2015

How To Maintain A Flat Roof

Your roof protects the home as well as its inhabitants.  If you maintain and protect your roof, your roof can protect you for a longer period since it will not need many repairs or need to be replaced.  You can protect and maintain your roof by being proactive.  There are some things you can do as a homeowner to extend the life of your flat roof. Inspect Your Roof  Flat roofs have little to no sloping and will collect debris such as leaves, small limbs, and pine or fir needles.

Four Different Ways You Can Dispose Of Old Shingles

If you are having your roof replaced, all the old shingles that are currently on your roof are going to need to be pulled off. Once they are pulled off your roof, you are going to have to do something with all the old roofing material that you now have. Here are four different  ways you can dispose of your old shingles. #1 Donate To A Community Organization You don't have to throw your old shingles in the trash.

Comparing Pitched And Flat Roofs

Pitched roofs are by far the most common type of roof available for residential buildings, although flat roofs, usually reserved for larger commercial buildings, have been quickly rising in popularity. Due to the distinctiveness of each type of roof, both flat and pitched roofs carry with them a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Understanding what both types of roofs have to offer can help you choose the type of roof that best fits your needs.

The Best And Worst Roofing Materials For A Gambrel Roof

Gambrel roofs are the type commonly found on barns, cabins, and Dutch Colonial style homes. The roof's architecture features at least two separate sloping sections on two sides of the house. The highest sections also feature the steepest slopes, which makes most of the surface area visible from the ground. Choosing new roofing material for a gambrel roof requires careful consideration of the style's strengths and weaknesses. Ready to meet with a roofing contractor?