Spray-Foam Insulation and Roof Shingles: Will the Insulation Hurt Your Roof?

Posted on: 30 August 2016

Spray-foam insulation has become one of the go-to ways to insulate an attic. It provides a superior R-value compared to traditional fiberglass batts (3.5 to 7 per inch for spray foam versus 2.2 per inch for fiberglass) that doesn't deteriorate over time. Still, recent reports of roofs facing rotting and moisture problems have called the use of spray foam into question. Will using spray foam really hurt your roof? Two Types of Foam
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What Are Steps In Getting A Rooftop Deck?

Posted on: 30 August 2016

A rooftop deck is a great way to maximize the space available to you, especially if you have a smaller yard that won't allow a traditional deck. Placing a deck on a rooftop allows you to get all the benefits of a deck while avoiding running afoul of setback or total usage ordinances. Before you run to the hardware store and start buying lumber and nails, you need to know whether your roof can hold a deck.
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Cultivate These Three Habits to Preserve Your Roof Warranty

Posted on: 30 August 2016

A good roof warranty can save you thousands of dollars in terms of roof repairs. However, if you aren't careful, your actions can void the warranty and make you responsible for damages to your roof. Here are three habits you should cultivate to maintain your roof warranty. Be Wary of DIY Roofing Repairs According to roof companies, DIY work causes some of the worst roof damage. Roofing companies have no law against DIY roof repairs per se; it's just that amateurs are more likely to make mistakes than professionals.
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How To Install A Wooden Gable Roof Soffit

Posted on: 29 August 2016

If you have installed a gable roof (barn-style), add a soffit to enhance the look of your residence because it hides the joists and piping. Soffits are horizontal panels placed on the underside of the eaves. They can be made from wood, plastic, vinyl, or aluminum, but wood is the most common. It doesn't require advanced skills to install wooden gable soffits. Here are tips to install wooden gable end soffits.
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