Your Guide To Hiring A Roofing Contractor – Where To Start

Seemingly out of nowhere, something calls your attention to your roof. You notice a shingle in your yard that blew off, water dripping into your home, a letter from your insurance company saying you need a new roof to keep your insurance, or maybe you wake up in a cold sweat from a nightmare that […]

Even The Best Roof Can Fail If This Step Isn’t Taken

After going through our guide to the best roofing materials, you may just think you need to simply find a contractor and tell him what you want. But it’s not that simple. Like all products that matter, the workmanship matters just as much as the actual raw materials themselves. A roof is no different. Even […]

A Lifetime Roof Is MORE Than Just Shingles

When replacing a roof, most people believe that the only thing that really matters is the shingles installed on top. However, a lifetime roof is much more than just shingles. There are many components of your roof that work together to keep the rain out. If just one of the parts in the system fails, […]

Best Ridge Cap To Put On A Shingle Roof

After a new roof is installed, something needs to cover up the seams between the different surfaces of the roof. These areas are called hips and ridges. So what is the best ridge cap to use to cover these seams to finish off the roof? Types of Ridge Cap In the old days when 3-tab […]

What Is The Best Architectural Laminant Shingle? And Why?

When it comes to buying a new architectural shingle for your roof, you’re left with many choices. Up here in the northwest there are 5 major brands you can choose from: GAF, Owens Corning, Pabco, IKO, and CertainTeed. So which is best? What’s the difference? Is one actually better than the other or are they […]

What Is Starter Shingle And Where Is It Needed?

On your roof there are a number of materials used that hide beneath the surface and play a very important role in the roof’s ability to shed water and protect your home. One of these materials is starter shingle. Starter shingle should be installed around ALL edges of your roof. To meet code, technically it only needs to be installed on the […]

What Is Ice & Water Shield & Where Is It Needed On A Roof

If you live in an area that accumulates snow and gets cold enough for ice to build up in the winter, chances are you need the proper amount of Ice & Water Shield on your home to meet code requirements. Plus, a high quality ice & water shield will protect your home from damage caused […]

Dangers Of Not Doing a Thorough Roof Deck Inspection

After a tear off is done on your roof, you’re left with bare decking and all the original wood is exposed. The next thing that needs to happen is a thorough roof deck inspection to check the plywood for potential problems. Skipping this step could mean losing big money down the road if there is a […]

How To Make Sure Your Roof Tear Off Is Done The Right Way

If you’re getting your roof replaced you need to tear off the old one before installing your new roof. There are lots of reasons for this, you can find a few of the biggest ones by reading “Do I Need To Tear Off My Roof?” Assuming you’re going to hire a contractor to tear off your roof, […]

Do I Need To Tear Off My Roof Or Can I Roof Over It?

So you need to get your roof replaced. Can you just add a new roof on your existing roof? After all, it will save a few thousand bucks, does it do any harm? While Roof-overs (also called Lay-overs) can work in some cases, in other’s it’s a really bad idea. Reading the rest of this short […]