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…]
Homeowners tend to put a lot of focus on the visible parts of a roof installation like the shingles, flashing and even finishing details like fascia boards and soffits. However, paying attention to the “invisible” parts of your roof is equally important. The underlayment, in particular, is a vital part of any roofing system, and choosing the right one can mean the difference between a strong high-performance roof and a bad one.
Picture this scenario: your months-old roofing system encounters a problem so you call your roofing company for immediate repairs. You are sure that your roof is still perfectly covered by its warranty period. The contractors come out, fix your roof and catch you off-guard with the bill. How is there a bill when your roof is well within its warranty coverage?
Spring is here which means there are new challenges waiting for your roofing system. It’s a good idea to perform spring roofing maintenance if you want to avoid future problems. Try these tips to get started.
Weathering is the term roofers use to describe the effects of long-term weather exposure on shingles. Weathering is the natural process that causes shingles to deteriorate over the course of their lifespan. Various factors can affect how well an asphalt shingle roof can deal with weathering.[Read more…]