Repairing is always better than replacing because this will help you save time and will still ensure that you will be able to get the most out of the one that you repaired without spending a lot of money. The same is true when it comes to repairing roofs; a homeowner should always look for […]
There are a handful of different roof repairs that you are going to have to worry about. It is important that you understand which ones are going to be the most important to get fixed so that you can understand what to do whenever you have a roof problem ahead of you. Many people don’t […]
When it comes to caring for your home, roof repair and maintenance should not be overlooked. Yet, because our roofs are not immediately visible, they tend to be forgotten. Nevertheless, your home is a massive investment and a quality, functional roof is an important aspect of protecting that investment. Not only is roof damage a […]
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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Flat Roofing July 30, 2019 12:40 pm A flat roof is one that can come with controversy. As the name suggests, it is almost entirely completely level, other than a slight slope to allow for drainage.
Like all roofs, flat roofing comes with its advantages and disadvantages. It’s important to be aware of these before you make any decisions on the type of roofing you are going to install.
Benefits Flat roofing materials are usually cheaper
No roofing material is particularly cheap. However, flat roofing is commonly less expensive than other types of materials which is great if you’re on a budget. Similarly, it is often found that labour is cheaper when finding someone to install your flat roofing. This is because there is less of a risk of the individual falling when installing the roof, compared to a sloped roof.
Flat roofs are low maintenance
Some roofing materials can be a bit of a hassle when it comes to maintenance. Of c..
The roof of a residential and commercial building is a vital component of its overall structure. You can’t be assured of the safety of people and items inside the building until your roof is in top condition. Its importance to both commercial and residential buildings can’t be underestimated at any cost and any negligence on […]
Your roof is more than just the top layer of your home. It’s a complex system designed to protect, insulate and maintain the structure of your home. It’s an important investment, so it only follows that you’ll want to keep it in prime condition for as long as possible. Proper roofing maintenance is an important part of your roof’s upkeep and should never be neglected. We share just how important it is below.
The Importance of Proper Roofing Maintenance
A poorly maintained roof is bound to develop problems sooner rather than later. Given that roofs are constantly exposed to the elements, they need routine inspections and maintenance. Major roofing manufacturers such as GAF even require roofing maintenance as part of their warranty requirements; failure to keep up with maintenance can cause your warranty to be voided.
Hiring Professionals for Proper Roofing Maintenance
It helps to think of scheduled roofing maintenance as the equivalent of your annual physical checkup. The same appl..
The Top 10 Benefits of a New Roof March 13, 2019 3:06 pm Getting a new roof sounds lovely, doesn’t it?
It’s a chance to modernise, with fresh new tiles and guttering. It’s the exterior reflection of your inevitably clean and tidy life, displayed for all your neighbours to see…
But wait. What about your priorities? What about your rising energy bills, or short-term investments in things you REALLY need? Aren’t they more important than a new roof right now?
Not necessarily, no! A new roof has loads of benefits. It’s a long-term investment that can reduce short-term costs and tasks, helping you to ultimately live a calmer, more relaxed life. In our non-stop, modern world, shouldn’t this be a priority?
Getting a new roof comes with a world of benefits
Here are the top ten benefits of getting a new roof. Whether short or long term, financial or familial, the benefits are hugely wide ranging – there’s certainly one to boost your lifestyle.
A leaking roof causes more trouble than an annoying “drip drop” from your ceiling; it can damage your attic insulation and roof deck and lead to mold and mildew growth and reduced energy efficiency. Roof leaks can be due several causes, all of which will require the immediate assistance of a professional roofing contractor. Here are some common roof leak culprits:
1. Loose, Cracked or Rotting Shingles: If your roof is 20 to 30 years old, you may see signs of aging such as cracking or rotting. In some cases, the shingles may come loose and fall to the ground. A weakened outer layer will expose the underlayment; continued exposure to wind and sun can wear the layers away and eventually cause leaks to form. If your roof is in such a condition, you need to have it inspected. Your roof may only need repairs, which will definitely cost less, and, if properly done, can extend your roof’s life for a few years. This is enough time to prepare for a scheduled roof replacement.
2. Roofing Nails..
Slate holds about a 1% foothold in the overall roofing material pie chart, maybe less. A simple goal would be to grow it to 2%. If natural slate is going to continue to be installed on exterior and interior projects, the industry is going to have to join together. This is a pivotal time for slate and this post will give backing with concrete numbers.
America’s Mentality & Europe’s Example The slate industry is not growing because America’s mindset is that of a quick buck. Pride in building, with our lack of trade schools, is at an all-time low. Building’s are not built to last. Contractor’s are asked to use cheap materials and complete projects as soon as possible. These structures over time will develop issues. This is today’s standard for far too many projects.
Consider France & Germany where slate is a primary building material on roofs and walls. Their model and their use of slate would have to be followed if the use of slate were to grow in the USA..