Is Your Roof Leaking? Here’s What to Do

The smell of the rain on the air can be one of life’s simplest pleasures, and there’s nothing quite like the sound of gentle raindrops on a spring afternoon. But when the thunder starts to roll and heavy clouds bring intense wind and strong rain, it’s a different story. Although your roof is designed to withstand all sorts of extreme weather from winter snows to spring storms, every roof has its limits. When hail, storms, and high winds put your roof to the test, it can begin to show wear and tear over time.

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Choosing Your Shingle Color

When you’re installing a new roof on your home, you want to choose a high-performance roof that can stand up to the worst of Michigan weather. But you’ll also need to make some important decisions about the type of shingles you choose to install. Because asphalt shingles can last for several decades, it’s important to choose a color you’ll be happy with years from now. The right color can add to your home’s value as well as curb appeal.

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What Does a Roof Inspection Involve?

When your roof is working well, it’s one of those things you probably don’t put much thought into. However, if you overlook routine roofing maintenance, a few major storms and a season of snow can be all it takes to cause minor problems you don’t see to become serious ones. Before you end up reaching for a bucket to address a ceiling leak during a rainstorm, it’s a good idea to know the signs of roof trouble to prevent serious problems.

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Can Asphalt be Layered Over Old Shingles?

One of the biggest investments you’ll make as a homeowner is in your roof. When your home needs residential roofing replacement, that means every bit of your original roof will need to be replaced for a new roof to be installed. One of the most common questions we hear from homeowners refers to layering asphalt shingles over your roof’s existing shingles. Homeowners look at this as an option that could save funds on the overall roof replacement by cutting some of the labor costs incurred when removing the old roof.

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Why CertainTeed Credentials are a Safer Roof Installation

Your roof provides some of the most important functions when it comes to protecting your home. A well-constructed roof can prevent moisture and air infiltration, preventing mold growth and helping to keep your home warm in the winter and cool on the hottest days. The best roofs combine high-performance products with excellent installation techniques to create a completely safe layer of protection on Michigan residences.

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Creating a More Energy-Efficient Home

From the moment winter weather first creeps into the first warm days of spring, the mercury can drop awfully low in Michigan. If your home has its share of drafts or cold spots, winter can be a miserable time. Even if your home stays fairly comfortable, your energy costs can still creep up during the winter. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to create a more comfortable interior space while improving your energy savings each month.

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How Gutter Guards Protect Your Home

Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about our home’s gutter system. It’s one of those things around your house that you don’t usually put a lot of thought into until there’s a problem. But your gutter system actually serves a very important purpose when it comes to keeping your home free of moisture and damage caused by water and ice dams on the roof. That’s why it’s important to keep your gutters free of clogs and update any necessary repairs to your gutter system as soon as possible.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Roof?

The residential roofing services team at J&J Roofing in Roseville, Michigan discusses what you need to know about residential roofing replacement. We talk about some of the signs it may be time to replace your roof and how we can help.

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How Ice Dams Affect Your Home

The residential roofing contractor team at J&J Roofing in Roseville, Michigan talk about the impact on your roof from ice dams that can occur during the winter. We discuss how ice dams form and how you can prevent the damage they cause.

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Keeping Your Energy Costs Down This Winter

The residential roofing contractor team at J&J Roofing in Roseville, Michigan talk about the impact of winter on your home’s energy expenses. We discuss some of the ways we can help you reduce your overall energy costs without sacrificing comfort.

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