The installation of a new roof or having extensive roof repair San Antonio contractors offer done on an existing roof are two of the costliest procedures in any home, so if your roof is brand-new or its health has just been restored, you probably want to make sure it will live as long as possible. Here are a few tips that can ensure your roof will protect your home against the elements for a long time to come:
- Roof inspections – to make sure everything is in perfect up there, get the roof inspected every six months. If you...more
There's nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you may have animals in your attic. Aside from the initial panic of hearing scratching and scampering on your roof, there is fear of actual damage caused by these unwelcome critters. Several kinds of animals can find their way into your attic and home via your roof. While mice may be the first creatures that come to mind, raccoons, squirrels, and rats can also target roofs and attics as a nesting spot.
The time of year and overall condition of your roof can provide ample opportunity for one or more entry points into your attic....more
The condition of the roof on a building, especially on a home say a lot about how responsible and how caring the owner is. Family houses are usually larger and more comfortable than apartments, but maintaining the yard, the garden and the building, including not only the façade and the interior spaces, but the roof as well requires permanent effort – it is enough to neglect your homeowner’s duties for a few weeks and the formerly attractive, well-maintained property starts looking messy, dirty and unattractive.
When it comes to what the roof on your home says about you, a...more
When it comes to repairs and protecting your home, it's what's on top that counts the most. Because of this, there is a lot of inaccurate information surrounding roof repairs and replacement.
Here we discuss and dispel a few myths about roofing:
1. You don't need to replace each missing shingle.
Every shingle counts! They are all in collaboration with other shingles upon your roof. When one is compromised or missing, it can create a weak spot and can lay bare the underlayment and wood beneath....more
The roof designs and roof types used in a specific geographical area are largely determined by the climate of area. In the case of San Antonio roofing designs, the roofs on local properties need to be able to withstand the hardships caused by the region’s humid subtropical climate that comes with extremely hot, humid weather in summer (winters in the area are very mild, snow is very rare, so the period between fall and spring is very forbidding with roofs). Here are a few of the most efficient roof designs and materials used successfully in...more
Did you know most roofs are only meant to last from 15 to 20 years? There are many varieties of materials that can certainly add longevity to a roof but maintenance is key. Damage from wear and weather can affect your entire home if left unheeded. Here we explain a few typical roofing materials and how they stack up.
An Asphalt roof is among the most common roofing materials around. It has many benefits and is typically less expensive when compared to slate or metal options. Depending on the grade of asphalt, you can expect about 15 years from an...more
Preventing water damage to your roof can be as simple as maintaining and cleaning your gutters. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone, cleaning your gutters can make all the difference when it comes to roof longevity. As a homeowner, roof maintenance and proper drainage upon your roof should be a high priority. After all, your roof investment is an investment that takes care of you day in and out.
Fall and Spring are a great time to have your roof and gutters checked for any damage. With changing seasons, leaf foliage can wreak havoc on your roof....more
Roof underlayment, also called a roof vapor barrier is the layer immediately underneath the topmost roof covering material and on top of the roof deck to add extra weather protection to the roof – here is why this intermediary layer is so important for the integrity and the durability of the roof:
- Most roof types consist of individual components fastened together tightly, but even so, moisture can accumulate underneath, causing serious damage to the deeper structures, including the wood components that hold up the roof – the underlayment prevents such damage by repelling the...more
The roof on your home is important not only as the topmost layer of protection between the interior of the house and the elements, but also as a design element that can make or break the good looks of your house. When choosing your shingles, you should pay attention not only to practical factors, such as thickness, weight or warranty, but to the shape, the texture and the color as well – here are a few tips about how you can get the perfect hue:
- Think about the climate – the color of the roof affects the temperature inside...more
Ventilation is the process of air penetrating a system through an intake and leaving the system through an outlet. Any roofer with experience in roofing San Antonio homes knows that proper ventilation is key to lengthening the life of your roof. Proper ventilation is essential for the health and longevity of most systems that make up a building, roofing included. Without air flowing properly through the roof, moisture starts to accumulate, leading to condense and many other problems – here are a few of the most important reasons why...more