Roof Repair

Roofing Complications

Published on January 7th, 2013 by Sam in Roof Repair 101

Roofing Complications

Sometimes just by looking at a roof you can tell which ones will be easier to re-roof than others. For example steeply sloped or pitched roofs can involve special instructions for applying asphalt shingles. The factory applied adhesive works best for lower sloped roofs when the weight of the shingle plus the sun’s heat softens [...]

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Dome Roof Gym Doubles as Storm Shelter

Published on January 2nd, 2013 by Sam in Weather Roofing

Dome Roof Gym Doubles as Storm Shelter

In Edna Texas a high school gymnasium was built to withstand winds up to 200 miles per hour. The windowless building with a dome shaped roof will do double duty as a storm shelter during hurricane season. The new roof has layers of concrete, insulation and rebar. Edna has a population of 5,500 and is [...]

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Roofing Terminology

Published on December 31st, 2012 by Sam in Roof Repair 101

Roofing Terminology

When talking with roof contractors or material suppliers it is advisable to know a little roofing jargon. Confusion could be a costly mistake if you are unaware what you are agreeing to. The “ridge” is the top edge where two sloping roof surfaces meet. “Valley” is a downward sloping juncture of two roof surfaces that [...]

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Roof Conditions

Published on December 26th, 2012 by Sam in Weather Roofing

Roof Conditions

If you have a leaky roof sometimes it makes it self known by drips from the ceiling. Sometimes you can pinpoint the approximate point of leakage on the underside of the roof sheathing from the attic and then go up on the roof and determine what is causing the leak. Most of the time roof [...]

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Emergency Roof Repair for Connecticut School

Published on December 21st, 2012 by Sam in Roof Damage

Emergency Roof Repair for Connecticut School

The West Gym at Cheshire High School is closed as workers start repairing the roof. Earlier in the month a maintenance worker found that the rubber roof membrane had shifted, moving the under layment and insulation and exposing metal bolts on the 21 year old roof. Officials believe it was a combination of age of [...]

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Waxahachie Civic Center Roof Repair

Published on December 19th, 2012 by Sam in Roof Contractors

Waxahachie Civic Center Roof Repair

Waxahachie City Council in Waxahachie Texas has approved a contract with Exterior consulting Innovations for roof repair for the civic center on Civic Center Lane. ECI contract is for $66,955 to prepare bid documents and select a contractor to recommend to the council. The roofing project will be to fix the failed repairs, shoddy workmanship, [...]

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Moisture is a Roof’s Nemesis

Published on December 17th, 2012 by Sam in Weather Roofing

Moisture is a Roof’s Nemesis

Wood roofing materials will last for many years with the absence of moisture. Measures are taken to control moisture in the wood building materials of your home to help it last longer. Ventilation helps control moisture by allowing the wood to dry out quickly. When wood materials to become moist the wood gets larger with [...]

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Decisions for a New Roof

Published on December 14th, 2012 by Sam in Roof Repair 101

Decisions for a New Roof

Repairing a leaking roof often means installing a whole new roof. A homeowner’s decision to put on a new roof often takes into consideration the existing exterior, eliminating maintenance and cost and availability of roofing materials. Other reasons can be to improve the homes appearance and increase the value of their home. Trending in the [...]

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Green Roofing For Homeowners

Published on December 13th, 2012 by Lloyd in Green Roofing

Green Roofing For Homeowners

The construction and roofing industries are working hard to take part in the growing use of eco-friendly products, and many homeowners are also becoming more aware of their role. For many, this comes as a huge undertaking, as learning about the different product possibilities can often seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are a few green roof [...]

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Community Support Needed for New Roof

Published on December 12th, 2012 by Sam in Historic Roofs

Community Support Needed for New Roof

The Zanesville Ohio landmark, Stone Academy Historic Site and Museum needs a new roof. Pioneer and Historical Society Director Jim Geyer said $16,000 is needed to make the needed repairs. The Ohio Historical Society will match what is raised locally. Over $2,000 has been raised so far. The Historical Society would like to see donations [...]

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