Each type of siding has its pros and cons, and vinyl siding is no exception. But a lot of the negatives about vinyl siding are often exaggerated, which is unfortunate given that vinyl is such a cost-effective yet durable material. So, we make it our goal to debunk some commonly held beliefs.
Metal roofs are best installed by skilled and experienced roofers. This type of roof has its own unique challenges, and sometimes rookie contractors commit errors that could affect the performance of the roof.
Calling a handyman for minor repairs around the house might be a common scenario for homeowners. However, you can’t keep running to your handyman, especially when a job already requires more than a simple fix.
The Better Business Bureau, or simply BBB, is the most recognized and trusted name that customers turn to when looking for trustworthy businesses. We at Thompson Roofing and Construction are proud to have maintained a consistent A+ rating with the BBB. In this blog, we share an overview of this rating and how it helps improve our roofing and siding services.
All roofing repair should be conducted by roofing professionals, not just because they’re dangerous, but also because untrained individuals risk causing more damage or even voiding their roofing warranty. But it doesn’t mean you can’t inspect your roof and alert your roofing contractor before the problem gets worse. Here are some common roofing problems that need repairs ASAP.
Blue-green algae, also known as gloeocapsa magma, affects more than 80% of roofing systems in the country. It leaves dark black stains wherever it grows and makes millions of perfectly good roofs look old way before their time.
As a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, Thompson Roofing and Construction is no stranger to this unsightly growth. Gloeocapsa magma may be blue-green in color, but it is surrounded by a dark brownish-black shell that protects it against the sun’s rays. Over time, these dark shells cause the telltale streaking on the roof.
A well-designed roofing system keeps water from entering your home and channels rainwater and snowmelt to the roof’s edge. From there, a quality gutter system finishes the job by safely transporting the water down and away from vulnerable areas of your property.
Without gutters, water spilling off the roof will drip down unhindered and cause damage to siding, windows, masonry and the foundation of your home. There’s also the risk of ice dams and icicles forming, which is detrimental to the structural integrity of your roof.
A pressure washer is a useful cleaning tool that uses “high-pressure” water to remove grease and grime, mold and mildew, bird droppings and other pesky dirt that may come into contact with your siding or the exterior of your home. If you want to do it yourself and save a few bucks, here are some useful tips you may want to consider when embarking on this cleaning project. [Read more…]