How Long Does a Shingle Roof Last?

Most typical shingles today last about 17 to 19 years. Of course, this depends on how well you keep it clean and if you have full Southern exposure unblocked by trees on a low pitch such as 4/12 which is a typical ranch house roof pitch. Leaving moss and debris on the roof can prematurely […]

Pros and Cons of a Flat Roof

Flat roofs are becoming a popular choice for homeowners and developers building new homes because of their unique look and more modern aesthetics. Flat roofs, as the name suggests, is laid horizontally on the top of a building, but may have a slight slope. Asphalt and torch on flat roofs are usually the most common […]

The Best Roof Types for the Pacific Northwest

Here in the Pacific Northwest we get quite a bit of rain and wind, so it’s important to have a roof that drains well and can handle the excessive moisture. While the style of your roof (gable or hipped) also plays a part in how it will stand up to the Portland climate, the material […]

What is a Cool Roof?

There’s a term going around, you may have heard it: heat island effect. A heat island refers to the disparity between the temperatures in cities and surrounding rural areas, and researchers have concluded that an average American city can be anywhere up to 5.4°F warmer than surrounding areas during the day and a staggering 22°F […]

Everything You Need to Know about Shed Roofing

When you decide to build a shed, you probably have a million things running through your mind, from the type of lumber you’re going to use to the framework and structure of the shed. What you should also be giving equal thought to (if not more), however, is the roof of your shed.

These Mistakes in Building Result in Lawsuits

Before hiring your next builder for your home remodeling/upgrade project, it’s paramount to know some basic fundamentals so you don’t get stuck in a bad, or even worse, potentially legal situation. It’s important to choose a builder who possesses a good reputation, does quality work, and treats his or her clients in a fair and […]

Are Metal Roofs Energy Efficient?

Keep this in mind – your roof is the part of your house that gets the most direct sunlight, if it isn’t shaded. If you want to cut down utility costs, it’s critical to have one that’s energy efficient. When people are choosing a new roof, the main concern is how it looks. Of course […]
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