What are the Dark Streaks on My Roof

Roofing Contractor

What are the Dark Streaks on My Roof It can be very confusing and frustrating when black streaks and stains show up on your roof, especially when you don’t know why they are there. The look of the outside of your home is essential just as much as the inside. So why exactly are there […]

Asphalt Roofing Shingles & Wind Resistance

Roofing Contractor

Asphalt Roofing Shingles & Wind Resistance We all know wind can be a nice thing, and we also know it can be a bad thing. For your roof, it’s usually the latter. Strong winds, such as those generated by thunderstorms, can cause severe roof damage; asphalt-shingle roofs are particularly vulnerable. Let’s look into how to […]

Dangers of DIY Roof Repairs

Dangers of DIY Roof Repairs When your roof needs fixing, sometimes you want to try and take it all on your own. There are plenty of DIY roof repair videos, but those are put together by professionals that have the experience, knowledge, and supplies. The idea of DIY roof repairs may sound nice, but there […]

Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

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Hidden Costs of Owning a Home Though there are many perks to owning a home, hidden costs are normally not taken into consideration. The accurate cost of owning property involves a good amount of hidden expenses that go beyond the monthly mortgage payments. Property taxes– As a homeowner, you will need to pay property taxes. […]

Standing Seam vs. Exposed Fastener Metal Roofing

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Standing Seam vs. Exposed Fastener Metal Roofing Exposed fastener metal roofing is a roofing system where the panels are attached to the structure and directly into the roof deck or framing of your home. It’s called an “exposed fastener” because the head of the fastener is able to be seen and not hidden by a […]

Sealed Attic vs Vented Attic

Sealed Attic vs Vented Attic The most common type of attic is the vented attic, since most attics were, and are, built that way. When deciding how to insulate your attic, you can change this – but should you? A vented attic is often the best option when you have a high-pitched roof – one […]

Reflective Insulation

Attic Insulation

Reflective Insulation What Is Reflective Insulation? Reflective insulation is a material that has a reflective side that faces outward. The materials are most often foil-faced kraft paper, polyethylene bubbles and cardboard, or plastic film. This type of insulation consists of a reflective material similar to aluminum foil. It can be combined with other various materials […]

Picking the Perfect Roof Color for your Home

Picking the Perfect Roof Color for your Home You may think “Can a roof really express a homeowner’s personality?” Yes, indeed it can! Based on the style of your home and the color of the roofing shingles you pick, you can establish a warm, welcoming vibe or a bright, dramatic look. You may be looking […]

How to Deal with Roof Hail Damage

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How to Deal with Roof Hail Damage Waking up in the morning after a strong storm and discovering your car has been damaged by hail isn’t a great way to start the day. If the hail is large enough, it can cause damage not only to your car but the rest of your property, including […]

How Often Do I Need A Roof Replacement

How Often Do I Need A Roof Replacement Sooner or later, your house’s roof will end up needing to be replaced. The question is when and by whom. Often as not a roof’s possible lifespan is entirely unknown to the owner of the roof in question; in this article, we at 1OAK Roofing will do […]