Hometown Roofing Blog

rust on a metal roof

Metal roofs have quickly become a popular option for homeowners due to their easy installations, durability, and long life spans. However, metal roofs are susceptible to a few unique problems, like rust. Keep reading to learn how to repair and protect your metal roof.
corrugated metal roof

Metal roofs typically hold up well against leaks, but corrugated metal roofs can become vulnerable to moisture penetration. The individual panels are attached using steel nails or screws. If your corrugated roof is leaking, it's possible the nails or screws rusted or came loose. Educate yourself on how to fix a leak if your corrugated metal roof becomes compromised.
black and white roof in a rain storm

Leaks in a roof are problems regardless of the weather, but a roof with a leaking problem during a heavy rainstorm can quickly turn into a dire situation. With lots of precipitation, water may begin to saturate insulation and drip onto the ceiling. By the time you look up and see a water stain, large areas of your home have likely been compromised. If you don’t act quickly, it could fall away. You need to find the leak quickly and rig an emergency repair as soon as possible.
woman holding pot to catch water coming from ceiling leak

At first glance, identifying the source of a ceiling leak seems simple enough. There is a stain and water should be close by, right? However, finding where the water is coming from is an exercise in trial and error. The leak may not be where the water is actually coming from, as water takes the easiest path until it reaches the lowest possible point or becomes blocked. It’ll start to pool and form leaks, mold, and other damage. To find the source of the leak perform a thorough inspection to eliminate the most obvious causes and work forward.
tiled roof with tarp over it

Roof leaks happen throughout the course of the year, and sometimes develop when it’s not possible to have it immediately repaired by a professional. If you can’t have a professional contractor repair the leak in a timely manner, attempt these temporary repairs to steam the tide of possible problems.
Worker spreading roofing cement over flat roof

Many residential and commercial roofs have flat systems composed of asphalt-based built-up roofing materials. Discover the tools, skill sets, and set of instructions to properly repair an asphalt-based built-up roofing system.
roof in the winter

Each winter season brings colder temperatures and the possibility of severe winter storms. Keeping your home and roof prepared for extreme winter weather is important for any homeowner living in an area that experiences heavy amounts of snow and/or high winds.
commercial roof inspector

Routinely having your commercial roof inspected is an important factor in maintaining a structurally sound roof. Before you hire an inspector, it’s smart to research a few different options and see how they answer a number of important questions.
commercial roof being repaired

Commercial roof materials are stronger and more durable than ever, but they can still become compromised during their lifespan. Familiarize yourself with the benefits and considerations of replacements, repairs, re-covers, and coatings.
how to repair a rubber roof

Rubber roofs, sometimes technically referred to as EPDM roofs, are a common choice for low-sloped commercial and residential roofing systems. EPDM roofs have a long service life (up to 20 years), are safe to install, and are easy to maintain should leaks occur and require repairs.
contractors using torch on commercial roof

Any leak or moisture penetration problem on your commercial roof may cause serious damage to your building. We’ll outline the most common areas prone to roof leaks, how to identify them, and how to hire a commercial contractor.
single ply materials on roof

A structurally secure roof is one of the most important, and expensive, components of any building. Understanding the primary factors involved in the replacement process can help business owners decide on their commercial roof replacement, including what type of replacement material to choose from and how much to budget for. 
commercial roof

Commercial property owners need to choose qualified contractors to assure the roof protects their business. Roof leaks and moisture damage will quickly compromise the integrity of a commercial building or housing property. Learn about crucial criteria in order to choose the right roofing contractor for your commercial investment.
doing math on calculator

If you installed a new roof in the past two years, you may qualify for a tax credit from the federal government. Learn all about which materials are redeemable, how much the eligibility is worth, and how to file a claim.
solar shingle roof with pool

Tesla announced their plan to offer affordable solar shingles to homeowners, but the costs and availability haven't been clearly spelled out. Learn all about the most recent news, costs compared to solar panels, availability, and more.