A few months ago we discussed the hazards of poor ventilation systems in homes and the common signs you may experience if your home is poorly ventilated. Since we know you are already aware of how critical this system is to your home and your roofing system, we will save you the lecture this time; however, if you have yet to read our Professional Roofers blog piece on this, we highly recommend that you go back and read it – it’s certainly worth the read. For this particular blog, in keeping with our series on the various components of your roof, we are going to discuss what roofing ventilation is, as well as the numerous types of vents you may find on your home and how to identify each.
We recently discussed open and closed valleys in our blog series where we described what they are and how they pertain to your sloped roof. In this Professional Roofers blog piece, we have decided to cover the hips and ridges of your roof. If you remember from our valleys piece, a roof valley is the concave joint or angle created when two sloping roof planes meet. Think of the centre point in the letter “M” and you’ll have an idea of what this is. Well, hips are the yin to the valley’s yang – they are the convex angle or joint when two sloping roofs meet. Ridges are similar to roof hips in that they are convex joints or angles; however, they refer only to the uppermost peak formed along a roof where two opposing sloped roofs meet. If you’re having trouble visualizing a roof ridge, think of two flat cards that are leaning against each other – the long horizontal joint where they meet at the top is the ridge. Any other convex angle joints created by two roof slopes that do not run horizontal to the ground along the uppermost part of a home are the “hips”. Continue reading “Hip & Ridge”
Welcome back to our exciting Professional Roofers blog all about the important technical components that make up a roofing system. We, at Professional Roofers, want all of our clients and potential clients to feel as though they are on equal footing with us, and to understand all that technical ‘jargon’ we construction professionals tend to throw around, which is why we decided to focus our last few blogs and new few to all the important components that make up a roof. If you’ve missed our last few blogs, check them out, as there is certainly some great information in there!
Chances are, at some point in your life, you have heard the term ‘valley’ referred to in the context of your roof. In fact, if you’ve read our last Professional Roofers blog post all about flashing, you definitely read about it there! So, if you’ve been following our series on the important fundamental aspects of a roofing system, the question begs to be asked – what is a valley and why is it important enough for us to dedicate an entire blog to it? Why, I’m so glad you asked!
Hello again and welcome to the Professional Roofer’s blog! It’s been a doozy of a month weather wise, so we decided to create a little more light reading for you as you curl up indoors with a hot tea or cup of cocoa and think of warmer times. In preparation for the spring and summer, and in continuation with our series from last month, we at Professional Roofers are discussing more of the technical components that make up your roof, and why they’re important. In this blog, we have decided to focus on flashing, since it can be critical to the integrity of your roof and keeping all that nasty snow and hail out, out, out!
This month our blog posts are designed to teach you the basics of roofs. We’re discussing the technical terms for all the components that make up your roof, along with common problems that may arise with each individual structure. Today, after having already discussed soffit, fascia, eavestroughs, and downspouts; we’ve decided to continue our tutorial with a structure that works closely with each of these components: a roof’s drip edge.
If you haven’t read Professional Roofer’s last riveting blog post about the most mysterious aspect of your roof (the soffit and fascia), we encourage you to go back and find it – we guarantee you’ll learn something! For our current blog series, we are writing about all the unique and interesting components of your roof, and the potential hazards or problems that might arise with them down the line. This time, we decided to discuss one of the better-known aspects of your roof: your eavestroughs and downpipes!
If you’re a new homeowner, or even if you’re not, you may not know all the technical terms for the components that make up your roof. And more importantly, if you don’t know what bits and pieces are there, you also won’t know what to look for when something goes wrong. For this reason, we have decided our next Professional Roofers blog series will describe the parts that make up your roof and the common problems associated with each. For our first post, we are going to kick things off with a couple of terms that seem to be known the least amongst homeowners we meet: ‘soffit and fascia’.
Over our past few blog posts we at Professional Roofers believe we’ve talked you through 90% of what you need to know regarding hiring a quality roofer. By now, you should be able to pick out a true professional roofing company and create a solid contract that ensures you receive the services you pay for; however, there is one final detail that we want to discuss with you before we close this topic. In hiring a roofing contractor, as well as for any business dealing, you need to know your rights. In the event that something doesn’t quite go as planned, or you find out that you have chosen the wrong roofing company, you need to know what you can and cannot do – what the government protects you from, and what it does not.
At Professional Roofers, we like to believe we offer a great service for a great price, and we are willing to stand by that service no matter what. It’s one of the reasons we are so adamant about creating a fair and comprehensive contract for all our clients – so that they can hold us to the standards we pride ourselves in. However, we know that not every company is as transparent or honest as ours. Some roofers will do anything they can to “bait” a customer into working with them, then they will break their promises or find loopholes in their agreements, souring the good name of roofers everywhere.