Learning Center

Blog

Gutter Sizing

Gutter Sizing

Gutter sizing is an aspect of rainwater collection that has been studied extensively and can be calculated based on published guidelines in the plumbing codes. For example, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) recommends that a gutter system be able to carry the runoff of...

Roof Components for a Shingle Roof

Roof Components for a Shingle Roof

There are generally five main components to any asphalt-based roof system.  These five components are not specific to any one brand but are rather generally required by all of the major shingle manufacturers to obtain the full manufacturer’s...

Financing

Financing

When installing a new roof the overall expense can be daunting. Since the average consumer only buys one roof in their lifetime, getting the right options and look for a home can often put a burden on a family's budget. When choosing a roofing company we suggest you...

Why Do Shingles Streak?

Why Do Shingles Streak?

What are the Black Streaks and Spots on my roof? Answer: Algae typically known as Gloeocapsa Magma and Blue Green Algae. The reason for the black color is the algae has the ability to form a protective coating (black in color) that shields it from the sun’s harmful...

Why Ventilation is Important

Why Ventilation is Important

Choosing the right roofing company, with qualified roofers that install excellent products for a full roofing system, is essential for any homeowner.  However, few people realize that proper ventilation is one of the most important things you can address with...

How cold is too cold?

How cold is too cold?

Like many other trades, the roofing industry has to be conscious of ever-changing weather conditions. In the summer we have to monitor everything from pop up thunderstorms to excessive heat which can lead to shingle scarring. The winter months also present challenges....

Keeping Your Roof Free Of Damage During The Winter

Keeping Your Roof Free Of Damage During The Winter

When the snow is falling or the ice starts melting, it is more important than ever to consider the quality and overall structure of your roof.  In fact, the winter months can be some of the busiest for roofing contractors in Richmond, VA. If you want your home to stay...

A How-To Guide: Comparing Roofing Proposals

A How-To Guide: Comparing Roofing Proposals

When you are in the market for a new roof, your process for selecting a roofing contractor will likely include getting referrals from friends and family, soliciting bids from several contractors, then selecting the one you think can provide the best roof for your...

Should You Choose a Metal Roof?

Should You Choose a Metal Roof?

Whether you are in need of a roof for your home or a commercial building for your business, there are many different roofing material choices available. In recent years, many home and business owners have opted for a metal roof instead of the more standard materials...

Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Roof

Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Roof

After a harsh winter, your roof might have suffered some damage. Winter weather can be very difficult on a roof, so it’s important to take care of any necessary repairs as soon as you can. The easiest thing to do is to hire your Richmond roofers to complete the task...

Slate Roofing in Richmond, VA: Why is It the Better, Greener Choice?

Virginia has had its fair share of strong storms; and the only way people can defend themselves against these violent forces of nature is by tucking themselves away inside their homes while waiting for the wind and rain to pass. As long as their homes’ roofing is...