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Group of worker installing tar foil on the rooftop of building.

How Many Layers of Roof is Best?

It is generally acceptable to have even three layers of roof shingles but you need to confirm whether this is possible in your state. One thing that you have to do is check that your house is able to withstand the extra weight from the new roof layers. In some states, you may be required…

gardener renew roof of summer garden house with tar paper shingles

Which Kind of Roofing is Best For Your House?

Asphalt roofs are made up of a fiberglass medium packed with asphalt and surfaced with sand-like granules. It comes in two basic configurations, the thicker laminated products, and standing single-thickness variety. Asphalt shingles are ideal for low or steeper-sloped roofs, affordable to install, and considered a Class A fire-resistant roofing product. They can easily adapt…

Old cracked chimney on an old roof

What Causes Cracks in a Chimney?

Moisture is very lethal as it is responsible for most of the well-known chimney issues. A chimney crown and a mortar are purposefully meant to curb moisture from penetrating the masonry. Whenever the roof is constructed carelessly and without proper adherence to guidelines, water might start entering into the chimney. This makes it prudent to…

Roofer laying down asphalt roof shingles at a large commercial housing

Can You Use Staples on Roof Shingles?

However, an experienced professional can install staples in a way that they are firm and sturdy to have the same capability of wind resistance as nails. Are Staples Strong Enough? When staples are installed accordingly, they can be able to stand against fast winds rising to as high as 60 miles per hour. However, sometimes…