The roof that is on your home will be responsible for both keeping rain and snow out of the house while also keeping the cool or warm air inside. Problems with the roof can spell major hazards for the home, which will require a homeowner to be able to act quickly if they are to avoid these issues. To help you with protecting your home and roof against these potential problems, you will want to have a strong understanding of several key roofing points:
11 August 2017
Each homeowner has their own preferences when it comes to shingle materials Some are better for cost savings, while others are built to be impenetrable to most forces of nature. Here are some common shingle types to choose from. Metal When you choose metal roofing materials, you are saving yourself a lot of hassle in the future. These shingles are resistant to many of the erosive materials that tend to get asphalt and other shingles; you won't have to worry about rot, for instance.
2 August 2017
What is the most important cost associated with purchasing roofing? Because it is the first cost you must consider, you may think that installation cost is the only thing you should worry about. If this is the case for you, then buy asphalt shingles, which are the least expensive roofing material in terms of initial cost. On the other hand, while metal roofing is more expensive initially, it will help you to save money over the life of your roof in at least two important ways.
27 July 2017
Is your home's metal roof showing its age? If so, you may be concerned that there is damage to the roof that can cause a leak to ruin the inside of your home. Here are three ways to look for potential damage on a metal roof. Look for Pooling Water Take a look at your roof after a recent rainfall and look for areas where you have pooling water. If you find pooling water, then this is a big warning sign that something is wrong.
26 July 2017
Moss and algae are two of the most common plants that grow on roofs. It is really common especially in areas of the country that get a lot of moisture, such as the Pacific Northwest. If you have moss or algae on your roof, you should not leave it there and allow it to continue to grow and fester. Here is what you need to do to get rid of moss and algae on your roof.
20 July 2017
If you recently had a new set of asphalt shingles installed on your home's rooftop, it is likely you are enjoying the improved appearance they provide to your property. Asphalt shingles require some simple maintenance steps be taken in keeping them looking new for as long as possible. Failing to take precautions in the care of your roof can lead to shingles that wear prematurely. Here are some tips you can use to keep your shingles in great condition for a long time.
17 July 2017
If you have moss growing on the shady part of your shingled roof, you may believe it is just an ugly eyesore. However, there are three reasons why the moss is much more than a mark against the appearance of your home. Moss Retains Moisture One of the reasons that moss starts growing on the shady areas of your roof is because the shingles stay wet longer without direct sunlight to dry them out.
11 July 2017
If you're planning ahead for the time when your home needs a new roof, you have time to decide between if you'll choose metal or asphalt. Each has its advantages, and they are both good choices. However, one or the other may be better suited for your home and your finances. Here are some things to consider when choosing between the two roofing options. Initial & Ongoing Expenses If you need to save money on the initial cost of the roof, then asphalt is probably the best way to go since those roofs cost less than metal roofs.
28 June 2017
If you live in the Midwest, where you get a lot of snow in the winter time and can get some nice humid days in the summer, you need a roof that can handle a lot of snow as well as hot, sticky weather. Here are three types of roofing materials you should consider for your home: #1 Modified Bitumen Modified Bitumen roof is generally made out of either polyester or fiberglass.
4 June 2017
If you're building a new home or cabin with a flat roof design, you can't cover the roof in traditional shingles because water won't roll off the roof like it does on roofs with a steeper pitch. When it's time to get a new roof, you have a few options, but one of the common choices is a built-up roof. You've probably seen this type of roof many times because it has been used for many decades on homes and commercial buildings.
4 June 2017