DIY Flat Roof Repair

DIY Flat Roof Repair Unless you have a great deal of experience in roofing, it’s not recommended that you fix a flat roof yourself.  If you find a leak in your flat roof, if vital that it be prepaired properly because even the smallest blister will allow water to get underneath the surface and cause

DIY Roofing Inspections

DIY Roofing Inspections When there’s a real problem with your roof, it’s best to hire an expert to take a look at it, but it’s always good practice for you to get up there periodically, just to see if everything is working the way it should.  After all, the damage from an ineffectively covered roof

Roofing Glossary

Roofing Glossary Asphalt – organic bituminous compound used in the manufacturing of composition shingles. Asphalt Roofing Cement – used to bond roofing materials Base Flashing – the piece  of the flashing which is attached to the roof deck Blend– mixtures of various colored granules on the surface of shingles Blind Nailing – nails hammered so

Before You Accept A Roof Warranty…

Before You Accept A Roof Warranty… If you aren’t told about a roof warranty when first talking to roofing contractors, don’t just assume that it’s included, because this definitely isn’t always the case.  Take the time to ask your roofing contractor specific questions: what type of warranty it is?  What it cover?  Etc. Things to

Things to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

Things to Look for in a Roofing Contractor When it comes to finding the proper contractor to fix your roof, not just anyone will do.  After all, this company will be taking care of the most important structure in your home.  Your roof keeps you and your family safe from the elements, as well as

Places That Roofs Tend to Leak

Places That Roofs Tend to Leak Of all the structures that make up your home, your roof is undoubtedly the most important.  The proper functioning of your roof protects your valuable investment, but it also keeps your family safe – and what could be more important than that?  Whether there’s a little water dripping down

Caring For a Tile Roof

Caring For a Tile Roof A tile roof adds a sense of elegance and charm to a home, but as you probably know, the tiles tend to break easily.  Being a tile roof owner, you ought to be pro-active in caring for your roof in order to protect your investment, and keep your family safe

Roof Replacement To Save Energy

Roof Replacement To Save Energy When it gets cold outside, it can affect the energy costs of your home, whether you’re aware of it or not.  As you continue to look for ways to keep your energy bill down in the nippy weather, remember that your roof can be a main source of heat loss. 

Maintaining A Shingle Roof

Maintaining A Shingle Roof Sure, your shingles might look nice, but are they going to last?  Will they help prevent leaks?  Whether you have the most expensive shingles on the market, or some very cost effective ones, practicing proper shingle maintenance is the key to maximizing their lifespan and efficiency. Clean out your gutters, drain
First Things to Do When Your Flat Roof Starts Leaking… Set up buckets to collect the leaking water, so that it does not cause any more damage to the interior. Put a tarp on your roof to prevent water from making contact with the roof in the first place Estimate the cost of your flat