Can Roof Tiles Be Painted?

Can Roof Tiles Be Painted?

Paint is capable of refreshing your home’s esthetics. If you have ever painted a room in your home, you understand how uplifting a new hue and clean walls can be. You might be tempted to give the exterior of your house a similar upgrade. If you have roof tiles, you...
How to Clean a Metal Roof From the Ground

How to Clean a Metal Roof From the Ground

A metal roof looks great. Its slick surface helps to prevent the buildup of dirt, leaves and other debris. But the slipperiness makes getting on your roof to clean it a hazardous task. Although metal roofs require little maintenance, they do need a deep cleaning every...
Should You Fix a Single Damaged Shingle?

Should You Fix a Single Damaged Shingle?

If you have a shingle roof, you might assume that there is strength in numbers. If most of the roof is in good shape, a few damaged shingles shouldn’t make much of a negative impact, right? Unfortunately, your roof is only as strong as your weakest shingle. But if you...
Shingles vs Tiles: Which Are Better?

Shingles vs Tiles: Which Are Better?

If you’re preparing to replace a roof, you might be confused by the various types. Many people confuse shingles with tiles. Both styles of roof are common, but they differ in appearance, durability and life span. What Is a Shingle Roof? You’re probably familiar with a...
How to Replace a Roof with Solar Panels

How to Replace a Roof with Solar Panels

Solar panels last about 30 to 35 years. However, a traditional asphalt shingle roof only lasts about 20 years, while tile and metal have slightly different timelines. If you need to replace your roof while your solar panels are still in excellent condition, the...
Why Are Plumbing Air Vents Important?

Why Are Plumbing Air Vents Important?

If you encounter an issue with your plumbing, you often look down for a solution. You figure the problem must lie in one of the pipes that drain a toilet, sink or bathtub. However, you might actually have to look up to diagnose the problem. If you look closely at your...
How to Fix Flat Roof Ponding

How to Fix Flat Roof Ponding

A flat roof doesn’t divert water as quickly as a sloped surface. However, flat roofs should drain or evaporate completely within 24 to 48 hours after a rainfall. If water pools on the roof for longer than that, it can damage the structure and pose a safety risk. What...
Pergola or Covered Patio: How to Choose

Pergola or Covered Patio: How to Choose

Do you spend a lot of time outdoors? Whether you’re the hot spot for summer barbecues or you just want some extra shade while you watch the kids play in the yard, you’re looking for a solution. You’ve come across pergolas and covered patios in your research. But...