Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on May 29th, 2013 12:00 am
Before laying down hardwood flooring, you must first decide on the type of underlayment to use. If the wrong underlayment is used, the floor can be uneven. This leads to warping and sloped floors. Underlayment can also help with noise reduction.
When selecting underlayment, you will first want to consider the type of hardwood being used. In most cases, the thicker the hardwood, the thinner the underlayment. Many hardwood floor manufacturers will instruct you on he type Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on March 20th, 2013 12:00 am
One of the most confusing aspects of a homeâ€™s roof is the term â€œpitch.â€ While roofers refer to this all the time, it can seem like a mystery to the average homeowner. Understanding your roofâ€™s pitch will help you determine if you can safely make repairs to your roof, or if you should call a professional to do the job.
Pitch refers to the rise or steepness in the roof. You need to understand three terms: run, span and rise. The span refers to the distance between the angled sides to the peak. Think of an Read the rest of this entry »
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by www.houstonroofingpro.org on January 15th, 2012 12:00 am
Winter is the time to make sure your roof’s up to par and whether or not you’ve got http://www.homesecuritysystem.com alarm or a great wrought iron fence your home’s not truly safe until you’re roof’s in good condition. Here are a few things to look for to figure out if you need to call a professional:
Higher Energy Bills: If your bills have gone up a lot this year it’s a sign you’re not insulated like you should be. This could mean leaks in the roof’s tarping and even some missing shutters so have it looked at.
Leaks: Winter is NOT the time to find out you’ve got a leak but it’s the best to be surprised! When snow or ice forms on your roof it reliably melts though any cracks or holes if you have them – notice these and mark the spot then call a professional.
Fallen Debris: Just like any other home item, if your roof gets landed on by something heavy you’re going to need to get it checked out. You don’t want to find out later that branch was a roof-breaker.
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on October 11th, 2011 12:00 am
When you shop, you need to have an idea at least of what you are shopping for. If you measure your roof, you will have a better understanding of what you need when you go to look for your supplies. You will not be able to make any progress if you do not take the correct measurements down before hand. It may take a lot out of you to decide on what things you need if you are not sure at all. You have to be able to come to a conclusion and know exactly what you are looking Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on October 10th, 2011 12:00 am
There is spring clean up, and there are fall inspections. Checking a home’s roof is necessary to insure it is ready for the harsher winter weather. The first place to start is to inspect the interior ceilings for any visible water damage. The next inspection area is the attic. The underside of the roofing boards can be the first indication that the roof needs repairs.
The roof may not be leaking but inspections can detect a problem before it becomes Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on October 9th, 2011 12:00 am
A roof leak from a flat roof can be next to impossible to find. Water travels the path of least resistance. Flat roofs can create special difficulties when locating a leak. They do have a slight pitch but in some cases, water will travel up hill. That is to say sometimes the material itself will create a wicking behavior, sucking water up pitch from where the leak appears in your house.
Try these five steps for repairing a roof before doing a complete tear down.
1.Start with a thorough sweeping of the roof, check Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on October 8th, 2011 12:00 am
There is one thing that rings true in the minds of everyone who chooses to work on their roofs themselves, whether they are professional roofers as a career or simply people who enjoy doing house maintenance themselves to save a few dollars. There are a lot of different supplies needed when the time comes to upgrade your roof to keep you and your family safe from all sorts of negative things occurring. Bad weather conditions and age will make your roof fail long Read the rest of this entry »