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What Color Should Roof Flashing Be?

What Color Should Roof Flashing Be?

Roof flashing is an essential component of your home’s construction. Flashing is typically used at junctions and seams in the roofing material. Without flashing, water can easily trickle through the smallest gaps and make its way into your home. Flashing adds an extra...
Do Black Gutters Fade?

Do Black Gutters Fade?

Gutters are a bit like your nose; they’re always in sight, but you don’t notice them unless you zero in on them. The most basic gutters are usually white. These may blend in with a white or pastel-colored home. However, they don’t necessarily add to the curb appeal....
Type of Roof Vents

Type of Roof Vents

Have you ever taken a good look at a modern roof? You’ll probably notice pipes and metal hoods sticking out of it. Most homes have at least a few penetrations for different venting systems. Having the right vents in the proper places prevents property damage and...
What is Sheathing on a Roof?

What is Sheathing on a Roof?

There is much more to a roof than the part that you can see. While the outermost layer of shingles or panels is the star of the show, the sublayers are essential for protection. Roof sheathing is an important component of your roof. Understanding where it is and how...
Types of Roof Flashing

Types of Roof Flashing

A tiny perforation in your roofing material can lead to major water damage. Although your shingles may be in great shape, they flank many areas where water could seep in. The junctions where the roof meets the chimney, vents, walls or eaves should be protected with...
Types of Roof Underlayment

Types of Roof Underlayment

When you consider your options for a new roof, you likely think about asphalt shingles, architectural tiles, metal or clay tiles. Those materials have functional as well as aesthetic qualities. But there’s also a functional part of the roof that you don’t see. What is...
Will Insurance Cover an Old Roof?

Will Insurance Cover an Old Roof?

In Texas, homeowners insurance is not required by law. But mortgage lenders require you to carry it, making it an extra expense if you still owe money on your home. The financial protection that homeowners insurance offers can cover the costs of expensive repairs. But...
How to Maintain a Metal Roof

How to Maintain a Metal Roof

One of the major advantages of metal roofing is its durability and longevity. With the right maintenance, a metal roof can last up to 70 years. But what does it mean to maintain a metal roof? Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to keep your roof in good shape. In fact,...