Your roof protects your belongings from weather. However, it can do much more than that. A well thought out roof color and design can greatly improve the curb value of your home.

Asphalt shingle pricing is on the rise, we are told it is due to the increase in raw material and fuel costs, this includes the asphalt used to make shingles as well as the added fuel costs to run the equipment and deliver them to suppliers. Suppliers have additional operating costs as well. Joplin, MO is the home of Tamko Building Products, a leading manufacturer of asphalt shingles. The recent tornado that hit Joplin, MO missed the manufacturing plant but did affect many of their employees,

Home owners need to look for curling, discolored or missing shingles; damaged, discolored or rotting wood on the fascia or under the eaves. When buying a home it is always a good idea to ask for an Inspection and Roof certification.

I have been selling roofing and working in the industry for over a decade and occasionally someone will still walk in and ask me for something I have never heard of before. Typically when this happens a quick conversation regarding what they are trying to accomplish solves the problem and I can get them what they need. I won’t bore you with shingle lingo but there are regional differences in roofing the same as in everything else. I drink soda, you drink pop and my friend drinks cola.

This blog to help homeowners make good decisions regarding roofing. I really never thought anyone would care to read about roofing but it seems that I was wrong. I hope you all enjoy our roofing insights and while we do our best to give good information there are regional variables and codes that might apply to you that I am unaware of, so please verify all my information for your own area.



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