to melt. However temperatures plummet at night and immediately that snow runoff freezes, leaving you with ice damns across your roof. Frozen water on your [...]

New Home in the New Year?

2015-01-07T19:35:55-06:00January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

New Home in the New Year? If you're in the market for a new house in 2015, you're not alone. Real estate experts predict residential sales to continue to increase in the new year. While the investor mostly ruled the buying market in the years following the housing crash, now it's time for the traditional [...]

How to Prepare for a New Roof

2014-12-22T13:06:56-06:00December 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

How to Prepare for a New Roof You’ve researched roofing contractors, set a budget, chose the look you want for your new roof and reviewed the scope of work needed to be done. Once your installation date is set, there are just a few more initial steps you might want to consider before your contractor [...]

Roofing Material and Urban Heat Islands

2017-12-20T10:20:22-06:00December 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Roofing Material and Urban Heat Islands Check the weather for your area on any given day and you’ll notice that temperatures are higher in the city than in the suburbs. That’s because cities tend to be hotter than surrounding rural areas by 5-7 degrees on average. And, believe it or not, some cities have recorded [...]