Roofs are made to be durable and resilient, and to withstand the elements. Being the frontline defense of your home, a roof is exposed to all kinds of threats. To keep your roof in optimal condition, it’s essential to know the elements that can cause damage to it.[Read more…]
A professionally installed and maintained asphalt shingle roof can last up to 20 years. During those 20 years, the asphalt shingle roof will take a hammering from rain, wind, snow and heat, which can damage the shingles. It’s normal to see wear and tear. But how can you determine if your roof has aged naturally or if it has been damaged?[Read more…]
Like your roofing system, gutters also protect your home against water damage. Getting regular inspections from experienced professionals is essential in detecting small issues before they turn into costly repairs. Sometimes, gutter problems don’t look obvious until they have progressed.[Read more…]
Dry rot thrives in obscured areas and moisture-prone areas of the roof. In a few days, this type of fungus can reproduce at a rate of over five million spores per minute. This problem is more common in older houses where there is untreated wood. You must deal with this issue immediately before it spreads to other areas like your siding.[Read more…]
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.