The term ‘warranty’ may be used quite a bit in a roofing sale, but do homeowners actually understand what’s meant by it?
Gutters are often an afterthought for homeowners on roofing or siding projects
Although asphalt shingles still dominate, other materials are gaining ground
The ice dams that form on a roof can cause expensive damage, but a properly ventilated attic reduces the problem. Photo: Flickr user State Farm (CC by 2.0)
Creating an equal distribution of intake and exhaust vents can make a big difference in controlling temperature and moisture inside the attic
When is a roof inspection legitimate, and when is it just the precursor to an estimate?
The term “warranty” may be used quite a bit in a roofing sale, but do homeowners actually understand what’s meant by it?
A step-by-step guide for the right way to make kickout flashing from a piece of step flashing
Kickout flashing replaces the first piece on step flashing and redirects water away from the siding (ideally into a gutter). Without a kickout, water will eventually get behind the siding and into the wall, where it will wreak havoc for years before you notice any signs of a leak. All illustrations: Dan Morrison
Poorly installed or missing flashing at roof-wall connections is a common cause of water damage. Here's the solution
The phones are ringing again at California’s 6,000 or so roofing companies, as weather systems launched by El Nino are set to drench the Golden State
Insurance work is a hefty source of revenue for some roofing companies; it’s also fertile ground for scammers
Photo: Jaksmata/Wikimedia Commons
Just because OSHA inspectors aren’t on duty, it doesn’t mean cheating contractors can get away with anything
Millennial homeowners are relatively few and far between for the moment. But they want to be sold on their terms
Some roofing companies call attention on their websites to what can go wrong in a re-roofing job. The clear implication is that they don’t intend to make those mistakes.
Some roofing companies are reconsidering the terms of their workmanship warranty
What’s a roofing warranty worth?
What do roofers do with all their asphalt shingle tear-off if the landfill closes?
Is it worth the time and trouble to hold a pre-construction meeting on small jobs? You bet. Here's why.
Negative image of roofers in the media gives honest companies a marketing edge