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Understanding Roof Resistance Standard Ratings

Your roofing system is your first layer of defense against nature. Modern roof materials are designed and manufactured with fire, wind and hail resistance in mind, but many homeowners are still in the dark how these features are measured and rated.

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What Are Staggered insulation Layers?

Looking at the overall performance of your roofing system from an energy perspective, insulation plays a big and important role. Poor insulation can lead to massive heat loss during the winter and increased heat gains during the summer. As a result, your home or building will often have to consume more energy to make up…

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Important Tips for Building Hotel Roofs

While the roofing options already vary from one building to another, hotels, in particular, stand out for their very unique requirements. Hotels can vary from large national chains to small bed and breakfast establishments out in the country. Modern designers have been giving hotel roofing much thought, and with the number of new and additional…

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Details That Need to Be in Every Homeowner’s Roofing File

Keeping a roofing file can help you make informed decisions about your roof. A roofing file contains vital information about your roof, from its warranties right down to its history of roof inspections. Contractors need such info to determine the current state of your roof.  Basic Roof Info  A roofing file should contain the dimensions…

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Necessary or Optional?: The Benefits of Drip Edges

By now, you must have heard of the different ways to waterproof your roof. A lesser-known but equally effective waterproofing method is the drip edge. Here’s what drip edges can do for your roof. Drip Edges  A drip edge is a piece of metal that’s installed at the edges of your roof. This moulded metal…

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An Energy-Efficient Edge: The Advantages of Roofing Tiles

With power prices on the rise, more and more homeowners are being drawn to the practical benefits of an energy-efficient, green home. First and foremost of these benefits are reduced power costs.  An energy-efficient roof is a must-have in any green home, but with the wide variety of choices on the market, how do you…

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The Risks of DIY Commercial Roofing Projects

The number of homeowners conducting DIY roofing projects has spiked alongside the popularity of DIY home improvement shows. However, the risks of DIY commercial roofing projects far outweigh the money building owners can potentially save.  The Problem With Flat Roof Installations  Low-sloped roofing systems and commercial flat roofs are more susceptible to damage than roofing…

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Extending Your Roof's Lifespan: Caring for Your Slate Roof

A slate roof may seem like a hefty investment at first, but it practically pays for itself over time. Slate is one of the most durable roofing materials, with some slate roofs lasting for more than a century. But this doesn’t mean they don’t need maintenance. 

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Myths Debunked: Do Metal Roofs Attract Lightning?

Lightning rods are made of metal so it must mean that anything made of metal, roofs included, can attract lightning. But as you’ll find out in this guide, this assumption couldn’t be more wrong. 

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