Tips for Safely Ascending Your Roof


While we always recommend getting a professional roofer to inspect your roof (it's FREE with Joye Roofing, you know), we know that many homeowners can't help but take matters into their own hands and survey their roof for themselves.


If that's you, our main piece of advice is to stay safe. Here are some safety tips worth following when you decide to scale that ladder and investigate your roof.

8 Steps to a Successful Roof Replacement


Replacing a roof is a big commitment for any homeowner. Even if you're paying another roofer in Columbia to do it, you should still understand the re-roofing process from beginning to end. After all, your roof is your first line of defense against severe weather and also your home's biggest asset.


Familiarizing yourself with the steps needed to properly replace the roof on your home will ensure a successful roof replacement with no major construction or financial surprises along the way.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Roof for Winter


We already know that snow and ice can really damage your roof. Even in Columbia, South Carolina — one of the warmest cities in the Southeast — winter weather can present a challenge to homeowners trying to protect their roofs.


To mitigate the potential damage that snow, rain, sleet, and ice could inflict on your roof, we have some practical tips and suggestions for keeping your roof in good condition all winter long.

Will Snow and Ice Damage My Roof?


Now that winter is fast approaching, many homeowners may wonder, Can snow damage my roof?Truthfully, any form of water can be harmful to a roof, but when the temperature dips below freezing, water and snow can become a more serious problem.


Top 5 Most Common Roof Repair Jobs


As a roofing company in Columbia, SC, we deal with a wide variety of roofing problems. While we do a lot of different roof repairs, we also see a lot of similar issues popping up from home to home.


Today we're sharing five of the most common roof repairs we handle during an average year.

The Nitty-Gritty of Your Chimney


If your roof has a chimney, then it is susceptible to unique forms of damage and decline. The main reason for this is because the points where your chimney and roof meet form sharp angles or valleys where water can seep in if your roof wasn't built correctly.


Whether your current home has a chimney or you'd like to buy a home someday that does, here's what you need to know about chimneys and your roof...

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. 



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