Roofing Blogs

Storm Inspections

Weather damage can encompass much more than just visible wear and tear. Some residual damage may not even be noticeable to the naked eye. Hence storm inspectors are important in maintaining a structurally sound roof. Don’t fool yourself and assume the cause of your roof damage has to be something obvious. A serious issue does […]

How to prevent ice dams

They say opposites attract, but more often than not they seem to clash. When two completely opposing forces collide, one usually ends up destroying the other and dominating its surroundings. The development of an ice dam is one example. When the top floor of a house heats up during winter, it typically causes the snow […]

Winterizing Your Roof

There’s a reason for the newly-coined phrase, “snow-pocalypse.” No one’s conceived a term so daunting for any other season. That’s because winter is, by far, the most intense and transformative season of all. With it comes raging winds and burying precipitation; anything out in the open world is bound to be piled under snow. Your […]

In the market for a new roof: roofing contractor checklist

If your roof isn’t very reliable, your house as a whole can’t be. The roof is your biggest source of comfort and security. When it fails, everything below does too, and most rooftops don’t last very long before growing weary. Since it can be very complicated to maintain, let alone construct, a roof on your […]

Signs of moss & algae growth

The average humidity in Buffalo NY is 72.4 percent a month. That’s more than enough to drain the energy right out of the human body. Rooftops have a similar vulnerability; a tremendous amount of moisture can easily minimize its endurance. The surface can rapidly wear down and crumble into dust. This is extremely difficult to […]

Advantages of Metal Roofing

Owning a house can be quite a chore now and then. There’s so much that constantly needs to be refreshed, cleaned, adjusted, repaired, and overall maintained. In order to continuously function properly for you, multiple things need to be updated very often. A roof is indeed among those things, because it’s sheltering you from the […]

Roofing and the Environment in Albany

The impact of roofing systems on energy costs is often overlooked but can be significant. Insufficient roof insulation allows heat to easily escape. In the winter, this means higher heating costs; the same is true for summer months. Heat is gained easily through the roof, which in turn increases electrical demand to cool the building. […]

Albany Roofing Terms

When it comes to your home, knowledge is power. The more you know about the roof, one of the most important aspects of any home, the better. There are parts of the roofing system that rarely get talked about. Shingles and gutters get all the attention while soffit and fascia board are ignored. It’s time […]

Albany Roofing Materials: What Makes Sense

Your roof is the most important part of your house. It acts as the gateway to bigger damage to your home when it’s not in good condition. In the event of destructive weather, such as wind or hail, your roof will be the first part of your home to be damaged. The condition of your […]

Best time to roof your home in Albany NY

Three major factors dictate when is the best time of year to install a new roof on your Albany home. Temperature & Weather Materials used Availability of a professional roofing contractor Temperature & Weather For the sake of discussion in this article I am going to assume that roofing shingles of asphalt or some type of […]