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.[Read more…]
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.[Read more…]
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.[Read more…]
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.[Read more…]
Asphalt shingle roofs can last up to 20 to 25 years depending on how well-maintained and inspected they are while cedar roofs can last over three decades. Most roofing systems are built to last, and they are resilient and durable. But as time goes by so do the effects of wear and tear, resulting in eventual structural deterioration. And when this time comes, do you have your roof repaired or replaced?