Modern roofing shingles come in a variety of styles and materials, including slate, wood shakes, metal and composites. Most often, however, the roofing shingles you see atop houses are predominantly made of asphalt. But there’s more to the story than just that. Read on to learn how manufacturers turn asphalt into a light but durable […]How to Patch a Hole in a Shingle Roof
A hole in your roof can lead to serious water damage, mold growth and insect infestation. Ideally, you should contact a professional roofer to correct the problem. If you’re dead set on doing the job yourself, however, here are the steps you should take. A Word of Warning When done well, a good patch can […]Can You Put a Metal Roof Over Shingles?
Prized for their affordability and impressive durability, metal roofs can offer big benefits in certain situations. But can they be applied directly over shingled roofs? Here’s what you should know. Can it Be Done? In almost every instance, you can lay down new metal roofing over the top of an existing shingle roof. Although it […]At What Temperature Do Shingles Seal?
Modern asphalt shingles are precision engineered building materials that are a lot more sophisticated than they may seem. A shingle isn’t just a flimsy piece of flat tar. It’s manufactured in a very specific way so that it provides long-lasting, resilient protection for roofs. In order to get the most out of any asphalt shingle, […]