How to Lay Plywood Over Roof Rafters

For residential use, plywood is an economical and efficient building material that can be used as an alternative to traditional lumber. In a patio roof, plywood will be used primarily for reinforcement and bracing. After hanging rafters for a patio roof, the next step is to lay plywood over the rafters using these helpful guidelines:… read more

Flashing Guidelines for Chimneys

Moving right along, chimney flashing is a must to provide a water-resistant barrier where roof shingles meet a chimney. When rain falls on a roof, chimney flashing will direct water away from the chimney/roof junction. You can install seamless chimney flashing with the following steps: Pry or scrape off old metal flashing and roof cement, if… read more

Flashing Guidelines for Vents

In order to provide the same caliber of water protection around roof vents, you can use the following steps for flashing installation: Remove shingles surrounding the vent with a pry bar to avoid damage. Pry up existing flashing with the use of a lever. Gently pull flashing to remove over the vent pipe. Replace with new… read more

Flashing Guidelines for Skylights

Even though a skylight is used primarily for decoration and aesthetic appeal, it still qualifies as a hole in your roof. And just like any other roofing hole, including a chimney or vent, a skylight must be sealed impeccably to prevent the possibility of leaking and water damage. THE BEST WAY TO SEAL A SKYLIGHT… read more

What Flashing Materials Do You Need?

Flashing materials will vary greatly based on roofing materials, structure, and climate. Three of the most common flashing materials you’re likely to encounter include: 1. Copper: The most preferred flashing material by far is copper flashing; however, it is the most costly. Nonetheless, copper remains highly durable and is easy to work into a desired… read more

What Is Roof Flashing?

The main purpose of a roof structure is to protect a home or commercial building against outside weather conditions. By far, roofers would agree that the most difficult element to manage is water, whether it comes in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail. After a roof has been installed properly based on the… read more

Protect a New Roof from Outside Damage

Once you have taken the time to install a new roof, you want to do everything in your power to uphold your investment. Protecting a residential or commercial roofing system is the most effective way to reduce losses caused by outside damage, namely weather conditions like wind, hail, snow, and rain. Once a roof has… read more