Best Roofing Type for Your Home

There are many things to consider when choosing the best roofing type for your home. Especially there are many factors to consider before selecting a roof type: the durability, the longevity, the weight, the design, and the cost. By comparison, the best roofing type for your home can be selected by knowing the pros and cons of each roofing type. Continue reading “Best Roofing Type for Your Home”

The Best Roof Color for Your Home

Whether you moved to a new house or you are renovating your old one, roof color is one of the most important decisions that you will make. No, it is not a structural issue that will make or break your house.  But, it will determine the look of it. The bottom line is if you care about aesthetics then you are definitely going to face this issue at one point or another. So, keep reading to find out how to choose the best color for your roof. And also, learn what you should consider before the final decision. Continue reading “The Best Roof Color for Your Home”

What Can I Do to Maintain My Roof?

Real estate is a big investment, and a part of that investment is renovation. The best case scenario is to do it once, and then fix small things when necessary. In-house minor repairs are inevitable and even though they cause inconvenience and require extra time and effort, you can deal with them. But when it comes to the roof, you want to make sure that it serves you as long as possible without needing repairs, let alone a full roof replacement. Continue reading “What Can I Do to Maintain My Roof?”

5 Common Sources of Roof Leaks

We are in the rainy season and about to enter the snow season–which means, don’t forget your umbrella and keep an eye on your roof! If your roof is brand new, then you most likely don’t need to worry about roof leaks. But if your roof has lived up to its lifespan and is entering its next decade, then you better be prepared for roof leaks.

One way of combatting leaks is the old and gold bucket-under-the-leak technique, but it’s just a temporary solution. To completely eliminate the leaks, you first need to understand and determine the cause, the source. So, if you want to leave roof leak free this and upcoming other falls and winters then keep reading to find out 5 most common sources of roof leaks.

Source #1 Damaged Shingles

If you have an old roof then you first need to check your shingles. Throughout the time the shingles can become weary and get dislocated. If the shingles are not properly covering your roof then the water can easily enter your house and result in leaks.

Source #2 Cracked Flashing

When we speak of shingles, it’s also important to look at the flashing. Flashing are the pieces of metal under the shingles and on the joint of your roof. Flashing creates the water-resistant layer and if it’s old and damaged then guess what? It loses its water resistance and allows the water to reach your house.
The only way you can fix this is by replacing the old flashing with the new one but you don’t have to change the whole thing, simply locate where the leaks come from and replace that part only.

Source #3 Skylights

Some homeowners absolutely love having a skylight. It adds a special detail to the house and also light and warmth in sunny days. But during rainy and snowy days, your skylight can turn into a primary source of leaks. The good news is that if your skylight is the reason of leaks then you can spot it really quickly and check it for cracks or installment problems.

Source #4 Clogged Gutters

Gutters help to get the water from your roof and if they for some reason can’t perform that function then the rainwater will stay on the roof and leaks will be inevitable. Especially during fall, gutters get clogged with very easily. So, when you notice leaks in the house, quickly check your gutters and clean it if necessary.

Source #5 Broken Chimney

The chimney is basically a big hole on your roof and a perfect place for water to pool. If that water stays there for too long, then it can seep into your house. If you see leaks on your ceiling or walls, then keep in mind that chimneys can cause it too, so check them as well.

Now that you know where to look, your task becomes easier. You don’t have to inspect the whole roof to find the leak spot, look at the common places first. And if you need the leak fixed or repaired, give Roof Repair Specialist a call today!

What is the Purpose of a Roof Certification?

If you are thinking of buying a house or you are already in the process, then pay close attention because you might save a good deal of money and nerves with this information. You probably already read 100 times that you shouldn’t make the purchase without a house inspection. That is 100% true and you should follow that recommendation. But what you also need to know is that most of the house inspection services don’t include the roof and we all know that roofing can be expensive and time consuming. Continue reading “What is the Purpose of a Roof Certification?”

Tips to Assess and Repair Roof Storm Damage

Rains, snowstorms, winds, and other heavy weather conditions can damage your roof – sometimes very little, sometimes to a great extent. If you live in areas where storms are very common, then you are familiar with all the risks that they bring, including very serious roof damages. Roofs are not doorknobs that you can fix whenever you have time. The roof is the biggest protection on your house, so any problem big or small requires immediate attention.

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Tips on Getting Emergency Roof Repairs After Storm Damage

You can ignore every single small issue around your house for as long as you want, but when there is roof damage, you can’t procrastinate. There are many things that can happen to your roof both small and big, but damages caused by weather conditions are among the biggest and most serious ones. Rains and snow might not harm your roof to a great extent, but storms can cause roof emergencies and if you are living in a stormy area then being prepared for storm damage is a good idea. So, without further ado, let’s jump into discussing some tips on emergency roof repairs after storm damage.

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Do I Need a Roof Repair Estimate?

Roof repairs are a necessity that needs to be taken care of at one point or another. Roof repairs take time and money. The money part is usually the most worrying for many homeowners, which is justified because depending on the scope of the problem, roof repairs can cost a lot. No one wants to be surprised by a huge bill at the end of the repair. That is why it’s a good idea to have an estimate first and then schedule the job with the contractor. But how do you ask for an estimate? How are estimates even done? Should you even care? If you have any of these questions then don’t go away, keep reading.

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The Basic Roofing Materials

Unlike many other house-related tasks, roofing is more complicated and time-consuming. It is not like changing a lightbulb where you can attempt it many times. Roofing work needs to be very accurate, because it’s going to protect your home for 10 to 15 years. If you are a homeowner, chances are low that you know a lot about roofing procedure and materials; yet if you’ve committed to it, you will need to make decisions about the timeline, materials, workforce and many other small things that will come up in the process.

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