roofing basics and choosing replacement materials

Tips For Cleaning Your Roof With A Power Washer

Is your roof covered with moss and algae and in need of a good cleaning? If so, you'll likely want to take on this task with a power washer. Before you go up on the roof and start spraying, here are some important tips that you'll want to follow. Never Spray Upward With A Power Washer The worst thing you can do when using a power washer to clean your roof is spray upward.   Read More...

What Does Your Inspector Look For During A Chimney Inspection?

If you have a chimney in your home -- whether it vents a fireplace or wood stove -- it is important to have the chimney looked over once a year by a qualified chimney inspector. Doing so will ensure any safety issues are identified and can be repaired before they pose a threat to your family. But what will your inspector look for during this appointment? Birds' Nests Birds love building their nests in secluded places, and if the vent or cap on your chimney allows them access, they might build a nest inside the chimney.   Read More...

Considerations When Buying New Asphalt Roofing Material

Have you finally decided to replace your roof due to the old rooting material deteriorating? If so, you may have decided to put asphalt roofing material back on your roof due to its cost and popularity. While asphalt shingles are quite common, you still have a few options to help separate your home's roof from the other homes in your neighborhood. Here are a few considerations to make when selecting your new asphalt roofing material.   Read More...

Yet One More Reason To Ensure Your Gutters Are Cleaned Out Regularly

The threat of a clogged gutter that lets water overflow and drowns the shrubbery below should be enough to make you clean the things out on a regular basis, but just in case you still aren't doing that, here's one more reason: bugs. The humble roof gutter, sitting high up off the ground, is the perfect place for bugs to hide out and reproduce. While you might think of bug infestations as things that happen closer to the ground, they don't have to be that low if a leaf-filled gutter is at hand.   Read More...

Four Commercial Roof Issues That Can Be Encountered

The problems that your business's roof is the most likely to experience will vary depending on its design, the local weather, the materials used and the quality of the maintenance that was done to it. If you own the building where your business is located, it will be up to you to undertake the repairs that may arise the most frequently. Unwanted Heat Gain Heat gain through the roof can severely increase the temperature inside the structure.   Read More...