Learn About Roofing

Roofing. Shingles. Underlayment.

They may not be the most interesting things to talk about, but your home is probably the biggest single investment you’ll ever make. You owe it to yourself and your family to get the best roof protection you can afford. And, if that new roof just happens to look drop-dead gorgeous, you can even increase the resale value of your home.

So do your homework and shop around. We’re here to help, whether you decide to do the job yourself or hire a professional roofing contractor to do it for you.

Just click on the links below to get started by learning the basics. Then we’ll build from there!

Don’t Let More Water In.

Once you’ve contacted your insurance agent, it’s important to do what you can to avoid further damage by keeping water out until your chosen contractor is able to start the project.

Check Your Roof for Damage.

It’s important to know how badly your roof has been damaged, in order to prevent further harm to your belongings and to provide your insurance agent some basic information.

Contact Your Insurance Agent.

Whether you call a professional roofing contractor or your insurance agent first, they will need information from each other in order to evaluate the damage and provide an estimate for your insurance claim, ideally, invite your adjuster and your contractor to meet at your home in order to work together most efficiently.

The Storm is Over. Now What?

The people who live under your roof are your first priority.

Once you know your family is safe, turn your attention to the shelter your roof provides. If your roof has been damaged, have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your home and property. It can be hard to know where to start, but we hope these tips will help you.

The 10 Biggest Enemies Affecting a Roof

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense from the elements. Unfortunately, nothing can withstand Mother Nature forever. When roofs meet their end, whether natural or not, it’s most often due to one of the 10 things on this list. Some, such as wind and snow, are natural elements. Other things affecting a roof’s life span are human decisions, such as how the roof is installed or repaired.

What Are Architectural Roofing Shingles?

For most of us, buying a home is the single biggest investment we’ll ever make so it’s important to protect that investment over time. How? By making the most informed decisions we can when it comes to projects like replacing our roof.

A Helpful Guide to Roof Shingle Patterns

Old roofs of slate or wood were typically constructed of individual rectangular pieces, offset and overlapped to shed water. Occasionally, for added ornamentation, roofers would insert a few parallel courses of scalloped or beveled tiles into a roof of predominantly rectangular slate tiles. You can achieve the same effect using modern asphalt shingles’ designs and colors.

5 Signs You Need a New Roof

Here are 5 signs you need a new roof. Or not! Because the expense of a full roof replacement isn’t always necessary. Find out more from pros who know.

If You’ve Ever Wondered “What Are Shingles Made of?” IKO Roofing Has the Answer

Asphalt shingles remain the dominant roofing option in North America, and they are found on roofs in scores of countries around the world.

Wondering What Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor?

When it’s time to repair or replace your roof, it’s important to protect that investment by doing your homework and knowing exactly what questions to ask a roofer.

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