7 Things you should do this fall to ensure your roof remains in good health throughout the next 2 seasons: 1. Start by looking at the roof itself This sounds obvious, but it is necessary. Look for signs like loose shingles, missing sections of roofing, stains, leaks, warped wood, mold, rot, or anything else that might send up a red flag. 2. Check Flashings This one is pretty straightforward – secure any loose flashing and replace all that show signs of damage or leakage, payi
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