In the United States, asphalt shingle roofs are by far the most used roofing material. In fact, it is estimated that over 70 percent of American homes are protected by an asphalt shingle roof and it’s easy to see why. Not only is asphalt inexpensive compared to other roofing materials, it is also very durable. But for all their great qualities, asphalt shingles do have their share of issues. And one of them is curling. In today’s post, we explain why asphalt shingles curl and provide a few useful tips to prevent it from happening.[Read more…]
In the United States, vinyl is by far the most popular choice of siding material–and for good reason. It is widely available, comes in different styles and colors, is relatively inexpensive and is easy to maintain. But for all its good qualities, vinyl isn’t completely indestructible. To help you keep your vinyl siding looking and functioning great, here are a few do’s and dont’s to follow.[Read more…]
Replacing your old, possibly drafty roof is a big home investment. A new roof does not only help boost your property’s curb appeal, but can also potentially increase your energy savings in the future. Roof replacement is a process that requires a lot of time and energy. To make the most of your planned project, you need to hire an experienced roofing contractor. In this way, you can be confident that you will be provided with the highest quality and most efficient services that you need.
New construction is the process of building a new commercial property or home. When taking on this particular type of project, you will encounter several significant and large-scale decision-making steps. One of the important factions of the entire process is building the roof. New construction roofing is vastly different from the often tackled roof repairs or replacements. In fact, the new roof process places heavy emphasis on its first stages of planning and designing. Here are other key points to consider.[Read more…]
There’s much more to gutter systems than what you see while standing on the ground. If you are in the market for a replacement, you have to consider not only the price, but also the material, style and maintenance requirements. For you to make an informed decision, you need to ask questions, including the following:
When it comes to siding replacement, many homeowners choose only one siding material, whether it’s wood, vinyl or fiber cement. While that may be enough to define the character of the home’s exterior, using more than one material can take the curb appeal to a whole new level. If done right, combining two siding materials can add more visual interest to a home’s facade.
Our homes can never have enough protection. The roof underlayment, mostly invisible to an onlooker, is an added barrier or cushion that is installed directly onto the roof deck as an extra layer of protection. It is applied before the shingles are installed.
While roof replacement can be done at any time of the year, it’s always a good idea to do it during spring. Here are some good reasons why.
Your gutters help protect your home from serious damage by directing rainwater away–but not when they’re already old and failing. Now is the best time to invest in gutter installation, a complicated project that will require careful planning. To ensure a smoother process, make sure to avoid some common mistakes. Thompson Roofing and Construction, your premier gutter and roofing contractor, lists some of them here. [Read more…]