Will Your Roof Be Cool?

If installing a new roof is in your plans for the near future, you probably have already begun exploring all of the many options that are on the market. You will have to decide on your materials, style, colors, and even your budget. But one of the things that you may not have considered is whether or not your finished roof will be cool once it is finished. Installing a cool roof will not necessarily cost you more upfront, but it could save you a lot over the lifetime of your roof.

How To Prepare Your Flat Or Low-Pitch Roof For Winter

If you live in an area that receives snow during the winter and your business has a flat or low-pitch roof, it is important to prepare and protect your roof from snow fall damage. A flat roof, or a roof with less than a 30 degree pitch–which is a rise of 4 inches per foot–creates a risk to your commercial property. When temperatures do not warm up enough to melt the snow off your roof after a snow storm, or the snow can not slide from your roof, the snow can create too much weight.

15 Roofing Terms To Know Before Your DIY Roofing Job

When it comes to any industry, there are a variety of industry-specific terms associated with it. If you are looking into having repairs done on your roof, or looking into doing your very own DIY roof project, there are a number of roofing specific terms that you need to know. Knowing these roofing specific terms will ensure that there isn’t confusion when you are working with your roofing contractor. Knowing these terms will also ensure you don’t get lost or confused by instructions if you are completing your own DIY roof project.

House Hunting 101 | How To Pre-Inspect A Roof Before Making An Offer And Paying For An Inspection

House hunting can be stressful. Whether you are buying your first home or your tenth, it is a complicated process. Not only do you need to like the home, but you also need to make sure that it is a good investment. The house needs to be in good location, be priced fairly, and be in good working order. Using a licensed realtor and a quality home inspector are the best tools you can have.

4 Ways To Keep Your Home's Exterior Cool In A Hot Climate

Your home protects you and your family from the high outside temperatures. With the right changes to your home’s exterior, you can increase the amount of protection your home gives you from the heat. Here are four ideas to help keep your home cool from the sun’s heat. Radiant Barrier Roof  Your home’s roof can receive heat from the sun all day. There are several things you can change with your roofing materials to reduce the amount of heat they absorb from the sun.

A New Roof May Be As Close As Your Homeowner's Policy

If you are a homeowner, and you need a new roof, you know this can be a major expense. The variance in the cost depends on the materials you choose to use. No matter how much the project is, if you do not have the funds on hand, you may have to turn to your homeowners insurance company to pay for it. Understanding what they may and may not pay, will keep you from having any unwelcome surprises.

Rooftop Equipment: 3 Things That Can Damage Commercial Roofing

Commercial roofing consists of heavy duty material that is durable, but only to an extent. The material is designed to prevent water leakage through the roof to protect the interior of the building from getting damaged by weather elements. However, the material can be damaged, which could result in water leaks into the building. What types of things can cause damage to such a durable material? Here are 3. Improper installation of HVAC & other equipment

Putting On A Roof Goes Far Beyond Choosing Shingles

For most homeowners, putting a roof on your home is a once in a lifetime experience. If you choose the right roofing products, they should last you for the rest of the time you will live in your home. Where many homeowners make a mistake is just focusing on the shingles, or roofing materials that are going to be seen, and not putting enough thought in the other components that will not be seen.

Popular Commercial Roofing Membranes: A Quick Look At Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Membranes

So many commercial buildings are choosing to use single-ply thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membranes that they have become one of the fastest growing segments in the roofing industry. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with this material, now is the time. An Overview of TPO Membranes TPO membranes are made from ethylene propylene rubber and some filler materials like talc and carbon fiber, which add to is strength and durability. This type of roofing membrane can easily meet a wide range of design and need specifications of various buildings, and are offered in several different color options.