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Q&A – Gauging a roof

Q&A – Gauging a roof's condition

Entering a conversation without much background in the industry can be intimidating, especially when the numbers start growing. So a homeowner came to our experts for a bit of extra confidence. A question came in through AskARoofer from Gretchen, a homeowner in Pennsylvania. They asked: Hi! I have a mix of roofs ...


Q&A – When is an off-center attic beam a concern?

Q&A – When is an off-center attic beam a concern?

One of the big concerns during a home inspection is finding a damaged or improperly installed weight-bearing support beam. In order to get the best assessment possible, a follower came to our experts for a second opinion. A question came in through the AskARoofer Instagram page from a home inspector, asking ...


Q&A – What does the timeline for fixing a leaking apartment roof look like?

Q&A – What does the timeline for fixing a leaking apartment roof look like?

Working with a landlord to fix damage in an apartment can be challenging and frustrating for all parties. Mark reached out to our experts for some advice for handling a ceiling leak. A ceiling leak is a nightmare, and struggles with a landlord were just the cherry on top for Mark ...


Q&A – When can you apply aluminum roof coating?

Q&A – When can you apply aluminum roof coating?

The process of installation is just as important as the materials chosen when it comes to roofing. A homeowner wanted some clarification about the process of applying aluminum coating, so they asked our experts. A homeowner in Florida began the project of coating their metal roof to help it stand up ...


Q&A – When can a copper strip be installed?

Q&A – When can a copper strip be installed?

Good materials are only the start of a project, researching and asking clarifying questions about the installation process, like this homeowner did, are what set it up for success. Kathleen from Mississippi read an article on AAR which explained how copper strips can be used to extend the life of roof ...


Q&A - buckling shingles on new roof

Q&A – What can cause buckling shingles?

When an Idaho homeowner noticed that the asphalt shingles on their roof were forming vertical ridges, they began investigating the cause and how to fix it. When Kevin, a homeowner from Idaho, found his new home’s roof had buckling shingles, he began investigating. Looking to get as much information as ...


Q&A Veranda

Q&A – What’s going on with the internal corners of my veranda?

With a veranda project underway, this New Zealand homeowner was curious why the internal corners were sitting so low, so they turned to the experts for answers. A homeowner in New Zealand is building a veranda and had a question about the hip rafters. Taylin asked: Hey mate. We are ...


Q&A – Finding the right mat for a PBR-style roof

Q&A – Finding the right mat for a PBR-style roof

When installing any roof, the first step is always making sure you are getting the right materials. A homeowner came to our experts for some advice to make sure they are making the best choice for their project. A homeowner named John was looking to install some PBR-style roofing and was ...


AAR Mystery Coating Q&A

Q&A – Solving a rooftop mystery

When water began leaking into a neighbor’s home, this Philadelphia homeowner discovered an odd-looking coating and asked our experts to help solve it. David from Philadelphia found an interesting mystery in their roofing system, asking: Trying to understand what this material is ..... multiple fine cracks everywhere and previous owner ...


AAR Roof Hips Paper Underlayment

Q&A – Should Roof Hips Have a Paper Underlayment?

Seeing shingles come off his roof from over driven nails, this homeowner wondered if there needed to be an underlayment beneath the shingles. Albert, a homeowner from North Carolina, asked the following question about their roof underlayment: I have had a lot of shingles come off a new roof ...


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