The Homeowner’s Guide to Roofing Terminology

Roofing Terminology Guide

Roofing Materials Asphalt Shingles are the most common type of roof coverings in North America. Asphalt shingles are easy to install, affordable, and come in various styles and colors. They offer a good lifespan, typically ranging from 20 to 30 years. Metal roofing is durable, longevity, and energy efficient. This type of roofing can last […]

Revitalize Your Driveway or Patio with Concrete Resurfacing

Resurfacing Concrete

Concrete resurfacing involves applying a new layer of concrete over the existing surface. This new layer can cover up wear and tear and even provide a new, aesthetic finish. It’s more cost-effective and less time-consuming than a total replacement, making it an attractive option for many homeowners.   The Process of Concrete Resurfacing Surface preparation […]

A Guide to Roof Sealants and Coatings

Roof Sealant

Roof sealants and coatings are materials applied to rooftops to protect them from rain, wind, sunlight, and other environmental factors. They serve as a waterproof layer, preventing water from seeping into the roof structure.    Types of Roof Sealants Silicone roof sealants can withstand extreme weather conditions, making them ideal for flat roofs and areas […]

Top Waterproofing Trends

Top Waterproofing

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Waterproofing Materials The use of post-consumer plastic, rubber, and other recyclables in the production of waterproof membranes lessens the demand for virgin raw materials that require significant energy and resources to produce. These recycled materials are processed and treated to meet the high standards required for effective waterproofing. By integrating recycled content, […]

Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing Shingles

Replace Shingles Guide

Gear Up A sturdy ladder must be reliable, capable of holding your weight comfortably, and suitable for the height you need to reach. Non-slip shoes with rubber soles are important as they provide the grip needed to navigate a potentially slippery roof surface safely. Gloves improve your grip on tools and materials, reducing the risk […]

Mold and Mildew Prevention Through Effective Roof Repair

Mildew Prevention Roof Repair

Mold and mildew are fungi that thrive in moist, warm conditions. They can grow on a variety of surfaces, including wood, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, paints, carpet, sheet rock, and insulation. The spores that mold and mildew release can cause respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and other health issues. They’re not something you want in your home. […]

Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Concrete?

Repair Replace Concrete

When to Repair Cracks It’s important to recognize that not all cracks indicate serious damage. Many are superficial and result from natural settling or shrinkage as concrete cures. These hairline cracks are narrow and typically do not penetrate deep into the concrete, posing little to no threat to the structure’s integrity. Repairing these cracks is […]

The Impact of Weather Extremes on Roofing Materials

Weather Roofing Material

Roofs vs. Nature In regions experiencing high temperatures, the sun’s intense heat and ultraviolet radiation can significantly impact roofing materials. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause materials to expand, potentially leading to structural distortions such as bending or cracking. The ultraviolet rays may degrade the chemical composition of roofing materials, causing discoloration and reducing […]

Roofing Maintenance for Commercial Properties

Roofing Commercial Properties

Regular Inspection Regular inspections provide an opportunity to scrutinize the roof’s condition thoroughly, allowing property managers and owners to make informed decisions about necessary repairs or preventive measures. Scheduled strategically throughout the year, these inspections are particularly important after extreme weather events, which can exponentially increase the risk of damage to the roofing structure. A […]

Pool Deck Repair

Repair Pool Deck

Cracks, uneven surfaces, fading, and water-induced erosion are some of the most prevalent problems. Flaking or chipping, known as spalling, is another issue, often caused by freeze-thaw cycles or poor installation. Algae and mildew can build upon the surface due to the constant moisture, making the deck slippery and unhygienic. Addressing these issues ensures that […]