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...
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...
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...
Winter Preparations Suitable For Residential Roofing

Winter Preparations Suitable For Residential Roofing

Many Myrtle Beach residential roofing professionals have witnessed how changes in weather and season can affect a home’s roof. Regardless of how well a homeowner maintains and takes care of their roof, the cold temperatures from the winter season can still cause damage to roofs. No homeowner wishes for this happen, especially in the middle of the cold night or day when it will be difficult for them or for a professional to fix and repair the damages. Thus, it is necessary for the homeowners to implement the necessary preparations for their roof. If you have already put up your holiday displays and home decors and started with your holiday planning, do not forget to prepare your roof for the cold winter season. In addition to your regular maintenance routines, this will ensure that your roof will stand the challenges of this season. Here are some residential roofing preparations that you can do. • Check your gutters – The previous seasons may have caused debris and dirt to accumulate in your roof’s gutter. This is especially true if you do not include gutter cleaning in your weekly or monthly roof cleaning routine. Keep in mind that regardless of the season, dirt and debris such as fallen leaves and dry branches can find their way to your gutter. This dirt and debris can clog your gutters and prevent continuous water flow. As a result, water will accumulate in the gutter, causing rotting and leak problems if not cleaned immediately. You need to do this before the dirt and debris become too cold and, thus, difficult to remove. If your gutters...
Local Roofing Contractors Share Holiday Decorating Tips

Local Roofing Contractors Share Holiday Decorating Tips

Myrtle Beach roofing contractors understand that putting holiday decorations on the roof is part of many homeowners’ preparations for the holidays. On the other hand, what many homeowners do not realize is how dangerous and risky this can be. This is especially true if the homeowners do not implement safety and precautions when putting up holiday decorations on the roof. If you plan on hanging holiday decorations on your roof, you should consider the following safety tips. • Put up holiday decorations during the day so you have all the lighting you need. Remember that it is safest to work on anything during the day because you can see everything. More importantly, you will know where it is safe to stand or lean on when you climb the roof. You will also be able to easily detect the safest part of the roof to hang your decorations if you have sufficient lighting. • Myrtle Beach roofing contractors strongly recommend postponing your holiday decorating when there is bad weather. Obviously, aside from getting sick, you can also end up in an accident or obtain injuries if you pursued decorating your roof and lawn in a bad weather. Strong winds can blow the décor away and the rains can make it difficult for you to see where you need to hang your decorations or where you should step so you will not fall from the roof. Moreover, the rains can make the ladder and the roof slippery, thus, it will be dangerous for you to walk on them. • After bringing out your holiday decorations from storage, check each item to...
Hiring Roofers For A Professional Roof Replacement

Hiring Roofers For A Professional Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is a critical home renovation that should be left only to professional roofers. Every home’s roof lasts for 30-50 years depending on how the owner maintains and takes care of the roof. On the other hand, there are other factors that could damage your roof and prompt you for an immediate replacement. These factors primarily include various weather conditions. If your roof is severely damaged, you will need to have it replaced immediately so as not to cause damage to other parts of your house. Whatever the reason is, you will need to ensure your roof is in tip-top condition by having it repaired or replaced as necessary. Keep in mind that the roof is an important part of the house and plays a major role in preventing the heat of the sun, heavy storms, hail and strong winds from causing damage to your house and risking you and your family’s safety. If you are planning for a roof replacement soon, it is best to hire professionals instead of doing it on your own. Contract Exteriors can help you efficiently replace your roof with a more advanced roof that will effectively keep you, your house and family protected from sudden changes in weather. Steps in replacing a roof Experienced and trained roofers in Myrtle Beach follow a certain series of steps in replacing a roof. 1. Protection – Before starting with the roof replacement process, it is important to ensure that the entire property is protected so as to avoid causing damage to it. Make sure the siding is covered and that the plants and bushes are...