Communication: The Key to a Better Roof!

When it’s time to replace your roof, it’s important to choose a reliable company. You want a company that has the skills, equipment, and training to put a strong roof over your head. One important aspect of this is good communication skills. You could be unsure of the final cost, or the timeline for completion of the project. A good relationship with your roofing contractor will improve all aspects of the job, resulting in the roof you want for a fair price and finished in a timely fashion.  These important traits should inform all of your interactions with your contractor:  Regular discussions  These could come in the form of regular meetings or informal phone calls. These discussions keep you in the loop and let you know if any problems or complications have occurred. It also allows you to express any concerns about the progress of the job.  Good records  You should write down any important discussions you have with the crew or the supervisor, especially concerning the budget. Also, jot down any questions that occur to you, to ask the next time you speak with the contractor,  Mode of Communication  Let the contractor know which types of communication you prefer; email, phone calls, texts, or face-to-face talks.    Click here to set up a no-cost evaluation with BOLT Construction &...

4 Common Causes of Roof Damage (And How to Fix Them)

When your roof is leaking, you should hire an experienced roofing contractor to assess the situation and provide a lasting solution. Knowing the cause of the leak will help to prevent the problem from getting worse and protect your home.  How does roof damage develop? What can you do to prevent or address the issues?  Here’s what to know:  Water build-up  You are likely to notice a build-up of water on your roof if the surface has a low slope. This build-up will lead to excessive weight and stress on the roof which could damage the roof, causing it to leak. To protect your roof from this, you should assure the surface is well designed and have a proper draining system with clear gutters, drains and downspouts.  Improper sealing  Gas lines, vents, HVAC units and pipes can lead to a leaky roof if they aren’t properly sealed. Without giving these the proper attention during installation, they will become open holes in the roof membrane. A roofing contractor will ensure the penetrations are properly sealed to avoid the problem. Regular roof maintenance and inspection will further prevent leaks and expensive repairs.  Roof membrane damage The roof membrane is a waterproof layer that seals the interior of your home, effectively preventing water from leaking. However, factors such as harsh weather, foot traffic, mechanical damage and wear and tear can compromise the structural integrity of the membrane. Regular maintenance, inspections and repairs will ensure it remains in good shape. In severe cases of damage, the roof membrane may need to be replaced.  Aging Roof Your roof will become weaker as it ages, even with regular maintenance....