Roofing Tips & Articles

Different Types Of Roofing Material

When you are looking to install a new roof on your home, there are a variety of material options you need to consider before you sign on the dotted line with a contractor. Depending on the type of architecture your home has, as well as the climate you live in, can help dictate what roofing material you gravitate towards. Each has their unique advantages and can provide many years of protection against the elements.

Asphalt

Asphalt shingles are one of the most common roofing materials available.

Are Your Shingles Curling?

Keeping Your Shingles Flat And In Shape

Are your shingles curling up after a new roof installation?  Keeping shingles flat and in place requires some skill and dedication. Your roofer needs to use the right nails as well as the right placement to ensure you get the longevity you were promised out of your roof. If you’ve just had a roof installed and the shingles are curling, here is what to look out for.

Watch For Overdriven Nails

A common mistake that many roofers make is to overdrive the nail into the shingle.

Flat Roof Ponding Problems Explained

Ponding roof water happens after water is left pooling on a roof for 48 hours after rain. It’s a frequent challenge in commercial roofing. It can cause severe damage to flat roofing systems if the problem isn’t resolved.

To prevent this type of problem in the first place, we recommend that flat roof designs provide enough slope to make sure that the roof drains easily. The recommended roof slope is a minimum of ¼” per foot.

Roof Ponding Dangers

Water can cause incredible amounts of damage to the building structure and roof deck.

Roof Inspection Tips

When it comes to home maintenance, a lot of people forget to check the roof. But, keeping your roof in good shape and doing routine roof inspections are a part of your home’s maintenance schedule. Catching problems beforehand is the key to saving time and money down the road. A leaking roof is the second most common cause of water damage in the home. You should have a roof inspection at least once a year, twice a year if living next to trees that drop leaves and pine needles.

5 Common Roof Problems

Your roof stands between you and nature’s elements. Keeping it in good condition is essential to keeping you and your family safe and dry. If you have any of the following problems with your roof, it’s important that you get it fixed as quickly as possible.

Leaks & Humidity Problems

Midwest roofs take a beating. They face rainstorms, hail, wind, snow, and ice. As time goes on shingles wear down, can curl up and even get blown away.

Always Use Local Roofing Companies

After being hit by a storm, a damaged roof can’t be left unrepaired. However, dubious roofers come out in the aftermath of stormy weather, and people all over the nation fall victim to a fly by night company.

Who Are Storm Chasers?

Storm chasers are friendly individuals who show up uninvited right after a storm and make big promises about repairing your roof and helping you claim insurance coverage.

These companies are always following the trails of recent storms and never stay too long in the same town.

Take Control Of A Leak

Few things in life compare to the frustration of springing a leak in the roof. Life is unpredictable, and when water is pouring in, it’s never a good time. Here are a few things you can do to improve the situation until help arrives.

Step 1: Take Control Of The Leak

With a little effort, you can take control of the leak and stop it from spreading. As water spreads, it looks for the path of least resistance.