We all know that without proper upkeep, even a roof that is rated to last for 20 years will be lucky to make it past 10. However, there are a few maintenance mistakes some homeowners make that actually have the potential to harm your roof rather than extend its lifespan.
Storms can be very unpredictable, but one thing that can be predicted is this: your roof is likely to encounter storm damage over the course of its service life. As a homeowner, it is important that you understand the correct measures to take immediately after a storm, especially if your roof sustains damage. Here are the ABCs of handling a storm damaged roof.
A roof that resembles a horse saddle is the stuff of nightmares for many homeowners. It is one of the most serious issues a residential roof may encounter over the course of its lifetime and, needless to say, should be taken care of as soon as it’s noticed. If you’re dealing with a sagging roof, all is not lost. Depending on the severity of the problem, there might still be ways to save it if you know who to call.
We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: your roofing system is only as good as the installers behind it. You don’t think it can happen to you, but many homeowners actually fall victim to questionable roofers who do an installation job poorly - whether by accident or as a way to cut corners. If you suspect that your roof was improperly installed, here are three ways to know for sure.
Multiple layers of crucial components make up your roofing system. Some of them are not as noticeable as your shingles, but this doesn’t make them any less important. Take attic ventilation, for example. Without it, your roofing system will almost certainly fail - and far sooner than you may expect, too. Here's why attic ventilation is important for your roofing system.