What Can Damage Your Commercial Roof?

commercial building roofWhile you might understand what threatens your home’s roof, can you say the same for your commercial building? Commercial roofs face some challenges that residential roofs may not. To protect your roof, learn to identify these common threats.

Sunshine

Exposure to sunshine day after day wears down your roofing materials, even if you apply UV protection. Seasonal heating and cooling contribute to the aging affect. When materials age, they crack and fail. It’s vital that you have your commercial roof serviced before it fails. […]

End of Summer Gutter Cleaning

gutter cleaningYou know that gutters should be cleaned out when leaves fall, but if you are like most homeowners, you do not give much thought to cleaning out gutters in the summer. Summer is actually one of the best seasons to perform gutter work.

Why Clean Gutters in Summer?

Spring and summer storms can send twigs, leaves, and other debris into your gutters. These will clog gutters if they are not removed. Bird nests can also clog gutters, while wasp’s nests or beehives pose a danger. […]

Is It a Leak or Condensation?

You know that roof leaks spell danger, so when you spot discoloration on your ceiling, you begin to worry. Roof leaks compound over time so it’s important to get things checked out right away. In some cases, the issue is simply condensation — a much less critical problem. Find out how to tell whether you’re dealing with a roof leak vs. condensation.

Signs You Have a Roof Leak

If you’re looking at a roof leak, you will find other signs in your home. If you can see through to the sky from the attic, then there is no question you have a roof leak. In this case, take immediate action to get the roof fixed before you incur more property damage. […]

Are Your Shingles Shedding?

shingle roofDowned shingles across the yard may be a sign that a strong wind caused the roof to shed shingles. Rather than climb up to the roof and lay down a few new shingles, call a roofing contractor to check things out. Shedding shingles could be the cause of major roof problem; see below to learn more.

What Causes Shedding Shingles?

Shingles come loose from the roof, at which point they can be blown across the yard, for two main reasons. […]

Need Your Roof Financed?

financingAre you putting off roof work because you don’t have enough money saved to pay for the work outright? Roof repair can be costly, but there are ways to lower the financial burden so you can protect your home and family. Here’s what you can expect with roof financing and when to consider financing your roof.

When to Consider Financing Your Roof

If you need roof work but can’t pay for it, financing bridges that gap. Consider the following situations for examples of when you should consider financing your roof. […]

Why Asphalt Shingles Still Remain a Top Roofing Material Choice

asphalt shinglesRoofing trends may come and go, but asphalt shingles are still a top choice. If you are considering a new roof, learn why asphalt shingles are a great pick for homeowners.

Affordable

A new roof is a major expense for most people. Asphalt shingles are affordable and they offer great value in the long term, with an average lifespan of 15 to 30 years. When properly installed, these shingles endure in tough storms and protect your home from the elements. When it comes to price vs. value, asphalt shingles really deliver. […]

How to Decide on a Shingle Repair or Shingle Replacement

shingle roofYour home is only as good as your roof: Without a good roof, rain, wind, dirt, and debris can all enter your home causing structural damage and impacting your health and wellbeing. When the shingles on your roof begin to age, you have two options: Replace worn-out shingles, so your roof remains in good condition, or replace the shingle roof with a brand new roof that is airtight and watertight. Use these 3 strategies to choose shingle repair vs. replacement.

Roof Inspections

What condition is your roof in? You can’t tell from looking at it.

Rather than guess at the condition of your shingles from the ground or risk your safety climbing up on the roof, have a roofer come out and inspect your roof. Roofers can give you estimates on your roof’s condition and remaining life span, something that helps you plan for eventual roof replacement. […]

What Can Happen When You Ignore a Shingle Roof Leak

leakYou may have heard that it’s dangerous to ignore a roof leak, yet do you really know why? Get advice from a professional roofing contractor on three reasons you can never ignore a roof leak.

Hidden Costs

Many people put off calling a roofer because they fear they cannot afford a new roof. It’s a natural reaction to delay taking on costs, but waiting to repair a leaky roof will greatly increase the cost of repair. […]

Summer Checklist for Your Roof

House roof in summerSummer is peak season for roof work. There’s good weather, spring rains have passed, and homeowners will be ready for fall leaf drop and winter storms. If you are thinking of having a roofer out this summer, learn about the summer checklist for roof work.

Spotting Leaks

Leaks on a roof are tricky to spot, since water can often migrate through the roofing system. That’s why it’s important to have a professional look for roof leaks. Your roofing contractor will check the flashing, gutters, and shingles to spot leaks before they cause major damage to your home. […]