Tag Archives: Roofing

Second Layer of Roofing

Applying a new roof over an old roof is considered acceptable practice, but not one that Mosby Building Arts believes in. We are firm believers in removing the original layer, especially if the old roof has issues like you describe. There are 4 reasons why we advocate always removing the original roof: 1. If you […]


Roof Stains Leaving Black Streaks

The mold or algae on the roof shingles is most likely an algae called gloeocapsa magma, or as it is more commonly referred to as blue-green or black algae. Algae is actually a solid deposit of spores and dirt. Wash roof shingles with a soft bristle brush or broom (no metal brushes) with a detergent […]


Roof Shingles Blowing Off

You may have several issues here. First you live in the flat state of Illinois which can be very windy. A possible shingle choice for you are shingles rated for windy or coastal applications. They are made by the same manufacturers as those available to you for standard shingles. These shingles are made differently to […]


Roof Types & Systems

Asphalt shingles can last from 12 – 30 years, depending on the conditions around your home. But when only a portion of the shingles have failed prematurely, it suggests that the problem is not with the roofing material but with your attic ventilation. The roof is actually a system working in tandem. The components are: […]


Roof – Metal Roofs

Metal roofing is an upgrade to the standard asphalt material and a premium priced item. The cost is about double that of asphalt roofing and has about twice the life of asphalt. A metal roof is a large initial investment with long lasting value. When your roof is a prominent visual item in the curb […]