If you’ve owned your own home for a while, you probably know the basics of what you need to do to care for your roof year in and year out. But with work, family life, and all the other home maintenance required, you may not have the time you need to give the roof all the care you’d like.
Even if you would never personally choose to install a skylight, you can end up inheriting one or more of them when you purchase a home with skylights already in the roof. While these features certainly provide natural lighting, they can cause roof problems as well.
Your brand-new roof has a leak. What should you do if your latest investment doesn’t keep the elements out? Take a look at the steps you can take if your new roof doesn’t work as it should.
The manufacturing process and transportation of your roofing materials to your home can have an impact on the environment, but you can’t choose your roofing materials based solely on how they’re manufactured. The roof’s performance and environmental impact throughout its life are crucial considerations.
Roof shingles do much of the heavy lifting for preventing leaks. However, shingles alone can’t prevent all water from seeping inside. For this reason, flashing is also used to help redirect water and/or simply provide better protection against water. If you would like to better care for your roof and reduce the risk of leaks and repairs, check out the answers to these four common questions about flashing.