January brought plenty of snow, gusty winds, rain and some sunshine to give us a blissful break between harsher days. We reveal how, just like the changing weather can take a toll on us, it can also create issues on your roof over time.
Find out what to look for that just might need attention as soon as possible. Also, take a peek into another Roofco annual training day and the Project of the Month featuring a treaky leak that was no challenge for The Roofing Company.
The snow, labeled as a potential “coastal bomb” blizzard yesterday, swooped in overnight covering the Newport News area with close to 6-8 inches. Strong winds whipped the snow in one direction and another, causing drifts of higher snow heaps in various areas. No matter the location, though, the first measure of protection for a home against snow and rain in many parts of the country is the roof.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 marked The Roofing Company’s 6th Annual Training Day where employees, and guest suppliers, taught and learned from each other. While some things stayed the same as previous years, see last year’s Blog “What’s in a Training Day”, each year adds something new to mix of this invigorating educational event. 2017 earns major accolades for a complete warehouse overhaul and an implemented materials management process. Way to go team!!
Historical Smithfield includes remarkable residential structures still standing from centuries past. This multi-colored home constructed with a prominently placed scalloped cedar shingled turret, was originally built in the 1800’s with a terne tin metal roof. A Buckingham slate roof was then installed over the metal roof in 1900’s with a surrounding internal gutter, also known as a “hidden” gutter. The home had been leaking for some time and after several attempts by other contractors, The Roofing Company was hired to take on the challenge and find the leak location.
Your roof takes a lot of abuse from the weather on a daily basis and this month has definitely been no exception. Occasional storms and winter and summer extremes can take their toll over time. Identifying common roof problems early, such as dripping in parts of the ceiling or stains on the wall, can help get to the “roof” of the matter, so to speak, before things get out of hand and drain your savings. Hold on to those savings and learn which common roof problems not to ignore.