How to Prevent Roof Fires: Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13

About 10,000 residential building attic fires are reported to U.S. fire departments annually, causing about 30 deaths, 125 injuries, and $477 million in property loss, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Despite the fact that attic fires only comprise two percent of all residential fires, they can cause extensive destruction very quickly. Most attics, because … Continue reading “How to Prevent Roof Fires: Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13”

How Roof Colors and Materials Affect the Temperature of Your House

How cool or warm your house is throughout the year is a direct result of the color and material of your roof. That’s why choosing the right roofing material and color for your home is challenging, as you are faced with an overwhelming amount of options when it comes to products. If you’re looking to … Continue reading “How Roof Colors and Materials Affect the Temperature of Your House”

Storm Damage in Dallas: Don’t Get Shortchanged by Your Insurance Company

Hail and wind storms are quite common in the Dallas area. They can be quick, strong and scary, leaving behind untold damage once they’ve gone. Frequently, tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm watches accompany these storms. As a result, your roof could suffer damage from the hail, wind and driving rain, not to mention flying debris … Continue reading “Storm Damage in Dallas: Don’t Get Shortchanged by Your Insurance Company”

6 Tips to Increase the Life Span of Your Commercial Roof

No roofing professional can say with exact certainty when a commercial roof will fail. Every roof is different. Determining the lifespan of a commercial roofing system will depend on many factors, such as location and climate, quality of materials, quality of installation, and maintenance levels. Check out these tips to making sure your commercial roof … Continue reading “6 Tips to Increase the Life Span of Your Commercial Roof”

What is a Cool Roof? Should You Install One?

You may have heard about cool roofs. You may know they’re good for the environment, but did you know they can save you cash too? Essentially, a cool roof reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat than a standard roof, constructed of a highly-reflective kind of paint, a sheet cover, and tiles or shingles, according to the Department … Continue reading “What is a Cool Roof? Should You Install One?”

5 Dumb Things People do to Their Roof

You may be doing something (or not doing something) that could potentially harm your roof. There are many misconceptions out there as to how to take care of your roof, and most people don’t think twice about this most essential part of their home until something goes wrong. Sure, there are some things that are … Continue reading “5 Dumb Things People do to Their Roof”

4 Things to Know Before Installing a Skylight

The addition of a skylight to your home can bring with it many benefits, not the least of which is extra natural light that floods the space. As such, you can lower your energy bills because you don’t need to use as many lights. Plus, skylights open up any room, making it seem bigger and … Continue reading “4 Things to Know Before Installing a Skylight”