What to Expect During a Skylight Installation

skylight installationAre you thinking about installing a skylight in your home? Kitchens and bathrooms are the perfect locations for skylights, but almost any room can benefit from an addition like this. More natural light is never a bad thing! If you’re interested in skylight installation, it’s time to speak with a local roof repair and roof replacement professional. Every home and project is different, so it’s important to get all of the details from a roofing contractor familiar with this type of work. Here are some of the details you should keep in mind when considering skylight installation.

The Materials You Select Are Important

As with all home projects, picking the right materials and products for your skylight installation is important. Speak with your contractor about material options and which will be best for your specific situation. Continue Reading →

What to Ask When Buying a New Chimney Cap

Questions When Buying a Chimney Cap | Tile Pro RoofingDoes your home need a new chimney cap? Chimney caps are a simple yet extremely beneficial addition to any fireplace. They function to keep animals out of your home and also to keep embers from escaping and landing on your roof. Additionally, chimney caps prevent excess moisture from entering your home. If you’re on the market for a new chimney cap, you should speak with your local roof repair and roof replacement professional. To ensure you get the service you deserve and the cap that’s perfect for your home, here are several questions to ask a roofing contractor.

Is there a warranty?

When purchasing a new chimney cap, it’s important to ask if a warranty is included. There should be. In fact, your new chimney cap should come with a lifetime warranty. Continue Reading →

Benefits of a Custom Copper Chimney Cap

copper chimney capChimney caps can be made from a variety of different materials, including stainless steel and aluminum. Your local roof repair specialist can explain the differences in these two materials. A homeowner favorite, however, is copper. A custom copper chimney cap will add instant curb appeal to your home, whether you schedule regular cap and roof cleanings or allow for natural oxidation overtime. To help make your decision easier, here are several benefits you can expect if you choose to install a custom copper chimney cap.

Potentially Low Maintenance

Custom copper chimney caps can be as low maintenance as you want them to be. As previously mentioned, some homeowners choose to keep them cleaned and polished, while others opt for the low maintenance, rustic look. Continue Reading →

How to Tell When to Clean the Roof

when to clean the roofRoof cleaning does more than make your home look nice and presentable in your neighborhood. In fact, a perpetually dirty roof is more susceptible to serious damage over time. Neglecting to clean your roof regularly can result in leaking and the need for roof repair, or even roof replacement. Don’t let this happen to your home. Here are some signs that tell you when to clean the roof. If you notice them, call your professional roofing contractor right away for a roof cleaning.

Moss

The appearance of moss is a clear sign that it’s time for roof cleaning. Unfortunately, humid temperatures and damp weather tend to allow the growth and spread of moss on your roof. When this happens, moisture gets trapped and slowly deteriorates your shingles.

Black Streaks

Not sure what the black streaks on your roof are? It’s actually mold and it’s not just detracting from your curb appeal. Over time, this mold can compromise the integrity of your roof. Call a roofing contractor right away to schedule a cleaning. Continue Reading →

Preparing for Roof Leak Repair

How to Get Ready for Roof Leak RepairDo you have a leak in your roof? Leaks can lead to all sorts of problems; so you should take care of them immediately. If left too long, it’s possible the damage will increase and even result in the need for a roof replacement. Addressing the leak right away with the appropriate roof repair can keep the issue isolated. This will save you money. Here are several effective tips to help you prepare for roof leak repair.

Talk to a Roofing Contractor

When it comes to roof leak repairs, you should always consult a professional roofer. DIY roofing is dangerous and often ineffective, resulting in the need for additional repairs. Find and consult a professional roofing contractor near you to gain a better understanding of the repairs that you need. Continue Reading →

Is it Time for Skylight Repair?

skylight repairDo you have a skylight installed in your kitchen or bathroom? Some homes even have these lovely features in bedrooms and living spaces. Unfortunately, skylights don’t last forever. Eventually, you may need skylight repair. Skylights can be damaged during inclement weather or merely deteriorate over time. Fortunately, you won’t need a complete roof replacement to address the problems you’re experiencing. Here are several indications that it’s time to contact a professional skylight and roof repair contractor.

