The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.
7 April 2020
The roof decking, or sheathing, provides the main base for your entire roof. Decking is typically made of plywood that is then attached over the roof rafters and trusses to create the first layer of the roof. In homes with unfinished attics, the decking also creates the ceiling of this interior space. Damage to the decking not only compromises your roof, but it also increases the likelihood of interior water damage.
3 April 2020
Tar and gravel roofs are common on many commercial buildings. These roofs consist of multiple layers of asphalt-soaked roofing felt. The felt layer is laid over the top of the roof decking, which is typically made of plywood but, in some cases, may be concrete. Each layer of felt is then covered in liquid asphalt and a layer of gravel. Once cured, the roof has a durable, watertight seal. Yet, even these strong roofs can suffer issues if they aren't properly maintained.
31 March 2020
Upgrading your worn shingle roof to a new metal roof can be a smart move. Metal is extremely durable and fire resistant. It is also more likely to withstand storms without damage. The initial installation costs of metal can be higher than that of a traditional asphalt shingle roof, but there is a way to help lower this expense—reroofing. What Is Reroofing? When it comes to metal roofs, reroofing refers to installing the metal roof panels over the top of the old roof materials.
31 March 2020
How many different residential roofing materials can you name? The average homeowner knows about shingles. If you live in an area with high winds or harsher weather, you're probably aware of other options like metal, clay tiles, and concrete tiles. One roofing material you probably won't think of is spray foam. Often used for insulating purposes, spray foam can also make a good roofing material. It has been used in a commercial setting for a long time, but only recently has it really become commonplace for residential use.
30 March 2020
One of the first steps of a new siding installation is choosing the material. Often, the decision comes down between vinyl and wood. Modern vinyl siding looks almost identical to wood, and it can come in nearly any color you desire. The following a few more reasons why vinyl may be a better option than wood for your home. Fade Resistance The paint on wood siding fades and wears off over time.