Archives for May 2020

Roof Repairs

The roof is an important part of a building, whether it’s your home, office, or apartment. Its because a roof provides shelter to the upper part of a building and protects the residents from adverse weather conditions. It would not be wrong to say that a roof serves as a barrier against rain, hail, snow, and other natural calamities. Your home or office can get leaks if the roof is in poor condition, which will ultimately damage other parts and belongings. Even a tiny leak in the roof can result in large water leakage. To avoid all these situations, roof repairs are a must.

Common roof repairs:

  • Repairing or replacing the broken tiles
  • Fixing a roof leak
  • Fixing broken shingles
  • Dealing with the flat roof drain water
  • Repairing foam roofing

Roof repairs must be carried out on a bright sunny day so that the roof is totally dry. It’s because a damp roof is slippery and extremely dangerous. Roof repair contractors always use a ladder on a steep roof to provide safe anchoring. Safety measures are always taken into consideration for any roof repair, such as safety ropes. Roof repair technicians use rubber-soled shoes during work and they do keep the power location in mind while working on a roof.

Benefits of regular roof repairs

  • Extends the lifetime of a roof

A roof made with good-quality materials have an expected life of 20-25 years. However, the lifespan of a roof is relative. For instance, if you are living in a region that is more prone to bad weather situations, then your roof is likely to get damage. Therefore, it is essential to schedule maintenance regularly.

  • Identify weak parts on roofing immediately

With frequent maintenance, a roofing expert can identify the areas of a roof that need replacing or fixing. It means more costly damages can be avoided by repairing the weak points immediately before they get worse. Professional roofing contractors use various ways to identify the roof points that are in bad condition. Sometimes, immediate action is not required but it is necessary to know about the weak points to prepare yourself financially and fix them at the right time.

  • Protect other parts of your property

As already discussed, a roof protects your property from damage as water leakage can destroy insulation, floors, walls, and ceiling materials if left untreated. Frequent evaluations can help identify unseen problems with your roof.

  • Regular clean-up

Pollution can damage your roof and result in decay. Leaves can adhere to the gutter and rainwater will move towards other flow areas. Nesting, bird droppings, and twigs can also adhere to the roofing and cause disease and damage. But nothing to worry as all these problems can be prevented with regular maintenance.

  • Savings

Roof repairs should never be neglected as they keep your family safe and healthy. Always hire professional roofing contractors for your roof maintenance and repair to get 100% guaranteed work. Here at R&D Roofing, roof repair services are provided by roofing experts who have years of experience in this field.

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Seal Coating

Home investment requires a lot of money. So, homeowners must take good care of their house to maintain its value. Most of the homeowners may not be familiar with seal coating. It is a liquid coating mixture that is applied to an asphalt-based pavement. Fixing the driveway may not be your top priority when shifting to a new home. One question that may come in your mind is whether the seal coating is really essential for your home. Right?

When you purchase a home, you spend money on exterior paint and garden. You often hire cleaners to clean the debris and dirt from the front and back yard. You may also spend money trimming your bushes and trees to make them look attractive. But what about the cracked, faded, and dirty driveway that covers much of the front yard? Does it really match with your polished, clean cars? Here are a few reasons why you must invest in seal coating.

  • Enhance your home’s looks

A driveway takes a lot of space. It is a place where you park your vehicles and where your kids play during their leisure time. If your driveway is not well-maintained, then it will have a bad effect on your home’s appearance. An asphalt driveway is prone to fading and cracking. Of course, a faded and cracked driveway does not look good. Also, these cracks can cause accidents.

A seal coat works as a barrier for a driveway. Its dark black color looks strong and regal. It prevents car fluids, salt, water, sun, and other chemicals from damaging the color or gnawing away the driveway. A seal coating will also prevent the growth of weeds inside the asphalt that looks so weird. Therefore, a seal coating is highly recommended for your asphalt driveway to enhance your home’s appearance.

  • Prevent cracks

The pavement or driveway of your new house may also have cracks. It can be due to the negligence of the previous homeowner. Well, he seemed just okay with these cracks. But you don’t need to settle on averageness because you deserve the best. Water that leaks through the asphalt can widen the small cracks. A proper seal coating will avoid that and will smooth any rough patches and minor cracks. Also, you don’t need to worry about dirt as rain will simply wash it away.

  • Guard the asphalt

The sun can be harmful to your driveway. Its because the surface cavities on asphalt can absorb UV rays and oxygen. The sun radiation can distort the asphalt and quickly fade its color. Furthermore, asphalt surface voids also allow gas or oil to penetrate. A driveway can get worse with chemical spills. But with a thick seal coating, you can prevent the damaging effects of the sun and spills.

  • Its strong

Seal coating helps attract sun heat and becomes more flexible when hot. So, instead of cracking at high temperatures, a seal coat will change its shape. Seal coating is strong enough to bear the collective weight of the vehicles when guests visit your home.

Feel free to contact R&D Roofing for your seal coating project!

 

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