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Fast Facts About Asphalt Shingles

Fast Facts About Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt remains the most popular roofing material in the U.S. Asphalt shingles are tiles that are flat or curved, which interlock and overlap to keep water off a pitched roof. Here are five facts about asphalt roofing shingles. Continue Reading

The Roof Replacement Process: What to Expect

The Roof Replacement Process: What to Expect

Replacing your roof will improve your home’s appearance, as well as its functionality. Roof replacement is a straightforward process, but it does pay to know what a typical timeline looks like so you know what to expect. Here’s a brief overview of the roof replacement process, from Sterling Exteriors. Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Roof Decking

The roof decking is one of the most critical parts of your roof, and by extension, your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect caring for it in the same way they care for the more visible parts of their roofing or siding system. Continue Reading

4 Examples of DIY Roofing Fails

4 Examples of DIY Roofing Fails

Roofing isn’t something you do by yourself. As the roof is one of the most important components of your home, attempting to repair or replace it without experience or proper tools may spell disaster not only for your home but for yourself. Continue Reading

How Hail, Ice and Snow Can Cause Roof Damage

How Hail, Ice and Snow Can Cause Roof Damage

Frigid winter weather can take its toll on your roof in a number of ways, and the damage caused by hail, ice and snow is often easy to miss. By the time most homeowners notice leaks in their roof, the damage had already affected other parts of their exterior. That’s why it’s important to know… Continue Reading

Things to Look for in a Cool Roof

Things to Look for in a Cool Roof

Are you looking for ways to lower your heating costs? One thing you can do is to install a cool roof. Cool roofs help keep indoor temperatures at comfortable levels by limiting the amount of heat that’s absorbed by your home. Energy-efficient features are always a smart investment, but to maximize your return on this… Continue Reading

Tips for Preventing Ice Dams on Metal Roofing Systems

Tips for Preventing Ice Dams on Metal Roofing Systems

Winter hasn’t officially started yet, but snow and below-freezing temperatures have already barreled through the Midwest. The frigid weather promotes the formation of ice dams, which can cause major damage to metal roofing systems that requires costly roof repair. Below are some tips to help prevent this issue. Continue Reading