One of the most dangerous aspects of hail storm damage on residential roofing is that its effects are not easy to identify. High-impact forces can crack, break or even knock entire tabs off the roof, exposing the vulnerable underlayment underneath. Before you know it, the whole assembly has been riddled with holes and you’re leaking water throughout..
It takes a lot to learn how to install metal residential roofing. Roofers undergo specialized training and certification to be able to do it completely and correctly. However, it only takes three things to ensure the success of your metal roof: durable and long-lasting attachment devices; enough margin to accommodate cyclical thermal expansion and contraction;..
A whopping 80% of Americans still prefer buying American-made products. That is according to recent data collected by Consumer Reports, the leading nonprofit in truth, fairness and transparency in the marketplace. With the global trade market in a constant state of flux and the economy changing rapidly, it’s important now, more than ever, to support..
Thunderstorms require two things to thrive: moisture and warm air. Moisture is often present. Warm air, however, needs a little help to get started. The hot summer sun provides the ideal amount of heat to increase the temperature of large amounts of air. This hot air, in turn, rises rapidly into the atmosphere and the..
CertainTeed® has led the residential and commercial roofing industry in environmental stewardship with their commitment not just to finding green and eco-friendly solutions for your building, but also to developing modern innovations that move their products to the future. They are dedicated to coming up with manufacturing, storage and installation processes that are as responsible and as..
Commercial roof coatings have experienced quite a considerable growth in demand in recent years. This is mainly thanks to property owners slowly recognizing their inherent advantages. The extra layer of protection that coatings provide your roofing system has proven quite effective in almost all qualities that matter to a roof: performance, durability and energy efficiency.
When choosing your home’s new roofing, it’s understandable if you want nothing but the best of the best. A roof is the first line of defense for your home so it’s vital that it’s long-lasting and durable. While you’ll have no shortage of options when it comes to quality roofing brands, there is one brand..
Adding roof coatings to your home is one of the wisest investments you can make. It not only renews and restores your old roof to a certain degree, but it also adds an extra layer of protection that extends your roof’s life span. However, keep in mind that a roof coating isn’t a cure-all and..
Exterior services rank high in the top 10 most problematic areas to DIY, with residential roofing and siding, in particular, taking the top spots as the most challenging projects even seasoned DIY enthusiasts are hesitant to take on. Whether you want to save some money, or just like the challenge, it’s important to understand the possible risks..
Water-related damage is the number one cause of problems in both commercial and residential roofing systems. Flat roofs are particularly prone to water as the low pitch allows for rainwater to gather in shallow areas where it can penetrate the roofing assembly and damage the underlying structures.