If you're a homeowner, you likely understand the importance of making sure your roof receives a proper inspection and maintenance every once in a while in order to keep it in good shape. But one area that is also located near your roof can often go overlooked. Failing to properly take care of your gutter system could actually cause damage to the nearby roof tiles or cause water to build up and eventually cause an unwanted puddle at your house's foundation.
Many roofing jobs occur during the summer months when it is scalding hot and the sun is merciless on the skin. As a roofing contractor, it is important that you remain healthy and free of sun- and heat-related illnesses. You can accomplish this in the following ways. Drink Water and Lots of It It is recommended that adults drink at least a half gallon of water daily. When you work outside in the heat and humidity, your body loses more water through sweat.
Finding a cat in a tree is one thing, but coming home to discover a copper thief can't get down from your roof is a whole different matter. Shockingly, theft and vandalism to roofs is more common than most people realize. Copper fetches a good price at no-questions-asked scrap yards and thieves desperate for money are willing to tear out copper from the top of your home to get it. Taking preventive measures to curtail copper theft is a must or else you could become a victim of a bizarre - and costly - crime.
Having buckled roof shingles is usually enough to destroy the aesthetic appeal of a home. Add to this the high costs of repairing such a roof, and the increased risk of blow-offs that buckling presents, and you end up with a problem that most homeowners would rather not deal with. The best way out of a roof-buckling problem is to prevent it. Here are tips that will help you do so.
Ice dams occur when water freezes on your roof, forming a physical barrier that prevents water from melting snow and ice higher up on your roof from flowing down through the gutter system. When this happens, water can pool on your roof, and soak through your shingles and into your home, causing interior damage and posing the risk of mold and mildew growth. Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can do to prevent ice dams from forming on your roof: