Everything You Need to Know About Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt Shingles – Tumwater, WA – the Roof Doctor

Does your home need a new roof? If shingles are your first-choice re-roofing material, take a look at the questions to ask before you schedule a replacement service.

Are All Shingles Made from Asphalt?

Asphalt shingles are common, but shingles are often made from other materials. This means you need to get specific before you select a product or agree to a re-roofing estimate. The most popular types of shingles include:

Need a New Mobile Home Roof? A Guide to Your Options

Mobile Home Roof - Tumwater, WA – the Roof DoctorWhen your mobile home roof becomes too corroded to protect your home from the outdoor elements properly, you’ll need to replace it. If you have never replaced or updated your mobile home roof before, then you may wonder what your new roof options are.

Read on to learn about just a few of your mobile home roof options to help you choose a new roof that protects your home and family well without breaking your budget. 

Roof Replacement or Roof Over

Decisions to Make Before Choosing a New Roof

Scraping Roof – Tumwater, WA – The Roof DoctorWhat decisions do you need to make before you choose a new roof? If your older, worn, or damaged roof requires a replacement, take a look the questions to ask right now.

Do You Really Need a New Roof?

A new roof is a major investment. This means you need to make sure it’s a necessary home improvement before you commit to a purchase. If you’re not sure whether you need a new roof, consider:

Reroofing FAQs: Is This Roof Replacement Alternative Right for You?

If you have an older roof that you suspect needs replacement or repair, then you should learn all about reroofing. While complete roof replacement often comes with a hefty price tag, reroofing is a more affordable roof replacement alternative that can improve the function and appearance of your old roof. 

Many homeowners do not understand how reroofing differs from complete roof replacement and have additional questions about the reroofing process. Read on to learn the answers to some frequently asked questions about residential reroofing.

How Does Reroofing Differ from Complete Roof Replacement?

Many homeowners wonder how the complete roof replacement process differs from the reroofing process. 

Increase the Natural Light in Your Home: Skylights vs. Solar Tubes

When you live in the state of Washington, it can be tough to illuminate your home naturally on a regular basis. When you take steps to illuminate your home naturally instead of relying solely on artificial indoor lighting, however, you can reduce the cabin fever you may experience during long, cold winters and reduce your home lighting expenses year-round.

Instead of adding more windows to your home to increase natural light, consider installing a skylight or solar tube on your roof. The average skylight provides five times more natural light than a window located on an exterior wall, and a solar tube provides affordable natural light without sacrificing home energy efficiency. 

Read on to learn more about both of these natural home lighting solutions, how they compare, and each of their unique benefits. 

5 Little-Known Benefits of Bi-Annual Roof Cleanings

Roof professionals advise all homeowners to have their roofs cleaned professionally twice a year. However, many homeowners neglect these roof cleanings because they do not understand all of the benefits of keeping a roof clean. 

Read on to learn five little-known benefits of regular roof cleanings. 

1. Discourage Moss Growth

Moss growth can wreak havoc on a roof. Moss holds onto moisture that can cause roof decay. This roof decay can become so severe it leads to holes in the roof or other extreme roof structural damage. 

Misconceptions and Tips About Owning and Maintaining a Flat Roof

Every type of roof has its own advantages and disadvantages, including flat roofs. However, all the negative information you may have heard about flat roofs could make you think twice about investing in a flat roof. You might be surprised to learn that a lot of that information you’ve read or heard about flat roofs simply isn’t true.

Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about flat roofs.

Flat Roofs Easily Cave Under the Weight of Snow and Ice

Why Are Your Shingles Wavy and Partially Lifted?

When you look up at your roof, do some of the shingles seem to be wavy along the edges? Perhaps some of the edges seem to be lifted off the roof surface. Often, this does not indicate an issue with the shingles themselves, but rather with the nails that are supposed to hold the shingles in place.

When a roof is shingled, each layer of shingles is positioned over the nails in the layer of shingles beneath it. If one of these nails pops up, the shingle on top of it will buckle or rise, too, which creates a wavy look.

Popped-up roofing nails are not something you want to ignore. Keep reading for a closer look at this problem and its solutions.

Why Do Roofing Nails Pop?

Tips to Transform Your Home With a New Roof

Did you purchase a home with a roof color you hate? Did you recently repaint or replace siding on your home, and now your home’s exterior walls don’t match your roof? Choose a new color and material for your roof with these transformative tips.

Work With the Roof You Have

You may dream of a red clay tile roof, but your expansive roof makes a clay roof impractical. The color of a red clay roof overcomes all of the other aspects of the home when there’s too much roof and not enough house. On a too-large roof, clay tiles look clumsy and bossy at the same time.

What Our Clients Say

What Our Clients Say

  • "I came back to my house a week after completion. The grounds were very clean, my roof looked great, and you were very helpful, courteous, and quick to return phone calls (very important).
    Great Job!"

    -George L., Shelton, WA

  • "I would first like to sincerely thank you for the wonderful job your crew did! Your kindness and professionalism will stay with me for a long time."

    -Jessica P., Olympia, WA

  • "Giving the best customer service when it was desperately needed to find a roof leak that’s bothered us for months! We are so grateful to say “no more” leaks after the big wind and rainstorm! We thank you for your caring to solve this terrible problem. You are great to work with! We are so glad we chose you and your company to put on our roof."

    -Cal & P.J. S., Olympia, WA

  • "Thank you for doing such a great job and getting it done so quickly! Also thank you for cleaning up so well. Your crew cleaned up some of the debris that was at my house before they arrived (leaves and twigs on the sidewalk, etc.)."

    -Patty D., Shelton, WA

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