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
Part of being a responsible homeowner is keeping your home's exterior protected from exterior water leaks. Your home's foundation and roof provide a large part of your home's protection against wet weather. Here are some tips to help you repair and keep these two areas of your home well-maintained. Roof Leaks When you notice a water leak seeping into a ceiling in your home and there is no plumbing installed above the space, you know that it is likely coming from your roof.
22 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
If you live in a warm climate, you know the struggle of trying to keep your house comfortable against all of the outside pressures. What you might not know, however, is that those pressures can be alleviated by improving your roof. Though you may not realize it, a large amount of your conditioned air could be escaping through your roof, driving up your costs and driving down your comfort. Thankfully, there are roofing solutions offered by companies like Emerald Roofing that can help guarantee you don't have to suffer through those struggles.
4 June 2017
No matter how well a roof is built, it will eventually need to be repaired or replaced entirely. Aging roofs can be especially difficult for homeowners to deal with. It can be difficult to determine whether repair or replacement is the right decision. Repair is less expensive than replacement, however, it's only a temporary fix. On the opposite hand, replacement is expensive enough that most homeowners will want to avoid it until it's necessary.
23 May 2017
If you have your asphalt shingle roof installed several years ago or even five or seven years ago, then you may be surprised to see some cracks appearing in the shingles. While cracks are a common issue, they are sometimes the result of something called thermal cracking. This is an issue that can develop due to defective shingles. Keep reading to learn about the problem and what you can do about it.
18 May 2017