Goldie Bowman Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:10. Metal has become a popular choice of roofing material over the past decade or so, but just why are metal roofs so popular and why should you consider choosing metal if you are building a new home or replacing that old roof? Let's take a look at the benefits you can gain from having a metal roof.
Lelia Medina Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:10. You need to know as much about the building and its future as possible. Does the company plan to keep this building as part of its real estate assets for the next 10 to 20 years? Are there any plans to expand it in the near future, or to change its use? What are its current and future occupancy, insulation requirements, aesthetic priorities and even the maintenance schedules for rooftop equipment?
Ida Marshall Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:09. Reflectivity It's no secret that dark colors attract and hold heat better than light colors. In a study conducted by the US Department of Agriculture, it was determined that an attic space under a dark colored roof (dark gray or black) that was installed over plywood sheathing was 10 degrees warmer on a day with full sun when compared to a lighter colored roof (white or very light gray). Although it was found that there were smaller differences when dark colors were compared to the lighter colors, the study reported that the only significant difference was found with extreme dark colors compared to extreme light colors. Although this may be important to a large warehouse or industrial building, it is suggested that you focus on choosing a roof color that is aesthetically pleasing and not worry too much about how the color may impact efficiency.
Marguerite Bradford Roof, 2018-07-06 13:15:03. Attic repair If you are suddenly noticing any leaks in your house, it may be because of your attic. Your house produces a significant amount of heat every day in winter, which escapes through the roof of your house. With time, this process weakens the insulation of your attic, and when the snow starts to melt on your roof, it leads to leakage from the roof. It's your responsibility to check the insulation in your attic on the regular basis, and when you find a leak, know that it's time to re-do the insulation. If you put in enough time, money and investment to re-do your attic insulation into something sustainable, you would face much less of these leakage and other roofing problems.
Lea Robinson Roof, 2018-07-05 14:49:12. Single-Ply Roofing Systems Singly-ply roofing, as its name suggests, is comprised of a single layer make of plastic or elastic material. Because there is only one layer, this type of roofing is thick. There are two types of single-ply roofs, first, thermoset membranes whose seams are sealed using adhesives and second, thermoplastic membranes whose seams are welded using heat or a solvent. There are three types of attachment for single-plys - ballasted, loose-laid and fully adhered. Because of its light weight, the single-ply is often used for re-covering. They are also quite inexpensive.
Ida Marshall Roof, 2018-07-05 14:49:13. In many cases by the time you add up the extra cost of tools, your time, and think about the safety issues involved it ends up being safer and cheaper to hire a professional to do the job for you. Many roofing contractors will take care of all the legal aspects of the job such as building permits as well as have their own insurance in case of an accident. In addition, they may be able to get the materials cheaper than you could on your own and they all ready have the necessary tools. So they may actually be able to save you money when replacing that roof.
Lelia Medina Roof, 2018-07-06 13:15:02. A contractor will choose the best type of underlayment for your roof replacement based on the type of roof and climate in which you live. If you have any questions regarding their choice, they are the best resource for your specific project.
Haley Mullins Roof, 2018-07-05 14:49:13. Exactly What Needs To Be Replaced When people talk about replacing a roof they may simply mean that they need to replace the shingles or tiles that cover the roof or it could mean having to replace the entire roof including some of rafters as well as replacing anything in between. So the very first thing you need to know about replacing a roof is exactly what needs to be replaced. This means that you will have to do a thorough inspection and check everything including:
Virgie Franks Roof, 2018-07-06 13:15:02. In addition, if you plan on living in your home 30 or 40 years, you can expect that you will have to replace that roof at least twice during your ownership, plus the cost of repairing it between replacements which will end up costing more in the long run than having a metal roof installed in the first place. So it really is a matter of pay now or pay more later.
Goldie Bowman Roof, 2018-07-05 14:49:14. Shingle and sheathing deterioration. Deterioration of the shingles, or even worse the sheathing of a roof, can be caused by a number of factors; one of which is mentioned previously. Mold and algae can eat away at the organic base of shingles causing them to decay. If this problem goes on undetected and reaches the sheathing panels then it may be too late as the sheathing is the connection between the shingles and the rafters of the roof. If this connection is weak then it makes your roof even more vulnerable to loss during potentially high winds during storms can eventually compromise the integrity of your roof. If your roof appears to be sagging in areas it could be a sign of a much larger problem called roof rot which could lead to the possible collapse of your roof. By having a roofing professional inspect your roof you could be avoiding additional repair costs to not only your roof but to the interior of your home.
Lesley Chaney Roof, 2018-07-05 14:49:12. A special set of concerns arise for cooling-dominated climates. Does the roof contribute to air conditioning savings and address other key issues? Is it part of a total energy program? There is a growing concern about urban heat islands. Reflective, white roofs have become of interest in those areas for a few reasons. They keep the building cooler, reduce air conditioning costs and also minimize the heat-loading of the surrounding environment.
Ida Marshall Roof, 2018-07-06 13:15:02. If you are part of a Homeowners' Association, make sure that your new roof meets all term outlined in the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. It is suggested that you received written permission from the Homeowners' Association which can be done by obtaining signatures on a letter that you draft which includes color, materials, installation process and anything else relevant to the project.
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