07.02.2024

The process of replacing a damaged or old roof goes beyond just slapping on some new shingles. But many may be wondering what exactly is included in a complete roof replacement. To answer that question in short, a roof replacement typically includes underlayment, drip edge, shingles, flashing, gutters, roof decking, and vents.   It requires…

07.02.2024

A feature of your home that might get overlooked as just a decorative element, but is vastly important to your roof’s overall health and longevity — is the roof rake. Understanding the elements that make up the exterior of your home, particularly your roof, is vital to engaging more proactively with its maintenance and ensuring…

08.01.2024

Everyone is aware that a house cannot be complete without a roof. However, many of us are unaware of the intricate makeup and key elements that are critical to a roof’s function and longevity. This under-appreciated structure does more than just provide shelter from the rain or snow; it is a complex system made up…

01.12.2023

The roof of a home is undeniably one of its most vital structures, continuously working to protect the interior from harsh climatic conditions. It shelters us from rain, resists wind, and snow loads, and, of course, endures the brunt of the hot sun. But, what happens when the regular roof isn’t enough? That’s where an…

18.10.2023

Are you familiar with the term ‘roof flashing’; have you ever wondered precisely what it does and why it’s essential for your roof’s overall integrity and durability? This guide is tailor-made for you. By definition, roof flashing is a critical material that directs water away from vital areas of the roof, such as seams and…

26.09.2023

Welcome to your comprehensive guide about the lifespan of a metal roof! Whether you already have a metal roof on your property, or you’re considering one for your next roofing upgrade, it’s essential to understand how long a metal roof lasts and the variables that can influence its longevity. This guide is designed with the…

12.09.2023

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many homeowners experience sagging roof problems, and it’s crucial to understand what causes this issue and the importance of seeking professional help. At Leverage Roofing, we are a locally owned and operated family business proudly serving the Carolinas. With years of experience in the industry, we provide professional services such…

01.08.2023

Rain: it’s a vital element for all life on Earth, but when it comes in torrents, it can be a homeowner’s nightmare, especially when it comes to their gutters. A heavy rainstorm puts a significant strain on your home’s gutter system, rapidly filling it with water and debris. It’s in these extreme conditions that you…

03.07.2023

Flat roofs are usually seen on commercial buildings, but they’re becoming more common on residential ones. This type of roofing system offers some advantages, such as good energy efficiency, easy installation, and simple maintenance. Whether you have a flat roof or you’re thinking about having one installed, knowing what’s involved in maintaining it is important….

05.06.2023

The roof on your home or business protects your structure from extreme weather conditions such as high winds, ice, heavy rain, and other weather that can arise. If your roof isn’t durable, you’ll have a much harder time keeping the elements out. However, life expectancy on a roofing system can vary greatly, with asphalt shingle…

18.04.2023

A TPO roof is a thermoplastic polyolefin roof made up of ethylene-propylene rubber and additives, such as fiberglass. The additives or fillers in these roofs provide extra strength and flexibility. If you’ve seen buildings with white, reflective roofs, these are usually TPO roofing systems. This type of roof is becoming more common for low slope…

13.04.2023

Leverage Roofing offers residential and commercial roofing services in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our roofing company is committed to providing exceptional service for homeowners and businesses in the area. Our team has over 30 years of experience in the industry, so you can depend on us for all of your roofing needs. As part of…

23.03.2023

Your roof is an important part of your home, but you might not be familiar with many roofing terms. When you hire professional roofers, knowing some of the roofing terminology they use can help you understand the work they’re doing. The following are some common terms used in the roofing industry. Keep these in mind…

08.03.2023

If you’ve been thinking about having a roof replacement, you may have heard some different terms thrown around. A hip roof, gable roof, mansard roof, gambrel roof, or shed roof all refer to different roof geometries, or shapes. Metal roofing, double underlayment, slate shingles, asphalt shingles, and similar options refer to roofing materials. But what…

01.02.2023

What Kind of Roof Damage is Covered by Insurance? When you’ve suffered roof damage, such as a roof leak, it’s important that you know what your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover before you start making repairs. Will your home insurance cover roof repairs, or can you get a roof replacement in some instances? What about water…

17.01.2023

Roofs protect buildings and homes from the elements, including rain, high wind, and hail. Although many roofing systems are made to be durable, severe weather can cause damage. Roof damage can also occur over the years from wear and tear as roofs reach the end of their lifespan.   Knowing more about common types of…

07.12.2022

Though a new roof is a long-term investment, it is one that will need replacement at some point or another. Beyond regular maintenance and repairs when a single asphalt shingle or wood shingle needs to replace a missing shingle due to high winds, a roof’s lifespan can vary greatly depending on several factors. This can…