It isn't easy to decide whether your new roof should be made from asphalt shingles or metal. Both materials make good roofs. The good thing is, knowing the pros and cons of the different materials can help you narrow down your options. Learn more about asphalt shingle and metal roofs so that you can decide which material is ideal for your new roof. Things to Consider The type of roofing material that your neighbor used may not be the right roofing material for your home.
26 March 2016
Many homeowners use spring to clean their homes and perform maintenance. Part of your seasonal routine should including taking care of your roof. Here are some ways you can make sure your roofing is properly serviced. Check the Roof's Condition Spring is a good time to check your roof's condition. Even though some days bring rain and other harsh elements, there are enough sunny days to thoroughly inspect your roof.
22 March 2016
Calculations, shopping around, making design tweaks. These are some of the many things that homeowners consider when getting a roof replaced. One thing that many homeowners overlook, however, is the nasty issue of getting all that waste out of your yard in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Of course, this issue depends on a number of factors, including whether or not you'll have any other construction projects running concurrently with the roofing project, or if you're a particularly competent DIYer with an eye for repurposing old building materials.
21 March 2016
When hurricane season starts approaching, it is time to get your home ready for it. One way to do this is by preparing your roof. Hurricanes and the strong winds associated with them tend to be harsh on roofs, causing materials and entire roofing structures to detach from the home. Here are some tips for getting the roof ready for hurricane season. Inspect the Roofing Materials To start getting the roof ready for hurricane season, head up to the roof and inspect every inch of it.
18 March 2016
If you are considering a new roof for your home, there are multiple choices available. Roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles and wood shakes, are more popular choices among homeowners. However, if you're looking for a more unique look for your roof, you may want to consider metal roofing. Here are a few benefits of metal roofs: Weather Resistance A metal roof is not water-absorbent. Thus, rain and snow have little effect on the roofing material.
16 March 2016
Even if your metal roof already has a protective coating, you may decide to re-coat your roof. The life of your roof can be prolonged by regularly applying new layers. Metal roof panels are manufactured and installed with the protective coating already a part of the roof. However, this coating degrades over time. If you decide to re-coat your metal roof rather than replacing individual panels, there are several types of coatings to choose from.
16 March 2016
If you've been thinking about renovating your roof, you're probably most concerned with which material you'll use. Asphalt, clay, slate, or even steel are just a few of the options available to you, each having their own advantages over the other choices. However, one point that you may not have given much thought to is the possibility of choosing a material that comes in a lighter color. Although many roofs are black or dark gray, lighter roofs, also sometimes called "
15 March 2016
As a homeowner, having a roof over your head that is protecting you from the outside conditions is important. Without a solid roof, the rain and snow can cause water damage to the exterior and interior of your home that can cost thousands in repairs. One common problem with the roof over your head is leaks. Here are three ways to fix a leak in your roof: Fix the Shingles:
14 March 2016
When you live in an area that sees strong storms due to hurricanes, your home will be at risk of being damaged. If you are looking for ways to protect your home from the strong storms, consider doing these 4 things. Add Storm Shutters One of the weakest parts of your home will be the windows. While impact windows are a great way to give the glass added strength, you may not need to upgrade your windows any time soon to get them.
10 March 2016
If you are looking for a new roofing material, then there are a lot of different options to choose from. Some will be expensive and durable while others will be cheaper and less resilient. However, the benefits of each material type aren't always immediately apparent. To help you out with that, here are overviews of some of the most popular roofing types: Asphalt Asphalt is one of the cheapest options for roofing material and is pretty pleasing to look at in most situations.
9 March 2016