If homes came with parts manuals, those instructions would take thousands of pages. For example, your central Ohio home’s roof is not a single piece but a group of parts connected together to function as a water-resistant shield over your home. Three necessary layers of the shield are the roof deck, ice and water shield, and underlayment.
You know you have to pick out materials for your central Ohio home’s new roof. You also know you have almost no understanding or interest in roofing materials. So why is it important to care about which ones you select? Selecting the right roofing materials is nearly as important as selecting the right contractor. Continue reading “Why Selecting Materials Is An Important Part Of Your Roof”
Ah, insulation. Some central Ohio homes built in the 1960s and 70s had absolutely no attic insulation at all. Of course, a residential electrical rate of 2.6 cents per kilowatt hour (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration) might explain that. Today’s energy rates mean no home should be without ample attic insulation. Continue reading “Insulation: Why It’s An Important Part Of Your Roof”
What is a roofing material? You look up at your central Ohio home’s roof and perhaps you wonder: What’s it made of? No matter the type of roof you have, most of it came from the earth. Metal, tile, plastic, asphalt: they all have been mined or pumped from the earth. Your home’s roofing material has been shaped from raw resources into a water-resistant, modern product. That roofing material was expertly installed by trained roofers. Continue reading “Roofing Material: Why It’s An Important Part Of Your Roof”
Prepositions are funny little things; they are words like above, below, and near. They all describe where things are in relation to other things. When a roofer describes your home’s residential roofing layers, not all of those layers may be stacked up like a sandwich; they may not be between, above, or below. They might be near other layers or beside a layer. Yet all six layers of a typical home’s roof are essential to keeping your family warm, safe, and dry. Continue reading “Why Your Roof Needs These 6 Residential Roofing Layers”
Mold spores are in every cubic foot of air, including the ones we are breathing. No worries — most mold is harmless. Yet inside a home, a leaking roof can cause harmful mold to spread rapidly throughout your attic and down into your living space. To stop unhealthy mold, you need to have a roofer fix your roof.
“My roof is leaking. What caused it?” You know you want to play Kinsey Millhone or Harry Bosch, acting like a detective figuring out the cause of your central Ohio home’s leaky roof. We can rule out the scheming real estate mogul under a bedsheet. But, armchair sleuths, what causes leaking roof problems? Continue reading “8 Common Causes Of A Leaking Roof”
The half-dozen ways you can safely uncover a roof leak are all easy for the untrained eye to detect. All you need is an extension ladder. And no, you need not (should not!) go on your roof. Continue reading “6 Ways You Can Tell If Your Roof Is Leaking”
Congratulations on the right decision to replace your home’s roof. That momentous choice probably stressed you out, but it leaves in its wake many other issues that may cause you to worry. Will my roofer arrive as scheduled? Will my home, yard, and roof stay safe and tidy? How, exactly, will my roofer clean up our property before, during, and after roof repair or replacements? Continue reading “3 Ways Your Roof Replacement Is Kept Clean”
How do they get the stuffing in Twinkies? How do they build tunnels underwater? How is a roof installed? You’ll need to seek elsewhere for answers to the first two mysteries, but we can detail the nine steps required to install your central Ohio home’s new roof, so it provides years of worry-free service for you and your family. Continue reading “9 Important Steps To Install Your New Roof”