B.V. asks, “What causes moss to grow on a roof and what’s the best way to get rid of it?”
Moss thrives in a damp, shady environment. That’s why it often occurs on the north side of a roof or under shady overhanging trees. Over time moss can cause your roofing to degrade. Read more to find out what you can do.
If you live in a humid area of the country, you’ve probably seen unsightly dark streaks on asphalt shingle roofs. Though often attributed to mold or mildew; the most common culprit is actually a blue-green algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma that is spread by airborne spores. Read this article to find out more.
Installing a rain diverter over the doorway to your house will make life a little easier the next time you come home during a downpour. While diverters are available at many building supply stores, they are not hard to make if you have trouble finding them.
Nothing is more annoying than having to walk through a waterfall coming off your roof to reach the front door every time it rains. Fortunately, installing a sheet metal rain diverter provides an easy and inexpensive solution to the problem. Read on to find out how.
Roof leaks around chimneys are often caused by problems with the flashing–the sheet metal that keeps the intersection between the chimney and roof watertight. Read on to find out how to properly install roof flashing around chimneys.