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Maintaining Your Clay Tile Roof To Get The Maximum Life From It

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Your house could get nearly a century of protection from your new clay tile roof. A little routine maintenance will keep it looking nice and free of water leaks. An annual inspection by one of the roofing contractors in your area will uncover any minor problems that could become major repair projects. Here are some of the other ways you can make sure your clay tile roof has a long life. Read More»

Preparing Your Home For Winter

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When the winter months are approaching, you want to do your best to protect your home from the damages that can come with freezing temperatures. This means providing the main systems in your home with proper maintenance. This article will educate you on the things that you should be doing to your plumbing, HVAC and roofing to ensure your home is ready for the winter season. Preparing your plumbing You want to detach and coil up any garden hoses, putting them up for safe keeping. Read More»

3 Roof Styles Best Suited For Metal Roofing Materials

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The words “metal roofing” might bring to mind a shed roof, but metal roofing manufacturing has come a long way and grown the popularity of this versatile roofing material. Metal roofing is low maintenance, durable, and can be tinted a variety of colors. The metal roofing tiles can also be cut to resemble other types of roofing shingles such as wood or asphalt. Choosing the right roofing for your home depends partly on the style of roof you have. Read More»

Comparing Flat And Turbine Roof Vents

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Roof vents provide an outlet for hot air to escape your attic, and for new, fresh air to flow into your home through intake vents located in your home’s eaves. Having proper roof ventilation can help keep your home cool in the summer, and can reduce the overall amount of moisture within your home, increasing your overall comfort level. The two most common types of roof vents are flat and turbine roof vents, which provide the same function but do so in different ways. Read More»

3 Roofing Materials For Your Home

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If you are a homeowner, you will want to ensure you do the necessary amount of maintenance to keep your home in good condition. One of these may include replacing your roof. This can be an expensive project and one that you will want to ensure is done correctly.  Knowing the various types of roofing materials that are available to you will allow you to make the most well-informed choice. Read More»

Ask These Three Questions Before You Hire A Roofing Contractor

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A roof that needs repair or replacement is best entrusted to a licensed roofing contractor. Not only is the job dangerous for the amateur to tackle on his or her own, but failing to complete the work properly can also lead to significant expenses in the future. It’s conventional to talk to a few roofing contractors and obtain quotes for your job. During this process, you’ll likely ask about the contractor’s license, experience with similar jobs and even for some references. Read More»

Four Tips To Help Identify And Repair Your Roof Leak Problems

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If you have water marks on the ceilings inside your home, the likely cause is small roof leaks. These can be problems that are difficult to find. If the problem is being caused by an exposed nail, it can literally be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Here are some tips to help you find your roof leaks and put an end to these problems. 1. Finding And Repairing Small Roof Leaks From Nails Read More»

How To Properly Cut Rolled Roofing Material

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There are multiple ways you can purchase roofing material; you can purchase individual shingles or you can purchase rolls of roofing material with the shingles attached. If you decide to use rolled roofing material, you may want to cut it before you take it up to your roof in order to make it more manageable. Needed Materials In addition to the role of asphalt roofing material, you are going to need a hook-blade utility knife, a tape measure and a large sheet of plywood in order to cut the roofing material. Read More»

Different Inspections That Can Tell You How Much Work Your Roof Really Needs

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When your roof needs work but you are not sure how much, it is important to get that answer. Luckily, with the help of a qualified roofer, you can get the answer you need by completing a few inspections. With these inspections, you will be able to know what problems you have and then determine which repair or replacement options you prefer to do. Visual Inspection A visual inspection is the initial way any roofer determines the quality of a roof. Read More»

Everything You Need To Know About Your Mossy Roof

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As a homeowner, you know the importance of keeping your roof healthy. If you live anywhere where the climate can be damp or humid, you may notice dots of green moss on your shingles. Before you panic and start throwing bleach or lemon juice all over, realize that while you should remove the moss, there’s no need to fret. Why is Moss Bad? Moss in itself isn’t bad, but the effects it can have are. Read More»