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Roof ice and water shields

Have you ever wondered what goes into putting on a new shingled roof? Are there layers between the roof decking and the shingles? If so, what are they?

An important component of making your roof less prone to leaks caused by ice damming is an ice and water shield. This is a code requirement in cold weather states.

If you have a more complicated roof with valleys, skylights, dormers, vent pipes or chimneys, it’s a good idea to have ice and water shield installed in and around these areas as well as along the eves.


Warning Signs Your Asphalt Roof Needs to be Replaced

Your roof is your most important line of defense against all types of weather. Many people live in a house with a roof they did not have installed. You may have no idea how old your roof is.

Use these 10 warning signs to see if your roof is ready to quit, and how soon.

Roof Tear Off vs. 2nd Layer of Shingles

Here is a scenario we hear about all the time: “this contractor told me I don’t need to tear off my existing shingles when we re-do our roof.” We get it. Replacing a roof is not what many people want to spend their hard earned money on. It is important to remember that homeowners do enjoy the benefits of having a sound roof over head every day.

Your roof is debatably the single most important element of your house. If you don’t have a sound roof, the problems with your house are going to multiply rapidly. It protects everything under it and it needs to be done right. (more…)

Commercial flat roof

A big part of our business is in commercial roofing. This includes installing, diagnosing, and repairing flat roofs.

Over the years, we have seen our fair share of problems with flat roofing and when repairs become unmanageable – leading to the need of replacing a flat roof – it always points back to how much, and how regularly the maintenance has been done.

Soffits and Fascia

If you are like many homeowners who want a dry, nice home, you may not know much – if anything – about your soffits and fascia. These terms sounds vaguely medical, don’t they? They are two elements of your roof you might not notice, but they are extremely important elements of your roof.


Home renovations

A new year means planning for a lot of us. We look forward to doing what we’ve been saving up for and for a lot of us, putting money into our homes will bring us many intangible rewards like more comfort and security.

If you’ve ever lived through a home renovation, or had a new home built, you know that it pays to do everything you want to do at once instead of living in a constant state of mess and dust for years.

Flat roofing materials

In a previous post, we covered the difference between a flat or low slope roof and a sloped roof. It touched on some of the common types of materials used for those applications, but today I wanted to write about some other types of flat roofing and talk about why they need so much maintenance.

Top 10 Roofing Articles of 2016

At Renovations Roofing & Remodeling Inc., we want to provide you the best we have to offer. Our customers are our top priority and here in the online world, we want to give our readers our best as well.

As a way of reflecting on 2016, we’ve rounded up our top ten most visited blog articles from 2016 according to Google Analytics. First, we wanted insights on how we can best serve our readers – and hopefully our customers online. Second, this gives you a chance to catch articles you may have missed last year or maybe help answer any questions you have.

Please, let us know if you see something here that was helpful or if there’s any topic you want us to write about in the comments below. Without further adieu, here are our top ten from 2016:

Flat roof

We have covered pitched roofs and asphalt shingles on our blog, but as that’s not the only thing we do, I wanted to talk about the difference between a flat roof and a pitched roof – which is more typical for residential applications. There are obvious differences and not so obvious.

Roof Colors: Homeowners Guide on How to Choose

One of the choices you will need to make when you have made the decision to have a new roof installed is what color of roofing material to select. This is an important choice that you will have to live with for many years. In addition, selecting roof colors that complement your home’s overall look will boost curb appeal and may enhance property value.

Here are a few things to consider as you are making this decision.