Roof Leaks - Clues to the Source From Interior Damage
Water seeping in under the bottom edge of the roofing material will eventually cause the wood in this area to rot. Gutters may hide this damage and even contribute to it if they are not cleaned regularly. Water intrusion at this point can cause the decking material and surrounding wood to rot.
Water then can penetrate to the interior ceiling and wall. Plumbing vent stacks placed within these exterior walls and extending up through the roof surface can also...
How To Choose The Best Roofing Type for Your Home
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material because they are inexpensive and the most durable. You may want to invest in a longer lasting, more environmentally friendly roof.
Fiberglass shingles are similar to asphalt, except the felt base used in asphalt shingles is replaced with inorganic fiberglass, which makes them extremely durable and resistant to fire and rot.
Both clay and concrete tiles are...
When to Know You Need a New Roof
There are some tips you can use to see if your roof is in need of replacing. The first thing you want to do is go around the outside of the house, looking at the roof to see if anything is amiss. One of the first things to watch for is a buckling of the roof. This is caused from a number of things, not enough ventilation, or vents that have been installed properly. Another cause is from the previous roofers just laying new shingles without removing the old ones. While you are walking...
Preventing Roof Damage To Save You Money
Same as with your car, thorough care and proper maintenance must be given to the roof of your own house. It is part of your biggest investment, which is your house. To prevent roof damage and repair costs, annual maintenance must be ensured through the years. The roofing system in your house is considered as the best defense against the invaders which includes several weather changes. Rain, snow, hail, ice, molds, you name it, a good roofing system will keep you and your...