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

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

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

The Downside to DIY Roofing

Roofing involves incredible intricacy and skill. Approaching it the DIY way exposes you to every element and requires plenty of hard labor. It’s an extensive and time-consuming task, so weigh up the pros and cons before deciding to rely on your own expertise. The Practicalities If you can’t walk comfortably around on your roof, you won’t… Continue reading The Downside to DIY Roofing