Thursday, February 21st, 2019
1. Some of the oldest roofing materials in the world are thatch, clay, and stone. Thatch was likely used between 5000 and 1800 B.C. Clay tiles can be traced all the way back to around 10,000 BC!
2. Thatched roofs are effective because the reed used is naturally waterproof and is bundled so tightly that it simply sheds water. A thatched roof can shed water, sleet, and snow.
3. Metal roofing materials are often lighter in weight than wood shingles.
4. Metal roofs are not more prone to lightning strikes than other roofs. Lightning is equally drawn to other materials, not just metals. In fact, metal roofs can protect your home from lightning because they are noncombustible.
5. Even though asphalt shingles are a newer product (invented circa 1900), they are by far the most popular roofing product in America. 75% of the homes in North America have asphalt shingles.
6. Water tends to travel before it drips down visibly. Interesting, a leak can come out anywhere on your roof from where it originated. Most people don’t give much thought to their roofs. The roof is one of the most important parts of your home because it protects you from the weather and helps complete your home’s style.
7. The most common weak spots on your roof are areas that need protection from flashing. However, damaged shingles or damage in the waterproofing material which lays underneath the shingles are also common causes of roof leaks. A leak may not mean you need to replace your entire roof. However, if the leak has persisted lasted long enough without management, there is likely dry rot involved – or the roof is very old – it may be time to get it replaced. If your roof needs servicing, Give us a call!!!! Allstate!!!!!!