Hometown Roofing Blog


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 for the newest roofing trend to watch for. Industry experts are predicting that homeowners will embrace these bold color options, and maybe you'll like it too. Familiarize yourself with this 2018 roofing trend.
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. 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 due to compromised nails, screws, and gaps between panels. 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. You need to find the leak quickly and rig an emergency repair as soon as possible. Familiarize yourself with two emergency procedures that will protect your home.
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. Learn all about how to trace water back to its source, the difference between rainwater vs. plumbing water, and more.
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. Familiarize yourself with the tools, skill sets, and 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. Familiarize yourself with what areas of your roof to inspect, as well as items to prepare around the home before you experience severe winter weather.
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 are a common choice for low-sloped commercial and residential roofing systems, and while durable, they sometimes need to be repaired. Learn all about which materials to use, how to clean the roof, and how to properly install a patch.
contractors using torch on commercial roof
Any leak or moisture penetration problem on your commercial roof may cause serious damage to your building. Familiarize yourself with 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 components of any building. Familiarize yourself with single-ply materials, costs per square foot, what needs to be done before the replacement, how to access the roof, and more.
commercial roof
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.