Hurricanes hit Virginia every few years, causing millions of dollars in damage. As a homeowner, your rooftop is particularly vulnerable to the high winds and heavy amounts of rainfall that accompany these storms, so it’s critical to learn about the risks you face and the steps you can take to protect your investment. Tidewater Roofing ... READ MORE
How Much Rain Can Your Gutters Handle?
Your gutters play a vital role in draining water away from your home’s roof and foundation, but they can only function effectively if they’re the right size. Several different factors help determine the size of gutters each home needs, including the maximum average amount of rainfall in the area—so it can be difficult to know ... READ MORE
Does Your Home Need a Metal Roof?
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, but nobody wants a roof that requires constant maintenance or repair. That’s one reason why metal roofing is becoming a popular choice for homeowners throughout Virginia. Metal roofs are durable and last a long time—but every home (and homeowner) is different. So how ... READ MORE
10 Common Types of Damage Found on Virginia Roofs (& How to Spot It)
Virginia’s distinctive seasons make it a beautiful place to live, but they also bring a variety of weather conditions and environmental hazards that can easily cause roofing damage. Not all types of roof damage look the same, though—so it’s vital to recognize the impacts of these different hazards if you want to be able to ... READ MORE
What Are Box Gutters & Why Are They Used?
Almost every building needs a way to safely drain water from the roof. One of the main parts of a drainage system is the building’s gutters. Gutters collect and transport water runoff to areas that don’t interfere with the building’s infrastructure or entryways. Three main types of gutters include half-round, k-style, and box gutters. Box ... READ MORE
How to Choose the Right Type of Metal Roofing for Your Business
Metal roofing is a durable, long-lasting material that can benefit many different types of buildings. But the choices may seem overwhelming when it comes to selecting the right material and style. In many cases, you can expect properly installed metal roofing to last over 50 years. Some residential homes install metal roofing, but steel and ... READ MORE
The 2023 Virginia Homeowner’s Gutter Guide
Gutters play an important role in keeping homes in Virginia safe from water damage, but how exactly do they work and when should you service or replace them? Having the answers to these questions can help you make key decisions about how you maintain and clean your gutter system. Tidewater Roofing has performed custom gutter ... READ MORE
Commercial Roof Insulation: What You Need to Know
The roof and roof membrane of any commercial building are integral parts of protecting the structure and the people inside it. But commercial roof insulation is another aspect of the roofing system that plays a major role in how a building withstands regional climates. Roof insulation helps regulate internal building temperatures and can significantly impact ... READ MORE
Comparing a Traditional Roof to a Tesla Solar Roof: Costs, Pros, & Cons
Being on the right side of innovation is always a good feeling. Just a few years after its initial release, the Tesla Solar Roof has had its ups and downs. Through various re-tooling and design changes, the tech giant is still looking to bring the roofing industry into the future. So how does the technologically ... READ MORE