Pittsburgh Residential Roofing Blog

Understanding your estimate #1:  Flashing

Understanding your estimate #1:  Flashing

If your roof has chimneys, dormers, and walls, then you will see flashing on your estimate.  Flashing prevents water from seeping behind and under shingles, causing water damage to the structure. Flashing is usually thin sheets of aluminum or galvanized steel.  Many...

Mold Awareness and What it Could Be Telling You About Your Roof

Mold Awareness and What it Could Be Telling You About Your Roof

Mold grows indoors when spores in the air land on wet surfaces caused by roof leaks, plumbing problems, ventilation issues, and other moisture sources.  Molds produce allergens and in some cases toxic substances that can cause reactions in people with allergies and...

Choosing a shingle style and color.

Choosing a shingle style and color.

Choosing the colors and styles of the new shingles can be a tough decision.  This roof will be around for 20 to 50 years.  Take time to compare the options to make a decision you can enjoy for years. Consider the climate and energy-saving possibilities.  One study by...

The importance of proper roof installation.

The importance of proper roof installation.

​Properly installing of a new roof is important to be sure the roof serves its purpose to protect the home and the people and things within it. Roof installation is a science.  It is important that the installer understands why and what steps to take to apply the new...

Is it too good to be true, or just a mirage?

Is it too good to be true, or just a mirage?

How to know the difference between the qualified roofer and one that just looks the part. Anyone can have a website built, show great pictures of finished roofs, and say they are the best.  They can create a mirage that makes homeowners think they are qualified to...

8 Signs your gutters need to be replaced

8 Signs your gutters need to be replaced

Gutters play an important role in the protection of your home's structure.Regular maintenance is needed to keep them working properly.How do you know when it is time to repair or replace. These are some signs to watch for. Gutters are visibly cracked or split.  This...

How much will a new roof cost?

How much will a new roof cost?

Replacing a roof is a big project.  There are a lot of factors that a roofing contractor considers when preparing an estimate for a homeowner. Size:  Roofers measure in "squares" which is equal to 100 square feet.  The more squares, the more material, labor, and so on...

How to Clean your Gutters & Downspouts

How to Clean your Gutters & Downspouts

Clogged gutters and downspouts can result in costly damage.  Water overflow can damage your roof by seeping in where water shouldn't.  It will also cause ice to build up in the winter causing damage.  Water overflowing down the outside of your house can damage siding...

How to avoid roofing scams

How to avoid roofing scams

The guys who give us honest roofers a bad name. Often you hear of people being scammed by their contractors.  Roofing is a service where these scam artists take advantage of homeowners. Most homeowners are not experienced when it comes to their roofs.  They only...

Benefits of Shingle Roofs

Benefits of Shingle Roofs

Shingles are the most common type of residential roofing material. Asphalt shingles are less expensive than other options like wood, slate, or metal materials.  Shingle roofing needs very little maintenance and therefore a low maintenance cost.  They are easy and...

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