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What Motivates us to do what we do

May 5, 2017
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Yes, we’re proud of the fact that we’ve won the awards we have.  Yes, we’re happy our customers select us with confidence knowing they’re going to get a good product.  And yes, we do some pretty cool things.  But that’s not what motivates us to do what we do. At the end of the day, the…

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How To Tell When Your Roof Needs Replacing

April 30, 2017
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One of the top questions I get from homeowners is “how do I know when my roof needs replacing”?  Worn out shingles will allow water into your home. In order to understand when a roof is at the end of its life, you have to understand that there are 3 main parts of a shingle.…

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Roof Raking Causes Damage – Inspect your Roof

April 25, 2017
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Roof raking can damage your shingles and if you’re a roof raker, it’s time to climb the ladder to inspect what damage has been done. It’s understandable that many people go into panic mode when they hear of widespread water infiltration in the winter caused by ice damming.  Home improvement shows scare folks about the weight of snow…

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Roof Repair Scam Alert

April 9, 2017
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This week I got a call from a customer in New Berlin who had a leak.  Earlier in the week another company had come over and told them they could fix the leak for $1600.  They then proceeded to replace cap shingles on parts of the roof that weren’t even close to the leak. When…

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Metal Roofing Not Always A Great Option

March 10, 2017
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Metal roofing has been getting a lot of attention lately.  It’s supposed to be a permanent roof.  In many ways it makes sense, but you should approach your project thoughtfully. Balance all of the pros and cons.  Here’s a list: The Pros In hard-to-ventilate roofs, metal can allow air flow like no other roof.  Depending…

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Intake Ventilation Challenging for Exposed Exposed Eve Homes

February 17, 2017
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Some roofs have exposed eves which means that they don’t have soffit.  Without a vented soffit, cool intake ventilation air cannot get into an attic. Ventilation works on a two-part system, intake and exhaust. Most homeowners and some roofers are only familiar with exhaust ventilation.  That is the vents that you can see when looking…

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For Gardeners Needing A Roof, Timing is Everything

February 14, 2017
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Each year I get customers who want to be assured that their plants won’t get damaged when they put on their new roof.  I’m faced with a dilemma — how do I quickly strip off thousands of pounds of shingles off of their roof, all while guaranteeing that their plants will be fine? The short…

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Good Gutter Design Can Keep Basements Dry

February 10, 2017
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Water can cause damage to homes but a well-designed gutters can be a solution.  How your gutter professional designs the flow of your gutters can mean the difference between having water in your basement or staying dry. Here’s a list of a few things that your gutter professional should always be looking at. Identify the slope…

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Energy Masters Honored with 2016 Top Choice Award

January 25, 2017
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Only 3 companies a year win the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s “Top Choice” award in the roofing category and this year Energy Masters earned a win.  We’re proud to announce that we’re one of the three winners for 2016. An Unexpected Nomination We weren’t expecting to win, being a small company; but we did and we have…

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Hot Houses Needed for Freezing Temperature Installs

December 5, 2016
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Nobody wants to do a freezing temperature install.  In fact, if you can avoid it, you should.  Your sealants will not activate until a few hot weather days.  Shingles will not lie down as nicely until warm weather allows them to relax. But sometimes there is no way around it.  This is usually because there…

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