Metal roofs are a great option due to their strength, durability and performance. Apart from these qualities, metal roofing can also lower your homeowner’s insurance premiums. However, this may not apply to everyone, so it’s still best to check with your agent or insurance company first.… Continue Reading
Asphalt shingles have granules for added protection against the elements, especially the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The kind and quality of granules that shingles widely vary by manufacturer. After a roof install, it’s normal to see sediment loss because these are likely excess from manufacturing. However, excessive granule loss can be an indication that you need to contact your roofer.… Continue Reading
It’s a commonly known fact that metal is one of the best conductors of electricity. With that being said, some homeowners are confused as to whether they need to have their metal roofs grounded or not. Simply put, no, unless it’s required by the local building codes. However, if your home is struck by lightning, would a grounded roof incur more risks than a standard one? In this post, your roof repair expert, M&A Exterior Home Improvement, explains why metal roofs don’t require grounding.… Continue Reading
Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roof covering materials in North America today. This is largely due to the fact that asphalt shingles are relatively affordable for many homeowners and fairly simple to install for contractors. Throughout their lifespan, asphalt shingles are affected by weathering — or the change of appearance because of long exposure to the air and other elements.… Continue Reading
Flashing is one of the most important components of residential roofing systems. It is essential in keeping your roof efficient and in good shape as well as in preventing leaks. Roof flashing helps direct water from the critical areas of the roof and into the gutters and downspouts.