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
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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
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
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
For a homeowner or business owner, timing your roof cleaning right is more about temperature than season. Depending on where you live, you may be able to clean your roof in the winter – if weather permits. In a warm, sunny state like Florida, it can make more sense to clean roof shingles in winter… read more
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
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
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
To expand further on roof venting and insulation, it’s critical to understand that roof venting will depend directly on climate. This rule holds true when venting a roof deck or an entire attic. What is the purpose of roof ventilation, you ask? In colder climates, roof ventilation is intended to help maintain a cold roof… read more
When scheduling a roof replacement, timing is everything. Although it’s possible to score an impressive deal from a professional roofing company in the off-season, you still need to think twice about replacing a roof in cold, wet winter weather. Depending on where you live, a roofing company may refuse to do a tear-off and installation… 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!