To many homeowners it feels as if Mother Nature is waging an all-out war on your home, and in some ways she is. Using rain, snow, wind, and pests to wear on a home’s roof, windows and siding, over time, these forces can create weaknesses at these barrier points, allowing water to leak inside. Once introduced, water can quickly deteriorate the wood structure of a home and if left unattended, the end result is always the same: expensive repairs and loss of equity. While this seems scary, fear not: its well within our powers to win the war against the elements. Today, in this article, we’ll give you the knowledge you’ll need on how to identify and repair water damage in your home as
Tile as a form of roofing goes back a long time in human history. Made directly from the clay and earth in the ground and baked to form tile, roofing tiles trace back it’s roots some 10,000 years or more to dwellings in Asia and the Middle East. This fire resistant material is a remarkably durable and can well outlast it’s occupants in dryer climates. Nowadays tile roofs continue to be a popular option for residential properties, but rather than the simple red terracotta or baked-clay options, there are so many more possibilities available for customers to choose from. Many of the original benefits of tile have been accentuated with material improvements and manufacturing advances. So today we wanted to take a look at many of the
We may be biased, but here at TRI Roofing, we like to think that a good roof meets or beats any other home improvement project out there in terms of value. According to a recent survey on home improvement, a new roof is estimated to return nearly 80% to the price of the home, and consistently ranks high in the reseller list of improvement items. It’s no secret why a good roof can add so much value to a house: it IS the single most important barrier to the elements for your home. It’s no exaggeration that over time a quality roof can literally save you thousands of dollars of unneeded repairs from an unexpected roof leak, and that’s why a good
Ask any commercial roofing contractor what their preferred roofing substrate it and you’re bound to get consistently high marks for TPO Roofing. Otherwise known as Thermoplastic polyolefin, TPO is a single ply type of roofing substrate and is considered the “new kid” to the market even though it’s been widely available for the last 20 years. Recently, as more and more companies are going green, TPO has been gaining market share thanks to its reputation as a sun-reflecting roofing style. Here at TRI Roofing we’ve noticed a significant upward trend in the number of calls for TPO in the last 5 years from business and homes with low pitch or flat roofs. Thanks in part not only to its green reputation, but also to its
Covering more than 80% of all homes in the United States, Asphalt Roof Shingles are far and away the most popular choice for residential roofs in the world. And it’s easy to see why. Homeowners prefer the combination of to the cost, variety, easy maintenance and long life, while residential building contractors and handymen prefer it due to its ease of installation. Not all shingles are created equal however, and just like any commercial material product, the quality and durability range to meet customers-specific demands. In this page we will explore what every homeowner should know about asphalt shingles in order to make an informed decision on the best option for their roofing needs.
Asphalt Roofing Styles
Once considered a relic, contained to the Southern region of the United States and South Americas, the standing seam metal roof has witnessed an amazing quadrupling in demand over the past 25 years. Metal roofing’s luster is due in large part to its winning combination of attractive looks, durability and ease of maintenance. Additionally metal roofs, while comparatively light, are extremely rigid. If properly installed a metal roof can not only keep your home dry, it can help to enhance the life of your home’s structure. In this article we’ll explore the diverse types of metal roofs available for residential applications and we’ll share tips on how to choose the best metal roofing contractors to install the metal roof of your dreams.
Common Types of
Used in contemporary residential architecture in factory design, flat roofing solutions are increasingly used in modern architecture as a viable, and often times, PREFERRED alternative to the pitched roof. An architect may want to use a flat roof to accentuate clean lines while a business may prefer the space savings and easy maintenance of a flat roof. If you’ve ever considered a flat or slow angle roof, read on as we explore the advantages and disadvantages of the low profile roof and explain how material improvements and application methods have made this option much more accessible to customers.
Flat Roof for Your Business
For cost conscious business owners looking for maintenance-friendly roofing solutions it’s hard to beat a flat roof design. While flat roofing may
So an odd colored ring or spot suddenly and mysteriously shows up on your ceiling, you’re thinking to yourself “hey, maybe it’s just some condensation from the cold weather we’ve been having”. Sorry pal, chances are good you’ve got a roof leak. Unfortunately like most home-related issues, leaky roofs don’t fix themselves; they usually need immediate attention. Water leaks can quickly produce mold, rotted joists, insulation and drywall damage given the right conditions. Often times the spot is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’, insidiously hiding the larger damage of a longer running roof issue. The good news is: compared to other household repairs, fixing a leaking roof is easy. Now the bad news: finding the leak is harder than it sounds, even for seasoned
Commonly known as the “rubber roof”, EPDM roofing is a popular choice for flat topped homes and businesses alike thanks in large part to its perception of easy installation and relatively low material cost. Consisting of two main distillates of natural gas and oil, ethylene and propylene, EPDM has can easily withstand extreme temperature fluctuations and is resistant to moisture. While many customers are drawn to these qualities, and of having a roof installed quickly and easily, customers should be aware that there are some disadvantages to using EPDM. Today we’ll explore the pluses and minuses of EPDM and give recommendations on the best installation techniques in order to get the most life out of your rubber roof.
Pros and Cons of EPDM
A slate roof is the quintessence material used by homeowners when cost is no object. Used as the preferred method in antiquity, it’s easy to see why slate is the go to choice for long-term use. If installed correctly, well designed slate roofing can last 150 years or more! It doesn’t burn or corrode over time, it’s easy to cut and if installed correctly, a slate roof can look absolutely stunning. A good example of slate stone’s extreme durability can be found in older cemeteries prior to 1800. Take a look around to locate the blue-gray headstones made with slate. Despite being subjected to rain, wind and time