It’s a dreary day in Atlanta today, with rain on and off for most of the day. Many people wonder if their roof is leaking on days like this, even if there is no apparent interior damage. Roof leaks may become apparent right away, or in a few days, as the water penetrates the walls and ceilings of a home. Sometimes they may never make it into the house, causing rot and damage to the roof decking. You should make it a habit to check your attic on a routine basis to inspect the roof decking for any visible rot or damage which may indicate a slow, but damaging leak. Maybe when you change the batteries in your smoke detector, or when you change the filter on your furnace. Checking regularly can prevent a small leak from becoming something worse, and save you money on repairs! If you notice something that concerns you, give Dr. Roof a call for your free estimate. Call us 24 hours a day at 770-552-7663.
Archive for April, 2012
A skylight is a wonderful addition to any home. The natural light of the sun brings warmth to dark rooms, and brings a larger feel to any space. Choosing the wrong skylight though can bring more trouble to a home than its worth if it leaks! At Dr. Roof, we focus not only on helping you select the right skylight for your roof, we are dedicated to installing them correctly so they will not leak. We use the Velux no-leak skylight, when combined with our no-leak installation process, simply can’t be beat! Consider adding a skylight to your home, it brings the value up and the light in! Call 770-552-7663 for your free skylight estimate!
I received a call today from a customer struggling to choose a shingle color for their new roof. With so many styles and colors on the market today, it can certainly be a daunting task making a color choice! An additional feature to seriously consider in the selection process is the energy efficiency of the shingle. If you are looking for ways to save energy in your home (and take advantage of the energy tax rebate!) be sure to look at colors which have the energy star rating label. In the GAF shingle line this includes the Timberline Natural Shadow Arctic White, all Timberline Cool Series colors, Timberline High Definition White and the Royal Sovereign White shingle. As summer approaches, it may be worth considering the positive impact an energy star rated shingle may have on your home. Stay cool!