Four Roofing Upgrades To Consider

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The roof gets damaged over time due to various reasons. In dire situations, such as heavy rainfall or snowstorm, the most important thing that you need is a stable roof over your head. When the roof of your house is not properly taken care of, inspected for damages and fixed permanently, the aftermath can be worse. A roofing contractor can tell you what upgrades you must do to minimize the deterioration of your roof and keep it secured for a very long time.

Roof Ventilation

Weather changes all the time. You may not like it but this natural phenomenon has an adverse effect on the structure of your roof. One of the roofing upgrades that you can request from your roofing contractor is roof ventilation. Proper ventilation keeps your attic and entire home in cool condition even during summer. This can be done by installing ridge vents across the top of the roof and allowing continuous air movement.

Low Maintenance Gutters

Gutters are very prone to damage all year around. In the fall, leaves and dirt can get stuck in the gutters barricading the flow of water when the rainy season comes or when the snow starts to melt. This can cause serious leakage into the house that can further damage other parts of the roof. There is no better time to contact your roofing contractor and have him inspect and test the gutters. Gutter systems with built-in curved hoods can be installed to reduce the amount of time for cleaning and disposing of leaves and dirt.

Energy Efficient Shingles

The color of the shingles can affect the amount of heat absorbed and dispersed inside the house. Some shingles are light or white-colored while others have slate or wood tones. The goal is not to choose the most aesthetically pleasing, but to find which one offers efficiency and reduced expenses on air cooling equipment. With this roof replacement option, you're taking a strategic loss and replacing materials in order to gain improved insulation efficiency, avoid roofing collapse and other emergencies, and improve the resale value of your home.

Eave Flashing

An ice dam is a common problem among house owners during the winter season. These ice dams form condensation that can damage the structure of the house. Installing eave flashing can help prevent this from happening by sealing around roofing fasteners making them tight and almost water resistant.

In addition to these four, you can also ask a roofing contractor, such as from Versatile  Roofing, to install airtight chimney cap that can be activated and used only when needed. This will also keep birds from nesting inside the chimney. The roofing contractor should be knowledgeable about these upgrades and should be able to properly recommend the best course of action.

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27 September 2017

Understanding Roof Damage and The Need For Repairs

I was concerned that a recent hailstorm might have caused damage to my roof. While inspecting my roof, the roofing contractor noted cracked shingles and granule loss from the impact of the hailstones. I didn't want my roof to start leaking, so I immediately had the damaged shingles replaced. Hi, my name is Troy Blakely and in this blog, you'll find out about the various types of shingle damage. You'll also learn how to determine if you need to have your roof repaired or replaced. I didn't know this information until the roofing contractor explained it to me. Then I decided that I would help other people by spreading the word. A damaged or leaky roof can cause expensive damage to the inside of your home and that's why it's so important to address roof issues as quickly as possible.