Just because your roof is expected to last for decades doesn’t mean you can leave it be and do nothing to maintain it. As a responsible homeowner, certain actions on your part can keep your roof from deteriorating prematurely. Here are some maintenance tips by our roofing specialists at Brownstone Roofing.
As your home’s first line of defense against the elements, your roof is supposed to keep water out at all times. Holes and tears, however, let moisture through, and that may impair the roofing system and other components of your home. Brownstone Roofing, one of the leading roofing specialists in the area, discusses how moisture can cause damage to your roof and home.
Asphalt shingles remain the undisputed residential roofing material of choice in the country. This isn’t a surprise, especially considering their cost-effectiveness, durability and aesthetic appeal. As with any roofing material, however, shingles do deteriorate over time. The big question is, what are the signs that your asphalt shingles are aging?
No one can stop severe weather and the serious damage it can bring to the exterior of a home. Hail, wind, debris impact and water damage are only a few events that can destroy roofs. So, what can you do to prevent or lessen the damage? Brownstone Roofing, one of the area’s most trusted roofing specialists, discusses how to address them.
Ventilation involves circulating air to keep it fresh and to reduce moisture levels. About 90% of homes in the U.S. have high moisture levels. Understanding what form of attic ventilation you should have might be a roof-saver. There are a lot of falsehoods about attic ventilation. We debunk some of those myths now.
New roofing allows you to cut cooling costs while improving curb appeal. Remodeling Magazine reveals a new roofing system can also have a big impact on home resale value. Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report says a new roof adds almost $12,000 to a home resale value. It also revealed that homeowners can recover an average of 62.9% of the installation cost of a new roof.
Whenever severe weather occurs, immediate storm damage repair assessment is needed to determine how badly your roof may have been hit. After a hailstorm, for instance, roof damage specialists rely on certain hail-related factors to help determine the severity of possible roofing issues arising from it. Such factors include hail velocity, size and density, along with what type of roof you have on your home.
Picking out great exteriors for your home is necessary to maintain its high curb appeal over time. However, some homeowners have no control over matching their roofing with their siding, for instance, because they either had no input during the construction or they moved into an older home. If you are either type of homeowner and are soon getting a roof and siding replacement, or storm damage repair done, now is a great time to ensure that your roof and siding complement each other to make your home more visually appealing.
Ensuring your home’s lasting structural integrity means regularly taking care of each one of its parts. One such component you need to pay attention to is your roof, but you shouldn’t wait for leaks to spring or the need for storm damage repair to arise. Roof replacement doesn’t have to be your last hope either. Prevention is better than the cure not just for yourself, but for your roof as well.
Many weather conditions cause damage to your home and property. One phenomenon though that people often overlook is the harm a hailstorm can cause your home. Hail the size of golf balls – or larger – will wreak havoc on your home and other belongings. In this post, your storm damage repair experts discuss how to deal with hail damage.