Monday, November 12, 2018

Is It Time to Repair Your Roof or Replace It Entirely?

Ask Yourself Is It Time
Roofing issues, such as debris falling off the roof or a large leak on your living room ceiling might look scary, but it does not always mean that your roof needs to be instantly replaced. Same is true for commercial buildings that have leaks.  Here are a few of the most common roofing issues and some help to decide whether you need a new roof or you can still fix the existing one:
-        Roof leaks – if this is the first time you get a roof leak, the problem is probably caused by an incidentally displaced or damaged shingle or tile and it is easy to fix. However, if you get one leak after the other and roof patching does not seem to be able to stop the process, the damage has probably reached the deeper layers of the roof and you can start saving up for the replacement;
-        Roof sagging – this problem is usually caused by damaged structural elements, such as support beams. Fortunately, there are great modern techniques that can be used to lift the roof and to hold it up until the damaged beam gets replaced. However, the extent of the damage needs to be evaluated by an expert – if the deterioration is caused by a generalized problem and it affects multiple beams, you might need a completely new roof.  If you or your business need great residential and commercial roofing contractors Omaha NE has them.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Roofing Maintenance Tasks to Prepare for Winter

Tips For Winter Roofing Maintenance
Roofs are continuously exposed to the elements and they need some care to be able to keep up their performance – here are a few tasks that are essential for making sure your roof will resist the coming winter, however harsh it will be:
-        Cleaning – removing the dirt and the debris carried by the wind and deposited on the roof and on the components adjacent to it is essential for preserving the health of your roof. Accumulated debris can absorb water and damage the roof underneath as well as the gutters, so the most important thing to do before winter is to clean the roof surface as well as the gutter;
-        Inspection – when your gutter and your roof are clean, it is time to check them for damage. Look for displaced shingles, cupping or blistering shingles, missing surface granules, cracked or chipped tiles, corroded gutters, damaged flashing;
-        Repair – if you feel comfortable moving on roofs and climbing high up on ladders, you can try and fix the issues you have found. However, these minor repairs are quite affordable even when they are performed by an expert from C & S Roofing of Omaha, so if you want to make sure your roof is handled professionally, hire a roofer for the entire process.

Monday, October 29, 2018

What Parts of The Roof Are the Most Important?

Roofing Components
Roofs are complex structures that are built to resist any weather and to protect the home underneath. All roofing components play their own, very important role – here are the most important components and what they do:
-        The roof covering material – asphalt shingles, clay tiles, metal panels, wood shingles and slate are the most common materials used to build the topmost layer of roofs;
-        Flashing – stripes of material installed in areas where two roof slopes meet or around chimneys and vents and they serve the purpose of waterproofing sensitive roof areas;
-        Vents – they serve the ventilation of the attic and they are also there to make sure that no condense can build up underneath the roof;
-        Decking – the layer on which the roof covering rests and which is used to make the roof solid and durable, if this gets damaged, you will to do a roof replacement Omaha roofers can do;
-        Ridge – the topmost, horizontal line of the roof, usually covered with special protective material, such as ridge caps;
-        Drip edge – the moulding at the edge of the roof that is installed to reduce the risks of water damage;
-        The gutters – though not integral part of the roof, the gutter pipes that collect the water running down the roof slopes and direct the water away from the building.