Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular as a roofing material due to their versatility and wide range of styles. While some homeowners may be reluctant to stray from traditional materials like a shingle roof, it’s still worthwhile to give metal roofs a look. As roofing contractors that install all kinds of materials, it’s our job … Continue reading “Is Metal Roofing a Good Option for My Home in Pittsburgh?”
Why a Concrete Roof May Not be the Best Option for Your Home
Concrete roof tiles have remained popular since World War II, particularly due to their ease of manufacturing and low cost. Homeowners think they’re a durable, versatile alternative to conventional roofing materials like traditional clay roof tiles or asphalt shingles. Many homes in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area have tile roofs, some of which are concrete. … Continue reading “Why a Concrete Roof May Not be the Best Option for Your Home”
Is Cedar Shake Roof Maintenance Worth the Cost?
Cedar is a top choice for roofing material because of its natural beauty and durability. Many species of cedar trees exist, but most cedar roofs come from red cedar, renowned for aging gracefully into a lovely silver tone. Cedar can last for up to 50 years, more than a decade longer than traditional roofing materials … Continue reading “Is Cedar Shake Roof Maintenance Worth the Cost?”
What Is a Mansard Roof?
The mansard roof is a perfect example of how architectural design doesn’t just focus on functionality; it’s also an art form. Since its creation during the 16th century, and its rise in popularity in the 17th century, the mansard roof is now a fundamental part of classic French architecture. While it’s hardly a typical roofing … Continue reading “What Is a Mansard Roof?”
What is Roof Sheathing and Why is it Important?
Homeowners know how vital their roof is to the integrity of their house. Nearly everyone is well aware of how components like shingles and roof flashing work to protect their most valuable asset. Still, not many understand the importance of roof sheathing to the roof’s longevity and protection. If you have roof issues, it could … Continue reading “What is Roof Sheathing and Why is it Important?”
Getting Your Roof Ready for the Fall
If you have issues with your roof, the worst thing you can do is wait. Crucial tasks, such as applying sealant and debris removal, become more urgent when the fall and winter hit. Stay on top of your roof maintenance with these three tips from Gotcha Covered Contracting in Carnegie, PA. Seal Holes and Cracks … Continue reading “Getting Your Roof Ready for the Fall”
Common Roof Problems After Buying a House
Most hopeful home buyers have a wish list, and chances are you did, too. You knew how many bedrooms you needed, the style you preferred, and what neighborhoods you liked, among a long list of other wants and needs. However, most of these lists overlook one very important feature—a good roof. If you’ve already bought … Continue reading “Common Roof Problems After Buying a House”
Why Your Low Slope Roof Isn’t Draining
Most roofs are sloped, which allows water to flow off them and prevents standing water damage. However, flat roofs have become the norm in many parts of Pennsylvania, especially in commercial buildings. While flat roofs have several advantages over sloped roofs, they do have one significant drawback: standing water. Standing water causes many issues. Not … Continue reading “Why Your Low Slope Roof Isn’t Draining”
Tips for Working with Your HOA During a Roofing Project
Homeowners’ associations in Texas are notorious for being difficult to work with, especially on large projects. Every roofing company has a couple of nightmare stories about trying to work with an HOA, but there are some things you can do to make the process easier. We’ve compiled a list of our top HOA roofing tips … Continue reading “Tips for Working with Your HOA During a Roofing Project”
How Spring and Summer Weather Can Affect Your Roof
Pennsylvania is well-known for its hot and humid summers. While spring and summer are great for outdoor fun, they’re not so great for your roof. Hot weather, combined with severe thunderstorms, can do severe damage to your roof, resulting in leaks or even complete roof failure. We’ll take a look at how heat, rain, and … Continue reading “How Spring and Summer Weather Can Affect Your Roof”