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.
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.
14 November 2016
If a hail storm has just come through your area, one of the first things you need to do when it is safe enough for you to go outside is check your roof for hail damage. If your roof has hail damage, you will want to file a claim with your homeowner's insurance company right away so that they can process your claim and fix your roof. Here is what you need to look for to determine whether your roof actually has hail damage before you contact your insurance company.
14 November 2016
If you have an interior room in the middle of your home without any windows, a skylight is a wonderful way to bring natural light into a room that wouldn't ordinarily be able to get it. Unfortunately, many homeowners still shy away from skylights because they have once had a history of leaking. Skylights have come a long way from how they used to be, with there being many ways to prevent leaks from occurring.
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.
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.
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.