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.
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.
You always need prepare your home to withstand whatever weather is coming, but you should also still be ready to handle any sort of storm-related damage. While waiting for help to arrive, do the following roof assessment tips. Any information you can glean from doing these will help you decide between getting roof repair services or an entirely new roof instead. You also need to be able to describe the extent of your roof’s damage to your insurance company to make the claims processing easier.