Learning About Roof Replacement Techniques, Tools and Materials

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Synthetic Slate Roofing

Synthetic slate roofing is a roofing material that is made out of vinyl and other synthetic materials in order to mimic the appearance of slate roofing tiles. Because it is made out of various plastic materials, synthetic slate roofing carries a distinctive set of advantages and disadvantages with it. Understanding what synthetic slate roofing has to offer can help you decide if it is the right fit for your roof. Read More 

How To Repair A Flat Asphalt Roof

Because of the size of most commercial properties, it is not feasible to install a pitched roof. Instead, architects will opt for a flat roof, which means that your roof has to be completely waterproof. While gravity will help water to run off of a pitched roof, pooling is possible on a flat roof. If you have an asphalt roof, you can likely handle making repairs on your own.  The Tarpaper Patch Read More 

The Importance Of Roof Inspections

It's the ultimate out of sight, out of mind object. It just sits up there sunning itself and weathers the weather with nary a thought. Until it starts to leak, you barely give any thought to it. Then it's too late and soon your roof takes over your life and you can't get the sight of the saplings growing from the gutters and the missing shingles out of your mind. Your roof needs a good once-over several times a year so that it can be out of sight, out of mind for the rest of the year. Read More 

Water And Structural Damage To A Roof May Spread

A roof suffering from water damage might end up being the cause for additional problems. As the roof starts to break down from the structural damage, the possibility exists that water could seep into anything connected to the roof. As a result, the structural integrity of the property could become compromised. Rather than wait until extremely serious troubles arise, consider it best to have roof repair work done at the first early signs of water-related damage. Read More 

Pros And Cons Of Flat Roofs

If you are considering installing a flat roofing system in your home, know that there are many pros and cons to installing this type of roof. Here's how flat roofs compare to pitched roofing systems: Lower Surface Area Since a pitched roof has to arch over your ceiling space, it uses up a lot more surface area than a flat roof. Having a flat roof can save you on installation costs as well as materials. Read More