Answering Your Questions About Roofing

  • Three Tips For A Leak-Free Holiday Season This Year

    17 November 2016

    For a lot of people, home is where the holidays matter the most. Your home's roof is one of the most important things that you need to make sure to care for during the winter months if you want to remain stress-free during the holiday season and into spring. As long as your roof is sound and not in need of immediate replacement, focus on avoiding any problems with leaks during the cold winter months.

  • 3 Characteristics That Make Metal Roofing a Superior Choice for Harsh Winters

    16 November 2016

    Although the roofing material that you use can have a big effect on your energy usage during the hot summer months based on whether it retains or reflects the sun's heat, you may not know that it can also have a big impact in winter and that this can actually be more important than the summer impact when you live in a cold climate. If you have long harsh winters in your area but you don't have long hot summers, your roof's winter characteristics may be one of the most important things about it.

  • Hire A Roofing Contractor For These Jobs In Advance Of Putting Your Home On The Market

    16 November 2016

    In advance of listing your home on the market, hiring a roofing contractor for some work can lead to favorable results. Although there is an up-front cost to this work, it may help you sell your home for more money, as well as encourage quicker offers once your property is up for sale. Prospective buyers are often leery about roof issues, so having a contractor complete the following jobs prior to your home going up for sale can make people confident in submitting an offer.

  • Putting Christmas Lights around Your Home? Clean Algae off Your Asphalt Roof First

    16 November 2016

    If you are planning to put up Christmas lights, you should consider cleaning your asphalt roof to remove algae first. Your lights will draw people's eyes up, and they will see your roof. If you have a lot of lights hanging, people may notice them during the day. Your lights will look even more beautiful if they are hanging off a clean roof. Below are some tips on how you can get rid of algae so you can have a beautiful home this Christmas.

  • Small Siding Problems Could Indicate Larger House Issues

    15 November 2016

    Have you noticed warping or cracks in your home's siding lately? If so, have a siding or roofing contractor (roofing contractors often work on siding as well) to take a look at what's happening. It's always possible the cause is something minor, but many times, those small siding problems are symptoms of a larger problem with your home. Shifting Foundation and Soil Possibly the scariest scenario is that the cracks, warping, and other siding damage are due to the foundation of the house shifting because there is something wrong with it or because the soil around it is unstable.

  • 3 Flashing Mistakes That Could Damage Your Roofing System

    15 November 2016

    Flashing is one of the most important components of your roofing system. It is responsible for creating a barrier that prevents water from leaking through the roof. Unfortunately, mistakes made during the installation and upkeep of the roof can cause the flashing to be less than effective. Here are some of the most common mistakes that can occur with your roof's flashing.  Improperly Securing the Flashing One of the most vulnerable spots on your roof is the point at which the flashing ends.

  • How Hail Can Damage Your Roof, And What You Can Do About It

    14 November 2016

    When you hear hail hitting your roof, it's not okay to assume your roof can easily handle it. Hail can definitely damage a roof. It can also damage anything else on the roof. You should know a little about how hail works, and what you can do about it before, or after, it hits your roof. What Determines the Damage Caused by Hail? An average hailstorm may not cause you any roof damage at all.