Roofing tar is a dark, oily substance that’s used to repair roof leaks. Learn from the experts on how to apply it and more on its origins.
Drainage systems play a critical role in preventing damage to your flat roof. Consider the wide variety of drainage options for your flat roof, each with their own benefits and drawbacks.
As this year’s summer heat starts to get intense, homeowners are looking for ways to keep their home cool and their energy bill down. Energy efficient roofing makes it on the top of the list for many homeowners. Making the investment requires you to thoroughly understand what types of roofing and material will make your…
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…
A hailstorm is never good news for your home, especially your roof. As the diameter of a hailstone increases, so does its potential for causing harm. A larger hailstone falls to the ground with greater velocity and impacts with greater kinetic energy, but how much do hailstone sizes truly vary?
When thinking about your roof, you probably think of the utilitarian things first – durability in extreme weather, energy efficiency, installation costs, etc. The color of the roof might not cross your mind at all. If you think the color doesn’t matter at all, you may be in for a surprise.
You might think that having a hole in your roof is a bad thing, but this is not always the case. In fact, local San Antonio building codes actually insist that you have some. Of course we are not talking about the kind where the sun shines down and the rain pours in, but are instead referring to the various bug-and-weather-proof vents that are built into your attic for the purpose of roof ventilation.
If your name isn’t Santa Claus, experts say you have no business up on your rooftop. Not only is standing or walking on the roof dangerous and foolhardy, doing so without special expertise may alter or damage the roof structure, causing thousands of dollars in unintended damage.
The type of roof you have on your home can not only make an impact on how your home looks, but also on how roof repairs and related home improvement jobs can be performed. The two main types of roofs on most residential homes are referred to as a steep-sloped roof and a low-sloped roof respectively, and taking a look at either one can give you a pretty good idea as to why they are described that way.
Our futures aren’t just ahead of us; they’re also above us. Someday soon, the roofs on most homes and workplaces will be friendly to the environment and equipped with bold new technologies. They’ll improve our daily lives and the environment in multiple ways.