How to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor

We recently discussed how to go about finding a roofing contractor. All potential roofing contractors should fit the following criteria: Licensed and insured Experienced Reputable After you’ve put together a short list of reputable contractors to choose from, you’ll need to make the final decision on which company will be working on your project. But… read more

What is Roof Pitch?

Understanding your roof pitch is critical to understanding your roof and its needs. At the most basic level, roof pitch is a measure of how steep your roof is. Roof pitch is calculated by measuring how many inches the roof rises vertically for every 12 inches of horizontal run. Why does this matter? Firstly, understanding… read more

Common Winter Roofing Issues and How to Deal With Them

Winter weather is rarely a friend to either residential homes or commercial buildings. Roofs are especially vulnerable to weather conditions like snow, ice, and high winds. As such, winter roofing is tricky business. Both installation and maintenance of roofs during the winter months has to take into account a variety of natural elements along with… 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

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