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Why It’s Important To Repair Storm Damage

Hire Roofing Company As Priority With Storm Damaged Roof A storm can cause different types of damage to a roof that range from barely noticeable to severe. It doesn`t matter how important or unimportant it might seem; do not ignore it! Repairing storm damage is essential for the efficiency and lifespan of the roof. How a minor puncture can be so dangerous? First, there is no such thing as “minor puncture” when it comes to a roof. Any little roof problem has the potential to aggravate very quickly because of the roof`s exposure to the elements and severe weather. Therefore, be very-very happy if you only find a minor puncture on your roof after a storm, because it can be quickly and easily repaired before it transforms into a disaster. A small crack, a few shingle granules spread in the gutters, a few dents in the metallic elements – all these seen harmless, but actually represent roof vulnerabilities that must not be ignored. Water finds its way in very quickly and once it does, it is very hard to stop. It will keep infiltrating, eroding the roof`s structure, compromising the insulation, penetrating walls and causing mold formation, altering the indoor thermal comfort, destroying objects, causing short circuits etc.  For storm damage to the exterior of your home, contact local professionals at https://www.roofonemichigan.com/shelby-township-roofing-experts-roof-one-llc.html.  

How Does Home Insulation Work?

Shelby Roofing And Talk About InsulationThe thermal insulation of the house can be installed on the interior or on the exterior, including the floor and the ceiling. For increased efficiency, it must take into account the dew point. Thermal insulation is required because the outer walls of a building represent a wide exterior area, and conventional construction materials – concrete, brick, wood etc.- are not sufficient to guarantee adequate thermal comfort and energy efficiency. In the absence of thermal insulation, you lose much of the amount of heat produced for indoor heating, which is easy to notice during the cold season. A good insulation of the walls will make the interior more comfortable and the energy bills will be significantly smaller. This is true not just for the cold season, when energy is needed for heating, but also for the summer, when you turn on the air conditioning to keep the heat outside.  It is important as well to have the attic insulated properly from a Shelby roofing professional to keep from loosing heat through your roof, and to keep cold out. In order to get the best results in terms of thermal insulation, it is good to inform right from the project stage of the house construction if the chosen building materials are the most suitable to provide energy efficiency. As such, you will find, for example, that brick has a better heat transfer efficiency than many other materials. Insulation can also be applied to old buildings on existing walls.

How Hail Might Damage Your Home Landscape

Roofing And Landscaping Damage From Hail Hail is a phenomenon that can make your witness how your plants and home landscape is destroyed in minutes. It is disheartening and sometimes it takes a long time to redesign everything as it was before the storm. Here are the most common ways hail might damage your home landscape. Tree damage Hail may shake the branches ripping down the bark, leaves and fruits and even knocking some branches to the ground, if the hail stones are large in diameter. Once the storm is over, you must prune broken branches (broken, not defoliated!), but allow the remaining leaves to stay on the tree, even if they are shredded, because they will help its recovery. The process of growing new leaves may take quite a long time, but it will happen eventually, so be patient.  Tree branches can also damage your roofing, it that is the case call a professional roofing East Lansing expert right away. You must also water your trees over the next few weeks so that drought does not stress them even more. Damage to flowers and decorative plants These can be shredded in seconds, but most of them still have the chance to regrow from their crown if you allow them. They may look unsightly for a while and your landscape will surely be affected, however, the nature`s regenerative power is amazing, so you should give your flowers a chance, especially if hail affected less than 50% of their surface. If you also notice flowers and decorative plants knocked to death by hail, just remove them and replace them one way or another.

The Best Roofing Materials for Michigan

Choices Of Roofing Materials Michigan is a state in the Midwest, located in the proximity of the Great Lakes, both features being factors that determine the state’s climate. The state’s continental climate comes with higher temperatures in the south and in the central region and with more severe weather in the north, but short, hot summers and cold, harsh winters are typical throughout the state. Michigan also gets lots of snow each year and 17 tornadoes a year on the average. When local property owners pick their Port Huron roofing materials, their choice needs to be informed by climate-specific features – here are some of the best materials for the area:
  • Asphalt shingles – this cheap and durable roofing material is excellent for the area. The buildings in the hotter part of the state should use lighter colors that reflect heat, while darker colors work best for colder areas;
  • Clay tiles – this great, traditional solution is suitable for any climate area and can withstand heat, cold as well as other forms of extreme weather. The material is a bit more expensive than asphalt shingles, but with proper care and maintenance, it can last for up to a century;
  • Rubber roofing – this roll-out material is designed for flat roofs and it is an excellent solution for any part of Michigan.

