It's a common piece of advice for homeowners searching for replacement roofs: "make sure you get at least three roof estimates." The logic is understandable — you don't want to make a hasty decision with your replacement roof and come to regret it. But searching for roof replacements can be tedious, and it sometimes makes the whole process seem daunting to homeowners. This is especially true considering you don't always need three roof estimates. So how many roof estimates do you need? And why don't you need three roof estimates? Let's break that down in today's blog.
No one likes to deal with roof leaks. Not only are they pesky, but they could cause problems for your home on a larger scale, too. Roof leaks could cause roof rot, could damage the structure and walls of your home, or could get into the electrical wiring in the walls. Obviously, you want to prevent roof leaks this winter, but how? Here are a few of our tips.
Too often, homeowners take their roofs for granted. As long as it's hanging over your head, you might not spend much time concerned with the health of your roof. But ideally, you want to be able to spot a failing roof before it causes further problems with your home. If you let roofing problems go on for too long, your roof might not be the only thing that needs to be replaced. But how can a homeowner spot roofing issues before they cause any damage to the rest of the home? Here are a few tips.
What exactly goes into your roofing system? It’s more than just shingles or metal, roof and gutters. There are several important components that go into a roofing system, and it’s important for them all to be functioning well in order for your roof to hold up to the elements and protect your home. Here are some of the most important components of a roofing system.
Some homeowners consider slate roofing an excellent alternative to asphalt shingles. It’s structured in the same shingled style, but rather than asphalt, it’s made of hardy slate. Like asphalt shingles, it comes in a variety of colors, but the difference certainly catches the eye, even from the ground. However, slate is costly — especially compared to the value option of asphalt shingles. So is it worth the investment? Let’s discuss a few reasons why slate roofing might be worth taking a chance on today.
They say to never play the comparison game, but as humans it’s hard to avoid. This is especially true when it comes to financial matters. So what do you do when your neighbor mentions their roofing quote and you find that yours is more than theirs was? Does that mean your contractor is scamming you or is there something else at play here? Actually, there are several factors that could impact the cost of your roof. Here are some things to consider before jumping to the conclusion that you’ve been scammed.
No roof is built to last forever, though some materials may last longer than others. Eventually, roofs can wear down with age, making them more susceptible to leaks and roof rot. But how do you know if you're dealing with an old roof if, say, you just moved in a few years ago? What if you're not sure of the age of your roof? Don't worry. There are a few easy tells that will help you get an idea.
If you've ever lived through a roof leak, you know the havoc it can wreak on your house. It can cause mold problems inside your walls, damage your electrical wiring, or even weaken the structural integrity of the home. It's best to stop roof leaks before they stop, but to do that, you have to know what can cause roof leaks. Here are some of the most common causes that homeowners should be aware of.
Whether you need to replace a faulty roof or you’re simply interested in a more energy efficient model, you’ve decided it’s finally time to schedule your roofing job. You picked a contractor and made the call, and now you’re simply sitting and waiting. It can be daunting to try to think about what comes next, but with the right resources, you can be prepared with the knowledge of what to expect...and what not to expect.
Sometimes you don't realize how important it is to have a good roof over your head until something happens to threaten that roof. Whether it's vandalism or an "act of God" like a hurricane or violent storm, roofing disasters can feel overwhelming. All you want is to fix your roof and regain that sense of security to your home, but all the paperwork, phone and email tag, and talk of finances can easily cause stress to build up.