How to Condition Your Roof to Withstand the Weather

Virginia’s weather can vary depending on where you live. If you live in the far southeast, then expect a humid climate and occasional hurricanes. If you are located somewhere west, then watch out for thunderstorms. This extreme weather changes place your roofing in constant stress and compromise it in no time. Read more »

Reliable Roofing from All American Home Services

All American Home Services has been in business since 1990. Since then, we’ve built a name for ourselves by building and maintaining relationships with our customers, valuing each job with the highest regard for quality and customer service. In addition, to make sure we keep on providing only the best in quality and customer service, we make sure that all our estimators and project managers receive and complete proper training, earning us certifications from top manufacturers in the industry. Read more »

5 Signs You Need a Roof Replacement

If homeowners had their way, roofs would last forever. However, they don’t, so it’s up to you to ensure that your home is protected at all times by making sure your roof is always up to the task. Part of that is knowing when it’s time to get a replacement. Roofs are built to last and yours will serve you a good number of years before eventually succumbing to the elements, but it’s important that you know the warning signs. Read more »

Roofing Materials with the Best Fire Ratings – Part One: Fire Rating Test

ASTM E108 or UL 790 are the industry-recognized sets of testing methodologies for certifying the fire resistance of roof coverings. The tests are conducted at any certified testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories, or FM Global, for instance. Note that the ASTM E108 and UL 790 tests do not assess roof combustion from fires that start within a building. Rather, these tests try to establish a material’s capacity to withstand fire and prevent its spread and penetration from ABOVE the roof system (the exterior) or the underside of the roof deck, as well as prevent the formation of flying brands. For those unfamiliar with the term, “flying brands” refers to flaming particles that strong prevailing winds carry to other areas of the roof, setting those areas on fire as well. Read more »