One of the challenges of the winter season is addressing roofing problems, as fewer roofing contractors are available by then. Knowing potential roofing problems in the winter lets you anticipate them and address possible causes before they can happen. The following are some of the common winter roofing problems.
Roofing underlayment, or felt, is an essential part of every residential roofing system. It serves as the barrier between the outer roofing layer and the roof deck. As one of the roofing and gutter companies who install complete roofing systems, Sentry Exteriors takes a closer look at this important roofing component.
Imagine a pea-sized object hitting your roof at over a hundred miles per hour. Now imagine that pea-sized object growing to about the size of a baseball. Hailstones often hit your roof at these speeds. Even for newer roofs, they can pack a lot of punch: denting metal roofs, cracking shingles, or outright knocking the covers off your roof and sometimes, the damage isn’t as obvious. That’s why, as one… Continue Reading
People say an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, but that’s not necessarily true when it comes to the likes of severe weather and natural disasters. You can’t exactly prevent a hurricane from happening and so, for many homes, the only way to face the storm is to make adequate preparation.
Over time, your roof gets exposed to the worst elements that nature can throw at it. Roofs are designed to withstand years of wind, rain, snow, ultraviolet rays and possibly the occasional tree branch. However, this abuse gradually takes its toll until the inevitable comes, which brings us to the question: should you repair the damage or should you replace the whole roof entirely?