When it comes to insulation for your home, you have a number of options to choose from. Make sure you are choosing wisely. While on your search, don't overlook the many benefits spray foam insulation can offer. Increased R Value Compared to some other insulating options, spray foam has an increased R value. This is especially true when it comes to closed-cell foam, which has a R value of 6.5. The reason this number is so important is that R value refers to the capacity at which the insulating material is able to block out heat flow. [Read More]
How To Fix A Seam On A Rubber Roof
If you have a rubber roof, weather exposure can weaken or separate the membrane seam causing leaks. Rubber roofs are commonly used on flat roofs. They are comprised of multiple rubber mats joined together by seam tape at the flap of the top sheet. You should be able to repair the seams on your own. Here are some tips to repair rubber roof seams. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: [Read More]
How Can You Find The Source Of A Roof Leak?
When your ceiling begins to leak, you may logically assume that the source of the leak is on an area of the roof that lies directly above the leak. Alas, if only roof leak detection were so easy. Water can travel a circuitous route from the roof along ceiling joists only to drip onto the ceiling in a completely different area from the section of roof that is responsible for the leak. [Read More]
Four Roof Warning Signs To Look For Before You Buy A House
When you're in the market for a new home, it's important to make sure that you're getting a good deal by weighing all the pros and cons against the price. But in order to do this, you have to have a clear idea of what condition the house is really in. Having a home inspection done by a professional is best, but if the seller hasn't provided for an inspection and you aren't willing to pay for it yourself, you may have to rely on your own detective skills to sniff out the negative aspects of the house. [Read More]