5 Facts You Didn't Know About Roof Sheathing


We spend a lot of time talking about shingles on our blog, but we rarely mention the essential foundation of shingles – sheathing! Your roof’s sheathing is that layer of wood between the rafters and the shingles. It serves as the flatbed for roofers to nail shingles into.


Here are 5 valuable pieces of information about sheathing that you probably didn't know.

Questions to Ask Before Financing Your Roof Replacement


Whether you're an impulsive buyer or someone who mulls things over for weeks before making a purchase, we can all agree that paying for a roof replacement isn't something that can be taken lightly.


Home improvement projects demand careful consideration, but sometimes the urgency of a roof replacement doesn't allow for an extended decision-making process. If you're in need of a roof replacement, and you're mulling over your payment options — paying upfront or financing — we have some...

Can I Paint My Roof?


There are a lot of things in life that you can do, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should do them. Painting your roof is one of those things.


So if you've ever wondered, "Can I paint my roof?" we're telling you why roofers do not recommend it.

How Much Does a Roof Inspection Cost?


Roof inspection costs typically range from zero to $200. Some inspectors charge more to do an interior, attic-view roof check, but if you just need to assess the condition of your roof, look for a roofer who won't charge you for a general maintenance inspection.

If the inspection involves repairs, those will naturally incur a charge, but the inspection itself should be complimentary. 


How to Prolong the Life of Your Roof

Keeping your roof in good shape will extend its life and prevent a costly replacement. 
Therefore, it is important for you to be aware of simple repairs and preventative measures which may help to extend the life of your roof.
While there are various roof materials, including copper, tile, and metal, the majority of roofs have shingles. The quality of the materials used and skill with which they were installed can have a great impact on the lifespan of a roof.

Preparing Your Roof for Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters

When a hurricane reaches a Category 5 like Irma did last year, it has the power to damage homes that are even beyond its effected area.
Hurricane season runs from August through November, and as it approaches again, we want homeowners across Upstate South Carolina to be prepared.  Safeguarding your roof before a hurricane hits can save your home from major weather damage and costly repairs. 
That's why we've put together a helpful checklist that will help to protect your roof...

Cleaning Your Roof: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Roof cleaning has become an accepted part of home exterior maintenance. Roofing contractors agree that cleaning and maintaining your roof can extend its life—that is, if you take the proper approach. 

What Season Is Best to Replace My Roof?

While most roofing contractors work year-round, there are certain times of the year that are better for roofing jobs than others. Factors like budget, materials, workload, and geography all play into this.
So, if you're a homeowner who's wondering what time of year is best to schedule a roof replacement on your home, and you  live in an area with weather that's mild enough to accommodate a roof replacement during any season, we have some suggestions for making your money go further.

What You Need to Know Before Installing Rooftop Solar Panels


Doing your homework on solar panel installation and its requirements will protect you from a variety of roof-related complications and added costs.


In this case, becoming knowledgeable about  about solar panels is going to be very easy because we've gathered the most important things you need to know and compiled them in today's blog article. Let's dive in!

4 Abbreviations and What They Have to Do with Your Roof


Abbreviations aren't just for the posters in the breakroom at work or for sending faster text messages. They're part of every day conversation! Abbreviated expressions like BRB and SMH come and go so quickly, it's difficult to keep up.


Derek Joye has been roofing homes and businesses in the Midlands for over 10 years.