Roofing Underlayment Guide – Felt, Synthetic and Ice / Water Shield

In most regions, a roof will not be able to adequately protect the house from exposure to the elements without a layer of underlayment installed right under the external roofing material. As a homeowner, you need to make sure that your roof underlayment is made from high quality durable material… Read more »

Roof Construction – Framing, Substrate, Underlayment and Shingles

A roof is one of the most essential parts of your home, that keeps it safe and protected from adverse natural elements.If you are thinking of replacing your old roof, it is important to have a general sense of roof construction. This information will help you be a more discerning… Read more »

Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Is it time to replace your old roof, and you are looking for the right roofing materials? Figuring out which one to install is an important matter, and you need to consider what would be the best choice for your budget, geographic location and style needs. Roofing shingles are a… Read more »

Why You Should Do a Roof Inspection

As consumers we know that it is wise to do regular maintenance for our cars, but many of us do not apply the same logic to our most valuable possession: our homes. This is especially true for roofs, which often get neglected until a real problem arises and the only… Read more »

How to Calculate Roof Pitch

This is part 2 of our Roof Pitch guide. In the first part, we’ve reviewed what roof pitch is and how you can use it to measure and estimate roof size and replacement cost. Roof pitch is essentially a measurement of roof slope / roof steepness, and is used by… Read more »

Best Phone for Roofing Contractors (no, it's not iPhone – it's Samsung Galaxy Note)

The best phone for roofers is Samsung Galaxy Note – it has 5.3″ screen, stylus (S-pen) note taking, great camera, and it’s super fast! Watch this “quick” video to see how Galaxy Note stacks up against iPhone and HTC Inspire 4G, and how I use it in my daily roofing… Read more »

Roof Estimating – Learn How To Estimate Roof Prices

This estimating guide is a continuation of our two-part series for contractors, on how to measure and estimate roofing prices. See part one of this guide to learn how to measure a roof. Calculating Roofing Materials and Estimating Prices For the purposes of this guide, I will use asphalt shingles… Read more »