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.
Flashings are thin layers of waterproof metal sheets that cover the joints or angles where a roof comes into contact with other parts of the house. They are set in an overlapping pattern to prevent water entrapment and leakages.
Many areas in the country are prone to hail and hurricanes. To protect roofing systems from both, it’s a good idea to look for wind- and impact-rated roofs. Wind ratings should conform to ASTM International standards. Impact ratings should conform to UL 2218. Ask your roofing specialists for these types of materials when undertaking a roofing project. Here are our recommendations.
It may difficult to predict what exactly can happen to your home during a storm, but that doesn’t mean you need to feel helpless against it either. There are things you can do to prepare yourself and your home against possible storm damage. For instance, you can hire roof repair and maintenance contractors before a storm even hits your area. This will allow you to determine how well you are protected. And if it turns out that you’re not at all safe, then you can take necessary actions to fix that. [Read more…]