When it comes time to replace your old roofing with something new, the question arises as to how to dispose of the shingles you tear off. There are several possible ways to do this, and which method is best will vary from one situation to the next.
The decision to put a new roof on your home is a big one - but one that sooner or later has to be made. Old, brittle, badly worn shingles are a roof leak just waiting to happen - and when roofing gets past its warranty, you're running extra risks every time a rain storm heads your way.
In order to benefit from installing solar panels, and a complete "solar system," on your rooftop or on a solar mounting rack in your yard - you do not have to actually know how it works. Nonetheless, almost everyone who "goes solar" has some interest in that topic and wants to know what they are buying.
Roof leaks are a common problem in Central Florida, especially during the rainy season, and left unaddressed, they can grow worse and worse until expensive damage is done to the interior of your home.
Making the decision to put a new roof on your home is the first step, but the next step is selecting which type of roofing material you will use. The most common choice is asphalt shingles, but there are many other options as well, some of which are becoming increasingly popular.
Putting up new roofing and making it last for as long as possible at its highest level of performance is not nearly as easy as it might at first seem. It's not nearly so easy as just "throwing on a few shingles," but instead, it requires an orderly, step by step process of applying multiple layers of material to the roof decking in the proper manner. Anything less can compromise the longevity and integrity of the finished product.
In days gone by, it was fairly common (even standard) to run new roofing shingles on top of the old ones to avoid the extra mess, expense, and hassle of a tear-off job. But today, it's hardly ever done anymore - and for good reason.
There are few things more important, in the realm of home maintenance, than "keeping a roof over your head". Minor or merely sectional damage to a roof can be repaired without replacing all the roofing, but there comes a point where the risks of not replacing your roof outweigh the cost inherent in doing so.
Far too many people make mistakes putting up their Christmas lights along the eve of their roof each year, along with other decorations, and end up inadvertently damaging their roof. If you need a roof repair, it's nice to know a professional contractor can come and quickly take of it for you - but far better to avoid unnecessary damage to begin with.
Florida, The Sunshine State, is unsurprisingly among the top states for home solar panel installation in the US. It's also a state where the average cost of solar installation is significantly lower than the national average.