Understanding Stair Step Shingle Installation And Why It Is Ideal
19 December 2016
If you need a new roof on your home, then you probably already know that an asphalt shingle variety is your most inexpensive option. The shingles cost about $80 to $100 per 100 square feet, and labor is around $3 per square foot. If you have been speaking to different contractors, then you may have asked some specific questions about installation. If one or several professionals have informed you that they use the stair step method of installation, then keep reading to understand what this is and why it may be preferable to other installation types.
Where Exactly Is Your Roof's Leak Coming From?
4 November 2016
If your roof leaks constantly, and you've patched every hole in the roof that you can easily find or access, have a roofer check the flashing around your chimney and main vent stack for deterioration. These locations can hide problems that allow rainwater in the spring and melting snow in the winter to leak into your roof, attic, and ceiling. Before you climb your roof again, here's how deteriorated flashing endangers your roof and what you can do to fix the issues without risking your safety or sanity.
Broken EPDM Roof Seams - Why They Happen And How To Fix Them
11 August 2016
If you have a commercial flat roof, then you may have an EPDM variety on the top of your business. These roofs are made from synthetic rubber membranes. Specifically, the roof is made from ethylene propylene diene monomer. EPDM is a standard roofing material that is installed in large sheets. The synthetic material is ideal for commercial roofing purposes because it remains strong against UV radiation, thermal damage, and extreme weather conditions. The roofing material is not impervious to damage though, so you will need to inspect your roof on a regular basis to make sure that it is free of issues.
3 Ways Your New Roof Can Help Pay For Itself
8 August 2016
A new roof is no small expense, and--if you need one--you may find yourself wondering how you will be able to afford it. Would it help if the roof could somehow pay for itself over time? For many families, it would be a lot easier to come up with the needed cash for a roof if they knew that the money they're spending would find its way back to them sooner rather than later.