The average roof should last anywhere from 20 to 50 years depending on the materials it is constructed from. There are many factors that affect the lifespan of a roof, such as the color of the roof, weather, exposure to the sun and ventilation. However, even if these conditions are all favorable, there is another, less predictable factor that is often much more destructive: birds. While they may be pleasant to have around at times, if they get too comfortable they might just decide to take shelter in your roof. [Read More]
Five Tips for Adding a Metal Roof to a Tiny House
Metal weighs less wood, making it an ideal selection for roofing a tiny home, especially if you plan to move your home around. However, before installing a metal roof, there are several things you should consider. Take a look at these tips: 1. Insulate for sound control. Rain beating on a metal roof can be a romantic sound, but it can also be loud when echoing through your tiny home. If you want to deafen the sound, add insulation under your metal roof. [Read More]
What Affects the Longevity of a Roof?
Every roofing product comes with a specific life expectancy depending on the type of material used to manufacture it. Sadly, several homeowners have to contend with performing frequent repairs on their roofs because material selection isn't the only thing that affects the service life of a roof structure. Here are a number of other factors that can affect the life of your residential roof: Quality of installation work: Not even the most durable roofing materials can survive for long following poor installation. [Read More]
Symptoms of a Decrepit Roof
When it comes to home improvement decisions, you need to factor in both long term as well as short benefits. This is particularly important when it comes to your roof. Typically, homeowners will opt for roof repairs in an attempt to fix any current problems they may be experiencing. However, patching up leaks intermittently and opting for roof repairs for your shingles on a regular basis will only gradually decrease the structural integrity of your roofing. [Read More]