Have you ever looked around and taken in the scenic beauty of homes in your neighborhood? If you happen to glance at an asphalt shingle roof and notice crooked surfaces, take it as a case of curled shingles—a clear sign of maintenance neglect or quite simply a result of wear and tear.
The American Craftsman is a popular style of home that was birthed by the 19th century Arts and Crafts movement. Furniture maker Gustav Sickley designed the style originally and went out to found the Craftsman magazine. His designs put attention to functionality, identifying most Craftsman homes with low pitched rooflines and low, overhanging eaves that expose rafters and decorative beams. The porches attached to these homes are covered with roofs supported by square columns with bases that touch the ground. The interiors normally incorporate wood-based furniture, especially with built-in storages.
High-quality roofs with durable and weather-resistant materials can last for several decades. However, a successful installation procedure does not guarantee that the roof will meet its end of service life without regular maintenance. There are still some challenges and roofing concerns that can potentially initiate a call for roof repairs and replacements. Whichever route you choose, what matters is that the solution can effectively resolve the issue at hand.
One of the ways to vet a local roofing company is to check their certifications. Of course, not all certifications are held in the same regard—some certifications are more widely recognized and carry more weight. One such certification is membership in the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), one of the country’s most respected nonprofit trade associations.
What are the advantages of working with an NRCA contractor?