Roofing Archives

Ice Dams and your Roof

January 3, 2019

Winter in the Midwest is a great time to snuggle under a warm blanket, watch Netflix and ignore the weather raging outside.  But, it is important not to ignore the warning signs your roof may be giving you during the winter months.  Icicles on your roof could mean big problems, like ice damming. What Are

Read More
Diamond Deck Roofing Underlayment

Underlayment? What’s That?

October 16, 2018

When people think of getting a roof they usually think about the shingles as the most important part.  While shingles are important, the underlayment is what really works hard to protect your home from severe weather.  This gets installed first underneath all of the other roofing materials. There are three main types of roofing underlayment:

Read More
Bartlett Roofing Ice Water Shield

Tips To Keep Your Roof In Shape

September 20, 2018

Maintaining your roof system can be a simple process, so long as you stay “on-top” of it.  Here are some helpful tips of what homeowners can do to keep their roof in shape, as well as what to look for when it’s time to call in a professional . Keep The Water Flowing Keeping your

Read More
Bartlett Roof Maintenance Repair Fix Shingles

5 Tips to Prevent Roof Leaks

June 20, 2018

The source of the leak is not always where you see the leak.  Contractors are “roof detectives” that have to retrace the path water travels to correctly identify the source.  Leaks for homeowners can be a big headache and end up with costly repairs.  Regular roof inspections and maintenance should be performed by a professional

Read More
Bartlett Roof Parts Identify Know

The Parts of Your Home’s Exterior

June 11, 2018

When starting a home renovation project, it’s important to understand what makes up your home’s exterior so you are able to discuss your project to your contractor clearly.  It will also help you to identify what is included in the estimate from your contractor to make sure everything you want or need done is listed. 

Read More

How to Identify Storm Damage on your Roof

June 5, 2018

There are many different types of “storm damage” that can affect the health of your roof. The first step is knowing how to identify the damages so you know when to call in an expert.   WIND DAMAGE: High speed winds don’t hit your roof evenly across the surface.  Winds can go after the corners,

Read More

I Need A New Roof. What Do I Do?

May 22, 2018

There are a lot of home renovation projects like new landscaping or a kitchen make-over that homeowners get excited about. There are also projects they dread… like having to replace the roof. While your roof may not be exciting, it is important to take care of as it can lead to extensive damages when neglected.

Read More

Roof Leak or Attic Condensation?

April 24, 2018

When you find water damage on the walls or ceiling in your home, it can be a cause for concern for any homeowner.  While it is easy to assume this is caused by a leak in your roof, it may actually be caused by condensation in your attic.  Taking steps to correct this issue immediately

Read More
What style of roof do I have

What Type of Roof Do I Have?

April 15, 2018

Each roof type is different.  It’s important to understand your home before jumping into a home renovation project.  Prior to roofing, gutters, soffit or fascia projects, make sure you know what type of roof you have so you know how to communicate with your contractor and clearly explain what you need done.  We’ve included a

Read More

Learn Roofing Terms

April 2, 2018

Before you start shopping for a new roof for your home, it’s important to get familiar with the roofing terms so you understand your roof and how to talk with a contractor about what you need. ARCHITECTURAL SHINGLES: Strip shingles made with fiberglass mat and asphalt that are laminated or textured to create a three-dimensional

Read More