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…]
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.
Back in the day, standing seam metal roofing was mainly used in commercial and agricultural structures. However, today, it’s growing more popular in residential properties. They aren’t only durable and aesthetically pleasing, but they are also beneficial to the environment. [Read more…]
Your roof is your property’s main defense against water infiltration, which can cause significant damage to your exterior and interior. By installing a water-shedding or water-resistant roof you can further increase your building or home’s protection against water damage.
Roofs naturally age as soon as they are exposed to outside elements. The components of your home ages differently, making it difficult to predict how long your shingles will last. You must know about the normal signs of roof aging to protect yourself from storm chasers who claim your roof is damaged when it’s not.
Given the sheer amount of asphalt shingle roofing options available today, looking for the right asphalt shingles can feel like a needle-in-a-haystack kind of situation. So, we’ve pulled together some expert tips on finding the right asphalt shingles for your next roof installation.
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.