Category: Roof Maintenance

What Tools Do You Need to Clean a Roof?

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

How to Waterproof a Patio Roof

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

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

How to Build Rafters on a Patio Roof

A sturdy, long-lasting patio roof structure hinges on solid framework. To begin the project, you’ll start by building rafters to support a patio roof with the following steps: Position the ledger board. The first step in attaching a patio roofto a house structureisto place the ledger board at the correct height, horizontal and level with the… 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