What Does "Bonded And Insured" Really Mean When It Comes To Roofing Companies?


If you're starting to look for a roofing company to replace or repair your roof, you may find that you're often given the advice to ensure a company is "bonded and insured" before you hire them. On the surface, this makes sense; insurance protect you and the roofing company financially. But in order to really vet those roofing companies properly, it's important that you know a bit more about what bonding and insurance actually are and how they work.

19 January 2017

What Affects The Energy Efficiency Of A Roofing System?


With many business owners concerned about getting their spaces up to snuff with the latest energy saving techniques, it's surprising that some people overlook their roof as a major source of potential energy savings. There are many factors that can affect the energy savings of your roof, and many can be installed or improved after the fact.  State of Repair and Quality of Roofing Job The first factor to consider is whether the roofing job has been done to standard.

28 October 2016

3 Tips For Keeping Those Pesky Squirrels Away From Your Gutters


Properties that are located in areas with a lot of rain will greatly benefit from gutters. As long as they are well-maintained, they can keep water from puddling near the foundation. The downspouts can shoot water far away from the structure, or you can use rain barrels to collect all of the rainfall. But, gutters are not indestructible, and they require regular maintenance. Once you've taken the time to install your gutters, you'll want to keep them in excellent condition through the years.

20 September 2016

Sagging Roof? It's Probably Time To Replace It


If your home's roof sags in the center, it's probably time replace it with a new one. A sagging roof can develop from a number of things, including water ponding and structural damage to the support beams and trusses. If you don't replace your roof or repair the structural damage, the roof may collapse inward. Here are possible reasons for your sagging roof and what you can do to solve it.

11 August 2016

5 Reasons Metal Roofs Rock On Tiny Houses


Tiny house living is a new twist on the American dream and it is taking the country by storm. While their size is dramatically smaller than the average home in the United States, so is the cost to build them. When you are building something so small, making wise choices for both style and practicality is imperative. Metal roofing fits both these needs and more.  1. Durability: When you invest in a tiny house, you want it to last.

26 July 2016

Special Considerations When Choosing Roof Materials For A Folk Victorian


Folk Victorian homes offer a stripped down take on the often ornate and asymmetrical classic Victorian homes. The Folk architecture style, which became popular during the late 1800s to early 1900s, features symmetrical floor plans and windows with decorative woodwork to accent both the house structure and the eaves of the roof. The roof has a pyramid shape with a low pitch and both aspects can help inform the best roofing material if you need repairs or replacement.

18 July 2016

How To Prevent Moss Growth On An Asphalt Or Concrete-Shingle Roof


If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain and/or you have a portion of your roof that does not get a lot of direct sunlight, you may have to contend with moss invading your roof. When you first see moss on your roof, you might think that it adds character, but moss holds moisture next to your roof and can thus promote rot. Therefore, when you see moss on your roof, you need to take steps to remove it and prevent future invasions.

4 July 2016