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]
3 Roof Ventilation Missteps That Could Result In Serious Damage
The ventilation in your attic plays a major role in the health of your roof. If the attic is not properly vented, heat will push through to the roof and cause significant damage. Therefore, it is important to avoid making mistakes with your attic ventilation. Here are just a few mistakes that could lead to roof damage. Failing to Balance Your Ventilation System Your attic's ventilation system should not just consist of one or two of the same vents. [Read More]