If you have called for quotes for a new roof for your business and have been frustrated by the inability to get one right away or by the non-specific dollar amounts you can get over the phone, it will be useful to learn about the different aspects that will be considered by any reputable roofing company when providing a quote. Therefore, it will be very helpful to remember the following information and to consider allowing roofers the opportunity to inspect the roof prior to providing you with a more precise estimate as to the cost of replacing it.
#1-The Materials Of The Old Roof And The New One
You have probably already noticed that when you are replacing a roof, you do not have to choose the same type of roof that you had before. For example, you may have a roof made of standard wood shingles, but now you …Read More
Your home’s roof can last for decades if it’s properly installed and maintained. Unfortunately, some homeowners don’t think about roofing maintenance until they run into an obvious problem, such as a leaking roof that’s causing water to drip into the home. Often times, there are multiple red flags that are ignored before a minor roofing problem turns into a major repair. By being aware of these red flags, you can better take care of your roof and avoid the need for premature repairs or replacement.
Soft Spots or Warping
Once a year, you should either be inspecting your own roof or hiring a professional to do this for you. If you choose to inspect your own roof, be on the lookout for spots that feel soft or spongy while you’re walking up there. These soft spots could be an indication of wood rot underneath the shingles. Often, soft spots are …Read More
When you start noticing signs of damage on the exterior of your house, it is natural that you would start to consider new siding installation. Even if you don’t see any damage, perhaps you want to try a new look. Changing the siding on your house can give you the better appearance you want for your house. There are many materials to choose from; use the information below to help you find out more about some that are commonly used.
Aluminum is an affordable choice if you want to put siding on your house right away. Aluminum siding can be bought in panels of varying degrees of thickness that can be put on your house rapidly; thin pieces of aluminum usually cost less than thicker pieces because less aluminum is being used. However, keep in mind that thicker aluminum panels provide more protection from the sun, rain and …Read More
Did you know that gutters made out of galvanized steel are designed to last for about 20 years, while their aluminum counterparts should last for 40 years or longer? Of course, this is only if the home’s guttering system is maintained over the years, which involves routine inspections and upkeep. A few of the maintenance responsibilities that you may be presented with include fixing seams, rust damage and holes. Here’s how to do them:
1. Fixing Damaged Seams.
The seams are where two pieces of the guttering system go together. Usually, you won’t notice a problem with them unless it’s raining. However, when you do notice that your gutters are leaking at the seams, you need to get ready to remedy the problem as soon as possible. To perform this task, you’ll need to:
- Remove the compromised section of guttering.
- Remove the screws, the fasteners, and any other pieces.
A flat roof gives your home a unique appearance, and it also provides space for a rooftop patio or storage. However, one problem with flat roofs is that rain doesn’t flow off them quickly like it does off of sloped roofs. That increases the potential for roof leaks. To avoid this problem, you need to install a special type of roofing material. One popular choice is rubber. Here’s why you may want to go with rubber when it’s time to replace your roof.
Rubber Is Lightweight And Easy To Install
Rubber roofing is available in rolls of thin sheets. It’s applied by rolling it out on the roof and securing it with adhesive. The material is lightweight, so there are no problems with it being too heavy for the structure of your home to support. Being lightweight means it is also fairly easy to install. While hiring a rubber roofing …Read More
Your roof is brand new and you want it to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, you can’t always protect it from winds, rain or snow. However, there are still things you can do to help it last longer. In fact, with proper care, your new roof should last at least 20 years. Here are two tips that will help protect your roof.
Clear Away the Debris
If you have trees near your home, you’re going to end up with debris on the roof. When piles of leaves and pine needles sit on your roof for too long, they can damage your roof. One way is by creating the perfect environment for insects to build nests. When that happens, they can chew their way through your roofing material and into your home.
Another way is by creating moisture, which can loosen the adhesive on your shingles. Unfortunately, moisture can …Read More