Chimney Rock – Part 2

CHIMNEY CRICKET: A chimney cricket is a triangle shaped diversion roof built behind the chimney at roofline If your chimney is located on the downward slope of your roof, you may experience water pooling around the base where your exterior chimney meets the roof. A...

Chimney Rock – Part 1

Chimneys are the most vulnerable part of the roof. All chimney components need to be in place for the chimney area to function properly. Faulty flashing is frequently to blame for roof leaking at chimney.  Chimneys are protected from moisture penetration with...

Synthetic Underlayment vs. Roofing Felt

Synthetic Underlayment vs. Roofing Felt A product switch in the Industry   For decades, roofers have installed a layer of felt over the decking before installing shingles. But there’s a new kid on the block – synthetic underlayment. One of the advantages of a...

What is a dead valley and are they a problem for the roof?

What is a dead valley and are they a problem for the roof? You may notice, although it can sometimes be hard to see, some areas where the roof drains onto lower pitched or reverse pitched areas that don’t naturally drain. This is known as a dead valley. Dead valleys...

What shape is my roof?

What shape is my roof? The main job of a roof is to protect your home from water and to shed water. Most roofs have a slope which helps shed water and direct the water away from the structure. The ridge of a roof is the highest point of a roof where two roof areas...