Summer Roof Maintenance Checklist

Summer Roofing Maintenance Checklist Roofs are continuously exposed to the elements, so besides your two major maintenance sessions scheduled for spring and for fall, you need to help it perform at its very best between the two inspections, in periods when the roof is exposed to airborne debris, rain, wind and hail. Here is a checklist with the most important roofing Commerce MI maintenance tasks to be performed after each summer storm:
  • Attic inspections right after a storm or after a rainy period – start your inspections with the attic, checking whether any moisture has seeped through the roof. Excessive dampness or droplets of water in the attic indicate a roofing leak right above the dampness or drops and any leak needs instant repair;
  • Flashing checks – you should also inspect the flashing around your chimneys, vents, skylights and satellite dishes. Replace the stripes that have cracks or are deformed;
  • Check and clean the gutters, the downspouts and the other components of the roof drainage system – leaves, dust, twigs, even dead birds or rodents tend to get into your gutter system, clogging your pipes. Get a tool to scrape out the debris and also check the pipes for any other types of damage, such as cracks, rust or sagging, then make the necessary fixes.

What Does Roof Hail Damage Look Like?

Roof Damage From A HailstormHail damage is not always obvious on a roof and there are homeowners who are not aware of it until they cause more extensive damage. This type of damage cannot be seen from the ground and this is precisely the reason why it is often overlooked.  To avoid this, make sure you do not skip the regular maintenance with the services of Roof One. Besides, any homeowner should carefully inspect their roof after a severe weather phenomenon (and a hailstorm falls into this category!); evaluating and documenting the condition of the roof will matter in the insurance claim. What is hail exactly? Hail is a form of precipitation, when upward air currents carry raindrops into the upper clouds, where they freeze and then fall to the ground. A hailstone that circulates up and down several times picks more moisture and becomes larger and larger, to the point where it may inflict damage to people and properties. Roof hail damage looks in different ways:
  • dented gutters and downspouts
  • chipped surfaces and dents in vents
  • hail impact point on the chimney or shingles
Damage inflicted to shingles is not always obvious and it takes a trained eye. In many situations, it is just the loss of granulation on the impact areas, but before wondering what is the big deal about some granules come lose, you should know that there areas are now vulnerable  and may lead to a roof leak, in not addressed correctly.    

How To Learn The Basics Of Your Roofing System

Basic Roofing Knowledge A new roofing system is a huge investment, whatever the material, so it is a good idea to learn as much as possible about the roof type that you are planning to use before you buy the materials and start the installation process. Here are some terms that you should familiarize yourself with:
  • Components of sloping roofing systems – sloping roofs are composed of roof covering, such as shingles, tiles, slate or metal sheets and underlayment meant to protect the boards or sheet metal underneath, called sheathing, which rests on rafters and trusses that make up the roofing structure. Roofs also have flashing to reinforce the areas around skylights and other openings and vents to ensure ventilation;
  • Components of flat roofing systems – flat roofs are different from sloping roofs not only in terms of shape, but in terms of the layers it consists of. The topmost layer is usually a layer of granules or gravel that keep the rest of the roof in place and protect it from the elements. Underneath the granules comes the base layer, consisting of sheets of felt, tar paper or membrane, then the protection board that separated the topmost layers from the insulation underneath the protection board. The roof insulation rests on a vapour barrier mounted on top of the roof deck.  Like always, if installed by a professional Shelby roofer, your roof will last for a long time.

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What Can Happen When You Ignore A Leaky Roof

Don't Leave A Leaky Roof To Question A leaky roof is a common occurrence and, although it is easy to ignore it, you should not do this. Even minor leaks can cause severe and costly water damage, so you must identify and address them as quickly as possible. First, you must understand that leaks go beyond the roof and affect the rest of the house too. A leak may cause permanent damage to the attic and ceiling, it affects the building`s structure and changes the quality of the indoor air by allowing mold build up. Attic insulation can be damaged by water infiltrations and becomes ineffective, which means that the costs of heating bills will increase dramatically, since there will be nothing to prevent air transfer. Damp insulation also represents a favorable environment for mold and other fungi whose presence is never a good thing. A big leak will cause the formation of pools of water in the house that may destroy furniture, flooring etc., call a Port Huron roofing expert immediately. You must be aware that a roofing leak does not repair itself, and the longer any water sits under the roof, the more damage it will do. In these circumstances, repairs get more expensive as you let the time pass without doing anything to fix the leak.

Signs You Might Make A Great Roofer

Skills Needed To Be A Great Roofer If you want to work in the roofing industry, you must have some particular qualities and love your job, because it is not an easy one. Roofing mostly involves working outdoors, so you must be ready to do your job in any season and not always in ideal weather conditions. You need specific technical abilities and knowledge that you acquire through studies and experience. Most large construction companies across the country offer apprenticeship programs, typically followed by hiring proposals, if you prove to be a reliable addition to their team. To be a good roofer, you must be able to work at heights, use safety equipment and also have a great sense of balance, to be able to move safely and comfortably up there. If you have some knowledge of mathematics and physics you have an advantage, which will help you make correct estimates and measurements, as well as calculate the risks. As a roofer, you must also be ready to work with patience and attention to details and to communicate properly with your Elmhurst roofing team and with clients. You must also remain open to the new technologies and be willing to specialize in some particular roofing area, as this will typically bring you more projects therefore more money.

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