The roofing industry is changing quickly, with new building materials coming online to help homeowners keep their roofs dry and keep their buildings insulated.
But the biggest problem homeowners face is keeping the roof above water, and it’s not just the lack of an effective, high-tech way to keep the roof below water that is hindering homeowners’ ability to do this.
There are a few options that can help homeowners maintain their roofs, but one of the biggest issues is that these products aren’t going to keep up with the times.
“It’s a huge market,” said Dan Schoenmaker, president of Schoenmaking Associates, a company that provides a wide range of insulation products and services.
“It’s all different sizes, and the companies have different levels of expertise.
You have different insulation types.
There’s a lot of different brands, and different insulation styles, and a lot more to go around.
We’re just trying to find the best product that’s going to work for our clients.”
The biggest challenges in maintaining a roof that is above water are a lack of materials and a lack in understanding of what the best materials and practices are.
Schoenmakers, a former insurance broker, said the industry needs to find new ways to educate consumers, and he said there needs to be a change in how homeowners are communicating with their roofing contractors.
“People need to understand the best ways to use the product that we provide them,” he said.
“We’ve got a lot to learn.”
The first challenge homeowners have is understanding how they’re going to use their roof to keep it above water.
If the roof is a solid slab or a piece of concrete that’s suspended by a string or cable, it’s best to leave it above the water level to protect it from the elements.
If it’s a sheet or board, though, it doesn’t need to be below the water line.
Schoeing said that the materials that come with the insulation can be difficult to find, so it’s important to have a good understanding of the insulation products available to homeowners to ensure that they’re the best choice for the job.
“When you look at the insulation market, we’re finding that there’s a great deal of misinformation on the market,” Schoen maker said.
The industry needs a better understanding of exactly what the material will be, he said, and to make sure that the insulation product is properly rated.
“When you’re purchasing a new product, you’re buying a product that will withstand the elements, and you’re not going to buy a product which will last the year,” Schoe maker said, adding that many of the products available online aren’t even tested for the elements that they are designed to protect.
“If you don’t understand what the product is rated for, you can get yourself in trouble,” Schönmaker said.
There needs to also be a greater understanding of how to properly measure the amount of insulation you need.
“What are the standards and what are the test conditions for the insulation you’re getting?”
Schoen making said.
In the case of the new product called B-Haul, for example, the manufacturer says the insulation is rated at 8.5 feet (2.5 meters), which is an acceptable rating.
But Schoenaker said that it’s difficult to get that information from the company because the company only provides information on its website.
“They’re asking for it, but they’re not telling you how to use it,” he explained.
“So, when you have a product like that that’s advertised as 10-feet (3.5 m) long and a little over 3 feet (1.6 m), you can’t really say, ‘I’m not sure this is going to protect me from the wind,'” he said and added that consumers should be concerned about any insulation products that are advertised as having an “X-height” of 1 foot (30 cm).
“You don’t want to put that product in your roof, because then it’s going into the roof,” Schoon maker said about the new insulation.
“If the insulation comes with a height that’s over 2 feet, and then you put it in the roof, that means that it is going into your roof.
And if you’re going into a house that has a 2-foot (60 cm) gap between the insulation and the roof and the ceiling, then you’re in trouble.”
Schoenmaker said that if you want a product with a rating of 8.4, it has to be rated for a “hardest hit” that would be able to withstand the extreme elements.
The best insulation products for homeowners that have the highest rated rating, he says, are made by companies that have proven to be safe.
The most popular and best rated products, he adds, are those that have an A+ rating and have proven durability.
“There’s a reason why these companies have been around for so long,” he says.
“The fact is,