If you have shingles hanging over your gutter is that a problem and what do you do about it?

Your shingles that are overhanging your gutter should be on top of a piece of metal flashing. If they’re hanging over your gutters by themselves, the problem can be is that through its property of cohesion and adhesion is it will adhere to the bottom of the shingle and wick back up into your roof deck. The deck is the plywood that the shingles are on. This causes rot at that joint. Continue reading “If you have shingles hanging over your gutter is that a problem and what do you do about it?”

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What about emergency roofing? Are there times where you need to fortify your roof yourself for extreme weather, and what does that look like?

You should never wait. If your roof is in the condition where it can’t withstand a storm and you know that, then your roof needs to be replaced this moment. Predicting when extreme weather will happen is something that not even sports handicappers are willing to take into consideration weeks and months in advance. Continue reading “What about emergency roofing? Are there times where you need to fortify your roof yourself for extreme weather, and what does that look like?”

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I’m an amateur roofer or just a homeowner. If I want to install my metal roof, how qualified do I have to be?

Chris: All roofing is generally very simple. The problem with metal roofing is that where the roof joins either a wall, another roof at a different pitch or angle, a skylight, an eave or a chimney, tends to be a place where you require a lot of technical skill to be able to bend the metal such that it joins the other flashing or metal and creates a solid continuous barrier from the elements. Continue reading “I’m an amateur roofer or just a homeowner. If I want to install my metal roof, how qualified do I have to be?”

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Should I ever power wash my roof? If not, what’s the best way to clean your roof?

Recognize that moss, mildew and algae are all living creatures that have taken up residence on your roof. Trying to remove them in one fell swoop can often be, not just difficult, but sometimes impossible without ruining the roof. If you come at this with the strategy of I want to reduce the amount of mold, mildew and algae on my roof by half over the next 3 or 4 months and then half again after the next 3 or 4 months after that, it’s very easy to do. Continue reading “Should I ever power wash my roof? If not, what’s the best way to clean your roof?”

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I have black stains on my roof. Is there a way to get rid of them? Is there ever a warranty?

Shingle manufacturers have come a long way in engineering roofs that are mold, moss, allergy resistant. Some offer legitimate warranties stating that their shingles are engineered against such problems in the environment. Once a roof has moss, mold, mildew or algae growing on it, there are many steps a homeowner can take to lessen or in some cases remove this as a problem, the few things that people should know before they go down that road. Continue reading “I have black stains on my roof. Is there a way to get rid of them? Is there ever a warranty?”

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What is metal roofing and for whom is it the best option?

Metal roofing is anything from corrugated metal that is used on barns all the way up to formed architectural white shingles that happen to be metal instead of composite materials. They have a number of different properties that make them desirable. One, is that they tend to have a much longer lifespan. Two, is they tend to add significant value to the home. Continue reading “What is metal roofing and for whom is it the best option?”

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