Roofing Needs Require Some Math

Roofing Needs Require Some Math

To determine the pitch of the roof, measure over on a level line 12 inches from the edge of the roof on any part of the roof and measure vertically to see what the rise is.   Q: I hope you can help me figure out a number of materials I need to reshingle my...
Roofing Rules

Roofing Rules

Q: I’m having new shingles installed on my home in Vancouver Wa. Looking at the estimate, I could not find a price for the roof paper. The roofer said that paper is not required for the new shingles. I thought it was required by code. A: For an answer about...
Top 10 Roofing Tips

Top 10 Roofing Tips

Here are 10 things you must know about common roof leak locations and how to fix them safely. Think Safety First Fussing to try and find a leak as soon as it happens is something that could put you in the hospital. Meddling on a roof while it’s raining or...
Roofing Basics

Roofing Basics

Roofing terminology can be a bit overwhelming. These basic roofing definitions will help get your project off on the right foot.   There’s a lot to cover when it comes to learning about what types of materials go into roofing a house. Some of it involves...
Autumn Maintenance Tips

Autumn Maintenance Tips

Use these must-do fall maintenance tips to keep your house in shape and help keep you warm this winter. Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. Consider installing gutter guards to make the job a lot...