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4 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Dealing With Roofing Damage

Roofs are not made to last forever. Heck, it even says so on the packages of shingles. You can install a brand-new shingle roof today and you’ll know it’s not going to last more than a few decades. Over time and after repeated harsh beatings from the elements, your roof will inevitably wear out.

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Hiring a Roofer: Everything You Should Determine Before Hand

When it comes time to install or replace the roof on your home, there are a number of things you will need to check off your to-do list. From determining the type of roof you will have installed, to figuring out the budget, to selecting the perfect roofing company, this is a task that will certainly keep you busy. But before you sign on the dotted line and hire a roofer to complete the job, you will need to keep the following things in mind.

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Top 4 Causes of Roof Damage

There are many warning signs when your roof has been damaged. Perhaps you’ve recently discovered an abundance of shiny granules in the water runoff from your gutters (a sign of aging shingles); or maybe you’ve developed a leak inside your home. Or the damage might be readily visible from your backyard – some broken shingles, or missing flashing. Regardless of what the damage is, you know it needs to be fixed; but you don’t know what caused the damage. If this describes you, here are the four possible causes for your battered roof.

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Is a Monthly Roofing Maintenance Plan Really Needed?

When was the last time someone inspected your roof? In fact, when was the last time you were even on top of your roof? Whether you own a home, a business, or both, I would guess you haven’t been atop a roof in quite some time. As long as it’s not leaking or letting air in, you probably haven’t given it a second thought in months – or longer. So how do you know if it’s ready to endure a heavy winter storm? Unless you personally perform regular inspections, you really have no idea. And even if you do take a look at the roof from time to time, you aren’t a trained roofing expert; you could easily miss problem signs.

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Can Snow Cause Roofing Damage Like Hail?

There are certain acts of nature that are an obvious threat to the roof over your head. If you live in an area that is prone to high winds or hailstorms, you are probably well aware that your roof may be damaged whenever these events occur. But when it comes to rain, snow, sleet, and the like, you may wonder how dangerous they are to your roofing system. With the winter months upon us, now is certainly time to find an answer. So, is it true that snow can cause extensive roofing damage just like hail?

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Residential Metal Roofing: is it Just a Trend or Here to Stay?

Metal roofs are nothing new. They’ve been around for years, most often seen on barns, warehouses, or business buildings. But in recent years, more and more homeowners have been choosing to install metal roofing on their homes. While there are certainly benefits to choosing a metal roof, is this a fleeting trend, or one that will last?

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