2016

  • Choosing Between 3 Common Roofing Materials

    If you are having a new roof installed, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the many different roofing materials that are available. The material that you choose will have an impact on your home's resistance to adverse weather, energy costs, and of course the cost of the installation. Here is a comparison of three common roof types to help you make an informed decision. Asphalt Shingles Asphalt shingles are a very popular roofing option for modern homes.
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  • Three Tips To Get The Most From Your Roof Replacement Project

    Having your roof replaced can be expensive. Not surprisingly, homeowners will usually want to keep this project as affordable as possible. While this is an understandable goal, it can cause homeowners to overlook some relatively inexpensive upgrades that may help them to get the most out of their new roof.  Upgrade Your Gutters The gutters are one of the most important lines of defense for your roof. These devices allow rain to easily drain from the roof and away from your home.
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  • Tips for Identifying and Addressing Roofing Damage from Winter Storms

    Winter storms can be severe in many parts of the country. Now that the summer heat is fading into fall's cooler weather, it's important that you're prepared for winter's weather threats. One of the things that many homeowners need to understand is the importance of protecting your home's roof from storm damage, and this includes both spotting the signs of damage and covering the roof until you can get it repaired.
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  • Early Signs Of Roof Damage That Every Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

    If you have recently needed to repair or replace your roof, you are probably interested in delaying the need to do so again. Fortunately, your new or improved roof may show early signs of damage that are easily and affordably addressed, which will often prevent the need for expensive work later on. Therefore, it is a good idea to be aware of the information listed below. Check For Surface Bubbles On The Roof
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  • What To Do About Flat Roof Ponding

    Ponding is a common problem that involves the formation of puddles on the surface of a flat roof. While it may seem relatively harmless, over time ponding can lead to serious forms of water damage. If your business or commercial property has a flat roof, and you would like to learn how to minimize the ill effects of ponding, read on. This article will discuss three methods of eliminating the problem.
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  • Choosing Between Roof Repair Or Replacement

    Do you have a roof that's started to leak? Have your friends told you that now you need to have a whole new roof put on your home? While a leaky roof does sometimes mean that it's time to get your roof replaced, there's a good chance that you may be able to have it simply repaired instead. A professional roofer will be able to tell you whether or not this is possible, but here are some of the things that they will take into account:
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  • Keeping Your Home's Gutters In The Best Of Condition

    If you just purchased your first home, you will soon find out there are a variety of tasks you will need to undertake to keep all the components and systems working properly. Your gutter system is one portion of your home that will need routine maintenance to keep it working well so moisture does not cause havoc to your rooftop or foundation. Here are some of the steps you will need to take to ensure your gutter system works year-round at keeping moisture safely away from other vital areas of your home.
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  • Spray-Foam Insulation and Roof Shingles: Will the Insulation Hurt Your Roof?

    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?

    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

    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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