The Acrophobic's Guide To Roof Health

The Centers for Disease Control state that almost 32,000 people die each year from unintentional falls and falls from ladders leads that list. So, it is no wonder that those with a fear of heights would be wary of climbing a ladder up onto their home’s roof to check on the asphalt shingles up there. Yet, as a responsible homeowner, keeping a vigilant watch over all your major mechanical systems, from the foundation to the roof, and everything in between.

How To Install A Spray-On Foam Roof On Your Home

There are many options to choose from when it is time to install a new roof on your home. Installing a foam roof can help keep your home cool in the summer with its light-colored reflective surface and warm in the winter with its insulative properties. Here are some instructions to help you install a foam roof on your home.  Clean Debris From Your Roof If you are installing your new foam roof onto one of the many types of old roofing materials, such as metal, tar and gravel, or shingles, you will need to clean the roof of any loose shingles, rocks, leaves, and any other loose debris.

When Should You Replace Your Roof?

For the most part, getting a new roof installed can be done any time of year. But as you might suspect, some seasons are better than others. If you’re wondering when to replace your roof, here are three things that can be affected by the changing of the seasons so you’ll know when it’s the best time to call the pros. Pricing If you’re concerned about your new roof costing more during a certain time of year, you may be right.

Why Moss Is Growing On Your Steel Roof & What You Can Do About It

Metal roofs are highly functional and extremely durable, but that doesn’t mean that they are not susceptible to damage from moss. Some people falsely believe that moss cannot grow on metal roofing, but moss can grow on steel. As with anything in life, the best way to solve a problem is to know why it happened in the first place. Here are a few frequently asked questions about moss on steel roofs, along with a few tips for how to get rid of it.

Shopping for Shingles? The 101 On Cedar Roofing Shingles

Mowing the lawn and replacing your exterior siding may all be obvious tasks to maintain your home, but placing time, effort, and money into your roof is also important. Considering your roof plays a crucial role in your family’s comfort, security, and shelter, investing in quality residential roofing materials is smart. Unfortunately, the various options in roofing shingles can be overwhelming. If you are currently shopping for new shingles for your roof, consider cedar for its many benefits.