Curled Asphalt Shingles - Identifying and Repairing Them

If you have an asphalt shingle roof with shingles that appear to be curling up around the edges, then you may be concerned about having to invest in a new roof. This is wise if your roof is 15 to 20 years old. If your roof is not nearly this old though, then you may be able to attend to the curled shingles individually. Keep reading to learn how to inspect the shingles to identify a repairable issue and also about shingle repair. [Read More]

Why Thermal Shock Is More Of A Problem With Asphalt Shingles Than With Metal Roofs

Thermal shock isn't an asphalt-exclusive problem, but it's more likely to cause bigger problems with asphalt roofing than with metal roofing. Here's why. Why asphalt is vulnerable Asphalt roofing relies heavily on its elasticity to survive changes in temperature, but the same conditions that cause thermal shock are likely to make it more susceptible to thermal shock. That's because the sun's UV rays can cause damage to the asphalt roof over time that makes the roof surface slightly more brittle. [Read More]

How Gutters Can Affect Your Home's Siding

Whether your siding is made of vinyl, wood, metal, or some other material, it's one of the most important parts of your home's exterior appearance. And it protects the insides of your walls from weather, termites, and other potentially damaging things. So keeping your siding from being negatively affected by your gutters is important. Here's how gutters can protect or negatively affect your siding appearance. Protection Your gutters are supposed to not only catch the rainwater from your roof so that you can decide what you want to do with it (such as putting in a rain barrel and using it to water your garden, for example), but also play a role in protecting your house from the elements. [Read More]

Four Forms Of Roof Repairs Best Left To Professionals

Although you might feel like DIY roof repair can save you money, you shouldn't always take that route with all roofing problems. For example, the following roofing problems are best handled by professionals: Damages Around Roof Projections Roof projections are delicate things, which is why they are common points for roof leaks. A good example is when your roof is damaged around the chimney. You need to make a good joint that will withstand the beatings of different weather elements (think wind and snow) without falling apart. [Read More]