The roof is one of the most important parts of your home for many reasons, including that it serves as a barrier against rain and other elements. While you’ve been diligent about your roof’s maintenance, it may need more repairs as it gets older. Eventually, you may want to consider a roof replacement. How do you know when it’s time to replace your old roof with a new one? Here are some tell-tale signs.Continue reading “How To Know You Need A New Roof”
With real estate, it’s all about “location, location, location.” With roof repair, it’s all about timing. Knowing when to call for professional, efficient roof repair could mean the difference between routine upgrades and a full-blown roofing emergency.Continue reading “Why You Need to Know When Roof Replacement is Essential”
If you live in cold states then you have to worry about the accumulation of snow on your roof. So, the common misconception is that warm states pose fewer roof related problems. Well, the residents in Southern and West coast states would be very lucky then but the truth is each weather conditions bring its challenges.
The warmer states tend to be humid and humidity causes mold and algae to grow on your roof. If you live in one of such states then you have probably noticed discoloration or some black streaks on your roof. In worse cases, you can also see fuzzy brown or green fungal growth on your roof tiles. All of these mean that your roof is under a mold attack and if you don’t want your whole roof to look like that, then you have to act quick.
This article will help you learn more about mold and other such treats and how to remove them. Continue reading “How to Remove Mold From Your Roof”
It’s roof research time! You are probably here because you are building a house or maybe you’re just replacing your old roof. Either way, you need some information about the ventilation system. By now you probably know that you have to have a proper ventilation system. But what does it even mean? What constitutes as a proper ventilation system and why do you even need it in the first place?
All great questions, and we are going to go over them in this article. So, without further ado let’s dive into roof ventilation systems.
What do roof vents do?
The short answer is, a roof ventilation system allows for proper attic ventilation. However, its function is not that simple. Roof vent system does different things depending on the weather. If you live in warmer state, where the weather doesn’t change that much then the main function of your roof vent is to push out the warm air from the attic. This helps the building to cool down and makes the air conditioning’s work easier.
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You look up with pride at your new shingle roof and wonder, “How are roof shingles made?” You know your new roof will provide a couple of decades of reliable, weather resistant service, but how do they do that? Here is a peek behind the scenes of roof shingle manufacturing, a combination of earth’s raw resources and human ingenuity.Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of Manufacturing Roof Shingles”
If you live in a cold state where winters are full of snows and storms then the beginning of spring is a good news for you. It’s nice to be surrounded with green after seeing so much white. The days become longer, the driving easier and you can finally lose the heavy coats.
Spring is when the nature rises and so do maintenance problems. You couldn’t take care of many things because of weather but now that is not an issue anymore. There is the yard, the walls and of course the roof that need attention. In this article, we will cover some of the more common problems that occur with your roof in the spring.
Leaks are particularly common in early spring when the snow is melting. You can notice leaks in your ceiling and walls, and once the weather allows, you should check to find what spots on your roof have been damaged.
Leaks are most likely caused by relocated shingles, so you might just need to put the shingle back to its place or replace it.
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When it comes to roof repairs and replacements, the biggest concern of most homeowners is the price. Unlike other maintenance works, roofs take more time and more financial resources. You can find cheap roofing services but ironically it comes with a price – the quality. What you can do instead is learn more about roofing estimates, weigh pros and cons and pick the most cost-effective option for you.
But how do you figure out the estimates and how do you choose between them. Let’s find answers to these questions through our tips.
Check material costs from suppliers
The biggest expense of roofing repairs and replacement is the materials. Do have an understanding of how much your roof is going to cost you, contact a material supplier and get prices from them.Continue reading “10 Tips to Help Understand Your Roof Estimate”
In many ways, the toughest roofing decision is behind you. You have already decided to re-roof your California dream home. Taking that big leap leaves you with many of little decisions to make, including the ideal shingle color. While color is an intensely personal issue, many experts agree on several ideas about residential roofing.Continue reading “How To Choose The Best Shingle Color For Your New Roof”
Whether you are replacing your old roof or installing one on the house that you’ve built, you are going to need the same checklist. It may seem like you don’t have anything to do for roof installation because you are hiring professional contractors but as a homeowner, you’ve got some things to take care of. For one thing, you need to find those roof contractors.Continue reading “A Checklist for Homeowners for Roof Installation”
Roof replacement is not a homeowner’s top favorite thing to do but sooner or later, it is on the table for discussion. Roof replacement sounds like a big and scary thing to do that you should avoid by any means. Yes, roof replacement does take time and energy; but if you learn more about the process, you’ll discover that is not at all scary.Continue reading “Roof Replacement FAQs”