Every home needs properly working and reliable gutters. If your gutters are up for replacement, you need to take steps to ensure the project’s success.
Residential roofing systems are designed to withstand years of exposure to the elements, but some parts are more vulnerable than others. Here’s a closer look at the most vulnerable areas of a residential roof and how you can keep them in good shape.
Slate roofing will last for generations. But there are some items you need to consider before switching to a slate roof.
Gutters are usually available in white or off-white. This isn’t because they’re trendy, or they’re the safest colors; it’s just tricky to pick a color for gutters and downspouts. And, since homeowners don’t usually think these components are as important as the roof and the siding – which make up the largest part of a home’s exterior – they simply go with the factory color in which the gutters come.
However, although white and off-white do look good, there are instances when neither of them works. Instead of complementing the exterior colors, the white gutters tend to stick out like a sore thumb. So, you must choose a different color for your gutters.
The premature aging of asphalt shingles is a serious problem. But just as it’s important to know the reason behind this, you should also be quick to take action and carry out necessary repairs.
Summer and hail are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. So. why do we experience hail in summer?
Asphalt shingles are among the most common roofing materials in the country. Their popularity among homeowners is undeniable. That being said, they are susceptible to the same issues as other materials, especially when subjected to extreme weather.
A leader head can make or break the image that your home projects. The right one can make it aesthetically appealing to the eyes, increasing curb appeal. The wrong one can uncomfortably stick out like a sore thumb. Transition your home from a traditional one to one with class. Here’s a look at what gutter leader or conduction heads do and why you need to choose carefully: [Read more…]
Shingles are exposed to the elements 24/7. As such, they can fall prey to a variety of issues. One such problem is shingle cupping. This particular issue occurs on both organic-mat and fiberglass-mat asphalt roof shingles. That being said, they are more common on an organic mat. It’s important to diagnose the cause of early roof wear and tear.
The number one enemy of many of your home’s fixtures is uncontrolled water. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common elements that your home gets exposed to all year round. High amounts of water and moisture are particularly detrimental to wooden structures as it softens the fibers and accelerates rotting. Composite materials like vinyl are more resistant to the bad effects of water, but they can fall victim to excessive staining caused by dust and dirt deposits that leaking water leaves behind. All these problems could leave you in dire need of a roof repair or, worse, a full replacement.