What is Counter Flashing in Roofing

If you are not an experienced roofer you probably do not know why roofing counter flashing is important or what it is. In this article, we will discuss what counter flashing is and why it is important. Counter flashing is a piece of metal or other material that is installed on top of roofing material, … Read more

How to Cut Plastic Roofing

There are many reasons you might need to cut a plastic roof. One of the most common is how to make a hole in a plastic sheet for light or ventilation. You can use scissors, but this will just create jagged edges and leave sharp points that could injure anyone walking on it. In this … Read more

How Long Should Roofing Nails Be?

Roofing nails are generally about 3/8″ to 1/2″ long. This length will depend on how much weight is being applied to the roof, how many layers of shingles are involved, and how steep the pitch of the roof is. Roofing nails vary in size depending on what they’re used for. For example, roofing nails that … Read more

What is Torch Down Roofing?

Torch down roofing is a type of roofing that has been used for centuries. It’s also called torch-on or torch-down because it can be installed by burning the tar onto the wood shingles, which is why some people refer to this as tarrish roof. This type of roofing doesn’t require any adhesive or even nails … Read more

How to Install Standing Seam Roofing

Standing seam roofing is a type of metal roofing that was originally designed in order to replace standing-seam copper and standing-seam steel. Standing seams are created by crimping the metal into standing shape, then folding it over onto itself in order to create ridges. The ridging makes standing seam roofs more durable than most other … Read more

Ladder Injury Statistics and Facts

Injuries from accidents involving ladders are a common occurrence. Every year, there are about 300,000 ladder-related injuries in the United States. Injuries from falls on stairs or up and down steps account for about 20% of these incidents. Each year, more than 100 people die as the result of an accident involving a ladder. There … Read more

Can Roofing Felt Get Wet?

Roofing felt is an essential material that almost every home has on their roof. One of the most common questions we get asked by new homeowners is if roofing felt can get wet! Below are several signs that indicate whether or not your roofing felt needs attention after getting wet. Can Roofing Felt Get Wet? … Read more

Is Butyl Tape Necessary for Metal Roofing?

Metal roofs are a popular option in many areas of the country, but, like any roof material, they require maintenance and protection from the elements. One important form of protection against rust and deterioration is butyl tape. But what exactly is butyl tape – and does it really make that much difference when applied to … Read more

Roofing Injury Statistics

The roofing industry is a dangerous one. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that there are more injuries in the roofing industry than any other construction trade except carpentry. OSHA claims that the roofing sector has more injuries than any other construction trade. There are several causes for this, but it’s crucial to … Read more