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
Most people consider their house to be an investment. For them it represents ownership of something physical that can be seen and touched and, hopefully, increases in value through the passage of time. The big difference between a home and a financial investment, like a mutual fund, is that a home is an investment that requires some form of physical maintenance. If you’ve ever owned a home for an extended period of years, you’ve probably had to make a decision about your roof. Do I fix it or replace it? If you’ve done the math and concluded that a new roof is in order, this article will help you answer the next logical question: “what does a new roof cost?” Today we’ll review what every
According to Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer Association, nearly 80% of all homes in the United States have asphalt shingles on their roof. Needless to say – that’s a bunch of homes. As roofers, we prefer asphalt shingles because of their straight forward installation and durability, however as homeowners we love asphalt since it’s so easy to fix and maintain. In fact, with the correct tools and safety mindset, we believe any homeowner with an asphalt shingled roof, should be able to fix minor roofing repairs quickly and cheaply. With this in mind, this article provides an overview to homeowners of tips and techniques for repairing and replacing asphalt shingles on their roof.
When To Repair?
Before you consider walking your roof, ask yourself these
Own a business like we do? Do you have time to think about your roof? If you’re schedule is anything like ours – probably not. Unfortunately, time and the elements have a way of making your business’ roof a priority whether you like it or not – usually at the most inconvenient time. Bottom line: since a roof is the primary barrier between the outdoors and your valuable assets a good roofing system should be considered an essential part of your facility. If you’re considering a new building design or perhaps a roof replacement on an existing facility, take some time and consider the appropriate commercial roofing system that’s right for you. While not an exhaustive list, below are several of the most common roofing designs
While many think America as being the land of cookie cutter houses a-la the 1950’s baby boom, chances are that if you look around your city or town, you’ll be able to spot a half-dozen of different styles of architecture and roof designs. Extend your range to another part of the country and you’ll encounter even more variety, each shaped by unique climates, cultures and available materials. While it may be true that shingles of the asphalt kind dominate the landscape, the range of roof options available to residential customers today has grown over the years. In addition the quality and service life has vastly improved as well. In this article we will explore some of the most common styles of residential roofing in the