2016

  • How To Protect Your Roof Structure From Storm Damage

    Your roof structure typically endures constant and brutal bombardment from the elements. Making sure that the roof is intact is therefore very crucial to your safety and comfort. Unfortunately, strong winds, snowstorms and pounding rain can be a big threat to your roof, causing leaks, ripping off shingles or even causing a total collapse. Luckily, you can prevent costly storm damage through regular maintenance and strategically toughening up the structure. Read on for simple steps you can take to protect your roof from storm damage.
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  • 3 Best And Worst Roofing Materials For A Home In The Victorian Gothic Style

    The Victorian Gothic style of house is a standout mainly for its arched decorative windows and the presence of parapets or turrets that give the home a castle-like feel. These homes typically have a gabled main roof, which features two parallel sides and can help determine the best and worst roofing materials for your repair job. Here are a few Victorian Gothic appropriate roofing materials to discuss with your roofing contractors.
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  • Is Metal Roofing Right For You?

    If you are in need of a new roof, you may be wondering what kind of roof you should go with. There are several different kinds of material out there that you can choose from. One of them is a metal roof. There are several pros and cons to getting a metal roof.  Metal Roofs There are a number of kinds of metals that a roof can be made off. However, the most common materials are steel, tin, aluminum, and copper.
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  • 3 Roofing Materials For Replacing Your Roof

    If you want to be sure your home looks its best and maintains its value, you may need to have the roof replaced over time. This can be a large job for any homeowner and an expensive one as well. However, keep in mind the type of roofing material you get will ultimately dictate the cost of completing this project. By knowing some of the details about different materials used, this can be helpful to you.
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  • Best And Worst Roofing Materials For A Victorian-Inspired Bungalow

    Victorian-inspired bungalows build on the short stature and small size of the bungalow with decorative Victorian accents. The accents and details vary depending on whether the bungalow has the Queen Anne or Tudor style but both have variations on the gable style roof. Understanding the details of the variations, and the general house styles, can help you know the best roofing materials for your roof replacement project. Here are some of the best and worst materials to discuss with your roofing contractors.
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  • Options To Make Your Roof Stand Out In Your Area

    Do you feel like your roof lacks something special? Even though the roof is primarily a practical feature of your home, there is no reason why it shouldn't stand out and add to the home's curb appeal. You have some choices when it comes to your home's roof, and these options can give the structure a different and distinct look. Talk to your roofing contractor about the following ways to make your roof stand out:
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  • Instructions on Proper Gutter Cleaning

    Neglecting your gutters can cause clogging that could lead to overflowing water damaging your home's foundation and flooding your basement. Regular cleaning can help remove any obstructions in the gutters, allowing water to flow freely down your downspouts and get disposed of safely. However, gutter cleaning can be a tricky task, which is why you need to follow the steps below so as to do it right. Get the right gear
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  • First-Time Homeowners? 3 Steps to Care for Your Roof

    If you are now living in your first home, you might not be prepared for all of the maintenance your home is going to require. Unfortunately, without proper maintenance, you can be left with costly repairs, especially when it comes to your roof. Here are some simple steps you can take to help protect your roof and prevent the need for costly repairs. Inspect the Shingles The easiest way to monitor your roof is to look at it.
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  • Questions To Ask Your Roofer When Changing Roofing Materials

    Do you have a roof that's in less-than-ideal condition? Are you thinking about taking the opportunity to give your house a new look by changing the shingle material? Adding a new roof to your house can be a confusing experience. There is a wide variety of roofing materials available, making it difficult to choose the one look that you want your home to have for the next several decades. To help make things a little easier, here are some questions to ask your roofers:
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  • 2 Considerations When Choosing A Roofing Material For A Victorian-Inspired Bungalow

    Victorian-inspired bungalow styles include the Queen Anne Bungalow and the Tudor Bungalow. These styles alter the small stature and simple layout of a classic bungalow with asymmetry, wooden eave accents, and other features typically found on a Victorian home. While the two styles differ in the details, both have gable-style roofs, which feature only two sides that rise to a peak. The Tudor has the more traditional, steep-sloping gable while the Queen Anne has a modified mid-slope variety.
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