In football, the offensive line protects your quarterback. In soccer and hockey, your goalie is the one protecting the goal. When it comes to your home, the roofing system is your first line of defense that protects you from the elements.
Your roof can be considered the most important part of your house. It is there for all seasons, to keep you warm and dry in the winter, and cool in the summer. A bad roof poses a very serious threat to your belongings, not to mention your loved ones. And many people do not realize that they need a new roof until water is leaking into their house. Check for these roof warning signs that indicate you may need a new roof.
Everyone has had a bad experience with a less than satisfactory transaction. When you by something, you want to know that you’re going to get your money’s worth. Whether it is as simple as a roll of tape that isn’t sticky, or as bad as an under-performing car: feeling ripped off, deceived, or cheated is an awful feeling. It’s worse if you can’t get your money back. The Good Housekeeping seal of approval is a valuable effort to stop that from happening.
Making an addition to your roof is one of the most thrilling things you can do. It adds value, appeal, aesthetics, functionality, and most importantly, makes your home more enjoyable for you and your family to live in. Here are the six great ways to customize 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.
“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.
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.
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 you can figure out which will be better for your project.
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.
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.