Roofing Industry Blog by 5 Star Roofing and Restoration

What should I know before I install a metal roof on my home?

What should I know before I install a metal roof on my home?

Old-fashioned tin in a rainstorm, rustic charm and ridge roofs are what always comes to mind when people talk about “metal roofing”.   Out of style for a while, metal roofing is making a big comeback in the US. And metal is no longer relegated to country cabins and...

What are the benefits of slate roofing?

What are the benefits of slate roofing?

  If you’re considering a slate roof on your home, good on you! Slate is an extremely durable material and your roof just might last 100 years or more if you go with slate.   However, a slate roof may or may not be right for your home. There are pros and cons to any...

Things to Keep in Mind Before You Install a Skylight

Skylights are beautiful and they help to increase the amount of natural light in your home without too much effort. However, in addition to the luxurious feeling it brings to your home, having a skylight requires work and comes with some drawbacks. So with that in...

What are some fun things to do in Birmingham, AL?

What are some fun things to do in Birmingham, AL?

Planning to pay Birmingham, AL a visit? Then you should get the most out of it by experiencing some (if not all) of the fun things you can do in the Magic City! Check our top 5 picks below.   Camp and hike at the Oak Mountain State Park   Experience nature and...

For Historic Home Owners: How to Choose a New Roof

For Historic Home Owners: How to Choose a New Roof

The roofs on most historic homes were, in most cases a major design feature that played into the overall feeling and mood of the home. Even if your home isn't in a historic district that mandates you must stay true to its historic legacy, putting an inappropriate roof...

Roof Damage: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Roof Damage: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Your roof may be out of sight on a daily basis because you don’t think to go outside to run regular roof inspections, but don’t let it be completely out of mind. Making sure your roof stays well-maintained is one of the secrets to having a long-lasting and...

Should I Replace My Roof Before I Sell My House?

Should I Replace My Roof Before I Sell My House?

Are you getting ready to sell your house? Not sure if you should replace your roof before putting it up on the market? This question is going to depend on whether or not you have the money to replace (or even just repair) the roof and also what condition...

The Best Eco-Friendly Roofing Options

The Best Eco-Friendly Roofing Options

Are you looking for eco-friendly roofing options? Not sure what kind of roof or what look you’re going for or even where to start looking for such a roof? Today, we’ve compiled all of the best options for eco-friendly roofing so you’ll have plenty to...

The Early Warning Signs: Protecting Your Roof

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...

Quality Matters When it Comes to Your Roof

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...

Roof and Drainage System Maintenance and Replacement

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

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,...

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...

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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