Answering Your Questions About Roofing

  • 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?

  • Best And Worst Roofing Materials That Can Make A Skillion Roof Look Less Industrial

    2 November 2016

    A skillion roof has an unusual shape in that the roof has one main piece that slopes steeply upwards from the front of the house. You might recognize the shape better from its garden application as a shed roof. On a residence, the skillion roof can create eye-catching geometry. But choosing the right roofing material can prove to be the make or break point between having a roof with visual interest and having a house that looks like an oversized shed.

  • Green Roofs: Are They Really the Best Choice for Eco-Friendly Homeowners?

    2 November 2016

    If you're looking for ways to make your home more earth-friendly, one option you're sure to come across is green roofs. These are roofs that contain a layer of soil and plants that are rooted into that soil. On the surface, it seems like a good solution to the earth's problems. The plants make oxygen and eat up greenhouse gases. However, green roofs are not for everyone. There are some other eco-friendly roofing options that are almost as effective and easier to implement.

  • Tips for Identifying a Craftsman Home and Choosing the Best Roofing Material

    21 October 2016

    Identifying a home's architectural style involves knowing the details that can help you identify one style compared to other similar styles. An example would be the Craftsman home, which can resemble a Cape Cod at a glance but has its own distinct style. Knowing the Craftsman's details can help you choose the best roof-replacement material when working with your contractors on a roof repair. What are some tips for identifying a Craftsman home—and what are the best roofing materials for the style?