Is Your Damaged Tile Roof An Eye Sore? Repair Your Hidden Gem

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Your Damaged Tile Roof An Eye Sore? Repair Your Hidden Gem

If you live in a home with an old clay roof and a lot of the shingles are damaged, you can restore the roof and you don’t have to sacrifice energy efficiency. There are a lot of benefits to having a clay roof, and it may be cheaper to make a few repairs than to replace the roof entirely. Clay is an incredibly high–quality roofing material that is expensive to install, so keeping the shingles that are in good condition and just changing the faulty ones is best. Here are a few things you should ask the roofing professionals to do. Replace...

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Battle Of Longevity: Slate Vs. Copper Roofing

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Battle Of Longevity: Slate Vs. Copper Roofing

If your roofing material will only last for 15 years, then you have to not only worry about the cost of your roof, but also the cost of replacing your roof down the road. On the other hand, if you install a roof that will last for two-hundred or more years, you might never have to worry about replacing your roof. A wise, forward-looking homeowner will consider buying a long-lasting slate or copper roof instead of settling for the least expensive option.  Trends in Roof Purchases You can learn a lot about what motivates people when they...

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A Summer Storm Damage Checklist For Homeowners

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Summer Storm Damage Checklist For Homeowners

If you live in an area of the country that experiences intense summer storms that include high winds, rain, hail, thunder and lightening, you need to have a summer storm damage checklist on hand. After a large and damaging summer storm, make sure you complete this checklist: Check For Live Wires Before you start inspecting your house and checking on your animals, make sure that there are not any down and live wires on your properties. Large summer storms regularly knock down power lines. If you see a power line down, the most important thing...

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4 Repairs And Improvements You Can Have Done When Replacing Your Roof

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Repairs And Improvements You Can Have Done When Replacing Your Roof

Asphalt roofing only lasts for so many years before it needs to be replaced. When removing the old shingles, it is likely that you are going to uncover damage and repairs that need to be done. Decking and rafters can have hidden water damage that needs to be addressed. You may also want to improve things like flashing on your roof. Here are some of the repairs and improvements you may want to do with a roof replacement: 1. Replacing Damaged Decking Materials When replacing your roof, the decking materials can be damaged due to many things...

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3 Reasons To Get A Roof Inspection After A Hail Storm

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Reasons To Get A Roof Inspection After A Hail Storm

If you are a business owner, a hail storm is never a welcome event. Hail storms can wreak havoc on your roof, leading to extensive damage and the need for repairs and sometimes the replacement of the roof. Even if the hail storm seemed relatively minor, your roof still may have sustained damage that will lead to degradation of the entire roof system if left untreated. If your roof has been subjected to a hail storm, it is always a good idea to get a roof inspection from a professional contractor – just to be safe. Here are three reasons...

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Choosing An Alternative Roofing Material For Your Home

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing An Alternative Roofing Material For Your Home

When it is time to replace your current shingles, you need to look closely at the newer materials that are available. Several manufactures and roofers are offering a wider selection of material choices that are stylish and durable. By looking into these options, you may find an alternative to traditional asphalt shingles that suits your home better. Concrete Tiles Concrete is probably not the first material you think of when looking for roofing supplies. However, several manufacturers are using concrete to offer durable roofing for...

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How To Identify Hail Damage To An Asphalt Roof

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Identify Hail Damage To An Asphalt Roof

Identifying hail damage on your patio furniture or car is usually pretty straightforward. After all, the round dents left in the metal after a storm are easy to spot. However, how can you tell if your asphalt roof has sustained any hail damage? You need to know if your roof has any hail damage so that you can make any roofing repairs needed to keep your roof in good condition. After all, you don’t want a problem that was easy to fix to cause structural damage and/or leaks. Also, keep in mind that your home insurance policy might cover...

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Three of the Best Roofing Materials to Give Your Home Storm and Fire Resistance

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three of the Best Roofing Materials to Give Your Home Storm and Fire Resistance

In many areas, fire and storms are a real danger to home. Every year, storms and fires damage roofs on homes. This is why you may want to choose materials that give your home more protection when you have your roof replaced. This can be materials such as metal roofing, tiles, or synthetic slates and shakes. If you want your home to have the best protection, here are some roofing materials that you may want to consider for your home. 1. Tile Roofing for Fire-Resistant Roofs in Dry Climates If you live in an area with a really warm and dry...

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Have A Flat Roof? Learn How To Prevent Pooling Rainwater Damage

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Have A Flat Roof? Learn How To Prevent Pooling Rainwater Damage

One of the problems with having a flat roof made with metal is that it can become damaged when rainwater pools for an extended amount of time. This can easily happen if your drains are clogged with debris and the water has nowhere to go. The weight from the pooled water can eventually cause metal roofing material to bend, which will require replacement of a section of the roof. If you have a flat roof, you will need to know how to stop rainwater from pooling, and protect the roofing material by waterproofing it.   Preventing Pooling...

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A Homeowner’s Guide To Providing An Overview Of Roofing Issues Over The Phone To A Professional

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Homeowner’s Guide To Providing An Overview Of Roofing Issues Over The Phone To A Professional

When your roof is in need of repair or replacement, you will likely go to great lengths to make sure that the company you eventually hire for the job is qualified and experienced to get the job done to your standards. However, most homeowners will take little time to make sure they are conveying the right information when they call a roofing company with their problem. Here is your guide to providing an overview of roofing issues to a professional so you can gain better insight into their services. Know the Type of Roof You Have The biggest...

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