Repair or Replace Your Roof

Repair or Replace Your Roof

If your roof has sustained damage, you’re probably thinking “Will a repair be sufficient or do I need to replace it?” It’s important to know the correct answer. Replacing your roof is certainly more expensive, but it’s not as expensive as repairing a roof which actually needs to be replaced. Here are some tips so you can have an informed conversation with your roofer.

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Letting Your Home Breathe with Roof Ventilation

Letting Your Home Breathe with Roof Ventilation

“Thermal Comfort” is a buzzword of modern home building and renovation, aimed at making the environment as perfect as possible when it comes to the temperature of the home. This is done in two major ways: isolating the home against the outside temperature with insulation and airtight double/triple paned windows and doors, and through regulating the internal temperature through heating and air conditioning, ideally with an HVAC. All this technology however can lead to complications that can damage your home and make life miserable for you and your family.

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Roof Replacement: Tear Off or Roof Over?

Roof Replacement: Tear Off or Roof Over?

So you’ve decided to replace your roof. Maybe it’s because it is beyond repair. Maybe it’s because the roof is past its useful lifespan. Maybe you’re planning on moving and you know that replacing your roof will increase your house’s sale value. Regardless of how you got here, you still have another important question: should you shingle over the existing layer or tear off the existing roof and install the new one directly to the roof’s deck? In many ways this is a question of now verses later. Learn which camp you fall into, and the pros and cons of either choice.

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GAF architectural shingles

Architectural Shingles vs 3 Tab Shingles

A majority of homes and houses in the US use asphalt shingling, and within that camp most shingles fall into two categories: the standard 3 tab shingles, and newer architectural shingle. Many older houses and mass housing use the 3 tab types, while many newer homes have made the change to architectural shingles, also known as dimensional or laminate shingles. Below are comparisons between the two types of product, so that you can figure out which type of shingles will be better for your project.

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GAF Timberline® Cool Series Shingles

What Is A Cool Roof?

Among the many worries of a building owner or manager, staying cool in the summer and cutting costs are two things which always present themselves. Unfortunately, they seem to be in complete contradiction of each other. However, with the growing popularity and availability of “cool roofs,” this might not be the case anymore. While cutting costs and staying cool might seem a little too good to be true, it’s based on the scientific concept of albedo.

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How to Avoid a Roof Scam

How to Avoid a Roof Scam

When you’re thinking about getting new roofing or making repairs, internet searches and talking with friends may bring up horror stories about people who got ripped off by their contractors. Contractors may take homeowners’ money and then do abysmal jobs, stop partway through, or just pocket the cash and walk away. Before you pick a company – before even putting in a call – there are several things you should check to see if they’re on the level and provide a solid service.

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GAF EverGuard TPO Roofing - Fleece-Back

TPO Roofing Systems

In terms of newer styles of roofing, TPO roofing systems are by far one of the fastest growing. TPO (thermoplastic olefin) roofing is a flat, single ply roofing material that is reinforced with polyester fabric and comes in a number of different thicknesses. It was developed and introduced to the roofing market in the early 1990s as an alternative to PVC roofing products. TPO roofing has evolved into a more economic and efficient choice for roofing material.

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Roof Replacement - Don't Cover the Old Roof

Roof Replacement – Install a New Roofing System, Don’t Cover the Old

Roof damage typically occurs at the most inconvenient time possible. Whether you have been avoiding repair and replacement or are hit with a hard unexpected storm, replacing your old roof can be time consuming, confusing and expensive. Because of this, some homeowners choose to have their roof recovered, rather than completely replaced. While this may appear to save time and money up front, doing so opens you up to many dangerous pitfalls that could end up complicating things even further.

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GAF Roof Ventilation

Proper Roof Ventilation – A Must for Your Home

Proper ventilation is a big factor in maintaining the longevity of your roof. Proper ventilation reduces chances of ice damming, lowers heating and cooling costs and keeps mold and mildew from forming. Because of the important role your roof plays in the overall safety and life of your home, it is important to be educated about its care and maintenance. Contact All Weather Tite for a free roof inspection and estimate.

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