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06/15/2012 Roofing

Choosing the Roof Type For Your Home

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Choosing the Roof Type For Your Home

The roof may not be top-of-mind when you are planning your new home, but it is certainly one of the most important aspects of a house, both in terms of its appearance and the necessity to shelter and protect the home. It is therefore important choose the right kind of roof that will be efficient and durable and also look good as part of your home.

Classic Roofing Styles

When you begin to look around for roofing styles, you will see that the range is practically endless. You would definitely find something that you feel is right for your home. If one goes by classic styles used earlier, they were crafted with care and great skill. Detailing was paramount and wooden shakes were also part of the construction. These types of roofing are not suitable for the homes of today; nowadays low maintenance is the buzzword and a wooden shake roof would take time and effort to keep it in optimum condition. You can find other alternatives to the classic styles found in older houses and synthetic roofing is available in textures, colors, shapes and styles that will give the desired appearance to your home.

Synthetic Roofs

Synthetic roofing is tough and durable and lasts longer than the cedar and slate roofs. Most of these man-made slates and shakes have rubber compounds that act as a UV inhibitor, ensuring that the roofing is more long-lasting and has better fire resistance than the normal roofing material.
These synthetic roofing materials afford better protection against inclement weather and other factors that can damage roofs and make them prone to leaks and breakage. Installation of such roofing is also much easier as it can be fixed with air-pressured nail guns, which cannot be done in the case of cedar shakes and real slate.

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Roofing Disasters And How To Avoid Them

roofing disastersThe roof on your home is the first line of defense against the elements of nature, such as high winds, heavy rain, sleet and snow. Conducting a complete inspection-inside and out-each spring can help avoid costly problems later on. Look for these key danger signals that indicate your roof is not adequately protecting your home:

Water, water, anywhere?

A home inspection should start with a check for leaks in the attic. This can occur and be most obvious after heavy, driving rains. Also walk through each room of the house and inspect walls and ceilings. Ceiling spots can be another warning sign your roof needs repairs. And peeling of interior or exterior paint or wallpaper, sometimes from excessive moisture or high humidity, can be a sign of possible inadequate attic ventilation. If more ventilation is needed, it can be relatively easy and inexpensive to install-even if you don’t need a new roof.

Crack down on cracks

The most common leak sources on the outside include cracks in flashing around the chimney and vents, or worn-out, decayed or missing shingles. Check your gutters for debris, including granules in the gutter. If you find an excessive amount of granules, it may indicate aging shingles that should be replaced. While up there, check for any missing, cracked or curled shingles. These should be replaced quickly to avoid structural damage to your roof deck and the interior of your home. If any shingles are blistered, decayed or “dirty looking,” they need to be replaced, too.
If you find any of these potential problems and are in need of repairs, the first and most important step to take is to find a competent roofing contractor.
Poorly installed or constructed roofing systems waste American homeowners billions of dollars every year, according to GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. Fortunately, most risks can be avoided with a professional roofing system that’s correctly installed, maintained and/or repaired.
GAF offers access to a database of factory-certified, prequalified roofing contractors. Every contractor is licensed and insured, and pledges to work on the homeowner’s roof as if it were its own.

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10/27/2011 Roofing

How to Control Roof Leaks

roof leaksTreat a leaking roof as an emergency, because it can wreak havoc in your house in a very short time. Attend to any signs of a roof leak, such as water entry, stains or mold, immediately to limit damage. Locate the leak from inside and then take steps to control the damage until you can have a suitable outside inspection and repair done.

Control Roof Leaks

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Locate the leak from inside

  1. The first and perhaps most obvious place to look for a roof leak is directly above the leak in a ceiling or exterior wall. Use a flashlight to inspect the attic floor over the leak while it’s raining. Look for standing water, water stains, mold, wet insulation or other exposed insulation.
  2. Examine the underside of the roof for wetness or mold around points of penetration (plumbing vents, chimneys), wherever different roof planes intersect (valleys) and near dormers. These symptoms indicate holes in the flashing or faulty flashing installation.
  3. A leak away from such locations suggests a problem in the roofing material. Keep in mind that water may travel sideways before passing through a joint in the roof sheathing, and may travel in a horizontal joint before falling on the floor or ceiling.
  4. Take measurements from points inside that you can also locate from outside. Measure down from a ridge and horizontally from the center of a valley or sidewall; or measure distances from a chimney or other point of penetration.
  5. If your ceiling is attached to roof rafters, as would be the case for a cathedral ceiling, all you can do from inside is take the measurements that will help you locate the leak externally, and attempt to control the damage internally.

Control the damage

  1. Water can travel on the underside of sheathing or down roof rafters before dropping off in one or more places. To control where it falls, tack a piece of string into the stream of water and let it hang into a bucket. The water will tend to follow the string.
  2. Poke or drill a hole in your ceiling to let the water through. This technique prevents the water from spreading across the top of the ceiling to other areas; it prevents the ceiling from becoming saturated, eliminating the chance of collapse and often the need for replacement; and it allows you to collect water from below using the string-and-bucket method.

