Up On The Roof

Stories, News & Tips From The Top

Bring The Sunlight In!

Do you have a room in your home or building that has a dark, dreary feeling? Even in the middle of the day? These dark areas aren’t known for being favorite spaces due to the general atmosphere that the lack of real daylight produces. Your gloomy room is likely on the northern side of the structure, or shaded by big ….

How Much Will It Cost To Replace Your Roof?

(BPT) – How can there be thousands of dollars difference between contractor bids for similar home improvement projects on neighboring homes? And how can homeowners get an idea of what a new roof will cost? In general, labor for a new roof should make up 60-65 percent of the cost and most of the remaining cost (30-35 percent), should be ….

Hire a Top-Notch Roofing Contractor

Do you remember those PSA commercials on NBC called ‘The More You Know?‘ Well, NBC knows what they’re talking about. It’s true…the more you know about roofs and especially how to hire a contractor that won’t rip you off, the better armed you are to make good, thoughtful and sound decisions. And when it comes to the process of finding ….

Does a Metal Roof Attract Lightning?

Lightning is attracted to the highest point, not necessarily metal. Actually a metal roof has no greater chance of being struck by lightning than any other kind of roofing material. There are also advantages such as the fact that a metal roof is non-combustible and dissipates electrical charges so if you roof were to be hit by lightning, the metal ….

Common Roofing Questions

Question: I did some repairs to my roof and noticed there is no roofing felt under them. Is this the correct way to install shingles? Answer: No, it is not. Unless it’s an overlay (recover), there should be felt underlayment separating the roofing materials and the deck. Many home builders install roofs this way so that they can save money. ….