Useful Roofing Terminology

Whether it’s a point of architectural interest or a feature that blends into its exterior, the roof of your home provides substantial protection against the elements. It keeps all the structural components dry, helps control energy bills and shelters everything below it. Although a roof lasts many decades, they do need periodic attention and maintenance.… Continue reading Useful Roofing Terminology

Maintaining a Wood Shingle Roof

  Whether your roof is made of wood shakes or shingles, odds are if you have a wood shingle roof, it’s made of western red cedar. The good news is a cedar shingle roof is a beautiful enhancement to your home that provides long-lasting protection from some of the worst that mother nature has to… Continue reading Maintaining a Wood Shingle Roof

What to Look for in a Roof when Buying a Home

It’s tempting to ignore technical details like roofing when you’re house hunting. You’re probably so excited about that beautiful wraparound window and even more exquisite yard that missing tiles and cracked shingles seem comparatively unimportant, but even small trouble spots can cost a pretty penny to repair. There’s no reason to take on unnecessary expenses,… Continue reading What to Look for in a Roof when Buying a Home

Checking Your Roof for Water Damage

The roof over your head is literally one of the most important features when it comes to home comfort and safety. In fact, the roof is so important that many homeowners take theirs for granted, assuming it will protect them from the elements almost indefinitely. The truth is that even a high-quality, relatively new homes… Continue reading Checking Your Roof for Water Damage

The Downside To Quickie Roof Fixes

It can be tempting to indulge in a series of quick, affordable fixes—especially when faced with the cost of a potential roof replacement. It’s also appealing to hire a do-it-all handyman whose services are less than a roofing expert when you are experiencing leaks and other issues. While choosing these routes is up to the… Continue reading The Downside To Quickie Roof Fixes

Gutter Maintenance

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or looking for the help of a professional, maintaining your home’s gutters should always be on your to-do list. Gutters that are in need of repair or clogged with leaves and other debris can cause damage both to your roof and home. Professionals recommend cleaning and maintaining your gutters at least twice… Continue reading Gutter Maintenance

Roofing for the Do-It-Yourselfer

Welcome to the age of Do-It-Yourself home improvement. Many homeowners are finding they can save money by replacing or fixing their roofs themselves. Keep in mind that unless you are experienced at this work, professionals will likely do a much better job at making sure it’s done safely and in compliance with local building and fire… Continue reading Roofing for the Do-It-Yourselfer