As the time of year approaches for a visit by a jolly old elf and his trusty reindeer, you might consider the condition of your roof. Most people don't even think about their roof until raindrops keep falling on their head even though they are inside their home. Unless you don't mind being the most hated person in the world, you should inspect your roof before Santa has a mishap and you are to blame for Christmas being cancelled.
If you live in a hurricane zone or another area where there are frequent high winds and heavy rain, two great roofing materials to consider are steel and clay tiles. Both are durable enough to withstand the elements, but which is right for your home will depend on other factors. Here's a look at the pros and cons of both roofing types. Clay Tiles Pros Clay tiles can last for many decades (50 – 70 years), and when a few tiles break, they are rather easy to replace.
When having a brand new roof installed or insulation added to your attic, you must take the necessary steps to properly ventilate the attic. An attic with improper ventilation can create a multitude of problems due to moisture buildup. This includes mildew and mold in the attic, as well as physical damage on the roof's structure. Keep these tips in mind when it comes to attic ventilation. Achieve Balance With Ventilation
Hurricanes are a risk to your entire home, but especially your roof. With most natural disasters, the roof tends to take on the most damage. If you live somewhere that is prone to hurricanes, it is important to start preparing the roof beforehand to reduce the damage. Install the Right Roofing Materials While there are many durable roofing materials available, metal roofs are among the best for hurricanes. You want roofing materials that can withstand high winds and a lot of rain, not to mention roofing that protects you from other perils during the rest of the year, such as heat, fire, snow, and ice.
The drainage system on your roof is one of the most essential parts of the entire roofing system. Your commercial property is at risk of water damage if you don't allow the water from rain to go down the gutters and downspouts, as opposed to sitting on your roof or dripping down the exterior walls of your building. Even if you had a high-quality drainage system installed, you still need to clean the gutters and maintain the drainage system on a regular basis.