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]
The Best Roofing Choices For Snowy Areas
If you live in the Northeast, Midwest, or another area where winter means inch after inch of snow, it's important to take this into account when choosing a roof for your home. Not only is the weight of the snow a challenge your roof will have to withstand, but melting and freezing cycles can also lead to peeling and moisture damage with some types of roofing. To that end, here are three types of roofing that work well in snowy areas. [Read More]
Three Great Materials For A Low-Slope Roof
A low slope roof is, by definition, one that drops between 2 and 4 inches across a foot. While low-slope roofs are not as prone to drainage issues as completely flat issues, they do not drain as well as roofs with more of a pitch. So, when choosing a roofing material for a low-slope roof, it's important to keep this in mind. Here's a look at several roofing materials that work well for low-slope roofs. [Read More]
Are Chimney Balloons Effective?
Chimney balloons are popular for a number of reasons. First of all they are very affordable. Chimney balloon manufacturers also claim that their products can stop cold drafts from coming through your fireplace, stop heat from leaving, prevent odors, and help reduce outside noise. This article will look at these claims so you can figure out if a balloon is the best solution for your chimney problem. There are a few alternatives to balloons that you should also consider. [Read More]