It is an unfortunate fact that a roof has the potential to be a major source of energy efficiency for a home. Unfortunately, there are many homeowners that are not aware of the steps that can be taken to improve the performance of their home's roof. In particular, it can be common for individuals to overlook the benefits that can come from upgrading to a green roof. This relatively new style of roofing uses plants to help improve the energy efficiency of a roof.
3 July 2016
Dormers are architectural protrusions with windows that can add visual interest, additional square footage inside your home, and more natural light inside. Dormers come in varying sizes and shapes that can range from small accent dormers to large dormers that essentially form another story to your home. If you need to replace the roofing materials on your main roof, the dormers will need to figure into the consideration process. What are the important considerations when choosing roofing materials when your roof has dormers?
3 February 2016
Have you decided to install hipped dormers on your home to add more living space and natural light to the upper story? The angular, three-sided hipped roof gives these dormers an interesting appearance that can help the dormers better blend in with your main roof. Have you chosen a roofing material for the dormers yet? Believe it or not, the dormer roofs don't always have to perfectly match the main roof's material.
3 February 2016
Flat roofs are an alternative roofing style that provide a number of unique benefits to a structure, the least of which is an increase in outdoor living space. However, the main problem associated with flat roofs is drainage, as it is extremely easy for water and snow to pool on a flat surface. This can lead to water damage and mold and mildew growth, which can be serious problems for the building.
7 October 2015
If you take the attitude that any roof can protect your home from rain, then it really doesn't matter what type of roof you buy. In fact, you should feel free to buy whichever roof comes cheapest. The problem with this approach is that rain is only one of the threats that a roof must protect your home against. You also have to worry about snow, fire, and wind. If you want solid protection from whatever weather comes your way, then you want a metal roof.
2 September 2015
When it comes time to choose a roofing material, many people simply choose asphalt because it is the cheapest upfront. Slate receives relatively little consideration because its initial cost is so much higher. However, that extra cost is not for naught. Slate roofs are priced higher because they are worth the extra cost in several ways: It will likely last for the rest of the life of your home. Soft slate roofs last for between 50 and 125 years, while hard slate roofs can last for 200 years or more.
9 June 2015
DIY magazines and TV shows may highlight the very best in interior home renovations, but it isn't just the inside that counts. Exterior home renovations can not only spruce up the way that your home appears, but also add to the resale value of your property. Whether you hire a professional contractor or plan on rolling up your sleeves, here are five ways to get the job done. 1. Replace Your Windows - Modern window fittings can complement the exterior of your home nicely while simultaneously keeping the interior better insulated.
24 March 2015
Flat roofs are among the most popular options for residential and single storey commercial buildings. Unfortunately, these roofs have needs that the building owner may not know about, and this lack of knowledge can lead to an increased likelihood of experiencing problems. Luckily, informing yourself about the following questions and answers will likely make it easier for you to help your flat roof avoid problems and stay in great condition for as long possible.
19 March 2015
The green movement is abuzz with different ways to stop humanity's impact on the earth, and this green fever has spread to nearly every industry in the world -- even the roofing industry. There are dozens of styles of roofs, but how do you know which one will be the best for the environment? If you're trying to pick out a green roof for your new home, here's what you need to know.
10 March 2015