Is it time for new roofing on your home or business property? You may be tempted to assume that "shingles are just shingles," but in reality, it can matter a lot which type you choose. Below, we will look briefly at the two major factors to consider in selecting your next roofing shingles and then at some top shingle-maintenance tips so you can get the longest possible lifespan out of your new roof.
Getting a roof repair done is never a pleasant prospect. After all, we may be loathe to admit our roof has a problem, worry about the cost, or fear the problem won't really be fixed anyway. But the truth is, ignoring roof problems won't make them go away - and if you choose the right roofing contractor, you can expect effective service at a reasonable rate.
When to do a full or a partial roof repair can be a tough call for homeowners. But waiting too long can have disastrous results, if you get hit with a major storm at the wrong time or if multiple roof leaks suddenly drench your home's interior after a heavy rain.
Roof repair is not necessarily something most homeowners want to tackle on a DIY basis, but for smaller repairs and for those with at least basic construction and roofing experience, there are times when a quick do-it-yourself roof repair task makes sense.
When your roof decking is visibly sagging, roof leaks seem impossible to stop with minor patch-ups, shingle dust is piling high in your gutters, and your roofing is nearing or past its warranty date - it's time to seriously consider full roof replacement.
Thinking about solar installation for your building's roof? Using solar panels to provide a portion (or all) of your home energy needs is becoming almost commonplace these days - so there are many who've gone before you and have already discovered the benefits of going solar.
Hearing that dreaded drip, drip, drip or seeing the water pour in through your ceiling during a hard downpour can be frustrating to say the least. But it can be even more frustrating when you need to stop a roof leak, make another roof repair, or replace your roofing but you have not idea who you can trust to do the job right and for a fair price.
Roof leaks, loosened shingles, and cracks, holes, or gaps in your roofing are a big deal - and not one you can afford to ignore or delay to repair without running significant water damage risks. For many of these problems, you can use ordinary roofing cement to make the problem go away.
In Florida, it's not at all unusual for high winds to rip off some house shingles and scatter them all over the lawn, for hail to damage large sections of your roofing, or for a tree knocked down in a storm to crash into your roof and leave a leaky chasm. It is obvious, in such cases, that some form of roof repair is necessary, and fast. But how will you know whether partial or full roof repair is the best answer?
In Florida, it's no secret that the risk of storm damage to your roof is significant, especially during hurricane season - but during other parts of the year as well. Inspecting and repairing your roof following a storm will help it to last its full life span instead of failing early and costing you extra money.