The roof is a home’s first line of defense against the elements. Yet it typically goes unnoticed until it begins to fail. By that time, leaks may have resulted in thousands of dollars of damage due to rot and mold infestation. With this in mind, it’s important to replace your roof before it starts to […]How to Install Metal Roofing Over Plywood
Thinking of installing a metal roof over plywood? This type of work is best left to knowledgeable professionals. If you’re committed to going it alone, however, it’s important to know the proper steps. Read on to learn the best way to complete the job without any mishaps. A Word of Caution Before you even think […]How to Install EPDM Roofing
EPDM roofing is a durable type of roofing material with many benefits, primarily used to finish commercial roofs with little to no pitch. Read on to learn how this modern style of rubber roofing is installed. Surface Preparation Successful EPDM roofing installation depends on a clean surface. This means removing any grease, dirt, debris and […]Roof Rats: What They Are and How to Get Rid of Them
If you’re a homeowner, it may seem like your house is under constant attack from weather, pests and the ravages of Father Time. From hail and wind to termites and mold, there are all sorts of things that can damage your largest investment. A commonly overlooked saboteur, the roof rat can cause significant damage while […]How to Clean a Dryer Vent on a Roof
When it comes to home maintenance, it seems the to-do list never runs out. That said, some tasks are more important than others. While it may not seem like a big deal, your dryer vent needs frequent attention. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that people clean out their dryer vents three times a year to […]How to Add a Porch Roof to an Existing Roof
Thinking of linking a porch roof to your home’s roof? This is a job best left to skilled professionals. If you’re dead set on trying it yourself, however, it’s important to know the proper procedure. We’ve provided a step-by-step process, along with a word of caution about potential mishaps that might occur along the way. […]Can You Paint Roof Shingles?
Thinking of painting your roof shingles? It’s possible as long as you use the right materials and techniques. Is it a good idea? That depends on several important factors. Read on to learn the pros and cons of painting your roof. The Pros A Fresh Look Sometimes, homeowners choose to paint their roofs to improve […]How to Install Corrugated Metal Roofing
Thinking about installing a corrugated metal roof? This is a job best left to the skilled professionals at A to Z Roofing. If you’re dead set on giving it a try, however, it’s important to know the proper steps. We’ve provided a detailed step-by-step process, along with a warning about potential mishaps that can occur […]How to Get Bubbles Out of a Rubber Roof
While blisters or bubbles on a rubber roof can be unattractive, they won’t necessarily cause the membrane to fail. If you are still troubled by their appearance, however, there are some things you can do. First, it helps to understand what might have caused the bubbling in the first place. A Common Issue Known in […]Can You Use EPDM on a Pitched Roof?
EPDM roofing is a kind of roofing material primarily used to finish roofs with little to no pitch. But can it be used on pitched roofs? Here’s what you should know. Understanding Roof Pitch Roof pitch refers to the slope created by the underlying roof rafter. It is often represented as a ratio between the […]