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ROOFING BLOG

The Watkins Construction and Roofing blog is dedicated to providing instructional, educational, and inspiring roofing content to aid the Jackson MS area homeowner.  

We want to help you figure out how to choose a professional roofing contractor, signs of damage to look for when performing routine home maintenance, and other common questions posed by the diligent homeowner. 

If you would like to request that we cover a particular roofing problem or question, please do not hesitate to drop a suggestion in our contact form! Our aim is to become a valuable resource to our Jackson area community.

The 5 Most Important Steps in A Commercial Roof Inspection

The 5 Most Important Steps in A Commercial Roof Inspection. While any good-quality roofing system is highly durable, it is not indestructible. It can still get damaged due to several causes. Whether your roof is leaking due to mold and moss growth or hail storm...

3 Reasons Why Roof Ventilation is Important for Your Home

3 Reasons Why Roof Ventilation is Important for Your Home. Ventilation is a key factor for your roof life. It enlarges your roof life while reducing energy costs and indoor temperatures during hot months. Air flows properly through a well-ventilated attic, preventing...

Do Metal Roofs Make Your House Hotter?

Do Metal Roofs Make Your House Hotter? Metal roofs have a reputation of being hot to the touch, and this alone makes some homeowners hesitant about installing one. But the question is — do metal roofs make your house hotter? When examining the advantages and...

See the Difference a Window Replacement Project Makes

See the Difference a Window Replacement Project Makes. It is very likely that you install new windows in your home once in your life. Therefore, a window replacement is a big deal. Actually, homeowners usually do not have a lot of window replacement experience. So,...

What is the Best Insulation for a Home?

The temperature has started to drop quickly and the people drinking coffee on their way to offices can be seen. The leaves in MS and Al are also losing their colour. Before you think of pulling out your snow boots or jackets, or try to find the nicest hot chocolate...

What is the Best Window Material?

When it comes to windows, the options are numerous and all of this can be overwhelming in the end. With so many options available, you will be able to get the right window from the market. Moreover, this gives you the chance of getting the right look for your home at...

A Homeowners Guide to Roofing Warranties

A Homeowners Guide to Roofing Warranties from Ridgeland to Jackson MS. If you’re spending a good amount of money to buy a new home or a new roofing system, it is fair to expect a decent warranty. A good warranty is especially important when it comes to roofing as it...

How to Get Homeowners Insurance to Pay for a New Roof

How to Get Homeowners Insurance to Pay for a New Roof. If your roof is damaged because of the winds, storms, rain, leaks, or missing shingles and your home needs a new roof, full roof replacement can be an expensive project. Many homeowners try to find out how they...

Why its Important to Keep Your Roof Clean

Your roof plays a major role in your home curb appeal. And nobody wants to own the ugly house in the neighborhood! Therefore, a dirty roof not only will ruin your home’s exterior appearance. Also, it will damage your roofing system.  That’s why it’s important to keep...

Roof Inspections: 6 Things to Look For

Even if your roofing system looks perfectly fine from the outside, hiring a roof inspector still makes a lot of sense. A roof inspector takes into account several critical things that are not visible to the untrained eye such as broken or missing shingles, mold or...

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