Water Damage

One of the clearest indicators that it’s time for skylight repair is the presence of water damage. This is noticeable in the form of a damp ceiling, discoloration, or drywall bubbling. All of these signs indicate there is unwanted water leaking through your skylight. So you should call a professional roofer for repairs. Continue Reading →

2017 Roofing Trends

Residential Roofing Trends for Homeowners | Tile Pro RoofingDo you need to replace the roof on your home this year? Roof replacement is an important element of homeownership. While most roofs will remain functional for approximately 25 years, it’s important to have a professional roofer examine the condition of yours regularly. Consistent inspections and roof repairs can help prolong the lifespan of your home’s roof. If, however, replacing your roof is the only option, it’s important to know your roofing contractor is getting the job done right. Make sure you’re well informed about popular residential roofing trends for 2017 and discuss them thoroughly with your contractor before starting the replacement.

Out with the old and in with the…old?

While there are a lot of new roofing trends to consider, the old faithful – asphalt shingles – are still a solid choice for homeowners everywhere. Asphalt shingles are a safe, economical, and durable choice. Continue Reading →

Types of Asphalt Shingles

asphalt shinglesIs it time to replace the roof on your home? Most roofs should last about 25 years before needing to be replaced. However, if you’re experiencing an increase number of roof repairs, it’s time to speak with a professional about roof replacement. You’ll have a number of important decisions to make once the process starts, including which roofing material you want to install. Are you partial to asphalt shingles? You may be surprised to discover that you can select from a number of different subtypes. Here are a few things you should know about each kind of asphalt shingle.

Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles

These asphalt shingles have a fiberglass base mat. They are both lightweight and fire-resistance, making them very popular among homeowners. Fiberglass asphalt shingles also tend to be less expensive than other options. They are also durable, UV resistant, and often come with a longer warranty.

Organic Asphalt Shingles

Organic asphalt shingles are a decent option for sustainability-minded homeowners. They are generally constructed out of recycled wood chips, cardboard, and paper. Make sure you discuss organic asphalt shingles thoroughly with you professional roofer ahead of time. You need to know that they do not last well in locations with high humidity and freezing temperatures. Continue Reading →

Signs You Need Skylight Repair

skylight repairDo you have a skylight in your kitchen, bathroom, or another space in your home? Skylights can be a great addition to any house, but they don’t last forever. If you’ve had your skylight for an extended period of time, it may be showing signs of wear. When you don’t address for too long, damage can occur to your roof. This will result in the need for roof repairs. Here are a few different ways to tell if it’s time to have a professional roofer perform skylight repair.

Condensation

The appearance of condensation on and around your skylight can be an indicator that you need skylight repair. Usually this means that there is a problem with the sealant. While the leak isn’t enough to allow a constant flow of water through, it can compromise the integrity of your roof over time. Left unattended, it can eventually create issues that will lead to the need for a roof replacement.

Drafts

It’s not unfamiliar for homeowners to replace their windows once they notice the presence of drafts in their home. Unfortunately, it may be more difficult to assess whether your skylight is causing a draft because of their location. If, however, you do notice a draft in a room with a skylight, it’s likely worth checking into. Continue Reading →

Moss Prevention by Professional Roofers

moss preventionMoss and algae can be a really big and persistent problem for homeowners. While the green-colored fuzz may appear majestic, it can actually do a lot of damage. Prolonged exposure to moss can cause your roof shingles to crack. Cracks cause the need for roof repair or, worse, roof replacement. Luckily, there are several things you can do to regarding moss prevention and algae reduction on your roof. Here’s what professional roofers recommend.

Have Your Roof Professionally Cleaned

Homeowners should have a professional roofer clean their roofs on a regular basis. But it’s especially important if you have problems with moss and algae growth. Neglecting this important part of regular house maintenance could result in costly roof repairs.

Keep Tree Branches Trimmed

Moss generally accumulates most in shaded, moist areas. If you have lots of trees around your roof, it’s a good idea to trim the branches back on a regular basis. This will allow more sun to shine on your shingles, keeping them warmer and drier. Continue Reading →