Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

  • Ladder Safety Tips for Working on the Roof

    DIY roof work is dangerous not only because you might damage the roof, but also because you may lose your footing and fall. Poor use of the ladder is one of the reasons you may fall and injure yourself while working on the roof. Here are a few tips to help you avoid that: Wear Nonslip Shoes You can easily slip and fall off the ladder if you are wearing the wrong shoes.

  • 4 Reasons To Keep Your Gutters Clean

    While your gutters are working, you likely don't even notice them. They direct water away from your home in the background. However, if you fail to maintain and clean your gutters, serious problems can develop. Not only can it affect the beauty of your home, but it can be a hazard. If you haven't cleaned your gutters in a while, check out these four reasons you should. Frozen Clogged Gutters Can Cause Roof Leaks

  • Choosing The Best Roofing Material

    Roof replacement can cost thousands of dollars. It is a major home improvement project that many homeowners never even have to worry about. But, some people will do it once or twice (at most) over the lifespan of their property. Obviously, this also depends on what your current roofing material is. Short Lifespans Aren't Always a Bad Thing For instance, if you have wood shingles, you might need to replace them every 30 years, but slate roofs can last over 100 years.

  • Why You Should Hire A Professional For Gutter Cleaning

    Cleaning your gutter may seem like a non-issue that you can simply wave away. The truth is that falling leaves, twigs, birds' droppings and rodents can find a cozy home in your gutter, hindering your drainage from functioning properly. As a result, water may overflow through your roof and walls and cause serious damage to your home. You need to have your gutter cleaned, and cleaned professionally. Here's why. Tools

  • Quick Repairs Can Save Your Home From Water Damage When Your Flat Roof Is Leaking

    A flat roof has unique challenges since water doesn't roll off of it as easily as a sloped roof. When you notice a leak in your flat roof, you'll want to get it repaired as soon as possible. Even though flat roofs don't have shingles, they can still develop leaks. Here's how leaks happen and how they can be repaired. What Causes Leaks In Flat Roofs Flat roofs are just as susceptible to storm damage as sloped roofs.

  • About Me

    Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

    Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!