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5 Damage Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Commercial Roof

By | Commercial Roofing

Your commercial roofing may not pose much trouble, since it is designed with durable materials that can last decades. Despite this, a few factors, including unpredictable weather and aging, can expose your roofing to damage. However, regularly inspecting your commercial roof can help you spot issues early to avoid major repairs or complete commercial roof replacement. Here are five signs that it’s time to replace your commercial roof. Standing water on the commercial roof It is normal to notice standing water on flat commercial roofs after a heavy downpour. However, you should be concerned if you have water sitting on your roof for two or three days. Failing to address this problem may cause frequent leaks, sagging, mold growth, and reduce the lifespan of your commercial roof. Since the ponding or standing water can compromise your roof’s integrity, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends getting a professional commercial roofing…

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What to Know About Your Roof Before a Professional Roof Inspection at Home

By | Roof Replacement, Roofing

If you are like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your roof until there is a problem. And by then, it may be too late. A professional roof inspection can help you identify any potential problems with your roof before they become costly and difficult to repair. The following blog will discuss what you should know about your roof before an inspection. 1) The First Thing You Should Know About Your Home Roof Is Its Age The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is 25-30 years. For tile, it is the underlayment that should last 25-30 years, with the actual tile lasting up to 50 years. If your roof is approaching or has exceeded the estimated lifespan, it is more likely to have issues, and a professional inspector will be able to uncover them. If you are unsure of the age of your roof, you can ask your…

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What to Look for in a Roof When Buying a Home

By | Roof Types, Roofing

With so many choices, purchasing a home may be a daunting task, and you don’t want to take it lightly. Buying a home is exciting, but how can you know if it will last over time? Roofs are one of the most expensive parts of a home and the most critical because they keep your home secure and safe. If you want to make sure your roof lasts, there are a few things you should look for when inspecting it. The information below will help you understand whether or not the roof on a new home you’re purchasing is in good shape and the peace of mind you need when putting in an offer. How to Inspect a Roof Before buying a house, you need to inspect the roof for any damages. There are a few different techniques to inspect the roof for problems. First, you may be able to…

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Differences between Synthetic vs. Felt Roofing Underlayment Materials

By | Roof Replacement, Roofing

If you’re thinking of installing a new roof, one of the first things to ask when working with a contractor is what type of underlayment they will be installing. You may be wondering, “What is underlayment, and why is it important?” Underlayment is the waterproofing material or membrane installed underneath your shingle or tile roof. There are two types of materials used today–felt and synthetic underlayment. Felt underlayment is made up of cellulose, polyester, bitumen, and asphalt. Felt is available in two thicknesses: fifteen-pound and thirty-pound. Thirty-pound felt is thicker and stiffer than fifteen-pound, so thirty-pound is more resistant to damage during installation and can protect the roof longer if exposed to outside elements like wind, rain, or snow. Synthetic underlayment is typically made from woven or spun polyethylene or polypropylene, and it comes in a variety of different thicknesses to suit your needs. These usually weigh less than traditional…

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Process of a Residential Roof Installation Services

By | Roof Replacement

If you’re looking to replace your residential roof or installing a roof on a new construction home project, one of the first things to understand is how the process works. The fact is that of all the home updates and repairs, having a new roof installed is one of the most vital. Without a well-designed and securely fitted roof, your property could end up damaged, from insulation to water-logged drywall to damaged furnishings or flooring- that’s why having a quality roof installed is so crucial. The question is: how can you determine if the roof you’re having installed by your roofing contractor is of good quality? The best step that you can take is to understand what goes into a residential roofing installation project. Here’s a general overview of what you should know about the process of installing a new roof at home What is the home roofing installation process? …

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Insulation: The Importance to Your Home And Roof

By | Insulation

If you’re looking to have a greener home, one of the first things you should look at is your insulation.Heating and cooling can account for up to 70% of the average home’s total energy use! Poor insulation can cause a massive difference in how your home feels, and you may be practically throwing money out the window. That’s why it’s important to regularly check your insulation, as poor insulation can lead to air leaks and make your home feel entirely uncomfortable. Appropriate insulation is not only more energy-efficient, but this can save your household a lot of money while also creating a comfortable and healthy environment. How can promoting insulation make a home safer and energy-efficient? As stated above, most households across the US (and even the world) spend a lot of their money on heating and cooling their home. Not only is this expensive for families who are trying…

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Winterizing Your Roof: Checklist

By | Roof Maintenance

Winter is almost here! You know that means you need to start preparing for winterizing your roof to take on the season. A properly winterized roof will make sure your home stays nice and cozy, no matter what Mother Nature throws at it. During the winter months, you might be tempted to skip roof maintenance. After all, most homeowners don’t expect much from their roof during this time of year. But, unfortunately, while they might not think it will be a problem, this is actually one of the worst things that can happen to your roof and home as a whole! Tick the following off your winterizing list to keep your roof system ready for the cold winter ahead: Examine your roof:  Take a close look at your roof and make sure there aren’t any holes or cracks. Check for loose shingles and make sure all debris from the previous…

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How Do Solar Reflective Shingles Work and Are They Worth the Cost?

By | Roof Types

Solar reflective shingles and solar reflective roof membranes can be an essential component of a building system designed to decrease overall building energy consumption and the environmental impact of the house or structure. Reflective roof shingles surfaces reflect much more infrared radiation (IR) than conventional roof surfaces. IR is a kind of light that causes much heat to be generated onto roof surfaces, so designers came up with the idea of solar reflective shingles, or reflective shingles, to reduce the consumption of IR from the sun by reflecting this light off the roof’s exterior, preventing the high temperature from being transmitted to the inside of a home or building (for example, to the attic or to any rooms you might have at the top of your house). Reflecting shingles and solar reflective roofs generally keep building interiors much cooler by decreasing heat transfer and lowering the use and stress on…

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DIY Roofing? Ten Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional

By | Roofing

The roof is an essential component of the home. However, strong winds, heavy storms, powerful sun rays, and other weather conditions can significantly affect the roof. Roof degradation can occur quickly in areas where the climate is usually extreme, for example: Now, if your roof has been damaged and you believe that restoring it is a simple job, think again. Nowadays, most individuals like do-it-yourself tasks. However, not every project is feasible, and DIY roofing isn’t always the best idea. In some instances, a specific skill set is needed to do a job, such as roofing. This is why you should contact an experienced roofing contractor who is a professional in the field. If you want to grasp the importance of hiring a professional roofer for services instead of DIY, this article will help.   They Follow Building Codes  The building code is a collection of standards that must be…

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Wind Damaged Roof: Know What it is and How to Spot It

By | Roof Repair

We haven’t had the seasonal Santa Ana winds in a while, but when they do blow, you may want to check your roof for damages. Most homeowners or residents don't often think about it, but wind speeds over 45 mph can do severe damage to your roof. Although all roofs are designed to withstand pretty strong winds, the reality is many don’t. And it’s not because the roofers didn’t do a great job, it’s largely because the wind doesn’t uniformly hit the roof. It tends to catch the edges or corners of the roof and other angles. When the wind keeps hitting shingles or tile at a specific angle -all roofs, regardless of how solid they are, have yielding points- shingles can peel off, open up, or even tile can shift or break off and fall. If the damage isn’t repaired, it’s only a matter of time before you have…

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