Answering Your Questions About Roofing

  • 4 Tips For Adding A Rainwater Barrel To The Bottom Of Your Gutters

    11 November 2016

    Harvesting rainwater is becoming a popular way for people to keep their lawns and gardens watered while keeping rainwater away from the foundation of their home. Most roofing contractors will help you install rain barrels at the end of your gutter system so they look good, are safe, and can be used efficiently to collect and store rainwater. However, if you are installing the barrels yourself, here are some things you should keep in mind.

  • Five Benefits Of Green Roofs For Commercial Buildings

    9 November 2016

    Whether you own an apartment building, a warehouse, or another commercial building type, the green roof movement can be a great way to make your building more eco-friendly and demonstrate your company's commitment to the Earth. But in addition to being a great PR point, a green roof can also add value to your building and bring monetary benefits to your business. Here are five things that a green roof can add to your commercial building.

  • Signs Your Roof Is At Risk Of Pests

    8 November 2016

    Although you may not often think of your roof and the attic space under it as a great place to live, many pests find that living in or under the roof is a great way to enter a house and live out a relatively protected life (until you find and eradicate them, of course). If you want to make your roof less likely to require the services of an exterminator, try looking through these three factors and making sure your roof doesn't have them or, if necessary, simply adjusting for them instead.

  • Why You Need To Keep Birds From "Going" On Your Roof

    8 November 2016

    Birds love nesting on roofs because they give them a sturdy home and a great perch to watch out for predators and food. While you might like watching the birds on your roof or listening to them sing, when they "go" on your roof they are causing damage that can actually threaten the structural integrity of your roof and even your home. Bird Droppings Are Shockingly Damaging To Roofs It might be surprising to hear that bird droppings can actually damage the integrity of your roof, but it's true.

  • Problems With Peeling Shingles: How Roofing Contractors Handle Them

    8 November 2016

    Every couple of years, you should climb a ladder and take a look at your roof. If you clean your gutters every fall, then you can check out your roof while you are up there. Chances are, there are a couple of shingles beginning to peel up. Corners peel up first, and then the shingles will peel halfway back or curl under, creating weird little shingle pockets that only squirrels and small birds love.

  • Important Tips To Follow After A Hurricane Evacuation

    8 November 2016

    If you've been evacuated from your home due Mother Nature unleashing her fury with a hurricane or other type of severe storm, you may be wondering when you'll be able to return home so you can start cleaning up and getting back to normal. Before you do anything, here's some important information to know.  Monitor the correct sources for reentry information Other than worrying about how your home holds up to the ravages of a hurricane, you're also likely wondering about how soon you'll be able to return home to assess the storm damage and begin cleaning up.

  • How To Fix The Leaking Skylight In Your Kitchen

    7 November 2016

    If your kitchen has a skylight that has developed a water leak when it rains, then it is important that you understand how to successfully fix the leak. If you don't fix the skylight correctly, it will continue to leak and will lead to damage in your kitchen's ceiling's sheetrock and can lead to problems with mold growth. To this end, here are the steps you need to take to fix the water leak: