Slate roofs are known for their natural beauty, durability and long lifespan. When properly installed and maintained, this roofing material can last for at least a century. However, some homeowners start experiencing problems with their slate roofing system after just a few decades. [Read more…]
It’s easy to forget about your roof, especially if it doesn’t have any issues. Often, a homeowner inspects their roof only if they notice something’s wrong, such as a growing stain on the ceiling. Before your home has any need for roof leak repair, it’s best to have your roof inspected by a professional to determine whether it needs maintenance or full replacement.
The quality of your roofing is relative to the quality of its installation. Moreover, every detail in the installation process — even minor ones — can make a big difference in the overall quality of your roof. Some common mistakes are small errors that inexperienced roofers can easily miss. That is why hiring a competent professional is also an important part of your roof installation project.
Roof maintenance is often considered a lot of work. However, this is one of the most effective ways to protect your roof and ensure the overall integrity of your home or building. When you hire a contractor to conduct routine checks, take this opportunity to pick their brain and learn how you can better maintain your roof.
The flashing is one of the most important components of the roofing system. It is a strip of metal installed over breaks on the roof plane. It can be found along the valleys, joints and wherever the roof meets a protrusion, such as a chimney or a dormer. Its primary role is to protect these areas from leaks. Improper installation and lack of maintenance, however, can put the whole structure at risk.
In today’s post, Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc., your local roof leak repair pros, lists the common roof flashing mistakes that should be avoided.