How To Help Your Asphalt Shingle Roof Last Longer

Asphalt shingles are a very common roofing material choice in the United States because they are easy to install, easy to repair, and reasonably priced. However, they are not the most durable of roofing materials. The average asphalt shingle roof lastsaround 20 years -- maybe 30 if architectural shingles are used -- whereas slate and tile roofs can last 100 years or more. Luckily, there are some ways to help your asphalt shingle roof last longer. [Read More]

Six Reasons To Consider A Metal Roof

It used to be that metal roofs were only seen on farm buildings, temporary structures and warehouses. However, metal roofing has come of age and is now a popular choice for homeowners as well as owners of industrial buildings. If you're in the market for a new roof for your home, there are a number of excellent reasons to consider metal roofing, not the least of which is its durability. [Read More]

Wet Areas Showing Up In Your Ceiling? Check The Tiles On Your Completely Flat Roof

If you notice large, wet spots showing up in your ceiling, and you can't find any visible leaks in the material, check the tiles on your completely flat roof. Flat roofs may develop leaks and other issues over time. The problems usually happen when water or melting snow puddles or ponds on the surface of the roof. The water eventually seeps through your roof's substrate and into the ceiling. Here are things to know about puddling water and what you can do to stop it. [Read More]

Best And Worst Roofing Materials For A Saltbox Roof On A Freestanding Garage

A saltbox garage roof offers a bit of extra space in the upper areas for a loft or extra storage but is more durable than the roomier gable roof style. Saltbox roofs have a short front segment that gently slopes upwards towards a peak. After the peak, a steeper and longer section slopes downwards towards the back of the garage. If you have or are considering a saltbox garage roof style and need new roofing materials, there are a few materials in particular that are better or worse matches for this roof shape. [Read More]