Our GAF Roofing Products Rate for Fire Retardants and Fire Barrier

We are so glad that not more lives were lost in these terrible fires in East TN. Curious how our GAF roofing products rate for fire retardants and fire barrier? See the links below. Cut sheet on UL fire barrier to retard the roofing materials catching on fire: http://www.gaf.com/roofing/residential/products/roof_deck_protection/versashield_ul_fire_barrier Timberline shingles are Class A rated against […]

Answer to a Question We Often Asked

Will a New Roof REALLY add value to my home? Homeowners don’t give their roof very much though until there’s trouble.  A roof is one of the biggest factors in home resale value. Recent research has shown that roof replacement increases the value of a home by a national average of $12,000. The return on investment is […]

Litespeed Construction Does More Than Install Shingles

Did you know Litespeed Construction, Asheville, North Carolina’s premier roofing contractor does more than install shingles?  We can also help homeowners with color and style. A roof is a big part of a home’s curb appeal, and enhancing your real estate with a new roof that is coordinated with other outdoor components can bring your home together for a […]

My Commercial Roof Leaks!

A guide to help you get your commercial roof repaired or replaced quickly and effectively!!!  POINT NO 1 ABOUT COMMERCIAL ROOF REPAIR:  Commercial roof repairs will often be imperical – I love that word – it means that if you can only see the results after the repairs are done.  ie…  there may be several […]

KeepingYour Roofing Crews Sustainable with the Right Tools

First, the right tools can help prevent injuries on the job. Some tools can reduce the amount of individual effort required to complete a task and reduce the risk of strain to muscles, tendons, and joints. Some tools allow individual workers to handle heavy roofing materials that otherwise might lead to back injuries. Examples of […]

What Protects the First Crew Member on the Roof?

During a recent Internet survey of roofing contractors working in the United States, 81 out of the first 100 websites viewed included photographs of roofers without any type of fall protection or prevention equipment. In roofing, “free climbing” operations essentially indicate the employer’s lack of any concern for worker safety. Of all construction-related deaths between 1995 […]

Beat the Heat with Cool Roof Coatings

We’re in the hot summer months and trying to keep cool. That means we typically wear white or light clothes because we know a black shirt will absorb the heat. The same is true for a commercial building: a cool covering for a roof reflects sunlight and absorbs less heat from the sun into the […]

Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall

Inspecting your gutters on a regular basis is essential to maintaining the life of your system and entire home exterior. However, many homeowners neglect this duty, not trusting their own judgement as to what calls for immediate action (repair). Priority concerns that may be obvious to some may not be so to others. Today we […]

A Short History of EPDM

First introduced in 1962, EPDM single-ply roofing membranes became increasingly popular in the 1970s as the Middle East oil embargo drove up the price of asphalt-based roofs and lowered the quality of available asphalt. EPDM was cost-effective and simple to install, and quickly became known for its exceptional hail resistance, UV stability, and weathering resistance […]