The Joyland Roofing Blog

Do Your Gutters Need Work?

  The kind of heavy rain we’ve been getting lately reveals a lot. It washes away dirt and reveals what color your car has been this whole time. It reveals leaks in your roof and windows. And often, it reveals that your gutters don’t work very well. Your gutters may not be broken or sagging, […]

Is Metal Roofing Right For Me?

  Considering putting a metal roof on your home, barn, or business? Shingle roofs are still the most popular choice for sloped roofs, but we’re getting more and more questions about metal. It’s growing in popularity, and it’s definitely an excellent choice for many homes. If you’re considering metal, there are a few things to […]

All About Moss

  In our last blog post, we talked about algae. This time, let’s look at a related problem: moss. Moss is similar to algae because it affects roofs in cool, wet, shady areas. Besides that, it seems like the opposite of algae. Algae looks bad, but moss can look quaint and antique.     And […]

All About Algae

  Let’s talk about those stains on your roof. Or, if not your roof, that roof down the street. Bottom line – you’ve seen a stained roof. And it looked ugly. Whether your roof is stained, or you want to prevent it from staining in the future, let’s put on our science hats for a […]

Three Misconceptions About Roofing in the Winter

  If you live in Florida or Alaska, choosing when to reroof your home is easy. In Florida the whole year is perfect, and in Alaska, it’s not complicated either – you just don’t roof for about half the year. But we work in southern Pennsylvania, where it’s a little more tricky. Can you reroof […]

A Visual Guide to the Roofing Process

A lot of different products and processes go into reroofing your home. If you’re researching a new roof, it can be overwhelming to wrap your mind around it all. Fortunately, GIFs exist. This short visual guide illustrates each step in the roofing process. Safety Safety is the first step when we show up to any […]

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The Most Vulnerable Parts of Your Roof – Residential

  If you own a car, you don’t need to know how to replace the alternator, arc the solenoid, or even change the oil. You do, however, need to notice when the warning lights come on. Owning a roof is no different. You don’t have to be a roofer, but it’s important to know when […]

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A Guide to Roofing Insurance Claims

  We all hope that our roof is never damaged by a storm or accident. But unfortunately, it’s something every homeowner should be prepared for. A good homeowner’s insurance policy that covers your roof brings peace of mind and valuable protection, but if your roof is damaged and you have to file a claim, it […]

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Why Roof Ventilation is Important

  You want a beautiful roof – quality shingles in a color that matches your home, neat detail work, and straight, clean lines. We can do that. But what’s going on underneath your roof is just as important. The movement and temperature of air under your roof can affect the lifespan of your roof, and […]