Blisters developing on asphalt shingles is not as common as it used to be, but it can happen from time to time. But what causes roof blisters, and what can you do about them?read more
Replacing an aging roof is a major endeavor so we understand why some homeowners might delay a much-needed roof replacement. According to HomeAdvisor, the typical range for a roof replacement costs between $5,100 and $10,000. However, your roof is your home’s primary defense against the elements, and as your trusted Minneapolis roofing contractor, we strongly discourage putting it off when needed. Here are just some of the risks you are exposing yourself to by postponing a replacement job.
To ensure the best protection and comfort for your home, having a reliable roof is a must. Roofs protect from external elements, such as rain, wind, sunlight and snow. Not only that, but they also stabilize and strengthen your home’s structural integrity. And to have a reliable roof, you must have good roofing materials that can perform to the highest standards. Asphalt shingles are not only highly reliable, but they’re also economic and aesthetic. How are they so dependable? What makes them great?
If your roof is nearing the end of its service life, you should start planning for a replacement. Here are the benefits of a timely roof replacement.read more
Roofing ventilation requires more than just putting a few holes in the roof for air to escape. There are a few things that make roof ventilation an essential part of any roofing system so it must be as efficient as possible. Here is a quick overview on how roof ventilation works.read more
The flashing is one of the most well-known components of a roofing system. Made of a strip of waterproof material, the flashing creates a physical barrier over ridges, valleys, and roof edges where a fully-sized shingle can’t fit. Unfortunately, flashing can fail and cause problems for your roof if not fixed ASAP. Here’s a closer look at roof flashing failure and how it can affect your roof as explained by the leading roofing contractors in the area.read more
Replacing your roof is a major investment that can cost thousands of dollars. Homeowners will have to replace the roof at least once in their lifetime so it is important to understand where the money actually goes. While roofing repair contractors may have different rates, they all base their quotes on these three major factors.read more
Residential roofs are expected to serve their purpose throughout their service life. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Some roofs might require a replacement prematurely due to lack of maintenance. That said, homeowners must take upkeep seriously so that their roof can last for as long as possible.read more
Repairing or replacing your roof can be overwhelming. Aside from being costly, it requires making several crucial decisions – from choosing a material that can stand up to high winds or intense rainfall to picking the right color that best complements the local climate and neighborhood.read more
Roofing repair contractors and installation professionals use the format Y/X to describe the steepness of a roof. Y is called the “rise”, and it’s how much a roof rises in inches while X describes the “run” or the distance over which the Y rises. Residential homes have steepness numbers that range from 3/12 to 20/12. Any roof with a steepness of 8/12 or lower is considered “walkable”, that is the roofer can safely walk over the roof.