I've been asked, "Can we install another layer of roofing over the existing?" The answer varies with every building and project. It is advised that you seek out the local building department for theexact amount of layers that are acceptable in your area. Every city and county vary with their own codes. Steep sloped roof products such as tile, slate, metal and shakes only allow one layer. Asphalt shingles typically can have one more layer added over the top (two roofs total).
Does your flat roof need inspected? Flat roofs are expected to, and usually do, last a very long time. They are designed to last, but are also designed with the expectation they will receive semi-annual or annual inspections and routine maintenance as needed. On the rare occasion a repair is needed, the basic layout of a flat roof demands it be conducted immediately before it causes more problems and more expensive repairs. In short, yes it does. You should have your roof ins
Falls are one of the leading causes of death in the construction industry today. Roofers encounter many hazards on the job, including hazards associated with working at heights and from ladders, power tools, electricity, noise, hazardous substances, and extreme temperatures. Unless employers control these hazards, roofers risk serious injury, illness or death. In order to protect workers on roofing jobs, employers must identify the hazards present and take steps to address th
Uh oh. You see a damp/wet spot on your ceiling. This means water is probably getting through the roof. So what should you do? Depending on the roof system, a roof can last thirty years or more, but your roof can be damaged or fail prematurely due to falling debris, wind, hail or ice. Structural issues with roof vents, flashing and the chimney can also damage the roofing system. No matter the cause, when there is damage to your roof you need to know whether you need a new roof