roofing basics and choosing replacement materials

How To Restore Your Aging Metal Roof

Metal roofing is known to hold up very well in all climates, but over the years, it can begin to show its age. If your metal roofing is beginning to look less appealing, it's time to get to work bringing it back to its original beauty. Here's how you do it. Supply List 1 and 3-inch putty knives Wire brush Sandpaper Dish or laundry detergent Rags or towels 5-gallon Bucket Hose Rust inhibiting primer for outdoor use on metal materials Paint made for metal products or specifically metal roofing Paint roller 1 and 3-inch paint brushes Paint tray Think Safety!   Read More...

2 Signs Your Home's Old Steel Roof Is Deteriorating And Needs Replacing

If your home has an old steel roof, you may wonder whether it is standing the test of time or has started to deteriorate to the point that it may start leaking at any moment. If so, look for the following signs that your home's steel roof needs replacing. Metal Panels Are Loose When steel sheet metal is installed on your roof, the seams are welded together to create strong bonds to keep water from leaking through.   Read More...

Should You Hire A Roofer To Replace Your Roof? Here's How To Know

Keeping a solid roof on your home is extremely important, as it protects you, your loved ones, and your entire home structure from the rain, snow, sleet, and extreme sun. This is why you will want to make sure that you are well aware of when it is time to hire a contractor to replace the roof on your home. Even though it is an expense, it would cost you so much more if you wait too long and the structure of your home is severely damaged by water and mold growth.   Read More...

3 Roofing Options For Hurricane-Prone Areas

If you are someone who resides in a town that is sometimes affected by tropical weather during hurricane season, then you might be concerned about thinking ahead and ensuring that your home is prepared for the weather. For example, you could be looking for a roofing option that will be secure against high winds. Of course, any type of roof can be damaged in a hurricane, but some roofs are a better option than others.   Read More...

3 Subtle Signs Of An Aging Roof

How old is the roof in your house? When was the last time that your roof was checked by a professional? If you don't know the answer to either of these questions, there's a good chance that your roof may be nearing the end of its expected lifespan. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to tell when a roof is too old until it starts to leak, which could potentially cause serious damage.   Read More...