Locate the leak from outside

  1. Using any measurements or other information you gathered indoors, make your initial outdoor observations from a ladder and/or using binoculars. Do not walk on a pitched roof during rain or as long as the roof is wet. A wood roof is particularly treacherous.
  2. Look for leaves and other debris slowing the natural downward flow of water, as often happens in valleys and adjacent to or above any roof penetration or dormer. If there is snow on the roof, an ice dam may have formed at the roof’s lower edge, causing water to back up under overlapping layers of roofing materials. Remove the obstruction if you can get to it safely.
  3. If or when you can safely get close enough, examine metal flashings for corrosion or open joints where they connect to a chimney or other roof penetration. You can temporarily patch metal flashings, but replacement is the only permanent solution. Typically, you can replace cracked or dried-out rubber gaskets on plumbing vents.
  4. Pay particular attention to any areas already covered with black flashing cement; these indicate locations of previously repaired leaks. Look for pinholes or cracks, which often occur as the material ages. Make temporary repairs by applying flashing cement with a putty knife.
  5. If or when you can safely get close enough, inspect attachment points for any antenna, satellite dish or other object screwed or nailed into the roof. A dab of roof flashing in good condition should cover each fastener. The best solution is to avoid mounting anything on your roof in the first place.
  6. If you determined from inside that your leak is midroof and therefore not related to flashing, look for damaged or missing asphalt shingles. On wood roofs, look for cracked or badly cupped or warped shingles or shakes. Look for joints in one course that fall less than 11/2 inches (4 cm) to the left or right of a joint in the course below. Flat or nearly flat roofs generally require very close inspection to locate damaged or badly worn areas.

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10/27/2011 Roofing

Elastomeric Roof Systems

Legacy Roofing NOW Specializing in Elastomeric Roof Systems

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ERSystems (Elastomeric Roofing Systems, Inc) is a national leader in cool roof coating technology and a strong supporter of sustainable and renewable building technologies.
ERSystems highly reflective roof coatings and membranes are Energy Star certified, meet LEED requirements and have been used to restore millions of square feet of metal, BUR, single ply membrane and foam roofing systems.

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08/13/2011 Roofing

Longmont Roof Repair

Residential and commercial roofing services in Longmont, Colorado:

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Interior damage caused by Roof Leaks in Longmont

Most homeowners do not notice or recognize roof damage until interior leaks are noticeable on their ceiling’s. Considering Ceilings are not the number #1 thing homeowners notice after a long day of work. You will notice warped drywall from roof leaks or yellow stains. The roof damage has probably been an issue at this point for multiple years, Now Homeowners are forced to pay out of pocket for damages not covered by their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

What does my Insurance Cover?

Most Homeowners Insurance will cover the cost of the repairs for your damaged roof and interior drywall. Homeowner’s Insurance can be very confusing and include a lot of fine print. Major Insurance companies will add a clause that does not allow up to date building code upgrades. We, at Legacy Roofing, specialize in assuring that Insurance Adjuster covers the cost of building code upgrades

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Greeley Roof Repair

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Interior damage caused by Roof Leaks in Greeley

Most homeowners do not notice or recognize roof damage until interior leaks are noticeable on their ceiling’s. Considering Ceilings are not the number #1 thing homeowners notice after a long day of work. You will notice warped drywall from roof leaks or yellow stains. The roof damage has probably been an issue at this point for multiple years, Now Homeowners are forced to pay out of pocket for damages not covered by their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

What does my Insurance Cover?

Most Homeowners Insurance will cover the cost of the repairs for your damaged roof and interior drywall. Homeowner’s Insurance can be very confusing and include a lot of fine print. Major Insurance companies will add a clause that does not allow up to date building code upgrades. We, at Legacy Roofing, specialize in assuring that Insurance Adjuster covers the cost of building code upgrades

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Lakewood Roof Repair

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Interior damage caused by Roof Leaks in Lakewood

Most homeowners do not notice or recognize roof damage until interior leaks are noticeable on their ceiling’s. Considering Ceilings are not the number #1 thing homeowners notice after a long day of work. You will notice warped drywall from roof leaks or yellow stains. The roof damage has probably been an issue at this point for multiple years, Now Homeowners are forced to pay out of pocket for damages not covered by their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

What does my Insurance Cover?

Most Homeowners Insurance will cover the cost of the repairs for your damaged roof and interior drywall. Homeowner’s Insurance can be very confusing and include a lot of fine print. Major Insurance companies will add a clause that does not allow up to date building code upgrades. We, at Legacy Roofing, specialize in assuring that Insurance Adjuster covers the cost of building code upgrades

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