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…]
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.
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.
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.
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.
With so many roofers operating in the industry, you have to rely on your interviewing skills to separate the good from the bad. Considering the magnitude of the job and the amount of the money that will change hands, you can’t afford to hire the wrong contractor.