One of the most important questions to ask when you are looking to replace your roof is "How long will it last?" This is not something you want to have to do over and over again. There are a few factors that will help you answer your question. Roofing Materials There are three main types of roofing materials used in residential areas: asphalt shingles, clay tiles, and metal panels. Each material has a different expected life expectancy. Shingles Shingles are the most susceptible to wear and tear, with a lifespan of 15-30+years. This is mostly due to the choice of quality. The warranty length can be used to determine how long each option will last. You may have multiple shingles from the same company with different warranties. Clay Tiles A clay tile roof can last for up to 5Read More
KCG Roofing and Carpentry is your local roofer. We specialize in roof repairs, roof replacements, and roof maintenance. We only hire the best roofing contractors to put up your roof. Our work is highly valued. Today’s blog series will focus on roofing pitch. We’ll be discussing which roofing materials work best with various roof pitches. This is crucial as not all roofing materials will be suitable for every roof pitch. For a free roof inspection and estimate, contact us today! Low pitch roofs Pitch refers to the roof’s angle or slope. A roof with a low pitch is one that has a gentle slope. Flat roofs have the lowest angle of low pitch roofs. Low pitch roofs work well in areas with little rainfall. Flat roofs are not recommended in areas that experience severe weather or where snow a...Read More
Should You Replace Your Gutters When You Replace Your Damaged Roof?
You are considering replacing your roof, but not sure if you will need to also replace your gutters. There are many roofing and gutter options on the market. Some systems work well together, while others don’t. Continue reading to learn if you should consider a gutter replacement service in conjunction with your new roof. The simple answer is yes Gutter systems and roofing systems can work together to keep your home's exterior clean and free from debris. It is possible for your old gutter system to be incompatible with your new roof. You may experience leaks or other problems if this is the case. You can also install a new gutter system with your roof. It's easier to replace a roof if technicians don't have the need to deal with gutters. Once your roof is installed, they can install yRead More
According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), asphalt shingles are preferred by 75% of North American homeowners. Asphalt shingles are better than corrugated asbestos. They last longer and are more durable. The shingles are not as strong as asbestos and do not require protection or bonding with a membrane. You can also find asphalt shingles in many different styles and colors. This increases their value as roofing products. These are some facts you might not know about asphalt shingles. SHINGLES GET THEIR NAME FROM SHINGLE LAYING If you've ever heard of shingle laying, it can seem daunting. It is actually what happens when the roofer places the shingles on the roof. Shingle laying is the process of measuring and spacing the shingles. This helps ensure the roofer constRead More
Businesses that survive a Florida hurricane know the importance of maintaining their assets. The difference between survival and destruction is possible if you maintain your infrastructure in a professional manner. This includes your foundations, interiors, and your commercial roof. These five reasons are all related to large sums of money. 1 -- Money in your Pocket It is likely that you intend to stay in business for many years, not just a few months. By investing in small amounts each year in commercial roofing maintenance, you can save time and money. It is important to work with a reliable and savvy commercial roofer. You and your roofer will be able to create a plan that includes the following: Annual inspection Cleaning Routine maintenance Spot repairs Inspectio...Read More
Roof covering product expenses, as well as labor shortages are expected to continue in 2021, forecast a lot of the residential roofers checked by the publication. Typically, those forces would raise roofing prices, yet competitors among roofing professionals, one more expected pattern, might silence that impact. If you require a new roof covering this year, though, you could encounter a challenge searching for certified assistance. Three out of four roofing contractors say they're anticipating their sales to expand; that can be partially due to suppressed need. And when you need a new roof, you cannot hold out forever. Given that a roofing system substitute is amongst the most expensive house enhancements, determining what to place over your head needs a major factor to consider. The averRead More