Often, homeowners struggle with making a budget (and sometimes, even sticking to it) while replacing a roofing system. While some material costs can shoot up literally overnight—something that you’d have no control over—other factors can make your project unnecessarily expensive.[Read more…]
Rubber flat roofing used in many commercial buildings is prone to a number of problems. One common issue for this type of roof is shrinkage. EPDM and modified bitumen roofs, in particular, can have some very visible shrinkage issues that could compromise the structure and performance of the whole roofing system. While new developments in the way EPDM is made have minimized the effects of shrinking somewhat, this problem remains prevalent to this day.
While a majority of homeowners know their roofers well, there is still this unfortunate stigma surrounding the people who work in the roofing industry. Most of the bad reputation can be traced back to a few bad eggs, but this is often enough to make the relationship between roofer and customer a little bit shaky.
Moisture damage is one of the top things your roof must be able to protect your home against; otherwise, you can end up with a poorly ventilated attic, mold growth and bad indoor air quality. According to roofing expert, Diamond Roofing Specialist Inc., here are a few things you can do to ensure a moisture-free roof and a safe home this winter.
Learning how to identify signs of wind damage can help you manage, in a timely manner, any roofing repairs you might need. The same information will also help you prevent minor problems from turning into bigger ones later on. GAF Master Elite contractor, Diamond Roofing Specialist Inc., shares a few things you should watch out for so you can protect your roof and home from the dangers that wind damage can bring on.[Read more…]
Your commercial roof is a crucial element in your building. It is responsible for keeping the occupants safe and protected from harsh outdoor conditions, such as high temperatures, strong winds and thunderstorms. However, there are many factors that can reduce the lifespan of your roofing system, from proper installation to seasonal maintenance. Here are some of the most common roofing problems to help you address them ahead of time or completely prevent them from occurring.
It is crucial to ensure that your roofing contractor is licensed, certified and professional before signing on the dotted line. A reputable roofer can complete your roof repair or replacement project in a timely and efficient manner without much hassle, leaving you with a more comfortable and safer home. To narrow down your search for the right roofer, here are some lesser-known questions you need to ask during the initial screening process.
Your roof provides a protective barrier against the heat and bright glare of the sunlight. Over time, constant exposure to these harsh elements will increase the temperature of your roof, leading to a hotter interior environment. If you add in high levels of moisture, it can significantly compromise the efficiency and lifespan of your roofing system.
A roof repair or replacement is a large investment for many homeowners. It can take a lot of hours to complete and is often labor-intensive, particularly if the project requires the tear-off of old shingles, installation of new ones and disposal of materials. There are a few things to keep in mind before you start a complex task such as roofing. Diamond Roofing Specialist Inc. discusses more.