Spring Maintenance for Your Roof

02/12/2019

You’ve heard the old adage about things looking worse before they start looking better, right? As winter turns to spring, that idea could not be truer of your roof.

 

Roof maintenance isn’t always a pretty process, but it is especially necessary this time of year. After the threats of snow and ice have passed, and all of the dead leaves and limbs have fallen to make room for new growth, you’ll need to clean up the remnants of winter that Mother Nature left behind on your roof.

 

But where to...

Roof Replacement or Roof Repair? How to Make the Right Call

01/29/2019

If you have owned a home for very long, you know that there are many different issues that can surface from time to time. Specifically, there are quite a few different scenarios for homeowners that can warrant roof repair or roof replacement.

Whether you’ve spotted something that doesn’t look quite right, or you have a noticeable problem inside your home that you expect is coming from the roof, quick identification of roof issues can provide flexibility when making a decision.

Safety Tips for Using Equipment on Your Roof

01/08/2019

Diligent homeowners and DIYers relish the opportunity to take care of their homes whenever possible. This oftentimes includes ascending the roof to remove leaves, repair shingles, fix leaks or even replace the entire roof.

Although we always recommend consulting with an expert for large-scale roofing projects, sometimes smaller projects can be handled safely on your own.

Tips for Safely Ascending Your Roof

12/18/2018

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

12/04/2018

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

11/13/2018

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?

11/06/2018

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

10/30/2018

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

10/16/2018

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

10/02/2018

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.

Author

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