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  • Chimney Safety? What Wood Burning Homeowners Should Know

    Many homeowners across the nation have begun to consider adding a wood stove or wood-burning fireplace as a supplemental heat source to their home. For some, the reasoning is to have another way of supplying heat during power outages that prevent their home's HVAC systems from functioning. Others are trying to fight back against the rising costs of propane, natural gas, electricity, and heating oil.  But using wood to supply heat for your home must be done safely to prevent the risk of a fire.
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  • A Look At The Best Roofing Material Attributes For Commercial High-Rise Buildings

    Being the owner of a commercial building that is a high-rise means you have a few extra things to think about where building maintenance is concerned. One of those considerations that will likely come up throughout your ownership of the building will be the roof and the materials used to protect it since it is situated at such a high elevation. Take a look at some of the best roofing material attributes to look for when it comes to your commercial high-rise building.
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  • Two Mistakes People Make When Having Decks Built

    Building a deck is an excellent choice when you want an outdoor space for entertaining or just relaxing in the backyard. However, you must pay careful attention when making decisions regarding materials, design, and other issues to avoid choosing things that will result in expensive repairs and long-term regret. Here are two common errors people make when having decks built and how to avoid them. Opting for Low-Quality Screws It costs an average of $7,200 to build a deck, so it's understandable homeowners want to trim expenses whenever and wherever they can.
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  • 3 Roofing Trends To Consider In 2018

    From age that comes along with basic wear and tear to leaves, limbs, heavy exposure to the sun's UV rays, and rain, sleet, and snow, it is easy to see how much stress your roof is under. Because of this stress, you should know that your home's roof will not last forever. Therefore, you may need to invest in a new roof at one point in time. You always have the option of replacing your existing roof with the same material or you can choose a roof cover made from a different material, in a different color, and a completely different style.
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  • An Overview Of Focus Areas During Roof Inspection

    Regularly inspecting and maintaining your roof is the best way to prolong its life. Here are some of the areas your roofing contractor will focus on during the inspections: Overall State of the Roof The inspector will assess the overall state of the roof – whether it is sagging, if there are any parts sitting at an unusual angle and so on and so forth. For example, a sagging roof may be overburdened by weight or may have weak support structures.
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  • Is Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Right For Your Home? Find Out The Pros And Cons Of Foam Roofing

    Spray roofing is a type of roofing that uses polyurethane foam to create a waterproof barrier on the roof. It is not a widely chosen method for roofing for various reasons. However, there are a few advantages to using spray foam roofing which may appeal to contractors. It really depends on the type of project you are doing and what you are looking for in a roofing material. This guide goes over multiple advantages and disadvantages of using spray polyurethane foam for roofing.
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  • Four Common Flat Roof Problems In Snowy Climates

    In northern areas of the country that receive heavy snowfall, the trend is to put a steep pitch roof on homes and businesses. This is so the snow and ice loads can slide off rather than build up. A fact of life in northern towns, especially if they are small towns, is that the towns tend to have older downtown areas. "Main Street" is lined with 100-year-old brick buildings with flat roofs.
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  • Reasons To Replace Your Old Roof Rather Than Add Shingles

    Replacing your old roof is often a better choice than adding a new layer of shingles. If your home already has two shingle layers, then replacing the roof is usually necessary due to the added weight of an additional roofing layer. Even if your roof only has one layer of shingles, replacing it could be a better decision than adding a second layer. Here's why. Old Materials Are Stripped Off
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  • Roof Leaking? Know How To Track It

    Roof leaks can be difficult to deal with, especially when it comes to tracking them down. The leak is not always directly over where water is coming in, which means you need to track the source of the leak down. These tips can help you track that leak on your own. Follow Stains A roof leak will leave a stain behind. You'll want to follow the stain to try to locate the roof leak source.
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  • An Overview Of Metal Roof Profiles

    A common complaint people have about metal roofs is that they are not beautiful enough. Well, the reality is that a metal roof will only be dull looking if it is made of plain metal, but that is rarely the case. Roofing manufacturers have learned to craft beautiful roofing materials from metal. Here are some of the roofing metal profiles that people consider attractive. Metal Shingles These are flat rectangular metals that look like any other shingle material.
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