In terms of home maintenance, it’s possible that you’ve heard some of your neighbors and friends say the phrase “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”. When it comes to delicate matters like the roof, however, roofing specialists strongly advise that you don’t follow this mantra at all. In fact, if you want to keep your roof in top shape for years to come, you’ll need to have a roofer inspect it every now and then.
The flashing is an important part of your roofing system. It’s composed of sheet metal layers made of galvanized metal or aluminum. Usually, they’re fitted at the joints, breaks or edges of your roof in order to prevent leaks. Unfortunately, if your roofing system is damaged, it’s likely that your flashing will take a beating as well, making repairs necessary to prevent costly issues in the future. So, it’s important to properly repair flashing and avoid the following mistakes.
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.
Summer and hail are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. So. why do we experience hail in summer?
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.
Mother Nature can strike any time and damage your roof. One of the most common yet destructive weather events is a hailstorm. This won’t just cause significant damage to your roofing system, but also to other components of your home. Brownstone Roofing, your roofing specialists in the area, discusses how to address hail damage on your roof.
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.