How to Choose a Garage Roofer

How to Choose a Garage Roofer

If you find out that your garage roof is leaking or damp you will probably know that you will need to get it repaired or replaced. Most people use their garage for storage and so of course not having a weather seal on the roof is a problem. Most searches online to find someone to…

Getting A New Roof Installed

Getting A New Roof Installed

Selecting a roof installation service is not a decision that should be taken lightly. There are a number of factors that you need to consider when choosing your contractor. When dealing with something as important as your roof the last thing you want to do is hire an installer who will do a poor job…

Roofing Maintenance Program

Roofing Maintenance Program

More than following all the best roofing practices, your roofing contractor must also be highly trained and experienced when it comes to maintaining roofs. The best way to verify if you have the right contractor for your roofing requirements is to ask for documentation from their previous transactions. Pick the contractor that is able to…

Why Roof Cleaning Is Necessary

Why Roof Cleaning Is Necessary

Listed here are the reasons why one should add bi-annual roof cleaning to their homes maintenance to-do list. A large number of property owners think getting your roof cleaned is a luxury, something to do if you have extra cash, are preparing for a party, or trying to sell your house. While those are all…

Factors That Influence Your Roof Repair Estimate

Factors That Influence Your Roof Repair Estimate

Roofs provide two very important functions for your home and business. First, they protect us and our belongings from the harsh effects of weather. Certainly, roofs shelter us from rain, wind, snow, and all types of weather, but they also provide important structural support to a building or home. In addition, repairs and replacements often…

How to Use Your Home Inspection Report

How to Use Your Home Inspection Report

After The Home Inspection, but Before Closing on the Home So you have contracted to buy the home of your dreams (or at least the home you can afford), you were smart enough to find a home inspector independently who is licensed and certified by ASHI and maybe also an engineer for good measure, and…

Do I Need a New Roof or Not?

Do I Need a New Roof or Not?

Summer of 2010 brought a lot of interesting weather to Montana, we saw everything from late snow to extreme heat. The one storm that left the biggest impact on everyone was the hail storm that left cars dented, windows shattered and of course a ton of siding and roof damage. I learned quite a bit…

Are Roof Shingles Suitable For All Roofs?

Are Roof Shingles Suitable For All Roofs?

Roof shingles come in a variety of materials and styles. Choosing the one that fits your needs is one of the most important decisions when replacing your roof. There are things that need to be considered when choosing your roof tiles such as climate, layout, durability, safety, and finally cosmetic appearance. A roof is something…

The Pitfalls of Installing a New Roof Over an Old One

The Pitfalls of Installing a New Roof Over an Old One

Roofing replacement comes at a significant cost. Once you calculate the cost of tear down and waste disposal combined with the labour and materials involved in installation, even the cheapest options is likely to cost several thousand dollars. As a cost saving effort, many home owners choose to have their new roof installed over the…

Is a Rubber Roof a Good Choice for My Home?

Is a Rubber Roof a Good Choice for My Home?

When you are thinking about roof replacement, it is wise to learn everything you can about all your options. With this level of knowledge, you and your trusted roofing contractor can decide with roof system is right for your home. Perhaps you can start by learning a little bit about rubber roofs since they are…

Understand The Importance Of Gutter Replacement

Understand The Importance Of Gutter Replacement

How long a home can maintain its structural integrity depends a lot on home well the home has been cared for. Especially in an older home, you need to be aware of the age of many important components and appliances. The older the component means the closer it is to needing a major repair or…

Learning About The Cost Of A New Roof

Learning About The Cost Of A New Roof

How much does a new roof cost? This is a common enough question on forums and discussion boards. Roofs are long-term investments which according to manufacturers can last 20, 30 or years. Most roofs fail much before that and need replacement. The roofing material itself might last the period promised but sometimes the underlay gets…

Roof Exclusions in a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Roof Exclusions in a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Don’t assume everything in your home is covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy. In many cases, certain exclusions, roof exclusions for example, keep your home from full coverage. Make sure to go over any roof exclusions with your insurance agent. Age of the Roof Often, the age or layering of your roof plays a role…

Some Easy-To-Do Roof Repair and Maintenance Tips for Winter

Some Easy-To-Do Roof Repair and Maintenance Tips for Winter

As the fall starts getting colder and the days start getting shorter, it means that the summer is almost at your door. Winter brings a lot of house-related problems along with it, and roofing problems are among them. During the summer, homeowners may face various roof issues, including ice dams formation, condensation, and damage to…

The Benefits Of Green Roofing

The Benefits Of Green Roofing

Traditional roofing is designed to shed water as quickly as possible from the roof surface. Conversely, green roofing actually holds water on the roof. It may also make maintenance more difficult and can cost up to 50% more to install. So why would you consider building a green roof? What is ecological roofing A green…

Avoid Roof Leaks and Damaging Black Mold

Avoid Roof Leaks and Damaging Black Mold

Black mold might seem like just an eye sore, but the fact of the matter is that you might need to invest in roof replacement or even rebuild your entire home if you do not prevent this problem or take care of it immediately when it first occurs. This is more than just an inconvenience…

Roofing Repairs Re-Pointing And Replacement Of Ridge Tiles

Roofing Repairs Re-Pointing And Replacement Of Ridge Tiles

Replacing broken or missing ridge tiles is something that should only be attempted by an expert roofing contractor. It’s a difficult job that requires a multitude of skills and a lot of expensive equipment, not things that your average homeowner usually possess offhand. Re pointing the hips on buildings is even more difficult being as…

Roofing Replacement Is Sometimes Called For

Roofing Replacement Is Sometimes Called For

If you are noticing that there are frequent issues with your present roof, you may wish to consider roofing replacement in order to permanently address these issues. That may be the answer, and it may save you a ton of money in the long run. Sometimes, when home owners try to save money by just…

How To Know When An Asphalt Roof Is In Need Of Replacement

How To Know When An Asphalt Roof Is In Need Of Replacement

Asphalt shingles are one of the most commonly used roofing materials in the country. They’re an excellent choice because they’re relatively inexpensive and durable, with a useful life of fifteen to twenty years. Good as they are, sooner or later you’re going to need to start thinking in terms of roof replacement, but how do…