Travel on any average neighborhood street and it’s likely that most of the houses will have a traditional asphalt roof. Just because it’s the most common choice doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best choice. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box by installing a metal roof on your home. This roof style can offer you a number of benefits that you may have overlooked.
Good For The Environment
When it comes to the environment, once asphalt shingles are worn, there is little that can be done with them. Oftentimes, the shingles end up in a landfill somewhere only contributing to the pollution problems in many cities. Metal roof disposal is just the opposite. The materials used for a metal roof can be recycled and used as for another roof or for some other purpose. However, the main takeaway is that the roofing materials don’t end up in a …Read More
Your home’s gutter system is essential to ensuring proper water drainage, and if it fails, can lead to flooding and leaks within your home, which can be expensive to repair. Thankfully, there are a number of warning signs that your gutters will exhibit as they reach the end of their lifespan. Knowing what to look for can help you replace your gutters before they end up failing.
Over time, physical pressure, weather exposure, and debris can loosen the fasteners and screws holding your gutters to the side of your home. This can result in your gutters sagging or bending outwards from your roof, leaving a gap between them and the edge of your roof. This gap can allow water to flow down the side of your home and pool near the foundation, where it can enter your basement and cause water damage. Thankfully, this is also the easiest warning …Read More
Make time to watch for signs of a deteriorating roof; this may include leaking, gravel or asphalt around the yard, or stains on the exterior of your home. Make necessary repairs imminently to maintain the condition and integrity of your roof, or contact a roofing contractor for repairs, sooner, rather than later.
Protect your home’s roof with these tips:
Replace and repair shingles. If you notice missing shingles, replace them and repair the roof promptly; ignoring this situation may result in property damage from water. Water can seep into the roofing materials beneath the shingles, and into your home which may cause the growth of mold. Avoid these potential issues by checking your shingles periodically, and fixing any issues quickly, before the season changes.
Make your roof off-limits. Extra weight on your home’s roof can cause it to leak; avoid situations that could lead to potential issues. Use a …Read More
When you live in the mountains, snow can pose a real and costly threat to your home. Snow might seem like a beautiful white blanket as it accumulates on the ground, but as it accumulates on your roof, it can cause either roof collapse or ice dams. In either case, you can be looking at thousands of dollars worth of damages. In order to protect your home without having to climb up on your roof to shovel the snow off, you should install metal roofing.
How Metal Roofing Defeats Ice Dams
An ice dam forms as snow melts over the body of your roof then freezes over your eaves. As layer after layer of ice accumulates, it creates a dam that can cause water running off your roof to pool up. If the pool gets deep enough, it can run under shingles, which are designed with the understanding that gravity …Read More
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