Roofing 101

Western Colloid Roof Restorations

Roof Restorations That Stand the Test of Time

By Western Colloid. Western Colloid has been successfully coating roofs for so long, they can trace one roof back 80 years. For over 50 years Western Colloid’s roof systems have stood the test of time and we can prove it. Our founder, Larry Widmer started applying coatings and asphalt emulsion ...


Quarrix How to Find a Roof

5 Steps to Help You Find the Best Roof

By Quarrix. Here are five key factors to understand the process of buying a new roof. So, you’re trying to make a once-in-a-lifetime decision on your next roof. That may seem like a pretty tall order, but if you know what you’re looking for, it really isn’t all too ...


Phoenix Roofing Wood shakes vs shingles

Wood Shake Versus Shingles: Their Pros and Cons

By Phoenix Roofing & Repair. Both materials offer a variety of benefits, so which one is best for your home? As we start 2023, there is no shortage of innovative roofing materials on the market. However, two of the most commonly used products remain wood shakes and asphalt shingles, both of which ...


Quarrix Hardware Store

Hardware Store’s Roof Still Looks New Ten Years Later

By Quarrix. This charming hardware store’s red roof has withstood the test of time thanks to its composite roofing tiles. Since 1986, Nicollet Hardware has been a mainstay in the Kingfield neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Owner Julene Lind purchased the 4,000 square foot location, and a few years later she ...


DaVinci avoid ice dam age

Avoid Ice Dam-age

By DaVinci Roofscapes. Learn more about where ice dams come from and how to get rid of them when winter comes around. Sure they’re pretty. They can turn any home into a fairyland castle. But that’s where the attractiveness of ice dams stop. Those sharp icicles weighing down your gutters will soon ...


Drexel Winter-Ready Roof

5 Ways to Winter-Proof Your Roof

By DrexelMetals. As the weather gets colder, it is just as important to make sure that the roof is prepared for the temperature drop as you are. Here is what to do to prepare for the colder seasons. Cold weather is returning as we head into fall and winter, ...


Book of building codes

What to Know About Building Codes

Building codes, standards and permits, the rules of roofing. There are rules established and enforced by the federal, state, county and city governments on how to install a roof properly so it is built to code. The installation instructions provided by the roofing manufacturer should meet most requirements and ...


GCP Picking an underlayment

Things Every Homeowner Should Consider When Picking an Underlayment

By Cass Jacoby. It can be tricky to know the right choice of underlayment for your home when you don’t really know what to consider in the first place. Don’t worry! We have got you covered. As homeowners, we tend to think of roofs as one thing rather than as ...


AAR How to find a contractor

How to Find a Contractor

Advice, tips and questions to ask when selecting a reliable roofing contractor. For homeowners who don't know much about roofing, some contractors can be intimidating. They use unfamiliar terms like valleys, hips, underlayment, flashings and sometimes a long list of roofing products, all of which can be difficult to understand. ...


Western Colloid 9 new roof questions

9 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a New Roof

By Western Colloid. Here are the most important questions to ask yourself before investing in a new roof for your building. When it comes to shopping for a new roof, there’s a lot of work that has to be done. You have to inspect the roof, determine your budget ...


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