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:

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?

How to Maximize the Benefits of a Roof Renovation Project

If you plan to renovate or replace your roof, carefully proceed so that you don’t suffer regrets during or after the project. The following are some measures you can take to increase your chances of satisfaction with your new roof.

Plan the Project

A renovation project is not an emergency project that you just wake up one day and execute. You need to plan the project properly to get the best roof for your home at a reasonable budget. For example, you should plan your roofing project for the slow season — winter through early summer —when roofing contractors are not that busy. You may snag a discount if you slot in your project during the slow season.

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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