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Insider’s Tips From Roofing Experts In Finding Leaks

Insider’s Tips From Roofing Experts In Finding Leaks

One of the most common roofing problems experienced by the average homeowner is leaks. If not addressed properly and immediately, leaks can lead to severe and extremely costly damages that may take several days or weeks to be resolved. This is why it has become important to find signs of leaks on your roof even before it manifests. Here are some tips from roofing experts to help you find signs of leaks in your roof. Know where the common trouble spots are To effectively prevent leaks from occurring, you will need to keep a close watch on the trouble spots. They are where leaks commonly develop such as in the flashings and sealants at your roof penetrations and membranes. If you have single-ply roofing systems, you will need to inspect the laps, seams, and sealants at your roof membrane to watch out for signs of leaks. Install larger drains and use screens If your roof drains penetrate your roof membrane, you will need to install larger drains to accommodate heavy rainfall, preventing rain water from flowing over the drain’s seal and causing leaks. Adding a screen to the drain will effectively prevent clogging of the drain and help ensure there won’t be water accumulation in the roof drain and membranes. Use sheet-metal roof accessories To prevent leaks from occurring near the roof’s edges and perimeter, make sure your sheet-metals lap shed water and that you regularly inspect these areas’ sealants. You can also opt to use pre-manufactured sheet-metal roof accessories for the best results. Use pre-manufactured roof accessories Roofing experts highly recommend using pre-manufactured roof accessories as these effectively... read more
When To Call Your Roofing Contractor For Shingles Replacement

When To Call Your Roofing Contractor For Shingles Replacement

Among the most common reasons why you call your roofing contractor is because your roof shingles need replacement. How can you be sure that it really needs replacement? Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether or not it’s time to have your roof shingles replaced. This is especially true for first time homeowners who have little knowledge in proper maintenance and upkeep of their home. To help you determine the right time to call your roofing contractor and have your shingles replaced, here are five signs you need to keep an eye out for: Shingles that are clawed or curled. Extremely hot temperatures brought on by summer can cause your roof shingles to easily curl and claw. Aside from this, older roofs are more at risk of clawing or curling shingles. If you see curled or clawed shingles, you will need to have your roof replaced at once as this quickly leads to rigid shingles that can break easily. Your shingles will then be removed and have loose tab edges. Plus, curled shingles puts your roof at risk of being uplifted by the wind and damaged by ice in winter. Presence of bare spots on the roof and loss of granules Another common sign that you shouldn’t ignore is the presence of bare spots on your roof and the loss of granules. These can be primarily caused by old age, improper maintenance, and continuous waterfall on the roof, which may be due to improper placement of downspouts, not enough eaves trough, or improperly designed drainage. When granules are washed away from shingles, they can easily harden especially during... read more
The Right Questions To Ask A Residential Roofing Contractor

The Right Questions To Ask A Residential Roofing Contractor

If your roof needs repaired or fixing, it is best that you call a certified and highly experienced residential roofing contractor. Your roof is one of the many parts of your home that you should entrust only to professionals. If you can, hire a licensed individual to do the necessary repairs to ensure the work will be done correctly and properly. Hiring a roofing professional basically involves the same process as with hiring other types of professionals. On the other hand, this can be time consuming and difficult, especially for those who don’t know much about the roofing industry. These individuals will be easily deceived and scammed if they don’t spend time to learn about the industry. To help you hire a certified residential roofing contractor, here are some questions that you should ask during your first meeting: How long have you been in business? You need to know how many years the person or the company has been operating in the roofing industry. This will tell you a lot about them and how they value their work. If they have been performing for more than 10 years, then they will most likely be continuously operating in the coming years. This gives you an assurance that they will still be in business in the future should any problems arise regarding the repair they did for you. Do you have a local business address, phone, and email? It might not be obvious to most people but any business with a local business address, it’s own phone and email address (aside from the personal use of the owner) means that business... read more
The Only Guide You Need For Your Roof Maintenance

The Only Guide You Need For Your Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance can be considered as one of the most forgotten responsibilities of a homeowner. For some, this can be easily delayed or postponed. For others, it is directly neglected due to the cost of maintaining a roof. These homeowners would rather spend the money in purchasing and installing a new roof. Despite this, roofing experts suggest pursuing maintenance because its cost will be much cheaper than what you will spend on buying and installing a new roof as well as on fixing problems on your roof due to neglecting proper roof maintenance. Tips For Saving Money on Roof Maintenance If there are trees near your house and their branches are hanging over your roof, make sure you commit to a weekly cleaning of the roof with a special focus on removing dried leaves, small branches and acorns. Keep in mind that the debris will eventually lead to a natural dam if not cleaned immediately. If there is a natural dam, there is definitely water. Water can leak from the roof, which will eventually lead to a more severe problem. You can use a broom or blower to remove the debris on your roof. Check your shingles regularly as they can easily become warped or curl up. Determine whether or not they are still efficient enough to perform their roles. If they are already curled, you will need to replace them at once. Curled shingles could lead to water leakage. Also, shingles may become loose or damaged after several years, especially after rough weather. You will have to check if they are loosening or damaged. If they are, you... read more
How Does A Roofing Contractor Weather-Proof Roofs?

How Does A Roofing Contractor Weather-Proof Roofs?

If you want your roof to withstand strong weather, especially now that winter is fast approaching, it is best to hire a professional and licensed roofing contractor. Choose one that has previous experiences and the sufficient skills to efficiently weather-proof your roof. Keep in mind that this is your roof you’re dealing with. A substandard service will result in quick damage, even with the slightest of storms. And one minor problem could easily lead to costly repair or replacements. This is why it is extremely important that you only hire the best professionals. To ensure you hire a legit professional, you will want to learn a few things about weather-proofing roofs, so that when you speak with a potential roofing contractor you’re thinking of hiring, you can get a feel for whether or not the contractor knows what he or she is doing. What is weather-proofing? Weather-proofing a roof is a meticulous process done on a home’s roofing system to strengthen it and enable it to come out unscratched after harsh natural weather conditions. There are simple things you can do to weather-proof your roof but it is highly recommended that you hire a roofing contractor to ensure the process is completed properly and efficiently. How is it done? According to industry professionals, an effective weather-proofing process depends on good roof design. Most roofs available on the market today are developed with uplift resistance. However, this is only one aspect of the entire roof design. There are lots of other things to consider and include in the design to effectively weather-proof a roof. Aside from uplift resistance, a professional... read more

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