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What Are the General Components of My Roof?

By West Side Roofing
January 30, 2019 Category: Roofing Material

What are the basic components of my roof? West Side Roofing services all of Northeast Ohio for their commercial and residential roofing needs. West Side Roofing is a GAF Master Elite Contractor for the GAF Corporation. We get a lot of questions during consultations or even on the job about what layers are used to replace a roof or install a brand new roof. Luckily, GAF has provided us with a model to help explain the basic components of your roof. This model represents a ranch-style home with Timberline HD shingles. Ice Guard The first layer to your roof is ice guard.In the model, there is black lines that surround the perimeter, peaks, valleys and ridge vent. This is representative of what is called ice guard. As you may have guessed by the name, ice guard is a shield of protection to prevent water, ice and snow from getting into your roof. The valleys are common grounds for heavy flow of water, ice and snow. We put ice guard anywhere we foresee problems. In our world, ice guard

What Makes Tile and Slate Good Roofing Materials

By West Side Roofing
December 05, 2017 Category: Roofing Material

What Makes Tile and Slate Good Roofing Materials With so many roofing options available, it can be challenging to pick the right one for your roof replacement. The question is, what are the qualities to look for when scanning through the materials? While strength and weather resistance are the primary qualities to look for, its also sensible to think of the appearance of your exterior. West Side Roofing, one of the trusted roofing contractors, discusses how slate and tile roofing can enhance your homes curb appeal. Slate Roofing Want to add more texture and contour to your exterior for a cost you can manage? Improve your homes appearance by adding slate roofing to your home. It gives long-lasting beauty while protecting your living space against the harsh elements. It also comes in a variety of colors, sizes and thicknesses. Best of all, it is one of the most popular roofing option in the U.S. for its ease of installation, reasonable cost and longevity. Tile Roofing This natural roofing

Is Tile Roofing Right for Your Home?

By West Side Roofing
August 08, 2017 Category: Roofing Material

Is Tile Roofing Right for Your Home? Tile is one of the oldest roofing materials in existence and remains a popular choice for many homeowners. But older doesnt necessarily mean obsolete, and it may surprise you that tile roofing actually surpasses its modern contemporaries in many ways. West Side Roofing discusses some facts about tile roofing. Tile Roofing: Built To Last Tile roofing is, without a doubt, the longest lasting roof material available. It has a proven track record of performance when you compare it against materials like asphalt and metal. Concrete tile roofs have an average life span of 50 years comparable to metal and slate. Clay, however, has an average life span of over a hundred years. Homes and buildings dating to ancient Greek and Roman times still have their tile roofing in place a testament to the materials sheer longevity. Tile Maintains Their Color Very Well Tile is one of the most physically durable materials available, and theyre highly resistant to

What’s The Perfect Color For Your Roofing?

By Westside Roofing
July 18, 2017 Category: Roofing Material

Whats The Perfect Color For Your Roofing? Your roofing contributes to around 40% of your homes frontage. The right color can really bring out the aesthetic appeal of your homes largest structure, so its important that you pick the right one. In this post, West Side Roofing Co. discusses how to pick the perfect color for your roof. Shingle Color and Architectural Style As a general rule, make sure the color for your shingles should be appropriate to your homes architectural design. Some roof colors only apply to a certain home design, after all. Mediterranean-style homes, for example, look better with orange color roofing. If you have a brick house, our roofers suggest you base your roofing color on that. The color of your roofing can be changed, but not the bricks. The roofing color should blend well with the color of your brick. Know When to Get Dark or Light Colored Roofing Light colored roofing is generally the better choice, because lighter colors reflect sunlight while darker

Shingles That Fit Your Design and Budget Requirements

By Westside Roofing
June 12, 2017 Category: Roofing Material

Shingles That Fit Your Design and Budget Requirements Your choice of roofing will depend on several factors. Two of the most important considerations are your budget and the protection the roof is able to provide. Though style is often not associated with this part of the house, roofing contractors like us want to make a difference. As a GAF Master Elite contractor, we provide you options that are stylish, strong, and affordable. Affordable 3-Tab Shingles Not all homeowners have the money to splurge on designer shingles that will make their roof really stand out. This doesnt mean youre stuck with a roof that looks like it came from the bargain store. GAFs affordable 3-tab shingles are the ideal type for those looking for quality and good protection without having to spend too much. Stylish Timberline Shingles For the perfect combination of protection and beauty, GAFs Timberline shingles are the recommended choice. Its easy to see the difference these shingles can make for your roof

What’s in Your Roof? The Most Important Roof Parts - West Side Roofing

By Westside Roofing
April 26, 2017 Category: Roofing Material

Whats in Your Roof? The Most Important Roof Parts Your homes roofing is the most important structure of your house barring the actual foundation. It protects you from the elements and keeps your living space comfortable. But do you know what parts make up your roofing? West Side Roofing Co. discusses the most important parts of your roofing and their roles. Tiles and Shingles The tiles and shingles of your roofing are the first things youll see on your roof. Its more than just aesthetics thoughits the outermost barrier of the roof and the frontline defense against the elements. You can assess the general state and health of your roofing when you look at the tiles and shingles. Most homes boast asphalt tiles and slate shingles. Theyre the classic choice for many homeowners, but they do live up to modern standards. Our slate roofing, for example, is weather-resilient and durable and can last up to 70 years or more with proper care. The Roof Underlayment Underneath your tiles and shingles

Know Your Roof: All About Roofing Underlayment - West Side Roofing

By Westside Roofing
April 13, 2017 Category: Roofing Material

Know Your Roof: All About Roofing Underlayment Your roofing system is your homes first line of protection against the elements, thats why its essential to maintain its best condition. To determine what your roof needs, it pays to understand the functions of its basic components. This includes the underlayment. The underlayment is a membrane installed on the roof deck. It acts as a secondary barrier to safeguard your roof from the elements while allowing the deck to release moisture. When water manages to seep through the shingles, this component prevents its infiltration to preserve your roofs integrity. Let West Side Roofing discuss its different types. Asphalt-Saturated Felt This is the most common type of underlayment applied on residential steep-slope applications. It is either made from organic or fiberglass substrate. It comes in two thicknesses, namely, 15- and 30-pound, with the latter more resistant to damage. Roofers secure the felt with staples, but in high-wind areas,

Creating Elegant Roofs With Laminated Shingles - West Side Roofing

By Westside Roofing
April 06, 2017 Category: Roofing Material

Creating Elegant Roofs With Laminated Shingles As a prominent part of your homes exterior, your roofing system can greatly influence curb appeal. It can either accentuate your homes style or give it an entirely different look. When aiming for a classy yet affordable design, consider choosing laminated shingles for your next roof replacement. What Are Laminated Shingles? Laminated shingles are usually referred to as architectural, composite, or dimensional because of their construction and appearance. Unlike three-tab shingles, they are made from multiple layers of fiberglass to offer greater depth and dimension. Manufacturers then apply mineral granules on top for added texture. Roofers recommend this due to their exclusive appeal minus the high costs. They can emulate the authentic look of wood shake, tile, and slate, giving homeowners a variety of options. What Are Their Advantages? The added thickness on laminated shingles equates to better durability since they have more surface

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