• Where And When Do Green/Living Roofs Work Well?

    Green roofs are becoming more common as homeowners seek more eco-friendly alternatives to typical roofing materials. These roofs, which are also called living roofs, consist of large, flat panels of soil with plants rooted in them. Green roofs release oxygen into the atmosphere. They also help absorb pollutants, and they are known for their insulating capabilities. However, green roofs are not the best option for every single home. Here are some key situations in which they work well. [Read More]

  • Tile Roofs Deserve More Attention In Snowy Areas

    Tile roofs are pretty common in coastal and waterfront areas. They do a great job of protecting these homes from the high winds, fierce storms, and salty air. You don't typically see as many tile roofs in snowy areas. But that should change! Tile roofs have a number of benefits for homes in snowy, cold climates. Take a look: Tile roofs aren't easily damaged by ice. In many cases, ice is more of a threat to roofs than snow. [Read More]

  • Architectural Panels - Benefits Of Using Them For Siding

    If you're about ready to add new siding to your property, there are a lot of great options. One of the more unique ones is architectural paneling. You might add this material to your home if the following benefits sound worthwhile.  Very Durable Most architectural panels — when used as siding — are very durable because they're made up of metals. Some of the more popular options include steel, titanium, aluminum, and copper. [Read More]

  • Returning Home After A Hurricane: Check The Roof

    Returning home after a hurricane is always a little bittersweet. You're happy to see that your home is still standing, but you know there could be hidden damage still to discover. As you begin assessing your home, it's important to focus on the roof. Roof damage is really common in hurricanes, and even minor roof damage can lead to extensive leaks that cause more serious water damage. So, what roofing problems should you look for post-storm? [Read More]

  • Understanding The Different Types Of Solar Shingles

    The term solar roofing is used as a "catch-all" term. When in fact, it can refer to two distinctly different styles of roofing shingles for your home. There are two primary designs of solar shingles: photovoltaic and reflective. They both have the potential to save you money on your energy, but they accomplish these potential savings in very different ways: Solar Photovoltaic Shingles Photovoltaic shingles are an innovative solar energy technology that is designed to replace traditional asphalt shingles on the roofs of homes. [Read More]

  • Options Available When Installing A Low-Slope Roof On Your Commercial Building

    Flat or low-slope roofs are the norm for commercial buildings. In most cases, people prefer them over other types because they demand fewer materials and are multifunctional. For example, the initial construction cost of flat roofing is less than when you install a pitched alternative, as it takes up less space. Also, you can place your HVAC equipment, solar panels, and other essential equipment on its surface. That said, you should know that low-rise designs aren't perfectly flat but need a little slope for proper drainage. [Read More]

  • 3 Best Winter Maintenance Tips For Your Commercial Roof

    If you own or manage a commercial building, you should think carefully about roof inspections. As such, get a trusted commercial roofing service company for regular roof maintenance. Note that while such an exercise might seem too costly, it saves you more money in the long term. This is because you spend less on repairs and enjoy the roof for more years when you follow a maintenance routine. Further, prepare for the winter by following these roof maintenance practices. [Read More]