When repairing a flat roof, you must first find out where the leak is coming from. Since flat roofs are made up of multiple layers of tar and roofing felt, leaks may be more likely to occur at low spots or in areas where a roof is visibly damaged. If you’ve already found the source of… read more
In a season of high winds, it’s not uncommon for asphalt shingles to lift up and break off completely. If you notice a few damaged or missing shingles after a winter storm, it may be time to gather your supplies and climb onto your roof for some much-needed repairs. In other circumstances, your roof may… read more
Fixing a leaking roof isn’t rocket science – if you know what you’re looking for. Detecting the source of a leak in the first place may be the most difficult aspect of repairing a leaky roof. Finding a Roof Leak Finding the actual location where a roof is leaking is difficult. Water may seep through… read more
Learning the basics of roof repair and maintenance will do you a world of good by helping you to save money on more costly roof upkeep. As a home or business owner, regular roof maintenance can preserve the integrity of a roof and may even help you to troubleshoot ordinary issues before they become serious…. read more
Now that you understand exactly what roof cleaning entails, you may be ready to call in the reinforcements. Or, you may want to hire a professional to clean your roof if you are worried about using chemicals improperly and potentially damaging roofing materials. The Cost of Roof Cleaning Depends On: How much you pay for… read more
Dark stains on a roof may be immediately classified as mold, although it’s easy to confuse roof mold with blue-green roof algae. Mold is more uncommon on a roofing structure and can cause a serious problem once it develops. If mold has begun to grow on the roof of your building, it may be caused… read more
In more humid areas of the country, you may have to deal with the common problem of roof algae. This algae is spread by airborne spores and, while it may not harm roof materials directly, it can greatly detract from the curb appeal of a home or business. Algae on Roof Shingles Algae stains may… read more
Here are the supplies that you will need to clean your roof: Ladder Non-skid shoes Extra-long garden hose 4 gallons hot water 1 gallon bleach 1 cup Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) cleaner Bucket Garden sprayer Start by mixing bleach, hot water, and TSP in a bucket until materials dissolve completely. Pour the mixture directly into the… read more
Roof cleaning – what’s it all about? Cleaning your roof regularly is one way to protect the life of your investment, especially if you’ve installed a new roof in recent months. Even though a dirty roof may seem like an eyesore at best, it can actually cost you money in the long run if it… read more
In the final and most important step of the process, you’ll protect the integrity of the structure that you have built by installing a waterproof barrier. A sufficient waterproof barrier must include two layers to resist moisture accumulation, located between plywood and patio roof tiles. Patio roof waterproofing can be achieved with the following steps:… read more
Your Roof Deserves the Attention!
Homeowners don’t always appreciate the job a roof does until there is a problem and by then it is often too late. If you haven’t had someone look at your roof within the past two years, it is time!