Are skylights luxury household items? Should roofs have windows in them? Some people think about them as “money out the window”, while the truth is, these windows are almost a necessity for homes that receive limited natural light.
Let’s face it, when it comes to home maintenance there are quite a few tasks which bring shivers down inexperienced homeowner’s spines. Sure, some menial tasks can be simply done with little to no serious effort. But we all know, there are lots of maintenance errands and duties which require a bit more “know-how”.
From our perspective, thermal efficiency around the roof area is crucial. Here are some suggestions by one of the best roofing contractors in Detroit, Roofing Above All.
Many homeowners wonder: is it best to hire roof repair services or replace the roof? Experts estimate the cost of replacing a roof have nearly doubled in the last dozen years. That’s reason enough for homeowners to postpone roof replacement for as long as possible.
Buying a new home is exciting. If you’re considering Detroit roofing services, we can help you. We know it can also be a little scary – especially if it’s your first time through the home buying process. The last thing a new homeowner wants is an unexpected major home problem followed by costly repairs.
Can the same be said for roofing? Absolutely. All roofers have access to the same building materials. But not all of them have the skills or integrity to install the best elements for you and your family. And let’s face it, it’s what on the inside that counts. Not just the goings on of a family inside their home, but what’s been installed under the shingles, under the vapor barriers and ice shield.
Roof replacement is the ideal time to skylights, roof windows or sun tunnels and the benefits of natural light to your home.
Roofing Above All only installs VELUX skylights. VELUX offers a complete system of complementary products and accessories for any solution from installation down to the finishing touches.
“Ventilate” comes from the Latin word for “to fan.” Simply put, it’s the action of moving air. Out with the hot. In with the cool. And that’s exactly how ventilation works. It provides conditions that allow air to flow. Every time stale, the overheated air in your home or attic is vented out and fresh air is pulled in to replace it, you have what is known as an “air exchange.”
As the variety of roofing materials in the industry increases, more and more people are asking us about the merits of asphalt shingles versus other materials. If the value is your primary interest, the comparison can be quickly narrowed to just two options: metal and asphalt.
Ice dams are most common in northern climates that are subject to heavy snow buildups on roofs. Ice dams occur when this heavy snow buildup melts during the day and then refreezes when temperatures fall overnight. After several days of the thaw-freeze cycle, it’s common for the ice to work up under the shingles until it reached an area of the roof warmed by your home.