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
Category: Roofing Tips
In our previous post, we walked you through some of the questions you should be asking roofing companies before they work on your home or building. Now let’s take a step back for a moment. How do you even know where to start finding a roofing company? Roofing is a competitive industry, and there are… read more
Getting work done on your roof can be stressful. There’s the obvious financial investment, as well as the prospect of having your home under construction for an unknown amount of time. Most homeowners aren’t roofing experts, so they look for knowledgeable roofing contractors to get the job done the right way. With so many roofing… read more
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
The roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home due to its continual exposure to mother nature. During the winter, ice dams can be especially troublesome to your roofing structure. Ice dams can damage the roof, gutters and foundation, and they present risks to people walking alongside your house. To say that… read more
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
Snow may look pretty and delicate while it’s falling, but it can be just as destructive as high winds or flood waters. Allowing snow to accumulate on your roof endangers both your property and your family. The smart homeowner takes the necessary steps to keep his roof clean throughout the winter months. Why Clearing Snow… 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
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
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
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!