Characteristics Of Roofing That Could Stand Extreme Weather

Characteristics Of Roofing That Could Stand Extreme Weather

It is becoming more and more important for many homeowners to ensure their roofing will be able to stand different weather conditions including extreme ones that could cause severe damages to the entire property. But it is also worth noting that it is not only about the specific type of roof you have, whether you have the latest technology for roofs or the most state-of-the-art system. There are other factors that should be considered to ensure your roofing can withstand extreme weather conditions. And these include the following: Roofs will stay in place despite strong winds if it is conventionally constructed. This specific type of roof consists of modified bitumen membranes that are completely and securely held to a concrete deck. They can obtain damages to the flashings and cuts in some places as an aftereffect of strong winds or storms. The good news, however, is that the roof will stay in place. Gravel inserted in the flood coat protects the roof from flying debris. These gravel-surfaced built-up roofs are constructed with gravel inserted in the flood coat. This is what protects the roof from being damaged by flying debris, which is most common during extreme weather climates. The gravel also adds weight to the roof; thus, effectively holding the rooftop down despite strong winds. The drawback to this type of roof is that lost gravel surfacing may bring harm to encompassing structures. Attaching to steel decks helps roofs withstand the effects of disastrous natural phenomena. Whether you have a modified bitumen or built-up roof system, you can be sure it will stand up more effectively to storms and...
Why You Need Gutters To Go With Your Roofing System

Why You Need Gutters To Go With Your Roofing System

So many decisions come with building a house or remodeling your current house. Although most people think of these decisions as inside things like which cabinets and fixtures you might want, there are also very important issues outside as well. Roofing and gutters are one such crucial decision and this article will answer the question of whether you should have gutters along with your roof or not. The Purpose Of Gutters Along With Roofing Lots of people think that if your soil is sandy or you have big overhangs on your existing roofing, then you don’t need gutters. This is not true, however, and you should know why gutters are important. The sole function of gutters is to collect rainwater from the roof and direct it to a specific location. They are designed to control this water, rather than let it all fall from the roof to the ground all at once. Without gutters, you could have a real mess on your hands when it rains, depending on the landscape and design of your home. One problem is water splashing onto hard or flat surfaces and then splashing up on another structure. This can cause water damage on that structure over time. Another problem without gutters would be that all the rainwater falling from the roof and come down and wash out your landscape. It can wash away mulch or destroy flowerbeds. If you have lots of wet wood, this can create termite problems. At its worst, rainwater can even cause the foundation of your house to be weakened. How many times have you walked into a building with...
Tips For Staying Warm and Dry this Winter

Tips For Staying Warm and Dry this Winter

As the weather turns cooler the potential for winter storms increases which increases the chances that you will have leaks from your roof.  Myrtle Beach roofing specialists Contract Exteriors has a few tips to prevent these leaks before they happen. Roofing Preparation Tips Check your flashing and make sure that it is intact.  The metal lining of your roof is the flashing and is installed into roof joints as a sealant for the roofline and is there to prevent leaks from occurring.  You will usually see the flashing around the chimneys and vents of your roof.  If your contractor installed the flashing properly, it will send the water off the roof to the ground.  If you have an older roof, you will want to call a roofing professional to inspect the flashing as it is hard for the average person to know if it is in good shape for the upcoming winter months. Remove Roof Debris.  Unfortunately our roofs tend to collect a lot of debris over time.  Accumulation of leaves can cause water to pool in the winter which may lead to a roof leak.  The more likely situation is that it will cause moss to build up on your roof and if the moss is not dealt with it can compromise the structure of the roof.  A good practice is to power wash your roof at least once a year.  A good handyman can assist you with this project. Keep Your Gutters Clean.  During the fall months your gutters will get clogged with leaves and other debris and this will cause the water to back up which...
Warning Signs When Hiring A Roofing Company

Warning Signs When Hiring A Roofing Company

When it comes to roofing companies, it’s hard to know what to look for, who you can trust and who provides the best results possible. Let’s face it, your roof isn’t something that you want to have screwed up if it needs to be repaired or replaced. It provides shelter from the elements and saves us money on energy bills if we have a roofer who installs the best roof possible. Nobody wants to deal with a person or company who might take advantage of them, cut corners that will cause safety concerns or financial problems. But how do you know what to look for when choosing a roofing company? Well, here are some warning signs that will help you know what NOT to accept. Sure Problems With A Roofing Company Here are some signs you need to keep a watch for. They should raise red flags if you notice any of them and it would be best for you to move on and find somebody else. And remember—check the references! They tell you a lot of what you need to know. No Insurance, Bonding Or Licensing. This is a major red flag. Making sure your roofing company is properly bonded and insured will protect you against shoddy workmanship or even damage to your property. The financial risk is just too great if they are not carrying the proper insurance and bonding. Steer clear of such companies. Cold Call Selling At Your Door. Good reputable companies are not going to knock on your door in order to try and get your business. They will go through much more valid...
Steps To Take Before Calling Your Roofing Company After A Storm

Steps To Take Before Calling Your Roofing Company After A Storm

Although summer is winding down, it is still the season for afternoon storms. We have seen a few of these storms pop up and of course it is still hurricane season. This can be a recipe for roof damage and you need to know what to do if it happens to you. The first thing you need to know is that you should not delay if a major storm hits your area. Get your roof inspected right away so that you can prevent further damage to the roof, if at all possible.  For most people, damage can be repaired if it’s done in a timely manner, preventing replacing the entire roof. These Steps Are Recommended Before Contacting A Roofing Company Check the inside of your house for damage. Yes, you should check for inside damage to give you clues to a damaged roof. Look for chipping paint or water damage on the ceilings, which is a sure sign that the roof needs attention. If you let this go too long, it will cause damage underneath the roof, and that becomes much more costly to repair. Look over your roof for dents or blisters, especially after a hail storm. This is a major sign that the roof is damaged and needs immediate repair. Damage may take a little longer to show up inside the house, but don’t think that there is no roof damage simply because water stains aren’t visible. Call a roofing company for a free inspection. Most roofing contractors will be more than happy to provide inspections free of charge. They are aware that your insurance company will...