Flat roofing is a common feature in modern architecture, particularly in commercial and industrial buildings. Unlike sloping or pitched roofs, flat roofs have a horizontal surface that can pose special challenges to architects, builders, and maintenance professionals. However, these roofs are the best option for buildings that will have large HVAC systems up there and they are generally less expensive to install. Here are some of the unique circumstances of flat roofing and some of the key considerations when designing, building, and maintaining this type of roof. [Read More]
How To Protect And Restore Your Roof After A Fire
Some roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, are highly fire-resistant. However, regardless of the materials you use to construct your roof, they will eventually be damaged if your home has a fire. What you do after the fire is critical. Steps to Take After a Fire Act quickly to protect your roof. The components of your roof that a fire could damage include the following: Shingles Roof decking Trusses Underlayment In the worst-case scenario, your roof might collapse. [Read More]
What Repairs Might You Need After A Branch Falls On Your Roof?
Having a branch fall on your roof can be alarming at first. However, this is actually something that happens quite often, especially in windy areas. The first thing to do is call a tree care company. They can come out to remove the branch and, if needed, trim away any other branches that are in danger of blowing off the tree. Then, it's time to call your home roofing repair company. [Read More]
The Benefits Of Having Your Roof Insulated With Spray Foam
Roofs perform best when they are well insulated. Insulation helps prevent heat from escaping through the roof in the winter, and in doing so, it lowers your energy bills. In the summer, insulation prevents heat from traveling in through your roof, lowering your AC bills. But this begs the question: what kind of insulation should your roof have? In many cases, having spray foam insulation applied to your roof is a smart option. [Read More]