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Low Pitch Metal Roof Leaking

A lot of homeowners are phasing out their asphalt shingles with metal roofing in the country. Not only does metal roofing rarely break, dent, or crack, but it also has a longer lifespan than your conventional asphalt shingles. Although quite rare, metal roofing can still leak when it’s exposed to a variety of different elements […]

What Is An Eave On A Roof

You might notice that most residential homes will have an extra gap that’s protruding out from the roof. An eave is simply the lower edge of a roof that projects beyond the face of the wall. While it might look like a part of a roof that does not serve any purpose other than being […]

Ponding On A Flat Roof

Flat roofs are getting increasingly popular among homes and commercial establishments in urban areas. Compared to gable shaped roofs, flat roofs have a unique set of characteristics and a more modernist approach to roofing. However, flat roofs are also vulnerable to ponding, which can be caused by a multitude of different reasons. In most cases, […]

Questions To Ask Your Roofer

In almost every case, we hire professionals because we don’t necessarily have the proper skills, training, and equipment to do something that’s difficult. Although there are some parts of your roof that you can maintain and repair by yourself, fixing a roof should be left to seasoned experts and professionals. Additionally, a roofing contractor will […]

roofing contract terms and conditions

The Right Roofing Contract Terms and Conditions

Finding a contractor with a good reputation is easy: ask a few friends and a name is sure to pop up right away. While it is only fair not to discredit these recommendations, it is just as important to get to know who you are working with and what contract you enter in. This is […]

roof shingles flapping in wind

What To Do When Roof Shingles Flapping in Wind

Shingles are one of the most prevalent roofing materials that you can find in the market. Not only are these materials easy to install, but they can hold their own against high winds and heavy rain. However, this is not always the case as the wrong way of installing your shingles inadvertently lead to more […]

Learn How To Add Slope To A Flat Roof

When it comes to roof design, flat roofs are getting increasingly prevalent on commercial and industrial buildings since it has several benefits. In reality, there’s no such thing as a truly ‘flat’ roof and most flat roof designs actually have a slope of 1/12 or 0.5/12 so that water can easily flow towards one side […]

pewter gray vs charcoal shingles

Comparing Pewter Gray VS Charcoal Shingles

Starting fresh by replacing and repainting an old roof by having a new one can be one of the most satisfying things in life. Just like having a new car with a new paint job, painting your roof with a new color can easily help you start fresh and clear your mind. However, having an […]

How Long Should A Cedar Shake Roof Last?

A house wouldn’t be complete if there’s no roof. In fact, the roof of a house is the first thing that most visitors and passers-by look at since it takes up a good amount of space. Roofs aren’t just aesthetic in nature, but they also have some very important functions, especially in keeping rainwater, snow, […]

Different Kinds of Thin Pieces Of Roofing Material

Installing a roof is easier said than done; it will take a good amount of time, energy, and effort to make sure that it’s properly installed and every part of your roofing system will be working efficiently. Moreover, owners and contractors have to plan ahead of time on how they will design and install the […]