Hometown Roofing Blog

calculating roof financing options

A new roof or a replacement is a great step in maintaining your home’s aesthetic style and durability, as well as increasing its overall value. A crucial aspect of this phase is how to finance the new roofing system. Roofs are expensive, and the process of figuring out how to pay for it can be overwhelming.
man installing sheets of plywood on roof

If you’re building a new roof or replacing an old roof system, you’ll need to know how much material you’ll need to cover the roof. For most roofing projects this includes calculating how much plywood you’ll need. We’ll outline the formula for determining the right amount of plywood to use for a new roof. 
roof flashing being installed

Choosing to replace roof shingles is a major investment for most homeowners, so it makes sense to replace other roofing components to protect the integrity of the roof and home for as long as possible. In nearly all cases, it pays to replace all the flashing if you replace all the roof shingles.
roof underlayment

Most likely you’ve heard of the underlayment material beneath your shingles, but have you ever questioned what it is or why it’s necessary? Familiarize yourself with the purpose of this roofing component and how it adds a crucial layer of protection to your roof.
roof savings plan

New roofs are not cheap. The national average cost of replacing a roof is about $7,000 with costs varying depending on where you live, the materials you choose, etc. Follow these helpful guidelines to save as much as possible on your new roof.
roofer on work

There may come a time when an unlicensed roofer works on your home. No matter the reason, you should be aware of the risks of working with someone that fails to obtain the proper permits, insurance, and licenses.
roof underlayment in the sun

Everyone is familiar with shingles and gutters, but there are other roof components equally important to keeping water out of your home. Below, we’ll outline the different roof components that play a crucial role in keeping your home safe and secure.
orange glove hand inspecting flat roof membrane

  Flat roofs come with their own set of particular problems and techniques when it comes to repairs. While a flat roof leak may seem minor at first, it's crucial to properly diagnose it to avoid major problems. To keep your flat roof secure for as long as possible, avoid these common repair mistakes.
torch-down modified bitumen installation on flat roof

Before homeowners replace their flat roof, they should be informed about the costs of different materials. Discover the most common flat roof systems and how they compare in installation procedures, price, aesthetics, benefits, and more.
solar panels on a shingle roof

Despite new tariffs on imported solar roofing technology, solar is still a great choice for homeowners interested in renewable energy. Because of the extension of the 2015 solar investment tax credit, homeowners can deduct a great deal of the total cost of solar equipment if they purchase materials before the end of 2019.
inspecting flat roof

Determining the source of a roof leak can be a challenging task. You may be able to see the water spot caused by a leak, but that doesn’t mean your flat roof leak is right above what you can see. Familiarize yourself with what to look for in order to locate a flat roof leak.
shaking hands over roofing contract

Roofing projects—whether a repair or full replacement—are a major home improvement and can be expensive. That’s why it’s crucial for homeowners to ask every contractor a few general questions before signing any paperwork. A great way to gauge a contractor’s level of expertise is the roofing estimate. Ask these 10 questions before agreeing to any contract.
roof with yellow leaves

Winter can seem endless, but as the snow slowly starts to melt and the temperatures rise, it’s time to clean and inspect your roof. Winter weather can impose some serious strain on a roof system. Removing debris and cleaning off organic buildup will not only make the roof look better, it will improve the roof’s longevity, too. Once the snow melts, handle the following accordingly...
couple standing in front of new house

When it comes to roof repairs and replacements, there can be a steep learning curve, especially if you're unprepared. So before you call a contractor, familiarize yourself with some common questions and their potential answers.
Blue metal roof

2018 is here, and industry experts are predicting bold, bright colors will be the new metal roofing trend to watch for. The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) claims homeowners are embracing the color options of metal roofs, and picking vibrant reds, striking whites, and distinct blues for their homes.