Roof leaks are a problem in any weather, but a roof that starts to leak during a heavy rainstorm can quickly turn into a major emergency. Unfortunately, rainy weather is when a roof leak is most likely to happen–and when roofers become inundated with calls from panicked homeowners. Your roof is leaking and you’ve contactedContinue reading
What are Those Ugly Black Streaks on My Roof? Although these dark spots and ugly black streaks on your roof may look like dirt, mildew, soot or mold, what they really are is algae. The most common type is known as gloeocapsa magma—also known as blue green algae. This algae growth usually begins as smallContinue reading
Many people don’t think about cleaning their gutters until they notice a problem with them during a rainstorm or get ice dams on their roof in the winter. But like your roof it’s best to do preventative inspection, cleaning and maintenance before you run into problems. Why it’s Important to Maintain Gutters An accumulation ofContinue reading
Each roofing shingle type gives a unique appearance to your roof and adds to the curb appeal of your home overall. But looks aren’t the only thing to consider when deciding to replace a roof on an existing structure or figuring out what type of roof you should have if custom building a house. YouContinue reading
You don’t pay much attention to it, but the roof of your home is what protects you from the elements. If you want to make sure that your roof stays in good shape and remains leak free, then regular inspections need to be performed. But how often are roof inspections needed? The National Roofing ContractorsContinue reading
It’s above you every day. But you rarely even think about it: your roof. Your roof provides you with defense against wind, rain, snow, hail and heat. Every day your roof is exposed to weather hazards and other elements, all of which contribute to its damage and deterioration. The primary cause of roof problems isContinue reading
You can’t turn on a TV or read news on the internet without coming across a story of someone who got taken after hiring a contractor to perform work on their home. Although it can be hard to avoid unscrupulous people, a little research beforehand can protect you and your home when it comes toContinue reading
Asphalt is the most commonly used type of shingle in the United States, but contrary to what you might think, asphalt shingles are not made entirely of asphalt. While they both contain asphalt material, there are two common types of shingles: organic and fiberglass. Organic shingles are usually made from a combination of recycled celluloseContinue reading
The words “roof leak” are ones that no home owner wants to hear. Will you have to replace the whole roof? Call a professional? Can you do any of it yourself? If you have water stains that run down walls or go across the ceilings of your house, the most likely cause is a leakingContinue reading
Does your roof have a few damaged or missing shingles? Is there a leak? Is your roof over 10 years old? Just because answered “yes” to any of these questions, doesn’t mean that you automatically need a roof replacement. There is a roof replacement alternative! The truth is that just about any roof, regardless ofContinue reading
The Five Things Your Roofer Doesn’t Want You to Know
1. Maintaining your roof will save you money. Quite simple.
2. The average roof shingle doesn’t last 30 years without maintenance.