One of the first things your roofing contractor will ask during your consultation is the roof’s age. But why is that important?
Most homeowners will know the type of roofing material they are using, but not the rest of the components of their roofing system, such as soffits and fascia boards. What are these two? Soffits are tucked underneath roof overhangs and cover the bottom of rafter tails while fascia boards run horizontally across the roof edge and face outward. They sound simple in function, but damage to these components can put… Continue Reading
When you’re in the market for a new home, it’s important to give your prospects a good inspection. Some home components are bigger investments than others so you can’t skip them or take the seller’s word for it. One of those components is the roofing system. It might not seem like an easy thing to do, but inspecting the roof and making sure it’s intact and healthy can save you a lot… Continue Reading
Excess moisture on your roof is not a good thing. Sitting water after a rain shower and an ice dam buildup during heavy snows often mean you have issues with your roof. Unless they’re addressed immediately and by professionals, you’re only setting yourself up for more leaks, damage and a very costly repair.
When you need to get a roofing project done around your home, it’s highly recommended that you hire a professional to get the job done. However, as the homeowner, you are the project manager by default as your contractor will turn to you for approval. With that in mind, you need to work hand in hand with the contractor to ensure the job succeeds.
There are many things you can do to go green, one of which involves taking advantage of skylights. While going green requires a lifestyle change, a lot of people don’t realize that something as mundane as roof work can have a positive impact on the environment. At the end of the day, every little bit helps, including installing skylights.
Adding skylights to your home surely has its benefits. However, don’t forget to also check how this can affect other parts of your home, particularly your roof. Here are a few things to consider if you’re installing a skylight.
Think twice before replacing your old siding with aluminum siding. Aluminum may have been an excellent option a long time ago, but, nowadays, fewer manufacturers make this type of siding. Roof Masters, your roof repair expert, recommends using a more durable material like vinyl for the following reasons.
If you’re planning to refurbish your home to more modern standards, you’re in luck. There has never been a better time to modernize your home than now, especially when it comes to energy efficiency. While roofing is a key aspect of a home’s overall energy efficiency, your windows also play an important role. Here are common features of energy-efficient windows to keep in mind when you go shopping.
While home improvement projects often revolve around improving the looks of your home, it’s equally important that you increase the utility and function of your property, specifically, the energy efficiency and weather protection of your home.