Category: Roofing Tips

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

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