Tag: Roof

Roof Cleaning

The black streaking typically found on homes in areas where moisture settles on shingles is not caused by mildew or fungus; it’s roof algae. 3M scientists have identified the most common form as Gloeocapsa Magma. Algae spores are carried b the wind, which is why so many houses in the neighborhood can end up with …

Determine Roof Slope

Determine Roof Slope, But Maintain Ladder Safety To determine roof slope, place a ladder at the side of your house so that you may easily access the down slope edge of the roof. At this point, you should be in line with the roof’s peak, which means the roof should slope up from left to …

Asphalt Roof Shingles

The Good Side of Asphalt Asphalt is a common shingle material because of its physical properties. Generally made from an asphalt-saturated base of fiberglass or other organic material, these shingles are light-weight, easy to install, and greatly admired for their low cost. In fact, they are one of the least expensive roofing materials on the …

Estimating Roof Price

Materials Materials will be one of the biggest factors involved in calculating your roof price and while it is possible to reduce the cost by using different types of material you have to remember that this can often lead to a false economy. If using a different material means a saving of 10% on your …