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 »
Most homeowners do not start thinking about their roof until it leaks. It’s understandable, but if your roof is already leaking, and you can see it inside your house – it means that it has been slowly leaking for a while, and the damage is probably more extensive than what… Read more »
Roof pitch is an essential metric when it comes to choosing the right materials and accessories for your new roof. Of course, you will most often go with what’s aesthetically pleasing for you, and fits the budget. However, it is very important to consider the pitch of your roof, before… Read more »
Metal roofs are made of premium materials such as galvanized and galvalume steel, aluminum and copper. Manufacturing of metal roofs is expensive than traditional roofing shingles manufacturing. Installing metal roofing requires special skills, tools, and it takes up longer. This is why metal roofing is more expensive than asphalt shingles. Learn more about the cost of metal roofing by reading this guide.
Just 10 years ago, metal roofs were considered something of a rarity, or a farm-type roof, or “only for frigid north”, etc. Now, they can be found everywhere, ranging from unique design modern buildings, to typical residential homes. Today, they represent about 10% of all residential roofs installed. Because of… Read more »
This comprehensive Ice Dams Guide covers the causes and effects of ice dams as well as prevention methods. The winter is in full swing and most roofs in the northern states, as well as all of Canada are covered in snow. While most of these roofs don’t leak when it… Read more »