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

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 Tile Roofs

Tile roofing in all its forms — concrete, slate, clay, and so on — has some definite advantages, but it’s not a perfect form of roofing by any means. Depending on where you live, how you normally treat your house, and what your household repair budget is usually like, tile roofing can actually cause quite… Continue reading The Downside to Tile Roofs

Quickie Fixes and Your Roofs Solar Panels

Your roofs solar panels are a cost-efficient, sustainable method of producing electricity for your home. Aside from saving, or even making money over the long term, one of the main reasons that householders have them installed is their reputation for being very low maintenance. However, solar panels can, and do occasionally go wrong. When this… Continue reading Quickie Fixes and Your Roofs Solar Panels