You’re hunkered down in your home waiting out the storm when you finally hear it – the sudden tumult of what sounds like rocks pummeling your home. That’s right, you’ve just found yourself in the middle of a hailstorm. You might think that hail damage is harmless, especially since it can be difficult to detect on your roof. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Over a period of time, you may find yourself with a seriously damaged roof – so much so that it breaks down and rain begins leaking into your home. If you find that you’ve had hail damage to your roof, follow these 4 steps to protect your roof and the interior of your home:
Let’s say that the interior of your home experienced a bit of a downpour when the snow on the roof finally melted. If you took a trip into your attic, then you already know that there was probably a leak. Depending on the amount of damage found, you can either repair the roof or replace it. If replacement is on the table, one popular option is metal roofing. You might see that this kind of project involves removing your current roof. Can you avoid that step and install a metal roof over shingles? The experts at Ferguson Roofing are here to explain why the answer is both yes and no.
Spring can be incredibly unpredictable in the Midwest – so much so that a hydrologist with the National Weather Service office in St. Louis recently said that we can’t even rule out March and April for more snow. While that prediction alone is enough to make you shiver, you’ll still want to be prepared for the more typical spring storms. Here are a few tasks that you can perform when the weather warms up:
Home improvement is much more than just a sitcom from the 1990s; it’s all about caring for one of the largest investments you’ll make in your life. While most people will think about installing new windows, repairing their roof, or even just cleaning the gutters, they should also consider tuckpointing. If you’re unaware of that term as of right now, then today’s your lucky day. Ferguson Roofing shares expert insight on why tuckpointing is important for homeowners below:
For thousands of years, shelter has been one of the most adapted structures known to humankind. Homes once started out as caves or tents that could provide protection from unpredictable weather conditions. They’ve come a long way since then as people have now built many homes with their own styles and designs to continue performing a similar job. Specifically, there are ones that utilize pitched and flat roofs for waterproofing. While pitched roofs have shingles to keep the water out, flat roofs also have their own various options.
Feeling stuffy and uncomfortable since turning the furnace back on this winter? Your home may not be getting the ventilation it needs. Think back to science class when you first learned that heat rises since gases, like air, expand as they warm up. If there’s no way for that air to escape, then it becomes trapped in a place like the attic. Why is that an issue? Continue reading to learn more about the significance of roof ventilation.
Be honest with yourself this holiday season – when you look at your old roof, is there really any way that a large man in a red suit could land his eight not-so-tiny reindeer and sleigh up there? If the answer is no, then you’re due for a new roof. If it’s yes, how does the rest of your home look? The first day of winter is upon us and there are several other areas you’ll want to prepare in order for your home to make it to March unscathed.
No one wants to have to find out that their residential or commercial roof is damaged. Should you find that your roof is in need of repairs, you more than likely are wondering which steps you need to take to rectify the situation. If you find yourself in this unenviable position, don’t worry – just follow these handy steps to properly file your roofing insurance claim!
Whether you’re purchasing a home with a brick exterior or your current residence has one, you’ve found yourself wondering if it can be altered. Brick is sturdy but not always aesthetically pleasing. Can it be covered with vinyl siding to upgrade your home’s curbside appeal? Here are a few questions and answers from the professionals at Ferguson Roofing.
Bricks are without a doubt a beautiful aesthetic feature to any home or building, but they do need to be cared for and maintained throughout the years. Over time, the bricks and the mortar that hold them together will begin deteriorating. When this happens, it’s best to take action early and ask a trusted professional to provide tuckpointing services. But what about when the weather becomes cold and inclement? Let’s talk about tuckpointing during the winter months: