Category: Roof Problems

Besides Ice Dams, What Could Cause a Leaky Roof in the Winter?

Leaky Roofs in Winter

More often than not, an ice dam is likely to blame if your roof is leaking in the wintertime. But there are other things that can cause your roof to leak as well. Before you assume that an ice dam is causing your roof to leak this winter, consider some of the other possibilities. Let’s… Read more »

What Are Those Ugly Black Streaks on My Roof?

Black Streaks on the Roof

Take a look around and notice if any roofs you see in the Poconos have black streaks on them… If so, guess what? You’re seeing blue green algae! Now most people just assume those black streaks on roofs are dirt or perhaps soot. However, the reality is that gloeocapsa magma, aka blue green algae, is… Read more »

Can Your Roof be Damaged by a Hailstorm?

Hailstorms and Roof Damage

Undoubtedly, there are all sorts of weather conditions that can damage your roof.  From snow and ice to wind and rain, your roof is susceptible to sustaining damage in almost any weather. That includes hail. Your roof can certainly be damaged during a hailstorm. Here are some ways a hailstorm can take a toll on… Read more »

Tips for Submitting a Roof Replacement Insurance Claim

Roof Replacement

Do you suspect that the roof on your home was damaged during a recent storm? It’s a good idea to get outside and check on it right away to see how much damage was done. You might be able to file a roof replacement insurance claim and have it taken care of right away. However,… Read more »

Common Roofing Issues in the Spring

Roofing Issues in the Spring

Spring has sprung, and there are so many reasons to celebrate. The temperature is going up. It’s staying light out later in the day. And summer is, of course, right around the corner. But there are a few downfalls that come along with the season. One of them is that homeowners are often forced to… Read more »

Should You Be Concerned About Moss on Your Roof?

Moss on your roof can be a common occurrence, especially during rainy, humid weather. While moss may seem harmless, it can actually cause serious damage to your roof. What Is Moss? Moss is a plant that thrives in wet environments and can grow just about anywhere. When its spores become airborne, they often land on… Read more »

Situations that Could Lead to Emergency Roof Repairs or Replacement

Roofing by Bruce keeps in contact with roof material manufacturers in order to know and understand the best ways to install today’s roofs as well as see what current material improvements are available. Serving the people, homes and buildings of the Poconos, Roofing by Bruce is located in East Stroudsburg, PA, and often gets calls… Read more »

Tips For Selecting a Roofing Company

If and when you want to have roof work done, you’re going to need to hire a roofing company. Not all roofing companies are equal. Some are professional and legit, while others are “fly by night” and will scam you out of your hard earned money. What, then, are some tips for selecting a roofing… Read more »

Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Your roof is obviously one of the most important parts of your home, so you shouldn’t trust just anyone to work on it. Before you hire a roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof, there are a number of factors that you should consider when making your selection. Keep the following factors in mind… Read more »

What Is Roof Flashing?

Everyone has a roof on their home, and it’s essential that your roof keeps you protected from the elements of the weather. One major component that helps your roof to do its job is flashing. What Is Flashing? Roof flashing helps prevent water from getting beneath a roof around openings. Flashing is usually used where… Read more »