Roofing: How Roofs Contribute to Energy Efficiency

Most people overlook the fact that roofs can easily help with energy efficiency issues in their homes. Roofs do more than protect your home from the elements and give your home an aesthetic look from afar, they are also essential to the structural integrity of your house as a whole, and a well-built roof can easily lower electricity bills, especially during temperate seasons like summer and winter. After all, you can’t expect your HVAC to do all the work in your home. Most of the time, a good roof can easily eliminate climate control issues by just being well-built and maintained! How can your roof help with energy efficiency in your home? Read on to learn more.

Should You Cover Roof Vents During Winter?

Winter has arrived, and heating and insulation have become a top priority to allow you and your family to comfortably hunker down and enjoy the Yuletide holidays. You’ve checked your weatherstripping and ensured that your doors and windows will hold up against the cold and will not permit the frigid air outside from entering. But you’re unsure whether to cover up a potential entryway of cold air: the roofing vents. Should you cover your roof vents during winter? 

Roofing Underlayment: Why Is It Important?

Your roof consists of interconnected components that work together to protect your family and valuables from the threat of moisture and other harsh elements. In addition to shingles and flashing, it also has what is called the underlayment, which is not seen from view. Read on as we discuss what it is and the role it plays in your roofing system.

Why You Shouldn’t Repair Roof Decking

Your roof decking refers to the material or sheathing that protects the roof’s structure and to where the roofing material is adhered. Since this component serves as a support for your asphalt shingles, it’s important to ensure that it’s always in good condition. One of the first things you might think of is to have your roof deck repaired, but that isn’t actually a good idea.

How to Address Your Soffit Issues

How to Address Your Soffit Issues

Many homes have their roofs extend past the exterior wall, which creates a gap between the edge of the roof and the siding of the home. This gap is covered by what’s called a soffit. The word is from both a French term that means “formed as a ceiling” and a Latin term for “to fix underneath”. It can be made of wood or the same material as your siding.

What Every Asphalt Shingle Roofing System Should Have

What Every Asphalt Shingle Roofing System Should Have

For homeowners, installing a new roof can reinvigorate the architectural appeal of their homes. It also does a better and more efficient job of protecting their family and personal belongings from harsh weather conditions, including rainfall, snow, hail and the glare of the sun. This becomes possible through a collection of roofing components that all work together to form a complete and sturdy system, significantly improving the overall performance of the roof. But what exactly makes an asphalt shingle roofing system? Keep reading to learn more about the matter. Read more