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The Crucial Role of Flashing on Your Flat Commercial Roof

Crucial role of flashing - commercial roof

Flashing is one of the most essential components of your roofing system. It plays one of the most crucial roles in maintaining a watertight barrier between your building and the weather outside. To do this, it has to be installed correctly.

Top 4 Common Commercial Roof Problems

Common commercial roof problems

Whether you are a commercial building owner, manager and maintenance person all in one, it’s up to you to stay educated about your commercial roof.

Since commercial roofing can experience several typical problems over time, you need to know what to look for and when the signs point toward a need for professional intervention.

Commercial Roof Leaks: Causes and Solutions

Commercial roof leaks

It’s the last kind of a headache you want to deal with as a building owner: a leaking roof. Whether or not you do business in the building you own, the discovery of a leaking roof causes stress and sometimes panic if someone else’s property is getting ruined or tenants are beating down your door.

It can happen to anyone, even if you are properly maintaining your roof and have regular inspections. All it takes is one big storm, and something might get blown loose. Or as the saying goes “everything is fine, right up until it isn’t”

Exciting New Trends in Roofing Technology

New roofing technology the drone

At Renovations Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., we strive to be our best. Our goal is to deliver an exceptional experience to every customer on top of installing the right roofing solution for your building or home every time.

We know how to do our job well since we have been in business since 1997. However, we are always trying to keep up with the latest roofing technology. We strive to provide solutions for our company and your needs as customers.

Top Gutter Options for Your Home

Gutters depicting gutter options

Good gutters are the key to a long-lasting roofing system. In fact, we consider them part of your roof. We tell our clients that if you have solid gutters and keep them clean, your roof will last a long time.

Why is this?

Top 3 Common Roofing Structural Problems

Interior view of roof depicting common roofing structural problmes

What’s hidden underneath your roof’s outer layer of underlayment and shingles is just as important as all the components we talk about on the outside: gutters, shingles, and flashing.

Your roof supports do a lot of hard work. Arguably, it’s the most important work because without proper roof supports, or with roof supports that are damaged, your roof won’t last long no matter how new or pricey your shingles are.

3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Roof Inspector

Magnifying glass on house depicting Reasons to Hire a Professional Roof Inspector

One of the first things any potential new homeowner does after making an offer on a house is to have the home inspected. If you have ever owned a house, you know that this is the smart thing to do for many reasons.

You want to make a secure purchase when you pay that much money. A home inspector has a very long list of things he or she will walk through the house to check. The list may include the house’s foundation and basic structural integrity, insulation, windows, siding, appliances, electrical systems and much more.

Anything you can imagine, and many things you wouldn’t think of, are on that home inspector’s list to examine.

Top Roofing Tips: 7 Things to Avoid Doing to Your Roof

Residential roof depicting things to avoid doing to your roof

Although summer vacation may be coming to a close, summer weather could be here to stay in Michigan for many more weeks. And as we enter into the end of the season with more possibility for storms and violent weather, you may be thinking about all the damage a big storm could do to your roof.

How to tell if the House You’re Looking at Needs a New Roof

house for sale depicting how to tell if it needs a new roof

Summer is traditionally home buying season. The warm weather and sun – not to mention longer daylight hours – make it easier to shop around for a new home. Buyers typically also want to do their moving before cold, snowy or rainy weather hits.

One of the most significant questions on the mind of a prospective home buyer is how long will the current roof last before they need to replace it? It’s the one time the roof of your potential new home will be foremost on your mind.

How to Choose the Best Roof for Your Antique House

Antique house - Victorian

If you are lucky enough to be the owner of an antique house, you know what a challenge it can be to take care of a building like that. On one hand, building standards, and materials in the 19th and early 20th century were sometimes higher.

Many middle-class families had access to fancy millwork. Clay tile and slate roofing were used much more extensively than today. On the other hand, there were fewer building codes and regulations.

Antique buildings are often one-of-a-kind. This can present many engineering and design challenges for anyone who inherits an old structure.