Winter Roof Installations: 4 Things To Expect

Under normal circumstances, a roofing replacement should take place when the weather is warm and dry. This makes the installation safer for roofing contractors and ensures your home’s attic isn’t any worse for wear. However, it isn’t always possible to plan the time when you need an asphalt roof installation or roofing repair. That being said, here are a few ways you can prepare for an emergency asphalt roof installation during the winter without suffering from frostbite. Plan for installation around daylight hours One of the most common problems with roof installation during the winter season is the lack of sunlight. Days are shorter, which means your roofing company may […]

How Does A Roof Handle Excess Snow?

Snow may be magical during the holiday season, but once the holidays are over and flurries remain, things can get ugly — especially if your roof isn’t prepared for it. Compared to the average annual snowfall of 26 inches in the U.S., North Dakota can get as much as 52 inches of snow in a single year. Those inches add up and can take a serious toll on your roof. Fortunately, the majority of ranch-style homes (which have an average roof space of between 15 to 20 sq ft) are well-equipped to handle the excess weight. This keeps roofs from caving in during the winter. But how do roofing contractors […]

Roofing Winterization: 3 Dangerous Roofing Problems To Be On The Lookout For

Roof winterization is exceptionally important with colder weather on the way. The type of damage caused by snow, sleet, and hail is unique to winter and can result in excessive damage to the roof’s materials, shingles, and overall construction. During these upcoming colder months, the ventilation and insulation of your home will be tested by the wintry weather. However, with the right kind of insulation and ventilation, you can help to protect your roof from ice dams and other detrimental roofing damage. The problem of ice damsIce dams are layers, or ridges, of ice that are created along the edge of the roof. These layers keep melting snow from draining […]

Proper Preparation Tips For Winter Every Homeowner Should Know

Regular roof repair and maintenance is necessary for sustaining a properly functioning roof. Your roof should be inspected under normal circumstances at least once or twice a year. It’s typically best to have your roof inspected once before the warmer season and once before the colder season. This is because winter and its side effects of hail, sleet, and snow can leave a detrimental impact on your home’s roofing shingles and insulation. However, with proper maintenance and roofing winterization, you can ensure that your roof will be ready to take on the wintry weather. Preparing your roof for winter storms Whether your winters are harsh or gentle, snow can build […]

How To Identify Hail Damage On Your Roof

With colder weather on the way, it’s important for American homeowners to know the signs of roofing damage. Your home’s roof is what protects you, your family, and your personal property from the wet and the cold. Any gaps in your asphalt shingles or curling in your slate roofing shingles can cause water damage in your attic and walls. However, one type of weather phenomenon many Americans don’t often think about because of its rare appearance is hail. Yet hail can cause a surprising amount of damage on a roof should the impact be strong enough. Here are some of the most common ways to identify a hail damaged roof […]

Do I Need Roofing Repair Or A Replacement?

Your roof does more than impact your home’s resale value. It’s what keeps your family safe from rain, snow, and hail. Damaged shingles and siding can result in leaks and mold. And during the winter, should there be cracks in your roofing, up to 40% of your home’s heat is lost through the attic. Knowing you have cracked and damaged roofing shingles is one thing. But how do you determine whether your home only needs a roofing repair or if it needs an entire roofing replacement? Here’s how you can determine whether or not your roof needs a little maintenance or if you need a full roof installation. Do you […]

2 Essential Things You Need to Get Done to Prepare For Roofing Installation

The roof of a house should be inspected up to two times a year. But when it comes to a new roof, not many first-time homeowners think ahead in terms of how to prepare their homes for a roof installation. When you’re in the planning stages, the actual installation of your new roof can seem a mile away. Roofing shingles are considered, the measurements for the house are taken, style is decided. But homeowners often forget that the day of the roofing replacement their home genuinely becomes a construction area. To get your home and family ready for the day of the roofing installation, here are some preventative measures you […]

Three Tips To Make Sure Your Roof Lasts

Your roof is one of your most important investments. Not only does it protect you, your family, and your belongings from the elements, it also costs a pretty penny. Therefore, while it’s essential that you choose the right kind of roofing shingles for your home, it’s especially important that you maintain your roof to ensure it lasts as long as possible. For homeowners with asphalt shingles, your roof is likely to last anywhere between 20 and 50 years depending on the surrounding climate of your house. This makes asphalt shingles one of the best choices for roofing. However, without proper maintenance, asphalt shingles, like other roofing, can fall into disrepair. […]

The Benefits Of Using Asphalt Shingles In Your Next Roof Installation

Roof installation can get expensive relatively quickly. A single roof square is the equivalent of 100 square feet of space; roof contractors typically charge between $3.25 to $4.25 per square feet. Therefore, it’s important to choose the right roofing shingles when you need a new roof. There are many types of roofing shingles: cedar, tile, slate, and metal to name a few. However, asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types with their recyclability and easy installation. If you need roofing repair or if you need a new roof, asphalt shingles may be the best option for you. The benefits of investing in asphalt shingles Asphalt shingles are incredibly […]

A Roofing Replacement May Be The Best Investment For Your Money, And Here’s Why

When you’re looking to improve your home, you’re looking to get the best possible return on investment (ROI). There are many ways that this can be done. Landscaping, replacing your siding, remodeling your kitchen, even replacing the front door can all net a return in the future. But one of the biggest things that can be done, with a good ROI, is roofing replacement. Replacing your old roof can lead to a number of benefits for your home, including giving you a good return on investment. Having a new roof on your home can significantly raise its value if you choose to sell. You’ll make back around 70% of what […]