Answering Your Questions About Roofing

  • Solving A Flat Roof Ponding Problem

    7 November 2016

    Flat roofs are common in commercial buildings. And while these roofs offer better wind resistance, are easy to maintain, and are cheaper and generally more durable than sloped roofs, they are usually susceptible to ponding. This is a major source of concern since the pool of water can weigh heavily on the roof, causing it to cave. There is also the fact that collected water encourages blistering, mildew growth, and roof discoloration, and it generally accelerates the rate at which the roof deteriorates.

  • Ensure The Roof Is Strong Enough To Support Signage Before Adding A Sign To Your Business

    4 November 2016

    Having proper signage on your business is important, if you want potential customers to be able to easily find it. There are many people who make the mistake of thinking that they can place a large sign on top of the roof of their business right away, but that is not the case at all. The guide below walks you through a few things you need to do to prepare your business for signage.

  • Home Repairs To Perform When Preparing For The Holidays

    3 November 2016

    As the holidays swiftly approach, you may be wondering what you can and should do to get your home and family prepared for the celebratory season, especially if you are planning to have any of those celebrations at your house. There are many steps that you can and should take to get your home prepared for the holidays, including numerous different home repair tasks. Get to know some of these home repairs that you should get done when you are trying to get ready for your holiday gatherings so that you can get started on them as soon as possible.

  • 2 Frequent Locations Of Roofing Leaks

    3 November 2016

    There is no secret about the fact that roofing leaks are bad news for the structural integrity of your home. Unfortunately, that fact doesn't make the source of leaks any more easy to diagnose. If you would like to increase your ability to pinpoint the source of a roofing leak, read on. This article will discuss two locations where roofing leaks frequently occur. Step Flashing Anywhere a section of roof meets a perpendicular wall, you will find step flashing—or at least you should!

  • 4 Rarely Thought About Roof Killers That Can Cause Significant Damage

    3 November 2016

    When you think of roofing damages, you are likely overlooking a few things that can wreak havoc on yours. These are things that can cause issues to roofs regardless of how old the roofing materials are.  Ventilation Issues If your roof is not properly ventilated, your home may lose heat or cool air, and you may end up with expensive heating and cooling costs. Roof replacements are considered to be expensive home improvement projects, and ventilation issues may cause premature damage to a new roof investment.

  • A Brief Overview of How a Spray-Foam Roof Is Applied to Your Flat-Roofed Industrial Building

    2 November 2016

    A spray-foam roof can provide the same amount of protection from the elements as traditional roofing but at a lower cost in terms of application and maintenance. The foam is made out of a polyurethane material that comes in a liquid form. When the liquid is sprayed out onto the roof, it turns into a foam that creates a strong barrier between water from rain, snow, and ultraviolet rays from the sun and the material used to build the roof.

  • 3 Roofing Materials That Can Add Visual Interest To A Mansard Roof

    2 November 2016

    Mansard roofs are the style most commonly associated with Victorian homes, though different styles of Victorian homes can have widely ranging roof shapes. The mansard looks like a flattened hat dropped down over the home with four vertical sides dropping down over the siding and upper windows while a flat roof covers the top. The two opposing roof slopes each pose a different challenge when choosing a roofing repair material. What are some of the best roofing materials to discuss with your roofing contractor if you want to add visual interest to the mansard without compromising function?