Roof Repair Articles

Roof Replacement After A Storm

May 26, 2011

While I have had a long and fun career in the roofing industry, nothing breaks my heart more than when the roofing market is stimulated by the results of devastating and destructive weather patterns. Between snow, ice, wind, and hail storms, we have seen far too much bad weather in recent weeks and months. The… ( read more )

Replacing Your Roof Due To Hail Damage

April 10, 2011

Spring 2011 has started off like a lion in many areas of the country. In fact, some of the most severe weather has been in areas that normally don’t see hail and tornadoes to this great of an extent. States like North and Saouth Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Wisconsin have been hit especially… ( read more )

How To Determine If You Need A New Roof

February 19, 2011

I frequently get asked by homeowners for suggestions on how they can determine if this is the year when they need to re-roof their home. That’s a good question and I suspect that, with the tough winter that much of the country has had including lots of ice dams and snow and rain troubles, many… ( read more )

Ventless Gas Stoves and Condensation

February 13, 2011

Beverly recently wrote me the following: Q: I saw your email address on a net page about metal roof problems. So i’m hoping you can give me a little help. My story, My parents have lived in the same house for 37 years. It has a tin roof with nothing under it . They changed… ( read more )

Metal Roofing and Condensation

January 10, 2011

Q: Hello. I was reading about what you said concerning metal roofs. I have one and it sweats when the sun hits it in the morning (condensation). Can you help? I understand the need to reduce moisture from the inside, so I took the boiling pan of water off of the wood stove. Is this… ( read more )

Leaking Skylight in Metal Roof

August 7, 2009

Q: I had a metal roof installed over existing shingles two years ago. I have continued to have a leaking problem on my carport 10-15 feet below an old skylight. I had it re-flashed but still have some leaking below. I suspect water above it somehow permeates and gets under the roof and leaks below… ( read more )