Category: Roofing

What Kind of Damage Can Sun Exposure Cause to Your Roof?

Damage to shingles on the roof of a home, with the words, sun exposure damage to roof

Durability, longevity, and energy efficiency are the qualities that people look for when deciding on a type of roofing material. Sun damage resistance is often overlooked, as many do not consider how their roofing material stands up to the heat and harsh rays of the sun. Due to the high concentration of ultraviolet rays, the […]

How to Improve Attic Ventilation

A man installing insulation in the eaves of the attic of a house beside the words improving attic ventilation

If you are finding that your energy bill is running high or you are noticing your roof aging prematurely, you may have poor attic ventilation. Proper attic ventilation is essential for maintaining lower energy costs, keeping your shingles and overall roof healthy, and avoiding dangerous build-up of ice on the eaves of your home. If […]

What is a Fly By Night Roofer?

A fly by night roofer pitching his sales call in the entryway of a house while a woman with the door open listens

When strong storms hit, hail, strong winds, pounding rain, ice, or snow can all greatly damage your roof. After the storms pass, you may get a visit from a “roofing professional” claiming that they can fix the damage to your roof at an unbelievably low price. While these offers can seem like a dream come […]

Signs that you Need a New Roof

The broken roof of a gray house above the words do i need new roofing

Depending on the type of roof you have, you can expect its lifespan to be anywhere from 20 to 50 years. Shingle roofs need to be replaced the most frequently (20-25 years), whereas wood shake, tile and slate roofs tend to last a bit longer. Eventually, issues such as water intrusion, roof buckling, missing shingles, and […]

How to Safely Remove Debris from a Roof

A worker in a reflective vest with a hard hat sweeping off a roof under the words "How to Clear a Roof"

When was the last time you cleared the debris from your roof? Many homeowners are unaware of the importance of this basic home maintenance task. Over time, debris can accumulate on your roof and in your gutters that can become unsightly or even lead to permanent (and costly) roof damage. A leaf blower is often […]

What are the Types of Industrial Roofing?

A corrugated metal roof with the words "Types of Industrial Roofing"

When you need a new roof for your industrial building, you’ll find that you have a lot of options to choose from. In addition to style, you’ll need to choose from a range of material options and application methods. The kind of roofing that’s best for you depends on a number of factors. Here are […]

10 Tips for How to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor

A roofing contractor with a sheet of paper and his tools stands atop a roof beside the words "Choosing a Roofing Contractor"

Getting a roof repaired or replaced is a large investment, so it’s important that you get the job done by the right roofing contractor. It takes careful consideration and research to choose a good roofing company. Here are some tips to help you choose the right roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof: 1. Read Local Reviews […]

Can High Winds Damage my Roof?

A roof with some of the shingles blown off with the words "Wind-Damaged Roofs"

Strong winds can knock down tree branches, batter your car on the highway, and send your trash cans flying down the street. With all the chaos and damage that high winds can cause, you may begin to wonder how else they can affect you. Can strong winds actually damage a roof? The simple answer is […]

Do I Need Roof Repair or a Roof Replacement?

A roof with a large hole and other damage beneath the words "Roof Repair or Roof Replacement?"

Your roof has seen better days. Whether damaged by a hail storm or the mere passage of time, you need to do something soon. Depending on your situation, you may opt for a quick repair or a full replacement; however, choosing between these options can be quite difficult. Repair (also known as re-roofing) is the more affordable option at first, […]

How to Check your Roof for Hail Damage

A roof with shingles that have been cracked and broken by hail

Hail storms can strike at any time, and while there are ways to minimize the damage to your property, large hail will inevitably cause some damage. Just recently, a storm dropped baseball-sized hail onto the properties of several Dallas/Fort Worth area residents, leaving them with severely damaged homes. After a hail storm, homeowners must go through […]