Shingles may be the largest factor when it comes to protecting your roof from the elements, but they're not the only one. The underlayment below your shingles also has a crucial role to play. If you would like to learn more about the role of underlayment, as well as three of the most common types, read on. This article will provide a handy beginning guide to roofing underlayment. The Basic Idea
29 September 2016
If you're in the process of designing your home and you're trying to keep things as environmentally-friendly as possible, you might want to start on the roof. You might not realize this, but you can have a completely green roof on your home. Not sure what a green roof actually is? Well, it's a roof system designed to incorporate living plants. Here are three things you'll need to consider when choosing a green roof.
20 September 2016
If a section of your slate roof is broken, think twice before installing the replacement slates without the input of a roofing contractor. Trying to install the slates on your own can lead to several mistakes, such as these four: Choosing the Wrong Slates If you are installing the slates on your own, then it's almost certain that you will be buying them on your own. Unfortunately, this is where the mistakes might start.
23 August 2016
If you have recently bought a home that has moss growing on the roof, you need to address the problem right away. Moss growing on a roof can cause major damage because seeds of other plants can become trapped in it and start to take root. When that happens, it can cause significant damage to your shingles and your gutters. The guide below walks you through an easy way to get rid of moss growing on your roof.
16 August 2016
Whether you're considering roofing replacement, or you're in the process of building a new home and need to choose a roof, the material that you select is very important. Choosing the wrong roofing material could have critical implications, especially since it could mean that the roof deteriorates prematurely and you have to get a new one. Use this information to learn more about the considerations you should keep in mind so that you'll choose the right roofing material.
25 July 2016
Eastlake Victorian homes are a subset of Queen Anne that stands apart due to the intricate, lace-inspired ornamentation on the eaves and spindles. The Eastlake Victorian has a classically asymmetrical shape with bay windows, turrets, and a roof comprised of multiple connected gables. The ornamentation and roof style of the Eastlake Victorian can help you decide on a roofing material if repairs or restoration becomes necessary. Here are a few matters to discuss with your roofing contractors.
15 July 2016
Italianate-style homes pack beautiful ornamentation onto a basic geometric structure. The homes, which were popular builds during the mid-to-late 1800s, prominently feature ornate, tall windows with curved ornamentation. Narrower windows are staggered throughout the architecture and a set of bay windows is usually on the side of the house. The whole structure is usually topped off with a flat-style roof that often has protrusions including chimney or dormers. If you have an Italianate home and are in need of a new roofing material, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when choosing a material.
4 July 2016
Metal roofing is an increasingly popular option for homeowners. Despite the fact that more homeowners are choosing this roofing material, some homeowners are hesitant to do so. In some instances, the wrong information has influenced their decision. To help clear up any myths you have heard about metal roofing, here are some of the realities of metal roofing. Metal Roofing Is Limited in Style and Color Some homeowners shy away from metal roofing because they believe that their choices for style and color will be limited.
23 June 2016
Tudor style homes were originally popular in the United States between 1890 and 1940, but revival styles continued to pop up over the years. The architectural design featured asymmetrical elements, lavish brickwork, and a number of ornamental accents. Tudor homes have steep gabled roofs with dormers and decorative chimneys sticking through the roof at various points. The roof is a major visual feature on the Tudor home, so it's important to choose a roofing material that can accent your home without drawing too much of the focus.
8 June 2016
You may remember reading story books as a child and seeing pictures of cottages with thatched roofs. Made from straw or reeds, thatched roofs are not just an imaginary creation of storytellers or a relic of history. They still exist, and if you have a cottage or cabin-style home, a thatched roof may be a great option for making it appear more natural and quaint. Here's a closer look. How are thatched roofs made?
2 June 2016