Exploring Alternative Roofing Materials

When it comes to roofing replacement and repair, everyone’s minds immediately jump to asphalt shingles. If you are looking into a new roof, it may be time to think outside the box. Alternative roofing materials are starting to rise in popularity here in the United States and it may be time to jump on the… read more

How to Choose the Right Shingles

Deciding that you want a new roof is just the first step to getting a new roof, but next comes deciding what kind of roof you want. Just as there are plenty of options for siding and windows, there are plenty of options for shingles. The type of shingle you choose for your new roof… read more

Everything You Need to Know About Ice Dams

  When icicles begin to form on your roof during the winter, you probably don’t think twice. They’re a natural symbol of the winter season, and they’re also pretty cool to look at it. But icicles form under the same conditions that produce ice dams, which can cause serious trouble to your roof. In this… read more

Preparing Your Roof For Winter

  Winter is near, folks. Cold weather may seem overdue after this year’s exceptionally hot summer, but cozy scarves and St. Nick bring some less-than-desirable conditions along with them. If you haven’t performed any of the necessary maintenance chores, snow, ice, and frigid temperatures could mean bad news for your roof. To make things easier,… read more

Recover or Replace? A New Roof Vs. Re-Roofing

  Your roof is in bad shape. Shingles are missing, water is leaking into your home, and your utility bills are through the roof. So what are your options? 1- you can tear off the roof completely and replace it with a brand new one, or 2- you can recover your existing roof by laying… read more

4 Common Roofing Scams and How to Avoid Them

  Your roof is one of, if not the single most important elements of your home. When something happens to it (be it hail damage, leaks, or it needs completely replaced), you may feel panicked to get it repaired quickly. Yes, taking care of the issue promptly is important, but it also makes you susceptible… read more

Inspecting Your Roof For Damage

  Your roof takes the brunt of the elements to keep you and your home safe, yet we tend to overlook or completely forget about the necessary preventative maintenance tasks to keep it in proper condition. The purpose of a roof inspection is to identify any minor problems so they can be resolved before becoming… read more

Storm Damage

HAIL EXPOSURE AND DAMAGE The process of detecting and evaluating hail damage is not subjective, but often everyone involved will offer a different assessment. Which is why you should only trust an evaluation from someone who has been formally trained by HAAG Engineering. Damage can range from large, highly visible dents and tears to almost… read more

Even Roofs Have Enemies

A roof system’s performance is affected by numerous factors. Knowing about the following will help you make informed roof system buying decisions: Sun: Heat and ultraviolet rays cause roofing materials to deteriorate over time. Deterioration can occur faster on the sides facing west or south. Rain: When water gets underneath shingles, shakes or other roofing… read more

Ventilation and Insulation are Key

One of the most critical factors in roof system durability is proper ventilation. Without it, heat and moisture build up in an attic area and combine to cause rafters and sheathing to rot, shingles to buckle, and insulation to lose its effectiveness. Therefore, it is important never to block off sources of roof ventilation, such… read more