The black streaks on roofs are blue-green algae. They shouldn’t be confused with moss, which is similar but looks three-dimensional. While roofs deal with mold, this growth thrives on decking boards and rafters.
A roof leak is a headache, but it isn’t really the problem. Rather, it’s the symptom of the problem. It’s a sign that an issue has been undetected and unrepaired for too long, and has allowed water intrusion to happen.
In over 125 years of existence, asphalt shingles have gone under dramatic evolution in order to claim the distinction of being North America’s undisputed roofing choice. Recent research shows that they continue to rule the industry, gracing the top of nearly six in every 10 homes in the United States. Asphalt shingles don’t lead the … Continued
There’s more to the widely popular shingle roof than meets the eye. While shingles are the undeniably the star of a roofing system, there are more support elements that deserve recognition.
All roofers agree that roof ventilation helps keep the attic dry and cool. It’s also important to maintain a healthy environment. Warm, moist air rises from the living space and into the attic. When it meets the cooler attic air, it condenses and wets the framing members and insulation. Continuous wetting can cause mold growth … Continued
Your roof protects your home from the elements, like wind, rain, hail, snow, and ice. This is why it needs to do its function well to keep you safe from adverse weather. According to most roofing companies, the installation of your roof will determine how well it keeps damaging elements at bay. We need to … Continued
Building or remodeling a low-energy home isn’t as expensive as you’d think. With the right materials in the right places—and the right roofing company—you can create a thermal envelope that will function as a heat trap during the colder nights or days.
As a homeowner, you might be having trouble maintaining a constant temperature throughout your living space, especially during the cold months. As a result, you end up dealing with high utility costs.
Though it is often easy to tell when you need to replace elements of your home like furniture or appliances, it is not always apparent when your roof needs replacing. Unless the roof is caving in or experiences serious damage from a tree or storm, most homeowners may not be aware of their roof’s condition. … Continued