When should you replace your skylights?

By Bayside Exteriors | June 21, 2024 |

Most people have busy lives and never consider the state of their skylights until they notice a problem. Because skylights are located on the roof, you never see it up close. Skylights are a wonderful source of natural light in the home, but they are also a crucial component to your home’s waterproofing. When they…

Why it might be a good Idea to replace your roof sooner rather than later?

By Bayside Exteriors | June 14, 2024 |

Prices are not going down.  The trend of roofing materials will always go up in total price.  Unlike metals and oil, the price of roofing does not go down periodically.  Because it is a manufactured product, the costs tend to increase every year.  If you wait to replace your roof later, you will almost certainly…

What are these black streaks on my roof?

By Bayside Exteriors | June 7, 2024 | Comments Off on What are these black streaks on my roof?

Black streaks found on older roofs are caused by a bacteria called Gloeocaspa Magma.  It travels in the wind and tends to thrive in shady parts of the roof or areas with lots of trees.  This bacterium is often referred to as blue-green algae and it feeds on limestone which is used as a filler…

Can a roof have too much ventilation?

By Bayside Exteriors | May 31, 2024 | Comments Off on Can a roof have too much ventilation?

Ventilation is one of the most misunderstood areas of roofing.  Older homes did not require much or any ventilation because they tended to be more drafty and under-insulated.  Because newer homes are sealed up tight and heavily insulated, ventilation becomes more important. Often little or no planning is done when addressing attic airflow.  It is…

What roofing material is right for high winds?

By Bayside Exteriors | May 24, 2024 | Comments Off on What roofing material is right for high winds?

Roofing Options for homes in high wind areas When it comes to picking roofing material for homes located in coastal areas like Lewes, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City, Maryland, make sure to ask a pro for advice.  Some roofing materials like 3 tap asphalt shingles might be a good choice in…