Blue-green algae is a common roofing problem that annoys homeowners. Carried by the wind, these microscopic spores multiply upon landing on damp areas of the roof, forming a visible green- or black-colored mass. Though they don’t pose any structural threat to residential roofing systems, these can make once-beautiful shingles unsightly.[Read more…]
Discoloration of the protective covering of roofing systems has a variety of causes. Quick diagnosis of the problem, however, can be achieved by considering the stain color and its location on your roof.
A residential roof replacement is a major home improvement project so it only makes sense that homeowners would want to get the most out of this endeavor. The lifespan of a roof can vary from 15 to over a 100 years, depending on what material you chose for it. One way to maximize the value of your roof replacement is by making sure your brand-new roof lives up to its estimated service life, and maybe a year or two more.[Read more…]
No matter how well-built the roof of your home may be, it can still be vulnerable to extreme weather. Unpredictable conditions can easily damage your home, with the roof being the first likely to be damaged. A professional roofing contractor would recommend having your roof fixed right away to prevent any more damage, especially after surviving a fierce storm. If this happens to be the case, here’s what we recommend you do.
Home improvement projects, especially those that involve roofing, will take a considerable amount of time and money. That’s why you should always hire a local contractor for the job. In fact, you’ll find that working with someone from your area will prove more advantageous than a contractor out of state. Here’s why:[Read more…]