Roofing It Up

Shingle Roofing Inspection Checklist

Regular roof inspection and maintenance are essential to reduce roof repair services. Sometimes you may need to perform roof inspections on your own. Find below the items you should have on your shingle roofing inspection checklist. Loss of Roof Granules Granule loss indicates the disintegration of your shingle roofing. Asphalt shingles consist of a protective layer of granules. Over time the granules weather, leaving an exposed surface. Common causes of shingles granule loss include hailstones, roof traffic, old age, and blisters due to manufacturing defects. Read More 

Roofing Contractors: 3 Effects of Humidity on Your Roof

Most homeowners hardly think about humidity in their homes. Yet, high humidity levels could cause harm to your home, especially the roof. Remember that cooking, bathing, and washing dishes produce steam. The steam produced from such activities leads to an increase in moisture and humidity level, which can compromise the integrity of your roof. Here are three effects that humidity can have on your roof. 1. Saturated Insulation It is important to have a functional roof insulation system in your home. Read More 

Learn About The Warranties Offered Before Signing Your Roof Replacement Contract

Roofing contractors often give you a warranty on their workmanship. When you get a new roof put on, it's important to understand what kind of warranty you get and what it covers. Roofs typically come with two types of warranties. One comes from the roofing material manufacturer, and the other comes from the roofing contractor. Here's a look at how these warranties work. The Manufacturer's Warranty Covers Defects  The manufacturer's warranty usually just covers manufacturing defects in their materials. Read More 

Using Your Insurance For Roof Repairs

The roof is one of the parts of your home that will be the most susceptible to suffering significant damage. When the roof suffers significant damage, it is imperative for a homeowner to have the knowledge to be able to quickly take steps to file a claim with their insurance so that repairs can begin. Notify The Insurance Company Of The Damage As Soon As Possible To Minimize Delays As soon as you discover that your roof has suffered damage, the insurance company should be notified as soon as possible. Read More 

Common Commercial Flat Roof Problems

Flat roofing systems are a popular choice for commercial properties, and for good reason.  The pitched roofs widely seen on residential properties can place great loads on commercial buildings, potentially plaguing them with structural issues. Plus, these roof types are generally more expensive to install than flat versions due to the greater demand for materials and labor. If you are aiming for a low-cost roofing installation for your commercial facility, a flat roof fits the bill. Read More