Keeping Algae Off Of A Roof With Asphalt Shingles

One of the most detrimental things to asphalt shingles is algae, which is why you should try to keep it off of your roof as much as possible. Limestone is one of the materials that makes up asphalt shingles. Algae is bad because it can remove the limestone, which makes the shingles look bad and not good for your roof. You can prevent the damage that algae can cause by getting the roof cleaned by a professional every now and then. Read More 

Roofing Options On A Budget

If you are getting a new roof installed, you are probably aware of the fact that the project is not going to be cheap. But this does not mean you will have to ditch the budget that you have set beforehand. You'll find that there is a wide array of roofing materials that you can chose from. This make it easier for you to choose the kinds that would look good and would be most functional for your home. Read More 

Three Ways To Identify Hail Damage On Your Roof

Hail storms can be extremely damaging to the roof of your home. Luckily, many times, homeowners insurance will cover the repairs if the area has been known to have had a hail storm recently. If you are unsure whether or not you should file a claim, you need to inspect your roof soon after the hail storm has passed. This way, you can file your claim quickly before the time period of filing has passed. Read More 

Assessing Your Metal Roof’s Damage After Bad Storms

Although metal roofs cost more initially than other materials, they are becoming increasingly popular because of their returns. Metal roofs lower HVAC costs and are incredibly durable. In fact, Angie's List says that while other roofing materials may last ten or twenty years, metal roofs can last more than a lifetime. However, increased durability not mean you should shirk maintenance—especially if you live in a stormy area. Here are some steps to take to assess and fix any damages: Read More 

Silica Safety For Contractors And Clients

Safety is a continuously-evolving part of construction, and there are always ways to improve. In 2017, the newest awareness and guidance information in the commercial roofing industry is all about silica. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines have finally been put in place for staying safe around respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the workplace, and it's in everyone's best interests to understand the best practices surrounding silica work. Here are a few details about silica in construction in general, along with ways that commercial roofing professionals can promote a safe working environment. Read More