How Can Solar Panels Save Me Money?

While solar panels used to be a niche product a few decades ago, they've moved steadily into the mainstream. The reason for this is twofold. First, newer technologies have allowed for solar panel installations that can blend seamlessly and with existing homes, and even resemble traditional asphalt and slate roofs. The second reason is the cost. There's no doubt that one of the main reasons people opt for solar panel installation on the roof is because of the enormous cost savings that come along with it, but how exactly do solar panels save you money? Read More 

Understanding The Basics Of Metal Roofing

Whether you're living in a home that has a metal roof already or you're considering installing one, chances are good that you've probably heard a lot of the different misconceptions out there about these roofs. Unfortunately, these misconceptions often lead people to bypass a metal roofing installation. The good news is that, when you learn the facts, you can see that metal roofing is a valuable, worthwhile investment for your home. Read More 

3 Things To Discuss With Your Roofing Contractor

There are a lot of things to keep in mind if you require a new roof. Your new roof will be around for at least a couple of decades, if not longer, so you will want to make sure that you are happy with your new roof's appearance and function. This is why finding the right residential roofing contractor is vital. If you are on the hunt for residential roofing services, there are many things to consider when choosing a contractor. Read More 

Roof Repairs After Winter Storms Cause Damage To Your Home

As the weather gets colder, you are probably thinking less about storm damage and leaks on your roof. Even though the threat of rain is lessened, winter storms can also cause damage to your roof that may need to be repaired too. Some of the winter damage is caused by heavy loads, ice, and winds. The following roof problems could affect your home after a winter storm: Structural damage due to snow loads—One of the biggest problems during winter storms is snow loads, which can cause serious structural damage. Read More 

About Built-Up Roofs

It's common for low-sloping roofs to use a built-up roofing system. This type of system makes use of layers that are reinforced with asphalt and that include a top layer of another material, which can be something like gravel. The built-up roofing systems of today have been developed to offer much more in the way of installation than the first roofs of this type. This type of roofing can also be applied using either a hot or a cold technique. Read More