Just like everything else in construction, skylights deteriorate over time. The lifespan of a skylight primarily depends on these important factors: Skylight quality, installation quality, and skylight maintenance. There are different quality skylights available on the market for residential homes. Low-end, plastic skylights typically last up to 15 years, but modern Velux skylights can last 20+ years. Skylight Quality There… Continue readingHow Long do Skylights Last?
During this wet January, we are noticing quite a few roof leaks from these heavy rains we are getting. When we go out to these homes we are noticing problems that can lead back to how the roofs are originally designed and installed. Problems like cricket roofs…..some that we have seen are not designed properly to allow for proper drainage.… Continue readingIs your roof letting you drown?
We are coming into the colder part of our winter, this means more wintry weather like ice storms and snow. This can lead to issues with your roof, especially if your roof is over 15 years old. When we have freezing rain and snow accumulation it can cause what is called ice dams on your roof. When this happens water… Continue readingHow Ice Storms Affect Your Roof
Your roof goes through a lot of wear and tear within its average life. the sun can increase the temperature on your roof by 50 to 75 degrees. This can cause your roofing materials to crack and blister. The heat produced is not the only problem, the sun is also a source of UV radiation. UV radiation can cause the… Continue readingEffects of Elements on Shingles
There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to find that you have water dripping on your head. What is your first thought? …… Mine would be to call someone who could repair it as soon as possible. Let’s think about that for a minute. Would it be in your best interest to patch that… Continue readingShould I Replace or Repair My Roof?