Tag Archives: roofing contractor

29Dec/17
Image of roof. lifespan of a roof concept.

How Long Will a Roof Last?

How long will my roof last? This is a question that has plagued homeowners since prehistoric times when early man first threw a couple of leafy branches against a tree to make a shelter. And while modern roofs will undoubtedly last much longer than those primitive constructions, the answer is pretty much the same; It depends. There are many factors which will determine a roof’s lifespan, some of these, like the weather, are out of your control but others are firmly in your hands. If you follow the advice below, your roof should keep you safe and secure for roughly 20-50 years. Materials Installing a new roof is a significant investment if it’s done right, to begin with, you’ll save money in the long run. The first thing to do is ensure you choose the right materials. Make sure you choose good quality timber and shingles that suit your property and environment, and you’ll save yourself a lot of future headaches and sleepless nights. Installation The quality of the materials you choose won’t make any difference if they aren’t installed properly. There’s more to choosing a roofing contractor than simply finding the one who can give the cheapest quote. YourRead More…

26Apr/17
Light spacious dining room with stone tile wall and built-in fireplace, skylight, tile flooring and view of entrance door

The Pros and Cons of Skylight Installation

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. Detroit roofing businesses and roofing contractors, in general, are well aware of the advantages and drawbacks of having or installing a skylight and in this article, we will discuss these. First, you should think of it as if it is the same as other windows in your house. The main difference is that it’s not vertically positioned. Skylights can be flat or domed, fixed or vented. The vented ones are basically like casement windows for roofs. Some of them are operated by an electric motor, while others are manual. It’s crucial that skylights are more durable than ordinary windows, since roofs may have things fall on them, skylights have to withstand impact. How are Skylights Installed There are many advantages to having a skylight. Installing a skylight is something you, a window company or a contractor can do. If you opt to do it, you have to be confident with basic carpentry, shingling, window installation, drywall work, and painting. You can easily makeRead More…