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Free Roofing Estimates 757-553-5191 AQUASHIELD ROOFING Free Estimates 757-553-5191 Aquashield Roofing Norfolk, VA - Chesapeake, VA - Virginia Beach, VA - Portsmouth, VA - Suffolk, VA - Hampton Roads Virginia Lurking in some dark hidden corner of your home there maybe a moisture intrusion that stems from your current existing roofing system. Many homeowners all over the United States have experienced this unexpected surprise. Sometimes there is black and white mold associated with roof leaks that have been going on for years. In many of these cases the homeowners were unaware of the ongoing roof leaks and are victims that... Continue reading
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Homeowners that prioritize roof repairs and annual roof inspections can ensure a for much longer “roof lifespan” than those who ignore such vital elements the home. However, asking Roof Lifespanwhat the common lifespan associated with a roof is perhaps is similar to asking what the common lifespan of a human is—it depends. That is dependent on location, the substances used, maintenance and after that occurs the good luck of avoiding natural disasters. Some roof materials are built to outlast others, corresponding to copper which many individuals think ages beautifully and can last for generations. However, if really pressed, an “average”... Continue reading
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Residential and commercial roofing are predicted to become nearly a $100 billion industry worldwide by 2020, in accordance with a recent study by Transparency Market Research. According to Residential Roofing experts, the industry proliferates an substantially in the following five years. The upper call for better and more cost-effective roofing is anticipated to result in increased energy savings for users the actual United States and beyond. In 2013, the worldwide roofing market had a worth of $64.49 billion, which is impressive but nowhere near the $100 billion mark. That year, the market boasted 10,600 million square meters, though it was... Continue reading
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You need repairs for your leaking roof, but wouldn’t it be better to prevent the leaks straight away? It certainly is possible, and homeowners normally takes measures to a better gift prepared in the future around. However, in case you have a leaky roof, and even suspect one, you may encounter action immediately. Water damage might be serious, from causing dangerous black mold to ruining the structural integrity of the house (not only the roof). Particularly in states/regions with numerous rain or snow, roofs spring leaks for quite a few reasons. Was your leak preventable? Unsurprisingly, one of the common... Continue reading
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A home inspection, including residential roof services, before buying a property is paramount and no knowledgeable home buyer would ever skip it. You want to ensure the potential property is in good shape and that any issues are addressed before moving in (plus, you may be able to negotiate a lower price). However, many homeowners put roof inspection and maintenance on the back burner once they move in. There are a myriad of excuses at the ready. Unfortunately, taking care of your roof is a lot like taking care of your body. Preventative care is critical, and the longer you... Continue reading
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Asphalt roofing shingles, especially dark ones like those shown here, can get scorching hot on summer days. Then they'll also shed some of that heat into buildings. A new coating can help shingles reflect more of the sunlight that heats them up. And that could cut home cooling bills. PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The roof of a house can get pretty hot in the summer. Even if there is an insulated attic below, some of that heat can work its way into the living space. That can make air conditioners work harder and pump up electricity bills. But a thin, paint-like... Continue reading
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Up on the Roof A lofty idea is blossoming in cities around the world, where acres of potential green space lie overhead. By Verlyn Klinkenborg Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel If buildings sprang up suddenly out of the ground like mushrooms, their rooftops would be covered with a layer of soil and plants. That’s not how humans build, of course. Instead we scrape away the earth, erect the structure itself, and cap it with a rainproof, presumably forgettable, roof. It’s tempting to say that the roofscape of every city on this planet is a man-made desert, except that... Continue reading
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EPDM roofing is the tried and true commercial roofing material that has been used for over 40 years on low-slope roofs and is used by many Fort Worth roofing companies that offer commercial roofing services. EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene monomer, is a durable rubber membrane that protects flat or low-slope commercial buildings from water, wind, sun and other elements. EPDM is though to be one of the best commercial roof applications available. Benefits Of EPDM The true test of any product is whether it actually performs in a live environment. EPDM roofing has shown that it can handle the... Continue reading
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How much can white or green roofs do to fight climate change? That depends on the region, says a new study, finding that white roofs offer less benefit in Northern areas than Southern ones like Fort Worth. However you view global warming, it’s still a hot topic these days and so is saving money. But how do white roofs make a difference? If you live in a state that gets half as hot as it does here in Texas, then you know not to wear black when the sun is out. But when it comes to choosing your roof style,... Continue reading
For the next two shingling methods, closed-cut and Long Island valleys, I work out of the valley using laminated shingles instead of working toward the valley with three-tab shingles. Shingling both a closed-cut valley and a Long Island valley is the same for the first half of the process. Working on the smaller roof plane, I set a shingle on the first course line. I place the shingle so that one edge is 2 ft. away from the valley center at the nail line. I mark the shingle where the valley center crosses the top edge, and I mark the... Continue reading
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Spring may be around the corner, but roof repairs from that blustery winter should top your spring cleaning list. Virginia, known for four seasons and sometimes particularly fierce winters, can wreak havoc on roofs. How vulnerable your particular roof may be depends on what part of Virginia you live in, the age of your roof, the materials used, the quality of the installation and how well you keep up with inspections. However, there are a number of “winter woes” that roofs face which might not be immediately obvious. For starters, ice dams are a common problem in this part of... Continue reading
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Roofing up in the northern part of the United States is much different. Roofing up north requires special procedures because of all of the Ice and snow in the winters. Before any shingles are installed on a steep sloped roof many homes in the north are wrapped in dripedge and Ice and Water Shield membrane underlayment. Ice and Water Shield membrane underlayment is applied on all edges and sometimes 2-3 rows of Ice and Water Shield will be rolled out and stuck on all bottom eaves to protect against Ice moisture back up. There are many places in the south... Continue reading
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Roofing in the modern world has changed a bit since the old days of hand nailing singles in the Virginia hot sun growing up as a kid. Now in the roofing industry there are more Hispanic roofers than American roofers and there is good reason for this. Hispanic roofers are really great roofers and not many Americans now can withstand the hard manual labor. The demand for roofing always stays at a high level of growth in most areas and there is a lack of good help in the industry. The use of pneumatic tools is on the rise, not... Continue reading
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When choosing a roofing contractor, each company that submits an estimate should be treating the situation as you would a job interview. It is their responsibility to be open and honest with their qualifications and information, and it is ultimately your responsibility to decide who you trust to do the job the right way. Just as you would call in several people for a job interview in order to get the best fit, it is always a good idea to get at least 3 bids from different roofing contractors. This process should help you to find the highest quality roof... Continue reading
As a homeowner, you rarely can predict when your home will be hit by damaging weather. It is important to have a clear understanding of the proper steps that should be taken when the roof of your home has been damaged. Windstorms, severe rainstorms, and snow/ice storms can all cause damage to a shingle roof. 1. Assess the damage to your roof. The first step after you experience severe weather is to assess the damage. Approximate damage assessments can help you discuss your needs with your insurance company or contractor and avoid unforeseen costs or discrepancies. (This is usually only... Continue reading
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New techniques and technology can now extract precise property data from high-resolution aerial imagery specifically designed to provide estimators with unprecedented insight on the roof projects they are bidding In recent years, roof measurements based on aerial imagery have revolutionized the way many restoration contractors work by eliminating some of the pains involved with measuring and estimating roof repairs. It’s also given early adopters an edge over competitors when bidding roof projects. Recent advancements in aerial data collection present another opportunity for restoration professionals to evolve and incorporate new ways to be more efficient and competitive. New techniques and technology... Continue reading
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