When it comes to residential roofing systems, most homeowners think that contractors only use one kind of shingle to complete an installation. This isn’t necessarily the case as nowadays as there is another kind that roofers install in tandem with the actual shingles of your roof: ridge cap shingles.[Read more…]
The roof is one of the most important components of any home as it is a property’s first line of defense against the elements. As such, you can expect it to sustain some damage over time, and, when your residential roofing system sustains severe damage, you may need to have it replaced sooner rather than later. However, when you’re getting your roof replaced, you first need to get an estimate, and, as the homeowner, it’s best that you know everything that should be included in a roof replacement estimate.
Here are the six things that should always be included in a roofing estimate:[Read more…]
It is crucial to regularly maintain your commercial roof so it can function efficiently for many years to come. The simple truth is that not all roofs need to be replaced. In fact, as many as 85% of roofs are prematurely replaced due to poor information on proper maintenance procedures. A good blueprint to follow is the three Rs of roofing: repair, restore, repair. [Read more…]
It is the roof that primarily protects homes from weather elements like strong, high winds. However, not a lot of homeowners realize that high wind pressure can significantly damage their roofs and cause leaks, cracked or missing shingles and gutter problems. But there are still plenty of misconceptions about wind damage. [Read more…]
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…]