What is Waterproofing? Waterproofing is the process of adding a liquid-applied waterproofed membrane to the roof’s surface. It protects your roof and adds to its longevity. This lowers the roof’s temperature when it is exposed to direct heat from the sun. After that, when it rains, shingles are in their weakest state and more susceptible…
Walking on your roof is incredibly dangerous. In a 2014 study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 647 fatal falls from roofs. Roofers are trained to walk on sloped surfaces, so contact a roofing professional first if you are planning on doing repairs to your roof.
Dry rot is caused by a specific species of fungus that can live in very low levels of moisture. Once dry rot has appeared in a wooden building, isolate the area as quickly as possible. In most cases, ethylene glycol can be used to neutralize the fungus found in dry rot.
Homeowners throughout Texas know about the hassle of a clogged gutter. Strong rains and winds can clog even the newest gutters with a thick sludge of wet leaves, and sticks. Most people view a clogged gutter as an annoyance, something that may cause an eyesore but not much more.
Although it probably seems obvious, the roof is by far one of the most important parts of the home. However, the reason that this needs reiterating is that many people tend to neglect their roofs—as the old saying goes, ‘out of sight, out of mind.’
Several factors affect whether or not you decide to replace your roof. If you only have a few damaged shingles, reroofing may not be necessary. However, if your roof is past its prime and leaking water and sunlight, replacing your roof can become a necessity.
Each year, the seasons can wreak havoc with the condition of a roof. Like all parts of your house, the roof must be regularly cleaned and maintained in order to prolong its durability and prevent leaks or other structural issues.
Hanging roof Christmas lights marks the beginning of the holiday season for many of us. But if you’re not careful, this job can end the festivities in a hurry. During November and December, an average of about 250 people are injured per day from decorating-related falls and accidents, estimates the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
San Antonio has seen its fair share of hail recently. What’s worse, hail damage is not always clear and can be hidden under your shingles. Even though you can not see the damage it doesn’t mean your roof is not at risk.
If you live in an area that is wooden or dense with vegetation, you may be prone to invasions from raccoons, rats, and more. One of the prime points of entry for these critters is your roof. Do the following things to make sure your roof remains critter-proof for years to come.