Roofing Industry Blog by 5 Star Roofing and Restoration

Stay up to date on the latest roofing industry news with 5 Star Roofing and Restoration. Below you’ll find useful information for homeowners and business owners alike.


Our blog is dedicated to helping you make the right decision for your residential or commercial roof. For most of us, replacing a roof is a once in a lifetime experience.


Take some time to read and get the facts before you commit to anything. If you have any specific questions or concerns, just reach out to us at 205.518.8433 or 251.405.3553


The Early Warning Signs: Protecting Your Roof

  One of the most important tasks for a homeowner is making sure you keep your roof in good condition so that you can avoid costly repairs and replacements. It can be easy to neglect and forget about your roofing because it’s not something you might take the time to...

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Quality Matters When it Comes to Your Roof

Your roof is a very important investment and we want you to get the most out of it! The main difference between most roofing companies and a trusted roofing company is the quality of the work done. When it comes to your roof, a single “quick fix” by an unprofessional...

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Top 10 Qualities to Look for in a Roofing Company

There are many qualities any company that you are trusting your roof repair to should have. Your life and your family’s life (and finances) are in the hands of the team you trust to get the job done. Not all roofing companies meet the standards so be sure they at...

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Roof and Drainage System Maintenance and Replacement

 by Michael Chotiner of The Home Depot   Roof assessments are among the most valuable observations a home inspector or licensed roofer can provide for a prospective home buyer in the pre-purchase inspection report. Authoritative judgments about if and when...

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Roofing Underlayment Types

by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard   There are three basic types of underlayment used beneath roofing materials: asphalt-saturated felt; rubberized asphalt; and non-bitumen synthetic. One of the most common types of underlayment used in residential,...

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Tell-Tale Signs of an Aging Roof

Has your roof seen better days?  If your roof is starting to show its age, catching it sooner, rather than later, can save you a bundle.  Delaying the inevitable will only cause bigger, more expensive problems in the future. There are some tell-tale signs...

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Metal Roofing on the Rise

Durable, stylish and energy-efficient, metal roofs are now more popular than ever before. There is hardly any material that will stand against the elements like good old fashion metal. While the initial install may be a little pricey, just think of how...

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What to Look for in a Used Roof

  When you’re buying a home, you’ll want to pay special attention to the roof. Especially if you’re buying a used home. The roof is going to be one of the biggest investments you’re making in the house, so make sure it gets a thorough inspection.   How Old...

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Safely Removing Snow from your Rooftop

  Allowing too much snow to accumulate on top of your home can be both dangerous and can lead to potential damage to your roof or gutters.   Did you know that an average flurry-like snow can weigh 15 pounds per cubic foot, and compacted snow can weigh up...

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